Recently, the upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega Limited Edition graphics card was unveiled at two events; Linus LTX2017 and Capsaicin SIGGRAPH. There was very little information (actually none in terms of specs and performance) revealed during the said events. We only get to see Linus unboxing the Radeon RX Vega (64) Limited Edition, together with the Radeon Holocube (video below). We also saw Linus unboxing an Alienware Area 51 gaming desktop powered by AMD’s 16-core 32-thread Threadripper CPU, paired with a Radeon RX Vega Limited Edition graphics card. Unfortunately, the Capsaicin SIGGRAPH event is limited only to “press and analysts” and AMD said that they won’t be livestreaming the event. Instead we should keep an eye for the latest updates. Fortunately, there are some leaks surfacing as we draw closer to the official launching of the RX Vega. In this article, I have compiled not only Linus’ unboxing video of the Radeon Rx Vega but I have also included the leaked or rumored specs and price of the Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56. Check them out below.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon Holocube Unboxing by LTT
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AMD Radeon RX Vega Specs and Pricing
The Radeon RX Vega 64 Air and Watercooled variants are reported to have 64 compute units, 4096 stream processors and a TDP of 375W. The Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition is said to have a base clock speed of 1247MHz with a boost clock speed of 1546MHz. The Liquid based RX Vega 64 will have higher clock speeds of 1406MHz base and 1677MHz boost. Meanwhile the Radeon RX Vega 64 (Air) will also have a clock speed of 1247MHz base / 1546MHz boost. If these leaked or rumored clock speeds are true, I expect at least that non-reference version from partners will sport higher clock speeds.
In terms of pricing, the Radeon RX Vega 64 air cooled will be priced at $499; and the Limited Edition (air cooled) will be priced at $549. Meanwhile, the watercooled variants are expected to be priced higher, with the Limited Edition at around $649 or $699 probably with the Holocube; and the typical Liquid edition at $599. Finally, the Radeon RX Vega 56 is said to be priced at $399.
Just remember, take these information with a grain of salt. We will learn more about AMD’s new graphics cards in just a few days from now.
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AMD Radeon RX Vega vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
HardOCP TV also uploaded a video where they did a “blind gaming test” comparing the AMD Radeon RX Vega with Freesync vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with G-Sync. Although, I am not 100% sold to this kind of test, you may want to check out the results. The results are quite intriguing; making me want to try it firsthand.