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AMD’s New High-End RADEON RX VEGA GPU To Deliver Fantastic 60FPS 4K Gaming

by on August 2, 2017
 

Juan Carlos Ropel, August 2, 2017

AMD is finally reacting to competitive pressure from Nvidia by launching its new Radeon RX Vega gaming series, with a lot processing power, at a very reasonable price and with a discount bundle. AMD asserts that their new RX Vega series will be able to run over 100 modern games at 4K 60FPS or better. Considering the past 4K gaming performance of AMD GPU’s we’ve reviewed, this seems like a tall order to fill but we’re hoping the company’s new card lives up to its claims and the specs we’re seeing so far make this very likely.

AMD has unveiled its newest line of powerful high-end graphic cards with three models: the RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition, engineered with 64 compute units and yielding a peak performance of 13.7 teraflops (the most powerful Radeon ever built as stated by AMD); the Radeon RX Vega 64 with air cooling and 12.66 TFLOPs, and the Radeon RX Vega 56 with 10.5 TFLOPS.

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 will come in two versions that are mainly differentiated by their cooling system. One is cooled by liquid and the other by air. The cooling method will obviously have an impact on their performance, energy consumption and of course, their price.

In both versions, the cards will be powered by a GPU Vega 10 architecture, each CU sporting 64 Stream processors and four texture units, this means 4096 Stream processors and 256 texture units. The bandwidth stays at 484 GB/s with 8GB HBM2 VRAM memory.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 stands out for its 10.5 TFLOPs and is based on the same Vega 10 GPU and architecture as the 64 version

The price for the RX Vega 56 is starting at $399, the standard Radeon RX Vega 64 will be retailing at $499, and the RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition is only available via bundle option dubbed ‘Radeon Packs’ at $699. In all three cases, we’re seeing high-end graphics cards with prices that compare very favorably to those of NVIDIA’s most comparable GPUs among the GTX-10 series and Titan X Pascal models.

The ‘Radeon Packs’ seek to offer discounts to AMD customers who want to make upgrades much more cost-effective than buying each component separately.

Radeon Packs include a $200 discount on the 34″ Samsung CF791 curved ultrawide FreeSync monitor, and a $100 discount on select Ryzen™ 7 1800X processor and 370X motherboard combos — $300 in combined hardware savings.

So far AMD has announced three bundles for the Radeon RX Vega series:

  • Radeon Red Pack – Featuring the Radeon RX Vega 56, an air-cooled card priced at $499.
  • Radeon Black Pack – Featuring the Radeon RX Vega 64, an air-cooled card priced at $599.
  • Radeon Aqua Pack – Featuring the Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition, the most powerful of the Radeon RX Vega graphics cards, priced at $699.

AMD´s Radeon RX Vega series are set to be released on August 14 at the above-mentioned prices.

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Story by 4k.com

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