Take a sneak peek at a Radeon RX Vega graphics card

This is a final retail version of a Radeon RX Vega graphics card:

Stay tuned for more info.

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    • LocalCitizen
    • 2 years ago

    vega reminds me of bulldozer:
    – it’s late
    – it’s only on par with competitor’s second tier (i5-2500k for bulldozer)
    – “it is designed for the future”
    – it’s a small improvement over amd’s previous flagship (x6 1100T for bulldozer)

      • tipoo
      • 2 years ago

      -IPC may actually be taking a step back from the previous effort

    • ermo
    • 2 years ago

    [i<]Vega[/i<]: Too little, too late.

      • backwoods357
      • 2 years ago

      I wouldn’t go that far, but I’m abosolutely convinced that it will drop with pricing a few hundred dollars too high to be competitive.

        • ermo
        • 2 years ago

        Either that, or AMD will have to find the kind of performance increases that they found over the lifetime of GCN 1.0 to justify those prices.

        From a scientific perspective, it seems Vega is competent enough. But PC Perspective’s tests makes it seem like the gaming performance aspect is more or less an afterthought with Vega, which makes you wonder if the RX Vega die is somehow die-harvested compared to the Frontier Edition?

        And if it isn’t, why would you even bother buying the Frontier Edition if it’s just a question of a simple firmware flash to change device id? I mean, you can get an extra Radeon RX Vega 64 for the price difference.

        As of now, my take is that this is business as usual and that NVidia has little to be worried about from a gaming perspective. Bummer.

    • Unknown-Error
    • 2 years ago

    [url<]https://tpucdn.com/reviews/AMD/Radeon_RX_Vega_Preview/images/rx-vega-sku.jpg[/url<] [url<]http://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/AMD-Radeon-RX-Vega-Family-Prices.jpg[/url<] RX Vega 64 Liquid - USD ??? RX Vega 64 Air - USD 499 RX Vega 56 - USD 399 RX Vega Nano - USD ???

    • mcarson09
    • 2 years ago

    When do I get to drink the tears of the AMD fangirls? It might barely win at Doom from last year (2016), but I don’t care because I’ve beaten already. I still need to play the DLC from the Witcher 3 though. The Witcher 3 set on ultra is my current benchmark I’ll at least be happy when the card is finally out because that means the aging POS Fury X will finally be done.

    Given AMD’s track record the past 10 years users will after to wait a year for stable a full functional drivers and that’s Ok with their two year product cycle.

    • freebird
    • 2 years ago

    HardOCP had an informal test with Doom running Vulcan which I’m sure shows Vega in probably the best gaming light it can, but was put up against the GTX 1080i…

    [url<]https://www.hardocp.com/article/2017/07/26/blind_test_rx_vega_freesync_vs_gtx_1080_ti_gsync[/url<]

      • mcarson09
      • 2 years ago

      With no numbers their test is a bunch of junk.

    • Waco
    • 2 years ago

    Is that shroud aluminum?

      • willmore
      • 2 years ago

      Look at the chamferd area around the fan. Looks shiny. So, probably?

      • Flapdrol
      • 2 years ago

      Nah, looks like aluminium to me.

        • K-L-Waster
        • 2 years ago

        The UK market will get the aluminium version. The rest of the world will have to settle for the aluminum version.

          • Shobai
          • 2 years ago

          I sincerely hope you’ve got that backwards: the US should be the only place getting aluminum (oh, it hurts to type that…)

          • K-L-Waster
          • 2 years ago

          Hate to break it to you, but we use “aluminum” in Canada too…

          • Wirko
          • 2 years ago

          The UK market will get the metallized plastic version. The rest, metalized.

            • Chrispy_
            • 2 years ago

            Metalised, please. We don’t want ‘z’s in our words where the ‘s’ belongs.

            (that’s a zed, by the way, not a zee – you can tell because I’m typing [i<]on an English (International) layout[/i<], not English (US and Canada). Sadly, most people in England speak local, bruh. Inglish's ded blud innit. s'awl about roadman now - safe bruv, safe. Keepin it reel, like - you get me?

