AMD Drops The Price Bomb on Radeon RX Vega 56 Graphics Card, Now Available For $279 US To Tackle NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Feb 21
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AMD is offering a huge price cut on their Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card by offering it at a price point of $279 US. The graphics card launched last year and was a really popular graphics card that offered performance close to the flagship Radeon Vega 64 once it was overclocked. Now, just prior to the release of NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, the card has received a major price cut.

Also, you can read our review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card here!

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Receives Major Price Cut Prior To GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Launch, Now Available at $279 US

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 can now be bought for $279 US on Newegg as mentioned in a press release by AMD. It’s no surprise that the price cut comes just a few hours before NVIDIA is going to introduce their new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card at the same MSRP of $279 US. The RX Vega 56 graphics card is definitely a good card with 8 GB of HBM2 VRAM and lots of compute prowess. It has some great features such as Rapid Packed Math, Shader Intrinsics, and support for Freesync 2.

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The Radeon Vega 56 also comes with AMD’s Raise the Game Fully Loaded Bundle which includes 3 AAA title. These titles are Resident Evil 2 Remake, Devil May Cry 5 and the Division 2 which is $180 US worth of value. Following is the full press release:

Gamers looking for the best performance in today’s most popular AAA titles, from APEX Legends to The Division 2, need look no further than the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card. Offering high-end performance and incredible features with an attractive price tag, the GPU is now available for $279 on Newegg.

Today’s top titles require increasing amounts of memory to deliver the performance, hyper-realistic settings and life-like characters gamers demand. With 8GB of HBM2 memory, the RX Vega 56 is purpose-built to power the most demanding titles. Harnessing the advanced AMD Vega GPU architecture, the RX Vega 56 also features:

  • Rapid Packed Math doubles the rate of compute to allow for faster physics and compute calculations on RX Vega GPUs.
  • Shader Intrinsics allow direct game-to-hardware access on RX Vega cards to extract more performance from the GPU.
  • Radeon FreeSync display technologybrings an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate, while FreeSync 2 HDR ensures low-latency, high-brightness pixels and a wide color gamut to High Dynamic Range (HDR) content for PC displays.

Further sweetening the deal, with AMD’s Raise the Game Fully Loaded bundle, gamers who purchase a Radeon RX Vega 56 or eligible Radeon RX Vega 56 powered PC will receive complimentary PC versions of Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5 and The Division 2, three of 2019’s most anticipated titles.

When this article was posted, the one card that is available for the $279 US price, the MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 with the Air Boost blower cooler design was out of stock. It looks like the deal was so popular that buyers rushed and bought off all the stock. It is not known when the new stock would be available but currently, the lowest price RX Vega 56 is going for $399 US and those are either the custom ASUS STRIX or Gigabyte Gaming models.

As for the competition itself, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti launches today and we will have a review that compares both cards against each other so definitely look forward to it in a few hours.

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
Compute Units 64 TBD 56 64 64 64
Stream Processors 4096 TBD 3584 4096 4096 4096
Raster Operators 64 64 64 64 64 64
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
TDP 275W 150W 210W 295W 295W 350W
Price $649 TBD $399
($499 US Actual)
$499
($599 US Actual)
$599 $699
Launch 2015 2018 2017 2017 2017 2017

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