New reports reveal that AMD has launched two new high-end graphics cards for its Radeon RX Vega line. According to reports, the developer has finally launched the highly anticipated Radeon RX Vega graphic cards with jaw-dropping specs and features. There have been lots of rumors and leaks with regards to the next generation graphic cards in the past months and it has now been launched. The new cards are the Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56.
It is reported by TechRadar that AMD revealed that the new Radeon RX Vega 64 will deliver up to 12.66 teraflops of performance. The report also states that the performance of the new graphic card is similar to that of the Nvidia GTX 1080’s 9. The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 features 4,096 stream processors, 64 next generation compute units, and 8GB of High Bandwidth Cache, which is different from the GDDR5 and GDDR5X video memory for Nvidia graphic cards.
Other reports have also revealed that the new graphic card boosts up to 1,546MHz and runs at a base clock of 1,247MHz. It is reported that this lower compared to the Nvidia GTX 1080 that boost up to 1,733MHz with a base clock of 1,607MHz. However, the developer has assured fans that there is no need for them to worry about the low frequencies as the Radeon RX Vega 64 will offer minimum frame rates that do not fall below the 40 to 60 frame per second FreeSync range.
The Radeon RX Vega 64 is expected to be available for purchase August 14. Meanwhile, the graphic card will be available in three different variants. It is reported that the developer also intends to launch a limited variant of the Radeon RX Vega 64 that features metal chassis, and light up logos and pixels. Fans can only purchase the limited-edition variant of the Radeon RX Vega 64 as part of its new $599, which is about £460, and AU$750 Radeon Black combo.
It is reported that the combo includes $100 off a Ryzen 7 and motherboard, tacks on two free games, and $200 off the 34-inch Samsung CF791 curved ultra-wide monitor. The liquid-cooled variants, on the other hand, will be available in a $699 (£530, AU$875) Aqua Pack bundle along with similar discounts and games. Meanwhile, the standard version of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 will be priced at $499, which is equivalent to £380, and AU$625.
According to Engadget, AMD also launched another more budget friendly Radeon RX Vega graphics card for gamers known as the Vega 56. The reports also reveal that the card is priced at $399, which is equivalent to AU$500 and £300. The graphic card will also be available in a Radeon Red Pack bundle that is priced at $499, which is about £380 and AU$625.
The new Vega 56 delivers 10.5 teraflops of performance and is expected to compete with Nvidia’s GTX 1070. It boosts up to 1,471Mhz and has a base clock of 1,156Mhz. Furthermore, the new Radeon RX Vega 56 features 2,584 stream processors, 56 compute units, 8GB of HBM2 video memory and 410GB/s of memory bandwidth. The Radeon RX Vega 56 is also expected to hit store shelves on August 14.