SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX Vega 56 Limited Edition First Look [Video]

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Dec 15, 2017
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The wait is finally over, the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX Vega 56 and 64 are finally upon us.  The SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega cards come factory-overclocked. The NITRO+ RX Vega 64 model features a GPU with 4096 Stream Processors running with 1611 MHz Boost Clock. For the NITRO+ RX Vega 56, the chip features 3584 Stream Processors clocked and Boost at 1572 MHz. Both models come equipped with two stacks of HMB2, featuring 8 GB in total. The memory is clocked at 945 MHz (Vega 64) and 800 MHz (Vega 56). With these clocks, according to SAPPHIRE, the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX Vega models should achieve up to 7%better framerates when compared to reference cards. If needed, both models can be easily switched to a 2nd BIOS for energy-saving Efficiency Settings using the switch on the side of the card.

 

In the video we take our first look at the SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX Vega 56 Limited Edition and it’s features that make it unique to the Radeon RX Vega series of graphics cards.  While the full review isn’t ready yet feel free to feast your eyes on this monster of graphics card.  I have throw in an mention the excellent cooling design for the 16 phase VRM, a copper block with two dedicated heatpipes going to their own separated heatsinks on the the outside edge of the graphics core heatsink, simply smart design for this triple slot behemoth.

*At the time of filming/writing we still did not have a price point for these cards.

 

SAPPHIRE NITRO+ RX Vega Specifications

Model SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX Vega 56
Limited Edition
Memory 8 GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2
Stream Processors 4096 3584
Compute Units 64 56
Boost Clock 1611MHz 1572MHz
Base Clock 1423MHz 1305MHz
Memory 945MHz (1890MHz Effective) 800MHz (1600MHz Effective)
Cooling system 2x 92 mm dual-ball bearing fans running
counter-clockwise (left & right)
1x 80 mm dual-ball bearing fan running
clockwise (middle)
Nominal speed: 0~1500 RPM
Maximum: 3200 RPM
Main module:
Heat pipes (3x 8 mm + 3x 6 mm)
Vapor Chamber
VRM module:
Heat pipes (2x 6 mm)
CU base
2x 92 mm dual-ball bearing fans running
counter-clockwise (left & right)
1x 80 mm dual-ball bearing fan running
clockwise (middle)
Nominal speed: 0~1500 RPM
Maximum: 3200 RPM
Main module:
Heat pipes (3x 8 mm + 3x 6 mm)
Vapor Chamber
VRM module:
Heat pipes (2x 6 mm)
CU base
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