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, 2019
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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 CardAMD Radeon R9 Fury XAMD Radeon RX Vega NanoAMD Radeon RX Vega 56 ReferenceAMD Radeon RX Vega 64 ReferenceAMD Radeon RX Vega 64 LimitedAMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid
GPUFiji XTVega 10Vega 10Vega 10Vega 10Vega 10
Process Node28nm14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET14nm FinFET
Compute Units64TBD56646464
Stream Processors4096TBD3584409640964096
Raster Operators646464646464
Texture Mapping Units256TBD224256256256
Clock Speed (Base)1000 MHzTBD1156 MHz1247 MHz1247 MHz1406 MHz
Clock Speed (Max)1050 MHzTBD1471 MHz1546 MHz1546 MHz1677 MHz
FP32 Compute8.6 TFLOPsTBD10.5 TFLOPs12.6 TFLOPs12.6 TFLOPs13.7 TFLOPs
FP16 Compute8.6 TFLOPsTBD21.0 TFLOPs25.2 TFLOPs25.2 TFLOPs27.4 TFLOPs
Memory (VRAM)4 GB HBM18 GB HBM28 GB HBM28 GB HBM28 GB HBM28 GB HBM2
Memory Bus4096 bit2048 bit2048 bit2048 bit2048 bit2048 bit
Bandwidth512 GB/sTBD410 GB/s484 GB/s484 GB/s484 GB/s
TDP275W150W210W295W295W350W
Price$649TBD$399
($499 US Actual)
$499
($599 US Actual)
$599$699
Launch201520182017201720172017

Products mentioned in this post

GTX 1660
GTX 1660
USD 230
GTX 1660 Ti
GTX 1660 Ti
USD 270
RX Vega 56
RX Vega 56
USD 395

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