AMD RX Vega Custom Card From XFX Pictured- Features Backplate, Dual Fan Design & 8+6 Power Connectors

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This has been long overdue, but it’s finally here. Fully custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards, this particular one, which is the first we’ve seen since Asus debuted its custom design nearly two months back, comes from AMD’s venerable add-in-board partner XFX.

XFX is the very first Radeon exclusive graphics card maker to actually showcase any custom AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card design to date, and what better way to tease its new creations than on the popular /r/AMD subreddit.  Which is exactly what XFX did. So these photos you’re about to see haven’t been sourced via some precarious leak, they actually come directly from the source.

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AMD RX Vega Custom Card From XFX Pictured- Backplate, Dual Fan Design & 8+6 PCIe Power Connectors

With that said, we actually know very little about these new custom Vega cards from XFX. We haven’t seen this particular design before from the company, so it appears to be a brand new creation developed just for Vega. We can clearly see from the photos that it’s an open air design that features two large fans, a sexy backplate and an 8+6 pin PCIe power configuration.

The power connectors have been placed in quite a peculiar position, bang in the middle between the two fans. This should create an interesting aesthetic if paired with some eye catching, nicely sleeved red PCIe power connectors. It appears that XFX really had no choice, because the PCB is really tiny. Where you see the 8+6 pine power connectors, that’s where the PCB actually ends.

it’s not clear whether this card is a Vega 64 or a 56, although based on the PCIe power pin configuration we’re likely looking at Vega 56, with a dual 8-pin config likely reserved for Vega 64. The red XFX logo on the side appears to be LED illuminated. In terms of IO the card features the Vega standard fair of three full sized DisplayPorts and one HDMI port.

When and how much still remains a mystery, although with XFX teasing these cards already we’re likely looking at no more than a handful of weeks before we see these on shelves. We will keep you up to date with the latest info as we receive it, so stay tuned!

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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
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