Tape outs happen at least a year before the product becomes publicly available for purchase. Tape outs are needed in advance for engineering samples and qualification, validation and partners to build their products around them (like motherboards). Zen 2 should be already tapped out.
The ASUS RX Vega page was up and running since October! I kept checking it to see if updates pop up.
What is with you guys and the fake news written lately, mostly very old news recycled and packaged as brand new info or worse?!
You guys wrote:
1. that Intel's Core-S has more PCI lanes than...
1. Vega is 486 mm2.
2. Ryzen die (Zeppelin) is 213 mm2.
3. Vega 11 with HBM is fake news. The original source said it's going to be packaged at the same company as the one that does Vega 10 packages. That's it! Putting a GPU chip on a PCB substrate it's also called "packaging".