AMD Shows Off the Radeon RX Vega with a Mystery Surprise

AMD has finally unveiled its Radeon RX Vega GPUs today.

Also, as has been the company's strategy so far, the new RX Vega 64 and 56 GPUs too are all about offering superior processing at an affordable price point. It delivers the 1,247MHz base clock with the clock power of about 1,546MHz. Linus attended the very elitist LTX2017 event in Canada and dropped an awesome sneak peek of the AMD Radeon RX Vega on his channel. The Frontier cards were aimed at a prosumer market in between the gaming-focused RX Vega and the true professional cards with certified drivers and similar perks.

All three of the cards feature a 2048-bit memory interface and 8GB of HBM2 (high bandwidth memory).

If you're familiar with this topic, then you know that the AMD Radeon RX Vega is going to be launched soon, namely at Siggraph this weekend. At 2560x1440, the RX Vega 64 hold a 17 percent lead with regards to FPS.

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All of these cards should be available starting this August. The performance of the card has been rated at 10.5 TFLOPS. It is an improvement over the AMD FirePro W9100 and runs models more than twice as fast at over 2.6X the peak throughput-per-clock.

The base GPU clock speed of the air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 is 1,247MHz with a boost clock of 1,546MHz. The difference in power is notable, thanks in part to the latter running cooler, but to get hold of one you'll have to grapple with AMD's somewhat freaky Radeon Vega pricing system.

AMD has also introduced Radeon Packs which bundle games with discounts for AMD hardware. The company launched its new Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 GPUs at an event on Sunday. It also provides us with the $100 off on the Ryzen 7 CPU and motherboard combo. 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. The professional version of ReLive offers numerous same features as Radeon Software Crimson ReLive for gamers, including the 100Mbps maximum bitrate, webcam transparency technology, enhanced audio controller, and capture notifications upgrades that AMD introduced to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive last week. However, LinusTechTips took to stage with AMD yesterday and showed off the prototype Holocube (2mins 10s onwards) in an RX Vega unboxing video.

Meanwhile, AMD reveals that Vega 64 will arrive the market in between 53 fps to 76 fps. It has an advantage in terms of pricing and that is where it might outdo the GTX 1080.

  • Delia Davidson