Sapphire teases a trio of Radeon RX Vega 64 cards

All you folks waiting for Godot, uh, I mean, Vega don't have much longer to wait. Sapphire just announced three cards based on the fully-enabled Vega 64 design: the Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64, Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition, and Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid-Cooled. 

These cards look like they're all reference designs, roughly the the same ones that AMD advertised when it first announced the Radeon RX Vega. The liquid-cooled model runs higher clocks than its air-cooled siblings, but the only difference between the Limited Edition card and the standard RX Vega 64 is the silver facade on the LE version. That's not to say that Sapphire's announcement is devoid of new information, though.

Sapphire Radeon RX Vega Cards RX Vega 64,

RX Vega 64 Limited Edition

Radeon RX Vega 64

Liquid-Cooled

Base clock 1247 MHz 1406 MHz
Boost clock 1546 MHz 1677 MHz
Max Clock (DPM7) 1630 MHz 1750 MHz
Stream Processors 4096 (64 CUs) 4096 (64 CUs)
Memory Clock 945 MHz (1.9 GT/s) 945 MHz (1.9 GT/s)
Memory Size/Type 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2
Memory Bus Width 2048-bit 2048-bit
Cooler type Dual-slot fan Dual-slot CLC

The company opaquely lists "DPM7 Max Clock" for the cards among their specifications. "DPM7" in particular refers to the highest power state available on modern Radeons, meaning that when running full-bore, the cards could concievably hit this clock rate—assuming that their power draw and thermals are within spec. Sapphire specs a DPM7 Max Clock of 1630 MHz for the air-cooled Vega 64 cards, while the liquid-cooled model could boost as high as 1750 MHz. Those are pretty high clock rates for Radeons, and if the cards can hit them more often than not, that would a long way possibly giving the RX Vega a boost against its competition.

All three Sapphire Vega 64 cards get a trio of DisplayPort 1.4 connections supporting the standard's HBR3 mode (FreeSync 2, here we come), along with a single HDMI 2.0 port. Sapphire says these cards will be available August 14.

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    • albundy
    • 2 years ago

    The Viagra of Vega. No prescription required.

      • cynan
      • 2 years ago

      Veagra. Engorging your Radeon’s cooler with liquid to overcome performance deficits.

    • mkk
    • 2 years ago

    That’s all well and nice Sapphire, but what I really want to feast my eyes on is one of your scantily clad RX Vega 56’s.

    My R9 Fury Nitro wants a friend…

    • jts888
    • 2 years ago

    The three things I’m still waiting on before seriously considering a Vega card are: [list<][*<]non-reference triple fan cards[/*<][*<]Linux DC code (formerly DAL) to get mainlined into the kernel in hopefully 4.15 or 4.16[/*<][*<]SR-IOV to be meaningfully enabled on consumer-level cards, and for the Windows drivers to play well in a guest VM[/*<][/list<] Vega seems to be another AMD factory overclock special with likely rather immature launch drivers, but the potential to have Windows in a full-performance sandbox without separate GPUs/display links is one potentially huge thing that Nvidia can't offer me yet.

      • freebird
      • 2 years ago

      Your 1st requirement will be met by ASUS in early Sept….

      [url<]https://rog.asus.com/articles/gaming-graphics-cards/amds-radeon-rx-vega-gets-the-rog-strix-treatment/[/url<] SR-IOV might be limited to non-consumer cards with 16GB of HBM, but time will tell...

    • --k
    • 2 years ago

    As a long time Nvidia customer, I wish AMD godspeed

    • ermo
    • 2 years ago

    Still curious to see which sort of performance improvements the Vega-specific driver optimizations will realize over the next 6 months.

    I *hope* the combination of better silicon (+50-100 MHz at the same voltage) and better optimizations will yield in the neighbourhood of +10-20% performance compared to the release level.

    We’ll see I guess.

    • kuttan
    • 2 years ago

    What use all these cards will go to illiterate, filthy miners and gamers not going to get Vega any time soon. Miners should be shoot at site. It took ages for me to get a single 570 at a reasonable price even 1060 6G was out of stock which i considered as an alternative.

      • freebird
      • 2 years ago

      I’m NOT ILLITERATE!!!! Filthy? meh… debatable ; ) Although, I DO game while not mining, so what class of “despicables” do I qualify for???

      • simbant
      • 2 years ago

      *shot @ *sight

    • mcarson09
    • 2 years ago

    Hurry up and release the damn thing already.

    • Mr Bill
    • 2 years ago

    I will proudly wait to greet our Vegan overlords and their Vegatarian followers.

      • aspect
      • 2 years ago

      How do you know someone uses Vega? They’ll tell you about it.

    • Solean
    • 2 years ago

    I want the watercooled version, but with a waterblock from EK since I already have a custom loop.

      • cynan
      • 2 years ago

      Yeah. If this 70 mh/s rumour has any validity, at least if they sold some skus with the EK block already fitted, there’d be a snowball’s chance in heck that a few wouldn’t be immediatly snatched up by minners.

        • stefem
        • 2 years ago

        Anything is possible until it’s proven otherwise but Vega FE didn’t shown such performance.

    • freebird
    • 2 years ago

    Got this in an email from Sapphire, which I thought was just more “spam”, but it must be “real newz” because it made it into an article on TR…or maybe it is just a slow real news day.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 2 years ago

      Folks who are excited for Vega but didn’t get the email probably want to know.

