AMD announces Radeon RX Vega series of graphics cards

AMD has finally announced its long-awaited series of enthusiast-class gaming graphics cards running the brand new Vega architecture, the Radeon RX Vega.

The series starts off with three models, the Radeon RX Vega 56, the Radeon RX Vega 64 and the Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition.

Radeon RX Vega 56The Radeon RX Vega 56 is the cheapest model for now, with 56 compute units, 1156MHz base clock speed, 1471MHz boost clock speed, 8GB HBM2 memory, 3584 stream processors, 256 texture units, 12.5 billion transistor count and 10.5 TFLOPs of performance. For reference, the GTX 1080 has 9 TFLOPs and the 1080 Ti has 11.3 TFLOPs.

Radeon RX Vega 64Next are the two Radeon RX Vega 64 cards. Both have 64 compute units, 4096 stream processors, 256 texture units, 8GB HBM2 memory, and 64 ROPs. The air cooled model has a base frequency 1247MHz and boost frequency of 1546MHz. The liquid cooled model has a base frequency of 1406MHz and boost frequency of 1677MHz. This gives the air cooled model 12.7 TFLOPs of performance and the liquid cooled model 13.7 TFLOPs. For reference, the Titan Xp has 12.1 TFLOPs.

Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled EditionThe Vega 56 has a plastic shroud with a blower style fan while the Vega 6 models have a metal shroud with brushed aluminum finish and a red LED in the corner. Both models include features such as HBM2 memory, 2048-bit memory interface, Radeon FreeSync 2, high bandwidth cache, H.265/HEVC encode/decode, HDMI 4K60 support, DisplayPort 1.4, TrueAudio Next, and VSR.

The RX Vega 56 is priced at $399 and the RX Vega 64 at $499. Alternatively, AMD also has bundles — called Radeon Packs — for all three cards where you get $200 on the upcoming Samsung CF791 34-inch WQHD Curved Freesync monitor, a $100 discount on a Ryzen 7 + motherboard bundle, and 2 AAA games (Prey + Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus). This adds $100 to the price of the aforementioned cards, making them $499 and $599, respectively, and the RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition, which is only available with a bundle, is priced at $699.

All three graphics cards as standalone and Radeon Packs configuration will be available starting August 14.

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