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AMD Radeon RX Vega will reportedly arrive in XTX, XT and XL models

By Shawn Knight ยท 6 replies
Jul 13, 2017
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  1. AMD in May unveiled the first Radeon graphics card based on its highly anticipated Vega architecture. As it turns out, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition did little to quench gamers’ thirst as the card targeted the professional market.

    Hopes were high that AMD would showcase its consumer cards at Computex last month but alas, CEO Lisa Su revealed that said unveiling wouldn’t take place until the SIGGRAPH trade show at the end of July. Fortunately, the rumor mill is doing its job to hold us over until then.

    3DCenter (via VideoCardz) is reporting that AMD will offer Vega in three different SKUs.

    At the top of the food chain is the AMD Radeon RX Vega XTX, a card that’ll reportedly feature 64 shader clusters (4,096 stream processors), 8GB of HBM2 memory and an ASIC power draw of 300W (375W of board power). Similar to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, this card will also come equipped with an AIO liquid cooler.

    Bumping down a step is the AMD Radeon RX Vega XT. This tier is also said to offer 64 shader clusters (4,096 stream processors) and 8GB of HBM2 memory albeit at just 220W of ASIC power (285W of board power). As such, it’ll be cooled by a traditional air-based solution.

    At the low end is the AMD Radeon RX Vega XL with 56 shader clusters (3,584 stream processors) and an unknown amount of memory. This card will check in at the same 220W of ASIC power and 285W of board power as the XT, we’re told.

    SIGGRAPH runs from July 30 through August 3 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

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  2. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,077   +1,248

    2017 has been a great year for AMD, and it looks to keep going.
    Interested to see the clock speeds with Vega; AMD has always made up for its inferior architecture with higher clocks, which at times caused their GPUS to 'dip' for years which they addressed in 2015/16. With Ryzen not requiring as much frequency to smash houses, I am very curious to see if this translates to the GPU segment.
     
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  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,528   +2,841

    Just waiting for these parts to come about. The performance rumors have been all over the place and we have little consistency on where Vega will actually land.
     
  4. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 845   +349

    So pretty much the same as Fury then? Fury X highest liquid cooled, Fury nano, same as X but power restricted, Fury cut down core for a cut down price. Only thing is looks like this time the Base model will be a bit more efficient and the "Nano" will use more power, and may not be a ITX focus board.
     
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,230   +1,665

    don't expect too much. these GPUs will definitely eat more power than Nvidia and the best one will most likely sit just above GTX 1080.
    what I do hope is for AMD to price these GPUs in such a way that you get more FPS/$.
     
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  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,510   +2,211

    I hope they really do deliver some bang for the buck that can match Nvidia. The only problem? If they actually pull it off all the affordable models will be snapped up by crypto miners for the first six months at least (or until the majority of the currencies massively devalue for at least two straight months).
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2017
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  7. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,124   +602

    That assumes that they are any good at cryptomining. If they're terrible at it, it'll only be five months of no availability because AMD doesn't know how to construct a reliable manufacturing pipeline.
     

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