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Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC photos emerge

by Mark Tyson on 2 October 2017, 13:01

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), Gigabyte (TPE:2376)

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Last week a number of tech sites were reporting that Gigabyte wouldn't be launching custom Radeon RX Vega 64 designs. However, things change quickly in the world of tech, and earlier today VideoCardz published what it claims to be a set of pictures of an upcoming Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC graphics card, see below.

The source site for these photos, VideoCardz, admits it was one of the sites which claimed that no Gigabyte branded Vega 64 cards would be released. Today it asserts that Gigabyte changed its mind about the custom Vega 64 production possibilities "after they received a new batch of Vega chips".

Above and below you can see various angles of the Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC. As an aside, a similar Vega 56 Gaming OC card will be released by Gigabyte. The picture shows the graphics card is fitted with a new WindForce cooler 2X variant. What you can't see is the non-standard display output configuration; 3x HDMI and 3x DisplayPort connectors - no DVI ports.

A composite image put together by VideoCardz shows that Gigabyte's Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC with WindForce 2X is much bigger than a reference design, especially in its height from the motherboard.

In August HEXUS reported on the scarcity of RX Vega graphics cards due to key component shortages. At the time Taiwanese supply chain sources indicated that October, which has just begun, would see the supply of the necessary components begin to flow more freely, in quantity. Let's hope there are plenty of reasonably priced AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 cards made available over the next few weeks, for those that want them.

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Hopefully these can be sold at a lower price than the standard ones, because Vega needs serious pricing adjustments.

On another note, I'm glad they're dropping DVI, It's a dying standard and a pain in the arse to plug in compared to HDMI or DP. It also takes up twice the space.
The 3rd party manufacturers where already pissy about having to maintain AMD's RRP. If it's true AMD were making a loss on reference cards (at least until the miners/natural shortages jacked up the price) there is little reason to think that these AIB cards with fancy coolers and LEDS!!!!!! will be cheaper than AMD's reference cards. They should still be cheaper than 1070 and 1080, but still not by as much as most of us would hope.

Since AMD introduced a rebate scheme for the retailers, whereby they sold units of rx to newegg etc for $499, the retailers where supposed to keep the prices low but instead they jacked them up with the insane demand; now the rebate scheme should be expired, the retailers will try to keep those prices as high as possible for as long as possible, even if the manufacturing shortages mean cheaper production.
but where is vega nano!?