AMD launches Radeon RX Vega graphics cards

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AMD has launched its Radeon RX Vega graphics cards based on its latest GPU architecture.

The cards are aimed at high-end PC gamers and compete with Nvidia’s top-of-the-range GPUs – including the GeForce GTX 1080.

There are currently two Radeon RX Vega cards available: the RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64. The latter is available in air-cooled or liquid-cooled configurations.

Both cards sport HBM2 graphics memory, allowing for greater memory bandwidth than previous generations.

The air-cooled models of the RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 cards are priced at $499 and $399 respectively, with no South African pricing currently available.

Specifications RX Vega 56 RX Vega 64 RX Vega 64 Liquid
Compute Units 56 64 64
Base Clock 1,156MHz 1,247MHz 1,406MHz
Boost Clock 1,471MHz 1,546MHz 1,677MHz
Memory 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2
Memory Interface 2,048-bit 2,048-bit 2,048-bit
Memory Bandwidth 410GB/s 483GB/s 483GB/s
Memory Speed 1.6Gbps 1.9Gbps 1.9Gbps
Peak Compute 10.5TFLOPS 12.7TFLOPS 13.7TFLOPS
TDP 210W 295W 345W

4K Ultra Gaming Benchmarks

The new Vega cards perform well in popular games, as shown in 4K gaming benchmark data from AnandTech.

The RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 air-cooled cards’ performance is compared against the Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1080, and GTX 1070 below.

4K Ultra FPS Vega 64 Vega 56 GTX 1080 Ti GTX 1080 GTX 1070
Battlefield 1 58.1 51.5 70.9 53.5 42.6
Ashes of the Singularity 59.1 47.7 72.3 56.5 45.6
DOOM 69.3 61.4 84.4 61.6 50.3
Ghost Recon Wildlands 38.6 34.7 49.8 39.9 32.7
Dawn of War III 48.3 42.0 58.2 44.1 35.4
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 28.6 25.5 37.8 28.2 22.5
Grand Theft Auto V 28.8 25.6 52.8 38.3 30.9
F1 2016 63.4 56.0 80.0 62.1 50.5
Total War: Warhammer 49.4 43.5 67.9 50.2 40.4
Average FPS 49.3 43 63.8 48.3 39.0

Now read: AMD’s new Vega graphics cards – South African pricing

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  • William

    So the fps between the RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 are about 4-5 frames difference and the price are $100 difference, hmmmm seems at this point its not worthwhile spending that $100 extra for the RX Vega 64 (That is if you planning to buy 1 of these). I’m not missing anything at this point with my MSI RX 480 8GB GPU. Will probably look into upgrading in late 2019-2020. I’m sure the difference in pricing between the 2 cards in SA will be heavily inflated.

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