AMD Launches Radeon RX Vega 56 – Available On Amazon and Newegg Right Now
Update: As of this moment, all cards are sold out. The stock on Amazon lasted for around 5 minutes, while the stock on Newegg lasted a few seconds.
AMD has launched the RX Vega 56 graphics card and its now available on popular retailers like Amazon and Newegg. The younger sibling of the RX Vega 64 contains a cut down Vega GPU and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $399. What the actual pricing of the GPU ends up being is anyone’s guess. That said, the initial batch of the Vega 56 should almost certainly be priced at-least relatively low so make sure to catch them while you can. I have posted the link below where you will be able to find the cards:
You can buy the RX Vega 56 for $399 on Amazon from here and here (out of stock)
The RX Vega 56, as the name suggests, has 56 CUs with a stream processor count of 3,584. The Radeon RX Vega 56 will also feature 8 GB of HBM2 VRAM which will deliver a rated bandwidth of 410 GB/s along a 2048-bit bus interface. It will be using HBM2 just like its big brother and will retail for $$399. The chip will feature a total compute horsepower of 10.5 TFLOPs (FP32) and will feature a TDP of 210W which will be provided through an 8 and 6 pin power connector configuration.
You can buy the RX Vega 56 on Newegg from here (out of stock)
The MSRP of the RX Vega 56 is $399 – it remains to be seen what it will actually be sold for. This means that it is competitively priced to go against the GTX 1070 which originally retailed for $449. If these numbers are true than we are easily looking at one of the performance per $ leaders of this generation. Just like the R9 290 and the Fury, it looks like AMD has reserved the value sweet spot for the second most powerful GPU in its lineup.
You can pre-order the Vega 56 at a $100+ premium from Overclockers UK
The default clocks on the Vega 56 are at 1471 MHz for the boost, which is significantly lower than the Vega 64 Liquid Cooled edition at 1677 MHz. This implies that with proper aftermarket cooling on the reference edition (or the custom variants themselves) AMD has left quite a lot of room for overclocking support on the brand new Vega GPU. In any case, if this report is true, then we should see NVIDIA reducing the price of the 1070 and probably the 1080 as well to make it more competitive with the Vega 56.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Graphics Card Lineup:
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon R9 Fury X||AMD Radeon RX Vega Nano||AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Reference||AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Reference||AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited||AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid|
|GPU||Fiji XT||Vega 10||Vega 10||Vega 10||Vega 10||Vega 10|
|Process Node||28nm||14nm FinFET||14nm FinFET||14nm FinFET||14nm FinFET||14nm FinFET|
|Texture Mapping Units||256||TBD||224||256||256||256|
|Clock Speed (Base)||1000 MHz||TBD||1156 MHz||1247 MHz||1247 MHz||1406 MHz|
|Clock Speed (Max)||1050 MHz||TBD||1471 MHz||1546 MHz||1546 MHz||1677 MHz|
|FP32 Compute||8.6 TFLOPs||TBD||10.5 TFLOPs||12.6 TFLOPs||12.6 TFLOPs||13.7 TFLOPs|
|FP16 Compute||8.6 TFLOPs||TBD||21.0 TFLOPs||25.2 TFLOPs||25.2 TFLOPs||27.4 TFLOPs|
|Memory (VRAM)||4 GB HBM1||8 GB HBM2||8 GB HBM2||8 GB HBM2||8 GB HBM2||8 GB HBM2|
|Memory Bus||4096 bit||2048 bit||2048 bit||2048 bit||2048 bit||2048 bit|
|Bandwidth||512 GB/s||TBD||410 GB/s||484 GB/s||484 GB/s||484 GB/s|
($499 US Actual)
($599 US Actual)