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|
|Memory||8GB HBM2||8GB HBM2||8GB HBM2|
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|
|Ashes of the Singularity||59.1||47.7||72.3||56.5||45.6|
|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|
|Total War: Warhammer||49.4||43.5||67.9||50.2||40.4|