AMD's RX Vega PC Gaming Graphics Lineup Is Late But Mighty

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AMD's RX Vega PC Gaming Graphics Lineup Is Late But Mighty

AMD's much-awaited Radeon RX Vega is finally here. The company launched its new Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 GPUs at an event on Sunday.

The Sunnyvale-based chip-maker just unveiled a parade of cards based on its Vega architecture, first announced earlier this year at CES 2017.

It's high time for launch details regarding new AMD RX Vega cards that were teased in May - high-end graphics cards created to challenge NVIDIA's domination with the GTX 1080 and 1070.

Although graphics cards have never been a hot topic of discussion (except maybe among niche groups), this has changed recently.

Another post by the Radeon Twitter account shows RX Vega running inside an Alienware Area-51 system with AMD's Threadripper processor. Vega 10 leverages HBM2 memory for its HBC, which is connected via a 2048-bit interface, as reported by Tech Radar. Where the Radeon RX Vega 64 will be available for a price tag of $499, the Radeon RX Vega 56 will be priced at $399.

High bandwidth cache composed of 8GB of leading-edge HBM2 or High bandwidth Memory2, memory. With clock speeds and memory comparable to Nvidia's cards, the Vega lineup looks to match the highest end GTX cards, at least on paper, but AMD promises that the performance gamers will see will actually outpace its rival's hardware.

The Radeon RX Vega range of cards goes on sale 14 August. AMD is make this feature useful on all Radeon Pro Vega GPUs by offering the ability to install up to two different version of its consumer Radeon Software in addition to the Radeon Pro Software driver and switch between any of these three drivers at without a reboot.

Radeon Red Pack - Featuring the Radeon RX Vega 56, an air-cooled card priced at $499 SEP.

AMD designed the Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition with the aluminium shell.

According to a Doom benchmark ran by AMD, the RX Vega 64 can pump out framerates than are roughly 10 percent better than what you'd get from an Nvidia GTX 1080.

AMD's own cards use blower-style coolers similar to the ones used on previous reference designs, but third-party manufacturers will be launching their own cards with the same GPUs. However, AMD did not reveal the complete information regarding the Limited Edition. AMD is hoping to capture the wallets of enthusiast gamers with Vega, and with the low starting price, it may succeed.

AMD appears to be betting on this scenario as the company made the difference between its FreeSync and nVidia's G-Sync experiences a focal point during recent RX Vega demos.

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