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QOTW: Are you considering AMD Radeon RX Vega?

by Parm Mann on 4 August 2017, 16:31

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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AMD has lifted the lid on its eagerly awaited Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 will be first to market, priced from $499 and $399, respectively, and a variety of Radeon Packs will be available for consumers wanting to buy into the Ryzen, Vega and FreeSync ecosystem.

Our benchmarks are due later this month, but Radeon fans hoping that Vega would steal the performance crown from Nvidia will likely be left wanting. AMD has confirmed that RX Vega 64 will compete with GeForce GTX 1080, leaving the 1080 Ti at the top of the pile, while RX Vega 56 will slug it out with GTX 1070.

AMD Radeon RX Vega Specifications

Model
Radeon RX Vega 64
Liquid Cooled Edition
Radeon RX Vega 64
Radeon RX Vega 56
Vega 10 Compute Units
64
64
56
Stream Processors
4,096
4,096
3,584
Base Clock
1,406MHz
1,247MHz
1,156MHz
Boost Clock
1,677MHz
1,546MHz
1,471MHz
Memory Bandwidth
484GB/s
484GB/s
410GB/s
Peak SP Performance
13.7 TFLOPS
12.7 TFLOPS
10.5 TFLOPS
High Bandwidth Cache (HMB2)
8GB
8GB
8GB
TDP
345W
295W
210W
MSRP
$699
$499
$399

Vega's official specifications make for interesting reading, though the quoted TDPs may be cause for concern, and we wonder whether or not the MSRPs will remain intact if the mining community takes a liking to AMD's latest GPUs.

Plenty of food for thought, so after these latest developments let's gauge the community reaction by asking: are you considering AMD Radeon RX Vega? Let us know what you make of the GPUs, and the unexpected Radeon Packs, using the comments facility below.



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I am but I'm not planning any upgrades soon, maybe in the first 1/2 of 18.
I have a gtx 1080. So, no. I'm not buying a Vega. It's a half year to late.
not until they knock £50 of it at least ..
which wont be long NVidia will be lowering there prices on the 1070/1080 ..
Maybe if the prices are reasonable. My Rx 480 is bottlenecking my Ryzen 1700x but Vega seems expensive and late to the party.
Am using a R9 290 currently, which seems to run everything i play at 1080p just fine. so no immidiate need for an upgrade.

That said, i am planning to make a secondary rig at some time, and the Ryzen 1600 X looks really neat. Currently Vega does seem like a nice match with that.