AMD RX Vega Custom Cards Could Come As Late As November

Khalid Moammer

It's been exactly one month since AMD debuted the very first member of the RX Vega family of high-end gaming graphics cards, yet not a single custom RX Vega graphics card is available today. Asus was supposed to be the first to market with its triple fan Strix versions of the RX Vega 64 and 56, but we've yet to see either become available in any retailer.

The Wait For Custom RX Vega Cards Continues

Furthermore, reports that discussions with AMD's add-in-board partners revealed that none of them, save for Asus, have any custom cards ready to announce. One AIB went a step further to say that they don't believe they can deliver custom designs anytime before mid October. Claiming that they don't even have a date for when they're supposed to begin receiving shipments of standalone Vega 10 GPUs to build their custom cards with.

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So far all RX Vega graphics cards that AIBs have been selling were directly supplied by AMD. All the card makers have been doing so far is slapping their stickers on the cards, packaging them and putting them out the door. If you've been holding off that Vega purchase in hopes of grabbing a custom card, you will have to wait some more. Asus may be the only exception, official word is their Strix cards will begin shipping this month. Exactly when is still uknown.

AMD Radeon Vega Lineup:

Graphics CardRadeon R9 Fury XRadeon RX 480Radeon RX Vega Frontier EditionRadeon RX Vega 64Radeon RX Vega 56(Radeon Pro Vega 64Radeon Pro Vega 56
GPUFiji XTPolaris 10Vega 10Vega 10 XTX/XTVega 10 XLVega 10Vega 10
Process Node28nm14nm FinFETFinFETFinFETFinFETFinFETFinFET
Compute Units64366464566456
Stream Processors4096230440964096358440963584
Performance8.6 TFLOPS
8.6 (FP16) TFLOPS
5.8 (FP16) TFLOPS
26 (FP16) TFLOPS
Up to 13+ TFLOPS
26+ (FP16) TFLOPS
~25 (FP16) TFLOPS
22 (FP16) TFLOPS
Texture Mapping Units256144256256TBA256224
Render Output Units64326464TBA6464
Memory Bus4096-bit256-bit2048-bit2048-bit2048-bit2048-bit2048-bit
Launch20152016June 2017July 2017July 2017December 2017December 2017
Price$649 US$199 (4 GB)
$229 (8 GB)
$999 (Reference)
$1499 (Liquid)
$499 (Reference)
$549 (Limited Air)
$599 (Liquid)
$649 (Liquid LE)
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