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Google to leverage 14nm AMD Vega GPU for cloud game streaming platform Stadia

May 20, 2019 / Carlsen Martin

Cloud gaming has been a hot topic of discussion since Google announced the upcoming Stadia cloud game streaming service earlier at GDC 2019. And, while cloud gaming is touted as the next revolution in hardware-less gaming; it is nothing new considering Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming platform has been around since 2015. Since Stadia is all set to go toe-to-toe with GeForce Now and Microsoft xCloud; AMD and Intel seemed like the best hardware partners to power Google’s cloud gaming platform. Details of the CPU powering Stadia are relatively unknown other than the fact that it will feature hyper-threading, which leads us to believe it will likely be a quad-core Intel chip. While little information was provided about the CPU, AMD was announced as the official GPU partner with Google confirming its cloud game streaming service would run on a Radeon Vega graphics card with 56 compute units and HBM2 memory. But no details were provided as to whether the Vega card would be a 7nm...