AMD Vega unveiled and it is a failure

01 August, 2017, 22:06 | Author: Cecelia Webb
  • Radeon RX Vega 64

As expected there are three AMD RX Vega cards coming at launch, though the earlier XL, XT and XTX nomenclature looks like it's been reserved for the different Vega 10 GPUs they have at their hearts.

Performance for this lot of cards is synced up with pricing that'll take on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.

The massive high-speed memory of the Radeon Pro SSG combined with the "Vega" GPU architecture's vast computation capabilities also enables stunning next-generation workflows, unlocking huge data sets and real-time responsiveness.

The AMD RX Vega is a new graphics card build on AMD's "Vega" architecture, which AMD says marks the company's biggest leap in power in years.

But it's going to take a lot more than 7-month-old hype to dethrone Nvidia, which now sits comfortably with its GTX 1070, 1080, 1080 Ti, and Titan X cards dominating the mid and high end of the graphics market.

However, we now have a little bit more insight into Radeon RX Vega 64 performance thanks to some benchmarks posted on AMD's website.

The only glaring omission is a 4K comparison, but we'll get that soon enough.

A Radeao RX 64 Liquid Cooled Edition will also have the same 64 compute units, 4096 stream processors & 8GB of HBM2.

AMD is also selling various "Radeon packs" that start at $499 and include discounts on Samsung gaming monitors and AMD Ryzen processors.

With regards to performance, the 56 variant comes with an 1156MHz base clock and 410GB/s memory bandwidth, along with 8GB of HBM2. That fleet of SPs operates at a boost clock of 1500 MHz.

AMD appears to be betting on this scenario as the company made the difference between its FreeSync and nVidia's G-Sync experiences a focal point during recent RX Vega demos. This lower spec'd card will have a base clock of 1 156MHz and a boost of 1 471MHz.

Some members of the hardware enthusiast community were disappointed back in 2015 when AMD's Radeon R9 Fury cards were limited to a mere 4 GB of on-package memory.

Radeon Black Pack - Featuring the Radeon RX Vega 64, an air-cooled card priced at $599 SEP. More information about where to purchase the cards can be purchased on AMD's website.

Last but not least, also starring in their own new videos are the Radeon Pro WX 9100 Workstation Graphics cards, and the Radeon Pro SSG Professional Graphics boards.

AMD also announced their new creative initiative, a partnership with industry leaders known as AMD Studios.

The Radeon Aqua Pack with Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled will cost $699 and arrive in September.