            • Wirko
            • 2 years ago

            Ah, thanks. Maybe I should have used a word that has less, er, fewer than four common spelling variants. Galvanised? Aluminium-plated?

            • Chrispy_
            • 2 years ago

            [url=https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder997/500x/80070997/berks-girl-ermahgerdsterp-mahsperlin-erlermahnerm.jpg<]Ha, you took me seriously![/url<]

      • freebird
      • 2 years ago

      Nope, Titanium to prevent burning up on re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere… because it will blast you into outer-space (all the way to Vega) with it’s performance!

      Or it is just damn hot!!!

      😉

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 years ago

    AMD pricing from Newegg:

    [url<]https://videocardz.com/71393/amd-radeon-rx-vega-64-rumored-pricing-and-clocks[/url<] [quote<]This is allegedly from Newegg before it was removed. If those prices are correct, then we will be seeing a very competitive high-end segment. AMD Radeon RX Vega: $499 AMD Radeon RX Vega Limited Edition Model: $549 AMD Radeon RX Vega Liquid Cooler Model: $599 AMD Radeon RX Vega Liquid Cooler Limited Edition Model: $649 [/quote<]

      • Kretschmer
      • 2 years ago

      Those prices are really weird. $50 between each SKU suggests that you’re not buying much performance as you go up the stack but rather ancillary features (RGBs, liquid cooling, etc.)

        • deruberhanyok
        • 2 years ago

        That’s not a bad way to do it IMO – I imagine there are some out there willing to pay lots more for some extra bling, but an extra $100 for liquid cooling (and presumably higher clocks) isn’t too bad considering the price of aftermarket solutions, and an extra $50 to get “limited edition” bragging rights isn’t as ridiculous as the huge premiums NVIDIA’s initial “Founder’s Edition” cards carried.

      • JosiahBradley
      • 2 years ago

      So the highest model cost more than my 1080ti but will probably perform 30% worse. Not really a high end battle at all. Also it’s not even launching at Siggraph it’s just another paper launch.

    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    I think the excitement surrounding Vega was somewhat doused by early indications that it’s not really going to be a step up from previous parts, regardless which team they came from, in terms of performance and efficiency. If anything it’s just another tweaked iteration of GCN. Whatever those tweaks really bring.

      • Kougar
      • 2 years ago

      No, the excitement was killed by AMD hyping Vega a full year ago at the same time touting launch dates that never panned out. Such as [url=https://www.bit-tech.net/news/tech/graphics/amd-vega-launch-2017/1/<]Bit-tech[/url<] and [url=https://techreport.com/news/30113/rumor-amd-may-pull-vega-gpu-forward-for-an-october-launch<]Tech Report[/url<] from 14 months ago, or [url=https://techreport.com/news/30113/rumor-amd-may-pull-vega-gpu-forward-for-an-october-launch<]from last September[/url<]. There have been a half-dozen official AMD events that have discussed Vega, constantly feeding just enough new info to keep the news going over the last year. Things like the Vega website promotion and chances to win a Vega card made these reports seem true, and yet for all the hype eight months later the card hasn't even launched yet. There comes a point when even the average person picks up that something is wrong, or realizes it was just one more over-hyped under-delivered promise and moves on. I think most people have moved on from Vega by this point. The 500-series has been out for five months, so maybe we can look forward to AMD rebadging the [s<]480[/s<] 580 parts into 680 cards for when Vega launches next month.

        • Chrispy_
        • 2 years ago

        Yep, Vega has been ‘imminent’ since Polaris launched. Most of us were under the impression that Vega was due late 2016, a few months after Polaris – based on the depth and frequency of official AMD press releases and events.

        I’m so done with waiting for Vega. Freesync is nice and all, but this late to the party you might as well just pay the g-sync tax.

          • ronch
          • 2 years ago

          Well, it would’ve been ok if Vega turns out to be a killer but as it is, it’s late and it’s meh. AMD will probably just price it accordingly, but only after initially pricing it high to take advantage of fanbois who’ll rush out to get one on Day 1.

