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AMD is looking to become competitive again in the high-end PC graphics market, roughly a year and a half after it launched the Radeon RX Vega 64. The new Radeon VIIis based on new 7nm process tech and is equipped with a capacious 16GB of HBM2. While AMD gave us a few hand-picked benchmarks that showed how the Radeon VII performs against the Radeon RX Vega 64 and the GeForce RTX 2080 when it first announced the card earlier this week, benchmark figures for roughly two dozen games were hidden in plain sight. Benchmarks for many popular games were included in the footnotes section of AMD's press release and are presented in the chart below: As you can see, the Radeon VII is faster across the... Read more...
Sapphire is looking to close out 2017 on a high note, and to help accomplish that, the company is releasing a pair of custom, factory-overlocked Radeon Vega graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts. The cards, each with custom cooling solutions, are the Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 56 and Nitro+ Radeon RX Vega 64. Before we get into the specifics of the cards, let's first start by going over the specifications of reference Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. The reference Radeon RX Vega 56 has 3584 stream processors and base/boost GPU clocks of 1156MHz and 1471MHz respectively. The Radeon RX Vega 64, on the other hand, has 4095 stream processors and goes with base and boost clocks of 1247MHz and 1546MHz. The... Read more...
It has taken a bit, but we are starting to see more custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards emerge. One of the newest is from Gigabtye. The company has officially launched its Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8G, which as the model name suggests is an overclocked variant of the Radeon RX Vega 64, with 8GB of second generation high bandwidth memory (HBM2). It also boasts Gigabyte's custom Windforce 2X cooling solution. Out of the box, Gigabyte's card sports a 1,276MHz base clock and 1,560MHz boost clock. AMD's reference blueprint calls for a 1,247MHz base clock and 1,546MHz boost clock, so Gigabyte did not go too crazy here. Users who want to take matters into their hands should be able to squeeze some... Read more...
AMD is running a new promotion that it hopes will make its Radeon RX Vega 56 and Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards more enticing. For a limited time, customers who purchase a qualifying card will receive Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Prey, a couple of AAA titles from Bethesda. While not specifically mentioned, it appears AMD and Bethesda have teamed up for the holiday season. The promotion is in effect now and runs through December 31, 2017. It is a nice bonus that adds up to $100 of value, based on regular MSRPs—when not on sale, Wolfenstein II retails for $60 and Prey goes for $40. Both happen to be on sale right now through Steam, for $30 and $20, respectively. Before this promotion,... Read more...
Now that Radeon RX Vega 56 and Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card pricing has finally settled down to somewhat sane levels after months of mind-numbing $100+ price premiums for reference cards, we are beginning to see a slow trickle of custom cards from the usual suspects. Earlier this week, PowerColor opened preorders for its custom Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil, and now it's XFX's turn with its Radeon RX Vega Double Edition graphics cards. The cards are available in RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 SKUs, and are shorter in length than typical reference boards. The cards were teased earlier this month, but now we have official specs for both. However, those that were expecting to see higher clock frequencies... Read more...
Pictures of PowerColor's Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil graphics card leaked to the web at the tail end of last week, and if you were eager with anticipation for the card's release, we have good news. It is now available to pre-order. The only catch is that US vendors don't appear to be offering the Red Devil variant just yet, but at OverclockersUK, it is up for grabs to anyone who has £590 to spend. At the current exchange rate, that works out to around $781 in US currency. The Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil is a custom cooled card with a factory overclock. PowerColor goosed the GPU to 1,417MHz out of the box, with a 1,607MHz boost clock to boot. Both are faster than AMD's reference clocks for... Read more...
If you are after fancy looking graphics card with brawn underneath its good looks, you are in luck, and it doesn't even matter if you prefer AMD for NVIDIA. For those who favor the latter, we just posted a review of NVIDIA's Star Wars Titan Xp Collector's Edition, and take it from us, the GeForce is strong with that one. Likewise, if you prefer to roll with AMD, custom Radeon RX Vega cards are starting to trickle out. One that lies in the wings is PowerColor's Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil card. Click to Enlarge (Source: Videocardz) Photos of the Red Devil variant have been leaked to the web, giving us a glimpse of the card's custom cooler and the hardware that sits underneath it. Immediately visible... Read more...
