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

The pre-order prices for these GPUs are insane

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 ReferenceRX Vega 56 Air BoostRX Vega 56 Air Boost OCRX Vega 64 ReferenceMSI RX Vega 64 Air Boost OC
GPU ArchtectureVegaVegaVegaVegaVega
Processing cores35843584358440964096
Core Base Clock1156MHz1156MHz1181MHz1247MHz1272MHz
Core Boost Clock1471MHz1471MHz1520MHz1546MHz1575MHz
Memory8GB HBM28GB HBM28GB HBM28GB HBM28GB HBM2
Memory Clock 800MHz800MHz800MHz945MHz945MHz

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. 

You can join the discussion on MSI's RX Vega 56/64 Air Boost series GPUs on the OC3D Forums

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14-12-2017, 11:09:43

Dicehunter
Stupidly high price, £650 for a card that just about matches a GTX 1080 and for £30 more you can buy a 1080 Ti which wipes the floor with it in everything by quite a large margin in a lot of games and benchmarks.

AMD and board partners have severely messed up with these prices.

V56 should be £299 and V64 should be £399, Anything higher is simply not worth it.Quote

14-12-2017, 11:41:23

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Stupidly high price, £650 for a card that just about matches a GTX 1080 and for £30 more you can buy a 1080 Ti which wipes the floor with it in everything by quite a large margin in a lot of games and benchmarks.

AMD and board partners have severely messed up with these prices.

V56 should be £299 and V64 should be £399, Anything higher is simply not worth it.
100% agree. I don't know why MSI are even bothering.Quote
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