            • Kougar
            • 2 years ago

            Given how AMD has been making decisions lately, you’re probably right. AMD will price the card as high as they can, and not just because it uses costlier HBM2 to produce. They know once Volta launches they will be doing some major price cuts regardless.

        • Leader952
        • 2 years ago

        [quote<]No, the excitement was killed by AMD hyping Vega a full year ago at the same time touting launch dates that never panned out. Such as Bit-tech and Tech Report from 14 months ago, or from last September. [/quote<] Actually this one: Rumor: AMD may pull Vega GPU forward for an October launch [url<]https://techreport.com/news/30113/rumor-amd-may-pull-vega-gpu-forward-for-an-october-launch[/url<] would be correct if the date was changed from 2016 to 2017 and the title changed to "AMD may push Vega GPU backward for an October 2017 launch"

    • USAFTW
    • 2 years ago

    Looks to be the same design as the frontier edition except for the color.
    AMD better understand that more power consumption with the same performance should mean a lower, not higher price tag.
    We’ll see.

    • deruberhanyok
    • 2 years ago

    wow, 2x 8-pin PCIe power. That’s a lot of juice.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      This Lightning 290x had 2 8pin and 1 6 pin PCIe power.

      [url<]https://www.pcper.com/files/imagecache/article_max_width/review/2014-06-05/IMG_9909.JPG[/url<]

      • freebird
      • 2 years ago

      My water cooled Evga GTX 1070 has 2×8-pin power… connectors don’t matter, but power draw does… 🙂

      • Freon
      • 2 years ago

      I expected more than that for the liquid-cooled wonders at 375W.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 years ago

    I’m modifying my previous guess of $599 for Vega.

    My new guess is $799 for Vega 64 non liquid cooled version.

    Performance wise it battles with but doesn’t beat a GTX 1080.

    I will quote this and any other guess as if I was all knowing.

      • davidbowser
      • 2 years ago

      I laugh at you non-all knowingness! HA! I laugh again! HA!

      It is MY guess that it will be $799.99 for Vega 64 non liquid cooled version.

      Everyone can feel free to quote me as long as I am totally right, or at least more right than anyone else.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 2 years ago

        Damn. You may have bested me. In that case, my new guess is 899.99 for the non liquid cooled version. I guess we’ll see who’s right, bro.

          • USAFTW
          • 2 years ago

          What about…
          A THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!

          • davidbowser
          • 2 years ago

          How did we get downvoted for joking about pricing? Srsly?

      • Demetri
      • 2 years ago

      If that’s the case, [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJT-K8p8ufI#t=1m42s<]some heads are gonna roll[/url<] over at RTG headquarters.

    • willmore
    • 2 years ago

    Wow, how did you get them to put your logo on it? That’s awesome! </s>

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      Our* We all make up TR, even you.

      Sup?

      • ronch
      • 2 years ago

      Scott probably did it when no one was watching.

        • Kretschmer
        • 2 years ago

        As much as it pains me to upvote ronch, this was worth a chuckle.

          • ronch
          • 2 years ago

          Thanks, brother.

    • Delphis
    • 2 years ago

    But when can you buy it? Still can’t find 570s for a decent price

      • PBCrunch
      • 2 years ago

      I don’t think anyone wants to mine on Fermi.

      [url<]https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR10.TRC1.A0.H0.Xgtx+570.TRS0&_nkw=gtx+570&_sacat=0[/url<]

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    Forget about the benchmarks, I want the “techreport.com” edition no matter what!

      • cpucrust
      • 2 years ago

      It’s settled finally – we have positive proof at last that TR are shills for AMD with that labeling.

      That being said, I hope I get my order in before the miners gobble them all up.

      • SomeOtherGeek
      • 2 years ago

      Yes ladies and gents! TR is now a retailer of Vega cards and only for TR members. Get them while they are HOT!

        • BIF
        • 2 years ago

        Wait a minute…hot GPU cards? Errr….

          • SomeOtherGeek
          • 2 years ago

          …and JUICY too!

          • K-L-Waster
          • 2 years ago

          It’s a single fan blower style cooler – what are you expecting?

      • NTMBK
      • 2 years ago

      Thanks, Scott!

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