When it comes to AMD's Radeon RX Vega family of graphics cards, we haven't seen much [yet] as far as custom boards go. Sure, we've seen a custom board from ASUS and Gigabyte's Radeon RX Vega 64 GAMING OC, but that's about it. Thankfully, the folks over at XFX are teasing an upcoming Radeon RX Vega card, and it's quite the looker. Our first look at the card comes thanks to Mark Regimbal, community manager over at XFX, who posted images to reddit.  The first thing that caught our attention is most definitely the twin red fans, which are ensconced in a carbon fiber-esque shroud. It's a dramatic departure from the rather Plain Jane look of the single-fan reference Radeon RX Vega cards that we've... Read more...
Although our own testing have shown the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to easily outpace the Radeon RX Vega 64 in most gaming benchmarks, there appears to be at least one DX12 title that seem to favor AMD's latest graphic flagship. That game is Forza Motorsport 7, which is set to go into wide release tomorrow, October 3rd. In most gaming benchmarks, the Vega 64 has been shown to be a worthy adversary for the GeForce GTX 1080. But in Forza Motorsport 7, the Vega 64 is punching above its weight class, outperforming the GTX 1080 Ti by roughly 23 percent at Full HD resolution. With the resolution cranked to 2560x1440, the Vega 64 outgunned the GTX 1080 Ti by around 12 percent, putting up 115 fps versus... Read more...
AMD is still trying to get a handle on Radeon RX Vega production in the wake of the cryptocurrency craze that is contributing to a shortage of graphics cards in general. In the meantime, it appears that AMD's hardware partners are readying custom designed cards with fancy cooling solutions and, in some cases, factory overclocks, among other features not found on AMD's reference cards (such as RGB lighting). Look for them to hit store shelves next month (hopefully)A French-language website says it was informed by a source that custom designed cards from the likes of Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI will not arrive until mid-October. The wording (which has been translated by Google) suggests that the middle... Read more...
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10 Series and AMD’s Polaris family of Radeon GPUs have been popular with Ethereum miners since the start of 2017. Many of these cards have been in short supply, and the GPU market actually showed an uncharacteristic uptick in growth during Q2 because of this demand. With that in mind, all eyes are currently on AMD with its new Radeon RX Vega family of GPUs. We’ve already seen that the Vega 64 (and the Vega 56 in particular) excel at Ethereum mining once optimized. One redditor, however, has taken his optimizations to the extreme, allowing his Vega 64 to obtain a hash rate of 43.5 MH/s. S1L3N7_D3A7H was able to achieve this feat by setting the GPU core clock at 1000MHz, while... Read more...
AMD graphics cards are no stranger to BIOS modifications to “unlock” previously unsupported functionality. Back in April, we reported of enthusiasts flashing Radeon RX 480 GPUs with the BIOS from the RX 580 in order to unleash additional performance. Now we’re hearing that the AMD’s new Radeon RX Vega 56 is ripe for BIOS modification. Some rather enterprising folks first attempted to install a Vega 64 BIOS onto a Vega 56 in an effort to unlock additional compute units. However, these efforts were thwarted, as it appears the inactive CUs cannot be restored using BIOS trickery. However, flashing a Vega 56 with the BIOS from a Vega 64 did have one beneficial side effect: it bumped up the default... Read more...
Raja Koduri, head of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, is back in the United States after spending two weeks in India, a combination of a vacation and visiting AMD's engineering sites in Hyderabad and Bangalore. While he was gone, there has been much chatter about AMD's recently launched Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card for gamers, including perceived price hikes and supply falling short of demand. If you are wondering what Koduri's take is on all that has transpired, you need only visiting his Twitter stream. "I try to stay away from social media while traveling to be present where I am! Sometimes successfully. Looks like folks missed me too much," Koduri joked on Twitter,... Read more...
AMD’s Radeon RX Vega family of graphics is becoming known not only for its gaming performance, but also for how incredibly hard it is for enthusiasts to get their hands on them. The Radeon RX Vega 64 is supposed to have an MSRP of $499, but retailers have been tacking $100 to $200 on top of that price when they do have them in stock. Similar shenanigans have taken place with the Radeon RX Vega 56. We’re now learning that AMD’s early run of Vega 64 boards is actually costing the company money… big money in fact. A report hailing from Fudzilla says that AMD is losing roughly $100 on every Vega 64 board that it sells at the $499 price point. This could also explain why AMD has been heavily pushing... Read more...
