AMD Radeon RX Vega Graphics Card Unveiled

Tuesday, 01 Aug, 2017

AMD increased the base clock to 1,406MHz and boost clock to 1,677MHz. There is a likewise increase in performance rating as well, it being 13.7 TFLOPS. The RX Vega 56 is a less powerful card that'll probably fit between the 1070 and 1080 and costs $400 United States dollars. The liquid cooled model has a base frequency of 1406MHz and boost frequency of 1677MHz.

In between the two, at $599, will be a Limited Edition version, with the extra $100 buying smart casing and meant to appeal to the kind of people who build their own PCs in windowed cases. AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors are expected to compete against Intel's latest Skylake Core-X processors [.] Threadripper and Ryzen do not have integrated graphics circuitry, and so, we believe, must be used together with discrete graphics chips. The Radeon ProRender Game Engine Importer, now in beta, is created to more easily port models from visualization programs like SOLIDWORKS to real-time engines like Unreal Engine. AMD is hoping to capture the wallets of enthusiast gamers with Vega, and with the low starting price, it may succeed.

We think these Ryzen Threadripper processors will help AMD gain shares in the high-end desktop market which Intel now dominates. AMD offering two kinds of Pro drives now: point releases like this 17.8 driver which are delivered as necessary and stability-focused enterprise editions that use quarterly naming like 17.Q3 and are released on the 4th Thursday of every quarter.

The line-up also includes the air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64, and the Radeon RX Vega 56. The manufacturers will give us the discount in monitor, CPU, and motherboard options. As for the Radeon Red Pack, you get the same package as the Aqua Pack, but for a price of $499. On the other hand, it should still pack 8GB of HBM2 memory and we guess it could fit somewhere between the USA $399 priced RX Vega 56 and the U.S. $499 priced RX Vega 64.

AMD also offers a wide range of tools and open source software for professional content creators including Radeon ProRender and the Radeon ProRender Game Engine Importer.

It will attract the gamers towards the cards. At 2560x1440, the RX Vega 64 hold a 17 percent lead with regards to FPS.

AMD did not provide the complete information regarding the performance benchmarks of the Vega Series. They include the high-end Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition, engineered with 64 compute units to be the most powerful Radeon ever built.

All said and done, AMD has arrived on the high-end gaming market after a two-year hiatus.