MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 Reference Model With $499 US Pricing Leaked – Uses Blower Style Cooler and Clocks Upto 1547 MHz

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Jul 30, 2017

MSI’s reference Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card has just leaked out over at Videocardz. The MSI Radeon RX Vega 64, although a reference card, is the first AIB model to leak out prior to the launch event that happens in a few hours.

MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 Leaks Out – Sticks With Reference Design and Clock Speeds

The MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 sticks with the reference design and specifications. It’s nothing special but it shows what kind of packaging the reference variants will ship in. The card comes inside a box shaped cardboard package with the MSI and AMD Radeon Vega 64 branding. The front of the box lists some AMD Vega exclusive features such as High Bandwidth Cache, Next Gen Compute Units and AMD FreeSync 2. On the side, we can see that MSI has listed 8 GB HBM2, DirectX 12 and VR Ready support for the card.MSI Radeon RX Vega 64 Reference

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This variant features the reference PCB design which would be very similar to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and has a blower style cooler to cool the card. The design is highly reminiscent of the Radeon RX 400 and RX 500 series reference cards with a smooth textured front and plastic shroud design. The Radeon RX Vega 64 will be powered by dual 8 pin connectors and takes two slots worth of space. Display outputs include a single HDMI and triple DisplayPort connectors.

The card looks simplistic but also comes $50 cheaper than the Limited Edition which retails at $549 US. Retail price should be set at $499 US which would make this card a good offering for gamers. It won’t be the only card offered by MSI as an AIB as they plan to launch more variants, including the Liquid and Limited Edition models. The AIB custom models are expected to launch a few months after the base variants so stay tuned for those too.

Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 64 Graphics Card Lineup (Image Credits: Videocardz)

AMD Radeon RX Vega Limited and Liquid Edition Official Product Shots

AMD Radeon RX Vega Lineup Specifications – The 4096 Core GPU Utilizing 8 GB HBM2 and HBCC

The graphics chip will be utilizing the latest 14nm GFX9 core architecture which is based on the NCU (Next Compute Engine) design. The graphics card will feature 64 Compute Units or 4096 stream processors. 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. The core clock for the reference models will be maintained at 1247 MHz (base) and 1546 MHz (boost).

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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 480 GB/s which is lower than the 512 GB/s on Fiji. It also features a pixel fill rate of 90 GPixels/s. 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 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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