AMD’s highly anticipated Radeon RX Vega family of graphics cards launched roughly two weeks ago (read the HotHardware review here), and it’s been crapshoot since that time to actually find the graphics cards in stock. Even for those that have been able to find one in stock, pricing has been through the roof (Amazon is currently lists the air-cooled XFX Radeon RX Vega 64 at over $700). A new report is suggesting that customers won’t find any relief until October at the earliest due to yield issues. According to DigiTimes, there have been difficulties surrounding how the high bandwidth memory (HBM2), which is manufactured by SK Hynix and Samsung Electronics, is integrated with the GPU package (instead... Read more...
Earlier this week, we were a bit disappointed when we heard rumors that AMD would be dropping its standalone air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 SKU, effectively raising its price to $599 for the foreseeable future. If this was indeed the case, it would be the ultimate case of “bait and switch”, since AMD played up the attractive $499 price point for the Vega 64 and reviews recommending the graphics card (including ours) were based on this price point. Rather than run with the story, which was originally posted by OC3D on Tuesday, we decided to reach out to AMD for further clarification. It took a few days, but the company finally contacted us with an official statement on the matter: Radeon RX Vega... Read more...
In case you haven’t been keeping up, late last month AMD officially announced the consumer version of its Vega-based graphics cards to much fanfare. With prices starting at $399 for the Radeon RX Vega 56, $499 for Radeon Vega RX 64 Air Cooled and topping out at $699 for the Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled, AMD is playing squarely in territory currently occupied by NVIDIA’s higher-end GeForce GTX 10 graphics cards. As it turns out, late this week AMD finally had a shipment delivered to us that contained a graphics card presentation unlike any other we've seen to date. Luckily for us, we’ve got our hands on both the Radeon RX Vega 56 and the air-cooled version of the Radeon RX Vega 64. As... Read more...
Sapphire is one of AMD's premier hardware partners, so it makes sense that one of the first photo shoots of a Radeon RX Vega graphics card by a third-party belongs to the company. And unlike most pre-release photos, these are not blurry snapshots that look like they were taken with a Fisher Price camera in the middle of an earthquake—they're crisp, clear, and show the card from multiple angles. The photos were taken by a member of the Chinese-language Chiphell forum. We do not typically dwell on packaging, though one thing that is immediately interesting to note is that the retail box simply states "Radeon RX Vega," as opposed to distinguishing the Radeon RX Vega 64 from the Radeon RX Vega 56.... Read more...
It is a tough time to be a gamer in need of a graphics card upgrade. There are some excellent options for gaming on the PC, but with the cryptocurrency gold rush that has taken place over the past several months, it can be difficult to (A) find certain graphics in stock and (B) not pay an inflated price for one. Digital coin miners have created a shortage, and if AMD's Radeon RX Vega 64 proves to be a mining power house as rumored, we could be looking at a similar situation for many months to come. One of the staff members at OCUK claims the hash rate on "Vega" is 70-100 million hashes per second (MH/s). He does not specify which Vega graphics card, but it is a safe assumption it would be the... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twelve hours, then you know that AMD officially unveiled its Radeon RX Vega architecture. With a starting price of $399 (Radeon RX Vega 54), AMD is looking to bring some incredibly potent graphics muscle to compete with the GeForce GTX 10 Series. Up until this point, AMD has given us just a small taste of what to expect when it comes to performance of Radeon RX Vega 64. AMD posted a few slides late last night that shows that when it comes to minimum and maximum framerates running at 3440x1440 and 3840x2160, the Radeon RX Vega 64 offers generally competitive performance with the GeForce GTX 1080. However, we now have a little bit more insight... Read more...
At long last, AMD over the weekend finally unveiled its Vega graphics card lineup for consumers, announcing both air cooled and liquid cooled variants. With the official announcement out of the way, AMD's hardware partners are now free to unveil their own custom designs, and ASUS did not waste any time doing so. ASUS has four Vega cards on tap through its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division. All four are the faster Radeon RX Vega 64 variety, as opposed to the slower (and lower cost) Radeon RX Vega 56 that AMD also announced at SIGGRAPH on Sunday. They include air cooled and water cooled SKUs, along with a couple of "Gaming" models with overclocked specs. There are actually five cards in all, if... Read more...