Long awaited, professional graphics cards from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) finally were announced by the company. Based on the Vega architecture, the RX series consists of three GPUs which promise performance comparable to NVIDIA’s toughest.
There are three models: Radeon RX Vega 56 (with 56 computing units) and the RX Vega 64 (with… you already know!). Both have air cooling, are manufactured in a 14 nanometer process and have 8GB of VRAM. But where’s the third model? Well, it is nothing more than a liquid-cooled Vega 64 variant.
Vega 56 runs at 1,156MHz at base speed and 1,471MHz in mode boost; the HBM2 memory (which offers twice the bandwidth of HBM1) allows a bandwidth of up to 410GB / s. The GPU can perform up to 10.5 teraflops with an energy consumption of 210W and supports standards such as HDMI 2.0B, DisplayPort 1.4, FreeSync 2, Mantle (graphics API that makes games faster) and DirectX 12.
Vegas 64 with air and liquid cooling reach base speeds of 1,247MHz and 1,406MHz respectively, reaching 1,546MHz and 1,677MHz in mode boost; both models have a memory bandwidth of 484GB / s, maximum performance estimated at 12.6 and 13.7 teraflops, and consumption of 295W and 345W – both support the same standards as Vega 56 described above.
The Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 (with air cooling) will hit the market on August 14, costing $ 400 and $ 500 respectively. The GPU with liquid cooling can only be purchased in one of the “Radeon Packs” that AMD created. The “Radeon Aqua Pack”, for example, will cost $ 700 and will include two games, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Prey. In addition, the package will give a $ 100 discount when purchasing a Ryzen 7 1700X or 1800X processor, and a $ 200 discount when purchasing a 34 ″ Samsung CF791 monitor – there is no information on when these GPUs will be launched here in Brazil.
And why are we talking about this? Now, the beautiful iMac Pro, which was presented by Apple at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 and will hit the market at the end of the year, will come with a Vega 56 GPU (which should have a similar performance to the GTX 1070) and the possibility of configuration with Radeon Vega 64 with 16 GB. And as we also don’t know which GPUs will equip the future Mac Pro that is yet to be announced by Apple, it’s good to keep an eye on the performance of these beauties. ?
via AppleInsider, Tecnoblog