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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, RX Vega 56, RX Vega Nano Official Slides, Full Specifications Detailed – Flagship Model Compared To The NVIDIA GTX 1080, Has 300W TDP

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AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 official presentation has just been released. The slides are part of the official presentation and give us details on specifications, performance and prices of AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics cards.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, RX Vega 56, Radeon RX Nano Card Specifications, Performance and Prices Detailed in Official Slides – Full RX Vega Launches on 14th August

It’s confirmed now that AMD will have two models of the Radeon RX Vega series available at launch and those will be Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56. The Radeon RX Vega 64 family utilize the full Vega 10 GPU while the Radeon RX Vega 56 family utilizes a cut down die. The number that follows the family name represents the amount of NCUs so all Vega 64 graphics cards will feature 4096 stream processors while the Vega 56 graphics cards will feature 3584 stream processors.

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AMD has also announced the new Radeon Pack promotion with their Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. These include the following:

  • Radeon AquaPack with RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled for $699
  • Radeon Black Pack with RX Vega 64 Air Cooled for $599
  • Radeon Red Pack with RX Vega 56 for $499

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid, Air and reference models will be shipping with these packs. The starting price of the Radeon Red pack is $499 US for the reference model which grants you two free games (Wolfenstein II and Prey 2). The higher priced Radeon Black Pack for $599 US grants you the game and a $100 US discount on a Ryzen 7 CPU while the top end Radeon Aqua pack will get you all of the above plus $200 off of an Samsung ultra-wide FreeSync monitor for just $699 US.

There are three variants of Radeon RX Vega: Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition, engineered with 64 compute units to be the most powerful Radeon ever built; the Radeon RX Vega 64 with air cooling, and the Radeon RX Vega 56, available starting at just $399 USD SEP.

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For a limited time in select regions, AMD and its industry partners are offering Radeon RX Vega purchasers an unprecedented assembly of gamer “must-haves” in new Radeon Packs, including deep discounts on select Ryzen multi-threaded CPUs and motherboards combos as well as select Samsung displays with Radeon FreeSync displays, and two extraordinary AAA game titles – all the ingredients necessary for the best possible PC gaming experience in one of the biggest industry collaborations ever seen. via AMD

AMD Radeon RX Vega Lineup Specifications – 12.5 Billion Transistors on a 14nm  484mm2 Die, 4096 Cores, 256 TMUs, Max Speed of 1700 MHz and 8 GB of HBM2 VRAM

The graphics chip will be utilizing the latest 14nm GFX9 core architecture which is based on the NCU (Next Compute Engine) design and measures approximately 484mm2. The Vega 10 graphics core deploys 12.5 billion transistors. The graphics chip will feature 64 Compute Units or 4096 stream processors and 256 TMUs. AMD plans on increasing the throughput of the chip through increased clock speeds. This will allow AMD to pump numbers better than the Fiji GPU which is based on the 28nm GCN 3.0 architecture and comes with the same number of cores, 4096 SPs.

There’s also 8 GB of HBM2 VRAM which comes in two stacks (4 GB per stack). The graphics card has a total rated bandwidth of 484 GB/s which is lower than the 512 GB/s on Fiji. It also features a pixel fill rate of 90 GPixels/s. Additionally, the cards will feature 4 MB of L2 cache and 45 MB of SRAM across the GPU. AMD will be launching all three variants of the Radeon RX Vega 64 and also the Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics cards at Capsaicin Siggraph so make sure to stay tuned for more info.

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
Launch201520172017201720172017

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition – Reference Model Starts at $499 US, 295W TDP

The Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition is very similar to the Radeon RX Vega 64 reference edition in terms of PCB design and clock speeds. The only difference is the more elegant cooler design that makes use of premium material for the shroud which looks great.

There’s the Vega logo on the top and a Radeon “R” square in the corner which emits LED light, similar to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. This model will cost slightly more than the reference edition and since it’s a limited edition, it won’t be available for the entire lifespan of the Vega lineup.

Inside the card, we can see that the card uses a full length PCB and houses the Vega 10 GPU on its interposer along with the HBM2 VRAM. There are two stacks of HBM2 memory that are 4-Hi each and incorporate up to 8 GB of HBM2 VRAM. The card has power phases running around the GPU. The card uses a plastic base plate to provide extra support to the PCB and heat dissipation. There is a single blower fan that pushes air towards a large isothermic vapor chamber and out of the assembly and through the exhaust vents on the I/O which also feature a HDMI and triple DisplayPort connectors.

In terms of clock speeds, both reference and limited edition (air cooled) models will be shipping with out-of-box frequencies of 1247 MHz (base clock) and 1546 MHz (boost clock). The TDPs has been configured at 295W for the air cooled models and power will be provided through dual 8 pin connectors.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition – Faster Clocked Vega Starting at $599 US, 350W TDP

The third model is the Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition which as the name suggest will feature liquid cooling. The Radeon RX Vega 64 liquid cooled model looks very similar to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Liquid which has already been launched and will come with higher / stable clock speeds compared to the air cooled variants and better cooling potential.

Both cards look premium and nicely designed with the whole brushed silver texturing. The Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards are powered by dual 8 pin power connectors and will require beefy power supply units to keep them fed under heavy gaming loads. The TDP for the Liquid cooled models will be configured at 350W.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Graphics Card Family

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Performance Numbers – Just on par With a Reference GTX 1080

AMD is using the flagship Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid cooled models in most of the benchmarks and this variant has the highest clock speeds of all. In performance tests, AMD used a reference GTX 1080 against their RX Vega 64 Liquid edition and most of the results were on par with the GeForce solution. The difference here is that AMD is calling RX Vega 64 as the smoother option for the same price.

In test results, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 achieved 53 FPS (Min) and 76 FPS (Max) in a range of games at 4K. The GeForce GTX 1080 scored a higher Max frame rate of 78 FPS but was slower in terms of minimum frame rate with 45 FPS. AMD used their flagship liquid cooled model that costs $599 US against the GTX 1080 which costs $499 US. I personally believe that AIB custom models of the GTX 1080 will be able to outpace the RX Vega 64 Liquid in such tests.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Cooled Reference Model – The Cut Down Vega For $399 US

AMD will also be shipping the Radeon RX Vega 56 which is based on the cut down Vega 10 die. The card will be available in reference only variants at launch and feature the same blower styled cooler as the Radeon RX Vega 64 reference model. The graphics card will feature 3584 cores that will be clocked at 1156 MHz base and 1471 MHz boost. The chip will feature a total compute horse power 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.

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. In terms of pricing, the model will hit retail for $399 US however pricing has not been confirmed yet.

AMD Radeon RX Vega Nano Spotted – Teased by Chris Hook at Capsaicin Siggraph 2017

AMD has also teased their latest Nano, the Radeon RX Vega Nano at Capsaicin Siggraph. The event is supposed to go live in a bit so we will definitely hear more details soon. As for the card, it will feature the same Vega 10 GPU although we aren’t sure if it will be based on the Vega 64 or Vega 56 SKU. The card however is as small and similar in design as the previous Radeon R9 Nano graphics card which was a hit among the SFF community.

Image Credits: SFF Network Official Page

All of the Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards will be available on shelves on 14th August while the Radeon RX Vega 56 is expected to hit the market later.

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