AMD Radeon RX Vega Unveiled at SIGGRAPH

AMD’s flagship gaming GPU has arrived.


AMD has revealed its newest gaming GPU, the Radeon RX Vega, to the world tonight at the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles. After months of teases and limited information, the GPU that AMD fans and PC gamers have been waiting for is here. RX Vega is the newest GPU architecture from AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group (RTG). The last high-end gaming GPU release from AMD came in the summer of 2015 and went by the name of Fury X. It was followed by the more efficient, mid-range Polaris architecture in the summer of 2016.

The Radeon RX Vega 64 will soon be available in multiple configurations: RX Vega 64, RX Vega 64 Limited, RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled, and RX Vega 64 Limited Edition Liquid Cooled. A cut down version of the full RX Vega chip will be available as the RX Vega 56. Official pricing is as follows:

  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56: $399
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: $499
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition: $549
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled: $599
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Limited Edition: $649

RX Vega GPUs will come with 8GB of HBM2 memory. The clock speeds for the multiple variants of RX Vega:

  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56: 1156 Base / 1471 Boost
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: 1247 Base / 1546 Boost
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 LE: 1247 Base / 1546 Boost
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled: 1406 Base / 1677 Boost
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled LE: 1406 Base / 1677 Boost

The RX Vega 56's memory will be clocked at 800Mhz and the cards will feature a TDP of 210W. The RX Vega 64 air-cooled variants will have memory clocked at 945MHz and a TDP of 295W. The water-cooled version of the GPU will also sport memory clocks of 945MHz, but carry a TDP of 345W. All of the variants run on a 2048-bit memory bus.

Initially, the GPUs will be available with reference-style blower coolers and the Radeon water cooler. RX Vega products with custom PCBs and coolers will be available from AIB partners in the coming weeks. Independent benchmarks were unfortunately absent at tonight’s reveal. PC gamers looking for real benchmarks will have to wait until August the 14th when the NDA on reviews is expected to be lifted.

Contributing Tech Editor

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