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AMD Launches New Professional Graphics Cards, Which Will Equip iMac Pro

Long awaited, the professional graphics cards from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) were finally announced by the company. Based on the Vega architecture, the RX series is made up of three GPUs that promise performance comparable to NVIDIA's sturdier ones.

There are only three models: Radeon RX Vega 56 (with 56 computation units) and the RX Vega 64 (With you already know!). Both are air-cooled, manufactured in a 14-nanometer process and have 8GB of VRAM. But cad the third model? Well, it's nothing more than a liquid-cooled Vega 64 variant.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

The Vega 56 runs at 1,156MHz at base speed and at 1,471MHz in boost; HBM2 memory (which offers twice the bandwidth of HBM1) allows a bandwidth of up to 410GB / s. GPU can deliver up to 10.5 performance teraflops It has 210W power consumption and supports standards such as HDMI 2.0B, DisplayPort 1.4, FreeSync 2, Mantle (graphics API that makes games faster) and DirectX 12.

The air-cooled and liquid-cooled Vegas 64 respectively achieve base speeds of 1,247MHz and 1,406MHz, reaching 1,546MHz and 1,677MHz in the mode. boost; both models have a memory bandwidth of 484GB / s, maximum performance estimated at 12.6 and 13.7 teraflops, and 295W and 345W consumptions both support the same Vega 56 standards described above.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 (air-cooled) will hit the market on August 14, costing $ 400 and $ 500 respectively. Liquid-cooled GPUs can only be purchased from one of the Radeon Packs that AMD has created. The "Radeon Aqua Pack", for example, cost $ 700 and include two games, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Prey. In addition, the package will give you $ 100 off buying a Ryzen 7 1700X or 1800X processor, and $ 200 off buying a 34 ″ Samsung CF791 monitor. There is no information on when these GPUs will be released here in Brazil.

And why are we talking about this? Now the most beautiful iMac Pro, which was presented by Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 and will hit the market later this year, come with a Vega 56 GPU (which should have similar performance as the GTX 1070) and configurability with 16GB Radeon Vega 64 . And as we also don't know which GPUs will match the upcoming Mac Pro that is yet to be announced by Apple, we should keep an eye on how these beauties perform. 😉

via AppleInsider, Tecnoblog