        • freebird
        • 2 years ago

        Well, my point is what are they selling or telling us??? Just that they’ll have the 3 reference boards that ALL AIBs will launch on August 14th… As anyone that has been waiting for this for over 3 or 4 months (and more) and planning on buy at least 2 RX 64s at launch as I have, this isn’t a GREAT surprise or even news coming from one of AMD’s best or well-known AIB partners. It WOULD be news if they WERE NOT launching 3 reference boards. The only difference between AIBs is gonna be maybe the Warranty length

        so as so many like to say on here, … meh… about the Sapphire “annoucement”. I’d be more interested in a teaser about a future custom release, say maybe a RX Vega 256 (2×56) Skull-crusher (PSU-crusher) or something like PowerColor’s “Devil 13” series! Now that would be some REAL News!! 😀

        Or they could’ve just posted their links:

        [url<]http://www.sapphiretech.com/catapage_pd.asp?cataid=338&lang=eng[/url<] SAPPHIRE reserves the right to update or revise specifications without prior notice. [url<]http://www.powercolor.com/global/products_layer_2.asp?SeriesID=118[/url<] The entire information provided herein are for reference only. PowerColor reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.

          • JustAnEngineer
          • 2 years ago

          I also receive the Sapphire newsletter. It usually serves its purpose of informing existing and prospective Sapphire customers of what new products are coming out and why they are interesting.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 2 years ago

          Well they’re apparently telling us that RX Vega launches on 8/14, which was news to me. It might not be news to many folks, though.

            • JustAnEngineer
            • 2 years ago

            According to Newegg’s daily deal, Radeon Vega 64 launches at 6:00 AM PDT ( 9 AM EDT ) today.

        • freebird
        • 2 years ago

        Anyone that is excited about Vega should just go to videocardz.com or wccftech.com they have had a lot more info about Vega the past week or so…most any of the AIBs have had stuff posted this weekend when I checked for matter…

        [url<]http://www.sapphiretech.com/catapage_pd.asp?cataid=338&lang=eng[/url<] [url<]https://www.msi.com/search/RX%20Vega%2064/product/1[/url<] [url<]https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/Radeon%E2%84%A2-RX-VEGA[/url<] [url<]https://www.asus.com/us/Graphics-Cards/ROG-STRIX-RXVEGA64-O8G-GAMING/[/url<] XFX is kinda worthless though, there is more info on videocardz.com than their own site...

    • DPete27
    • 2 years ago

    I wonder if Jeff will prioritize Vega review since ThreadRipper already missed the launch day.

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      NO NO NO! KEEP ON THAT THREADRIPPER REVIEW!!
      — AMD

        • raddude9
        • 2 years ago
      • Mr Bill
      • 2 years ago

      Don’t let ThreadRipper be eclipsed by Vega!

      • dpaus
      • 2 years ago

      I wonder if he’ll test them together…

        • CuttinHobo
        • 2 years ago

        Pairing two members of the same family? That’s illegal [u<]and[/u<] distasteful.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 2 years ago

          Yeah, that was the first question they asked my (at the time) fiancée and I when we went to get our marriage license, and that was 15 years ago.

            • DrDominodog51
            • 2 years ago

            I’m (kind of) glad they ask, but is it really that common.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 2 years ago

    My first semester of Java (last fall) required me to build a program to flip a coin 100,000 times and show the results, and for extra points, somehow work it into [i<]Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead[/i<], which, as Zak probably knows, gets compared to [i<]Waiting for Godot[/i<] because in both cases, the two main characters (Vladimir and Estragon; the title characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern) are just passing time playing a game. So anyway I always get the two confused, and when I hear the name of one referenced I always think of the other. So my [url=https://twitter.com/TVsBen/status/779140149192040449<]Java assignment used both[/url<]. I blame fellow TR poster alphacheez. So I tell you that so I can tell you this: I guess I should read the rest of this post.

      • Voldenuit
      • 2 years ago

      [quote<]My first semester of Java (last fall) required me to build a program to flip a coin 100,000 times and show the results, and for extra points, somehow work it into Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead[/quote<] So... write a program that always gives you 'Tails'? EDIT: [quote<] I blame fellow TR poster alphacheez.[/quote<] [i<]Alphacheez and DerFunkenstein are Dead[/i<]?

        • derFunkenstein
        • 2 years ago

        Rosencrantz always bets heads, but no I had to just do the random thing.

      • tsk
      • 2 years ago

      Focus Ben, stay on topic.

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        Stay on Topic… Stay on Topic…

          • derFunkenstein
          • 2 years ago

          I have to tell myself that on Fridays. When I feel like it, that is…and I don’t really feel like it today. 😆

          • Mr Bill
          • 2 years ago

          Hurry! They’re coming in much faster this time.

            • chuckula
            • 2 years ago

            +3 for getting that reference.

            • raddude9
            • 2 years ago
            • Growler
            • 2 years ago

            Mr. Bill, you’ve switched off your targeting computer!

          • raddude9
          • 2 years ago
    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Sapphire teases a trio of Radeon RX Vega 64 cards[/quote<] Look Sapphire, those poor cards have been bullied enough by Nvidia! Stop teasing them and tell them you are sorry right now!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      The forums are going to have their turn teasing Vega for the foreseeable future.

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