At the Capsaicin occasion at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles yesterday, the AMD Vega GPUs have been formally unveiled with the ultimate launch date on my mum’s birthday. That’s August 14, for these not in my speedy household. So, that is simply over two weeks ‘til we are able to get ourselves some high-end Radeons, individuals!
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As anticipated there are three AMD RX Vega playing cards coming at launch, although the sooner XL, XT and XTX nomenclature seems to be prefer it’s been reserved for the totally different Vega 10 GPUs they’ve at their hearts. The base mannequin is the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, beginning at $399, with a higher-spec AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, which is about to value $499. Both fashions are the air-cooled variations, however there will probably be a higher-clocked, liquid-chilled RX Vega 64 choice, prone to value $599.
Alongside the AMD Vega launch they’ve additionally unveiled their new Radeon Packs, in Red, Black and Aqua trims. These are primarily GPU ‘bundles’ which value $100 greater than the card-only pricing, however offer you $200 off a 34-inch Samsung ultrawide gaming monitor, $100 off sure Ryzen 7 1800X / 370X motherboard mixtures and free copies of Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
The $499 Radeon Red Pack will get you all that plus the RX Vega 56, the $599 Radeon Black Pack comes with the air-cooled RX Vega 64 and the $699 Radeon Aqua Pack will get you a life measurement Aquaman collectable with karate-chop motion.
The RX Vega 56 GPU comes with 56 next-gen Compute items (see what they did there?) and subsequently three,584 GCN cores. AMD have gotten the chip working at a decent 1,156MHz base clockspeed and 1,471MHz enhance frequency.
The RX Vega 64 chip follows the identical naming scheme, sporting 64 nCU and four,096 GCN cores. The distinction between the liquid and air-cooled GPUs is all the way down to the frequency they run at. The air-cooled card has a base of 1,247MHz and a lift of 1,546MHz, whereas the water-cooled variant begins at a hefty 1,406MHz and a lift frequency of 1,677MHz.
Interestingly, all of the AMD Vega GPUs they’re releasing in August will probably be sporting 8GB of HBM2, and there’s been no point out of a higher-spec 16GB variant, following the identical traces because the professional-level AMD Vega Frontier Edition card.
It could possibly be that AMD are holding such a configuration in reserve to launched a Titan-esque type card, or they’ve determined doubling the HBM2 reminiscence would make it too costly given the extent of gaming efficiency that it’s prone to ship.
There can also be going to be an AMD Radeon RX Vega Nano too, as proven by Bits and Chips this morning. Though we don’t but know the specs it’s hopefully going to come back with the AMD Vega 64’s GPU configuration.