AMD Vega unveiled and it is a failure

Laverne Mann
August 2, 2017

The folks at AMD have a bunch of new bits of hardware to show this week with new Radeon RX Vega cards.

It could be that AMD are holding such a configuration in reserve to released a Titan-esque style card, or they've decided doubling the HBM2 memory would make it too expensive given the level of gaming performance that it's likely to deliver. Radeon RX Vega cards power the latest displays and feature forward-thinking features like Radeon FreeSync™ 2 Technology.

Here's the pricing for AMD's new Radeon RX Vega graphics cards coming out in September. The company has priced the RX Vega 64 accordingly, matching the $499 MSRP of nVidia's card.

Liquid-Cooled RX Vega version - 350 watts.

The RX Vega 64 is priced at $399 and the RX Vega 64 at $499. That's compared to the R9 Fury X, the company's previous top-line card, which debuted in the summer of 2015.

AMD Has NOT provoded enough detailed explanition of its HBCC/HBC IP and how that relates to any HBM2 caching of larger that available HBM2/Video memory size of teture and mesh/other data as it relates to the Vega GPU Micro-arch.

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The new video game cards, which cost $400, are expected to go on sale August 14. "Bleeding-edge capabilities like Rapid Packed Math, the High Bandwidth Cache Controller and new Geometry and Pixel Engines will help push the performance envelope while gaming in low-level APIs like DirectX 12 and Vulkan, giving developers more flexibility in designing the most intricate and lovely virtual worlds in today's and tomorrow's games", says AMD. For reference, the GTX 1080 has 9 TFLOPs and the 1080 Ti has 11.3 TFLOPs.

Radeon Black Pack with Radeon RX Vega 64, an air-cooled card priced at $599.

AMD backs up the Radeon Pro WX 9100 card with a three-year standard warranty, which buyers can extend to up to seven years. AMD's Radeon Pro ReLive tool received an update too, which appears to have the same updates already detailed in last week's Radeon driver update.

The line-up also includes the air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64, and the Radeon RX Vega 56.

AMD also offers a wide range of tools and open source software for professional content creators including Radeon ProRender and the Radeon ProRender Game Engine Importer. These bundles offer discounts on FreeSync monitors, Ryzen 7 CPU and motherboard combos as well as two free games.

At the second annual Capsaicin SIGGRAPH event, unveiled new professional graphics cards created to dramatically accelerate the pace of professional content creation today, while enabling creators to take bold new steps into the more demanding workflows of tomorrow.

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