MSI releases their RX Vega 64/56 Air Boost series of graphics cards

MSI releases their RX Vega 64/56 Air Boost series of graphics cards

MSI releases their RX Vega 64/56 Air Boost series of graphics cards

MSI has officially launched their first “custom” RX Vega graphics card designs, showcasing three new models in what MSI is calling their “Air Boost” series. Unlike most other custom RX Vega series GPUs, MSI’s design uses what appears to be a reference PCB design and an air cooler that is almost identical to AMD’s reference RX Vega models. 

The most significant visible differences between MSI’s design and AMD’s reference RX Vega models is MSI’s use of larger cutouts on the GPU’s backplate, which should allow air to exit the rear of the graphics card with greater ease. This change in design should enable this GPU to operate a little cooler than AMD’s reference model, though the temperature difference will be minor. 

Even the overclocked versions of MSI’s Air Boost GPU models offer a relatively minor increase in GPU clock speeds, which means that this GPU should not be expected to outperform AMD’s reference models by a significant margin.  

  RX Vega 56 Reference RX Vega 56 Air Boost RX Vega 56 Air Boost OC RX Vega 64 Reference MSI RX Vega 64 Air Boost OC
GPU Archtecture Vega Vega Vega Vega Vega
Processing cores 3584 3584 3584 4096 4096
Core Base Clock 1156MHz 1156MHz 1181MHz 1247MHz 1272MHz
Core Boost Clock 1471MHz 1471MHz 1520MHz 1546MHz 1575MHz
Memory 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2
Memory Clock  800MHz 800MHz 800MHz 945MHz 945MHz

MSI releases their RX Vega 64/56 Air Boost series of graphics cards
Right now MSI’s Air Boost series RX Vega 64 and 56 GPUs are available to pre-order at Overclockers UK and Scan, with the RX Vega 64 Air Boost costing £649.99 at Overclockers UK. This price is insane for a pseudo-reference RX Vega 64 GPU, especially when considering the original SEP of AMD’s reference RX Vega 64, which was £449.99 at launch. 

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