AMD has finally shown its cards!
AMD has finally unveiled its long awaited three new high-end gaming graphics cards that are part of the all new “Vega 10” architecture. The AMD Radeon RX 56 and two variants of the AMD Radeon RX 64, either air or liquid cooled as well as a stylish “limited edition”.
AMD has gone with a simple naming scheme for their three news cards.The number scheme comes from the number of compute units available on each card i.e 56,64 and 64 respectively. The “X” moniker is the Roman numeral 10 i.e 10 series cards that follow the 9 series (R9 Fury etc). The “R” stands for Radeon.
There are pre-orders available for buying these cards stand-alone except the RX Vega 64 liquid cooled variant which has to be bought as a bundle. AMD explained that they don’t want these cards being sold out to crypto-currency miners which is why they created bundles including; games, Ryzen CPU’s, motherboards and Free-Sync Samsung Ultra-wide monitors. The most expensive pack/combo will be $699 which comes with the liquid cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 and discounts on previously mentioned combos.
These GPU’s should fit well with AM4 (Ryzen 7) AMD motherboards especially the new X399 platform with a Threadripper CPU. AMD is also selling a limited edition GPU that come with a brushed aluminium shell for an extra cost although it’s just an aesthetic option for the Vega 64! (Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition).
Brands such as MSI and ASUS should be expected to deliver their versions of these cards later this year.
The Radeon Red Pack/combo includes a Radeon RX Vega 56 at $499
The Radeon Black Pack/combo includes a Radeon RX Vega 64 at $599
The Radeon Aqua Pack./combo includes a liquid cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 at $699
COMING AUGUST 14TH / Pre-orders are available
Vega 56 vs GTX1070
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 $399 (Air Cooled) 10.5 TFLOPS Next Gen Compute Units 56
Stream Processors 3584, Base GPU Clock 1156 MHz, Boost GPU Clock 1471 Mhz, Memory Bandwidth 410 GB/s, Peak Single Precision (SP) Performance 10.5 TFLOPS, Peak Half Precision (HP) Performance 21 TFLOPS, High Bandwidth Cache (HBM2) 8GB, Board Power 210W
This card is the entry level high end gaming option for those who want an alternative to an Nvidia GTX1070 from team green. This card
Vega 64 vs GTX1080
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 $499 (Air Cooled) 12.7 TFLOPS Next Gen Compute Units 64
Stream Processors 4096, Base GPU Clock 1247 MHz, Boost GPU Clock 1546 Mhz, Memory Bandwidth 484 GB/s, Peak Single Precision (SP) Performance 12.66 TFLOPS, Peak Half Precision (HP) Performance 25.3 TFLOPS, High Bandwidth Cache (HBM2) 8GB, Board Power 295W
This graphics card is set to compete with the NVidia GTX1080.
Vega 64 LIQUID COOLED vs GTX1080TI
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (Liquid Cooled Edition) $599 -$699 13.7 TFLOPS Next Gen Compute Units-64
Stream Processors 4096, Base GPU Clock 1406 MHz, Boost GPU Clock 1677 Mhz, Memory Bandwidth 484 GB/s, Peak Single Precision (SP) Performance 13.7 TFLOPS, Peak Half Precision (HP) Performance 27.5 TFLOPS, High Bandwidth Cache (HBM2) 8GB, Board Power 345W
This card is set to compete with the NVidia GTX 1080TI as it is the most powerful consuming the highest level of wattage and being liquid cooled.
AMD RADEON RX VEGA “RX 56”, “RX 64”, “RX 64 LIQUID COOLED” and 64 Limited Edition
Lisa T. Su CEO of Advanced Micro Devices launches new RX Vega 10 Cards at SIGGRAPH 2017