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AMD Radeon RX Vega reference card poses for photo

by Mark Tyson on 26 July 2017, 09:31

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Many of you will be aware that SIGGRAPH 2017 kicks off tomorrow in Los Angeles, running for a full week, until 3rd August. This conference, on the subjects of computer graphics and interactive techniques, held at the LA Convention Centre, is AMD's chosen platform to launch its Radeon RX Vega graphics cards that are so highly anticipated by PC enthusiasts and gamers. AMD's teasing tour will end and at last we shall hear full official details about this new range of consumer graphics cards and perhaps even learn of availability and pricing.

HardOCP photo shoot

Ahead of the impending flood of official information there have been a couple of interesting teases concerning AMD's Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. First of all HardOCP's Editor, Kylie Bennett, has published a photo of an RX Vega reference edition. Bennett went on to say that he took this photo as he was preparing an "RX Vega FreeSync vs. GTX 1080 Ti G-Sync Blind Gaming test video," which is currently in progress.

Rather than compare the RX Vega against the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, like AMD did on its recent tour, and it suggested that HardOCP do, Bennett said he decided to compare against a 1080 Ti simply "because I wanted to". The HardOCP editor had access to the RX Vega for just one day so warned readers that "This is far from a full-on end-all be-all look at RX Vega. Just a quick blind test we did because we had the opportunity and I thought it would be a good look at G-Sync vs. FreeSync." The comparison video could be uploaded to HardOCP later today.

Quasi-official 3DMark Fire Strike scores

Comparisons are interesting, but what about benchmarks? Yesterday VideoCardz published a set of three purported new AMD Radeon RX Vega 3DMark Fire Strike performance scores. These are scores for a trio of consumer RX Vega cards, rather than one of AMD's Pro Vega cards put into game mode.

Indications are that these benchmarks were completed by Senior Technical Marketing Specialist at AMD (and former Forbes and PCWorld contributor), Jason Evangelho, as his 3DMark user name is 'The GameTechnician'. As VideoCardz notes, "it will not get any more official than this before launch".



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Meh in looks and scores, I mean they still have some time but it does seem as feared that they can only just about compete with a 1080 and not the Ti which gives nvidia the top 2 tiers of performance to themselves.

It needs to be priced aggressively to stand a chance.

Seems like they would need to launch an X2 or Duo version to get into the top end.
The big R on the fan looks goofy. But it's good to see it in the flesh, so to speak.
So AMD have done it then, they have beaten Titan X Maxwell - and all it took was more power, 2.5 years, and a process shrink.
Kanoe
Meh in looks and scores, I mean the still have some time but it does seem as feared that they can only just about compete with a 1080 and not the Ti which gives nvidia the top 2 tiers of performance to themselves.

It needs to be priced aggressively to stand a chance.

Seems like they would need to launch an X2 or Duo version to get into the top end.

Totally agree… pricing close to a 1070 would result in these selling really well, however, that might be treading on RX580 toes. Also, since it is slotting into the current offerings, I wonder how much of that market is left since the 1060, 1070, 1080 and their own 480 models have been available for so long now.
That is one Fugly card