All You Need To Know About The AMD Radeon RX Vega

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During Computex 2017, AMD revealed that they would be formally launching the Radeon RX Vega family of GPUs in SIGGRAPH 2017. Well, it’s official – the AMD Radeon RX Vega is here! To be accurate, there are five Vega models, and they will be sold in special Radeon Packs as well. Confused? Don’t be. Let us break it down for you!

The AMD Radeon RX Vega Tech Report

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The Road To Vega

Several months ago, we showed off an AMD Vega prototype running DOOM on Vulkan at the 4K resolution.

During Computex 2017, Dr. Lisa Su also showed off dual AMD Vega GPUs running Prey at 4K, in an AMD Ryzen Threadripper system!

Now, the Radeon RX Vega is ready for the big time! Let’s kick off with this short official introduction video from AMD!

 

The Five AMD Radeon RX Vega Models

AMD announced three Radeon RX Vega models, but in reality, there are five different variants. Their names are a mouthful, but descriptive.

  • Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Limited Edition – 64 compute units, water-cooled, US$649
  • Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition – 64 compute units, water-cooled, US$599
  • Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition – 64 compute units, US$549
  • Radeon RX Vega 64 – 64 compute units, air-cooled, US$499
  • Radeon RX Vega 56 – 56 compute units, US$399

All five cards will be available for purchase starting 14 August 2017.

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega Specifications

Models Compute Units /
Stream Processors
GPU Base Clock GPU Boost Clock Memory Type Memory Clock TDP
Radeon RX Vega 64
Liquid Cooled
Limited Edition
64 / 4096 1406 MHz 1677 MHz 2048-bit HBM2 945 MHz 345 W
Radeon RX Vega 64
Liquid Cooled Edition
64 / 4096 1406 MHz 1677 MHz 2048-bit HBM2 945 MHz 345 W
Radeon RX Vega 64
Limited Edition
64 / 4096 1247 MHz 1546 MHz 2048-bit HBM2 945 MHz 295 W
Radeon RX Vega 64 64 / 4096 1247 MHz 1546 MHz 2048-bit HBM2 945 MHz 295 W
Radeon RX Vega 56 56 / 3584 1156 MHz 1471 MHz 2048-bit HBM2 800 MHz 210 W

 

What’s With The Limited Edition?

As the specifications show, the Limited Edition cards do not offer higher clock speeds, so what’s special about them? Why pay US$50 extra for them? Here’s why…

The AMD Radeon RX Vega Tech Report

The Limited Edition cards are AMD’s version of the NVIDIA Founders Edition graphics cards – the pinnacle of graphics card engineering. It features a solid metal shroud with a 240 grit brushed finish. Inside is a 30 mm fan mated to an isothermic vapour chamber.

There is also some bling in the form of an illuminated Vega logo in the middle of the shroud, and a Radeon pixel at the upper right corner.

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