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AMD's enthusiast RX Vega graphics cards arrive August 14 starting at $399

July 23 2018, 05:36 | Alexander Lowe

AMD's enthusiast RX Vega graphics cards arrive August 14 starting at $399

AMD's enthusiast RX Vega graphics cards arrive August 14 starting at $399

The Vega 64 is priced at $499 and will compete with the Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card. It also needs a single 8-pin PCIe power connector with a typical board power of 150W, at least according to pictures and information provided by Smallformfactor.net site, which had a chance to snap a few pictures.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 is the cheapest model for now, with 56 compute units, 1156MHz base clock speed, 1471MHz boost clock speed, 8GB HBM2 memory, 3584 stream processors, 256 texture units, 12.5 billion transistor count and 10.5 TFLOPs of performance.

The $499 Radeon Red Pack gets you all that plus the RX Vega 56, the $599 Radeon Black Pack comes with the air-cooled RX Vega 64 and the $699 Radeon Aqua Pack gets you a life size Aquaman collectable with karate-chop action.

The RX Vega 64 is AMD's high-end offering and will have 64 compute units, an 8GB HBM2 Memory and a 484 GBPS bandwidth, clocked at 1,247 MHz and boosted to about 1,546 MHz.

RX Vega supports Radeon FreeSync 2, which promises extra-smooth performance and no screen tearing for folks with FreeSync-enabled gaming monitors. Best to treat AMD's claims, which show marked improvements over Nvidia's GTX 1080, as ballpark figures, in other words. The liquid-cooled Vega 64 ONLY comes in bundle form.

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Going head-to-head with Nvidia's GTX 1080 may sound ambitious, but the Vega seems well-equipped to do so. Next up is the Radeon RX Vega 64, which bumps up the compute units to 64 for an additional $100. AMD hasn't published detailed benchmark results, but it has cherry-picked one key statistic - the Vega family will offer a minimum of 53fps when running games on an ultra-wide 1440p monitor.

All versions of RX Vega are launching on August 14. "With the new Radeon Pro WX 9100 and Radeon Pro SSG, we're breaking new ground and we can't wait to see how you unleash this power", said Ogi Brkic, general manager, professional graphics, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.

The line-up also includes the air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64, and the Radeon RX Vega 56.

AMD will release updates to three of its now available Radeon ProRender plug-ins and add-ins for leading 3D content creation tools. This is a "physically based" rendering engine used with AMD's graphics cards that plug into popular creation tools.

At the second annual Capsaicin SIGGRAPH event, unveiled new professional graphics cards created to dramatically accelerate the pace of professional content creation today, while enabling creators to take bold new steps into the more demanding workflows of tomorrow.

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