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

Nov 2, 2017

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 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)
($599 US Actual)
$599 $699
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