Be Powered by the “Vega” Architecture
AMD has finally unveiled its Radeon RX Vega GPUs today. The Vega is designed to compete with Nvidia at the high end of gaming PCs. The last time AMD challenged Nvidia was with it’s Fury X which was released back in 2015. Don’t get me wrong the Fury X was a great competitor at the time but Nvidia went on to release the powerful GTX 980 Ti , forcing AMD to be relegated behind Nvidia again. Now two years have passed and AMD is set to release the Radeon RX Vega graphics cards on 14 August 2017.
There are three variants of Radeon RX Vega:
Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition – It will feature 64 compute units, 4,096 stream processors, and 8GB of HBM2 with 484GBps of bandwidth. However, thanks to its liquid cooling, AMD will increase the base clock to 1,406MHz and its boost clock to 1,677MHz.
The card is set at $699 ( R9,200)
Radeon RX Vega 64 – will feature 64 compute units, 4,096 stream processors, and 8GB of advanced HBM2 memory with 484GBps of bandwidth. It will run at 1,247MHz base clock with a boost clock of 1,546MHz. The card is rated at 12.66 TFLOPS of performance.
The card is set at $499 ( R6,600)
Radeon RX Vega 56 – will feature 56 compute units, 3,584 stream processors, 8GB of HBM2 RAM with 410GBps of bandwidth, and will run at a 1,156MHz base clock and 1,471 boost clock. It’s rated at 10.5 TFLOPS.
The card is set at $499 ( R5,300)
Also launching is Radeon Packs that bundle games & discounts for hardware that match the GPU.