AMD has officially announced their RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs

AMD has officially announced their RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs

AMD has officially announced their RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs

 

AMD’s Radeon RX Vega has been officially revealed, finally showcasing the specification of AMD’s upcoming GPU flagship, which will offer support for several new features and deliver enhanced performance when compared to their existing Polaris GPU lineup.   

So far three versions of the RX Vega have been confirmed, the RX Vega 56, the RX Vega 64 Air and the RX Vega 64 Liquid, which offer peak compute performance of 10.5TFLOPs, 12.6TFLOPs and 13.7TFLOPs respectively.   

AMD has now changed how they list GPU boost clock speeds on their products, with “boost” clocks now being measured as the expected boost clock during typical gaming workloads and now max boost clock like previously, which is great news for gamers that want more accurate specification listings for their products. This is why the RX Vega 64 air is listed with a lower boost clock than the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. 

 

  R9 Fury X AMD RX Vega 56 RX Vega 64 Air RX Vega 64 Liquid
Archtecture GCN Vega Vega Vega
Active CUs 64 56 64 64
Stream Processors 4096 3584 4096 4096
Texture Units 256 256 256 256
ROP Units 64 ? 64 64
Base Clock Speed 1000MHz 1056MHz 1247MHz 1406MHz
Boost Clock Speed 1471MHz 1546MHz 1677MHz
Peak Compute 8.60 TFLOPs 10.5 TFLOPs 12.6 TFLOPs 13.7 TFLOPs
Cooling AIO Liquid Air Air AIO Liquid
VRAM 4GB HBM 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2
Memory Bus 4096-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit
Memory Bandwidth 512GB/s 484GB/s 484GB/s 484GB/s
Power 275W 210W 295W 345W
Price at launch $649 $399 $499 $699

  

AMD has officially announced their RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs

 

One of the more interesting additions to the RX Vega lineup is the RX Vega 56, which comes with a price of $399 and up to 10.5 TFLOPs of compute performance. This pricing places this GPU into competition with Nvidia’s GTX 1070, which offers much less memory bandwidth, making this GPU comparison very interesting depending on the user’s desired gameplay resolution/workload. 

  
AMD has officially announced their RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs

 

AMD will be offering GPUs with “RX VEGA Family” packs, which will allow buyers to access free games, money off other AMD hardware or money of a FreeSync compatible display, which could allow AMD users to access a little more value for their money when building a new AMD powered system. 

  
AMD has officially announced their RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs  AMD has officially announced their RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs

 

Sadly AMD did not release any detailed benchmark results for these GPUs, though it is clear that AMD is placing the RX Vega 64 beside the GTX 1080 in terms of performance, stating that the RX Vega could provide better minimum frame rates with the data they show below. 

To say the least, this data should not be trusted until AMD places these GPUs into the hands of reviewers, as only then will we be able to provide gamers will a true outlook on Vega’s performance.   

  
AMD has officially announced their RX Vega 56 and 64 GPUs  

AMD has stated that AMD’s RX Vega series of GPUs will be shipping on August 14th, which means that AMD fans will have to wait for two weeks before they can pre-order their next GPU.

 

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