Linus attended the very elitist LTX2017 event in Canada and dropped an fantastic sneak peek of the AMD Radeon RX Vega on his channel.
Experts now believe AMD has a potent product in hand to counter Nvidia’s GeForce threat.
Here’s everything you need to know about AMD’s return to high-end PC gaming.
We first heard about AMD’s new GPU technology way back at CES 2017.
Those anxious about compatibility can rest assured, AMD promises that all their upcoming Ryzen Threadripper processors will be supported by the full X399 ecosystem, with support from leading Motherboard manufactures that include the likes of ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock. These two titles add $120 United States dollars in further value for a total of $420 in savings for each pack. AMD today revealed much more information on the specs and pricing of its various Vega models, as well as a launch date of August 14. The new driver also introduces HDR display support on workstation class Radeon cards. The three new graphics chips are based on the Vega GPU architecture.
If you’re familiar with this topic, then you know that the AMD Radeon RX Vega is going to be launched soon, namely at Siggraph this weekend. Vega 10 is having around 12.5 billion transistors and is manufactured using a 14nm FinFET LPP process.
Note the frame rates in the RX Vega 64 (43) don’t dip down as far as the GTX 1080’s results (26), which suggests the RX Vega 64 graphics card provides smoother overall gameplay.
It’s the TMU/ROP counts that are giving Nvidia the more FPS metrics and Nvidia’s stripping out of more compute on its SKUs relative to ROPs/TMUs is what is saving on the power usage. Both models include features such as HBM2 memory, 2048-bit memory interface, Radeon FreeSync 2, high bandwidth cache, H.265/HEVC encode/decode, HDMI 4K60 support, DisplayPort 1.4, TrueAudio Next, and VSR. It contains the 64 compute units, 4096 stream processors. Coming to the performance, AMD rated it at 12.66 TFLOPS.
AMD has also announced ‘Radeon Packs’ which will include discounts for hardware that can match the GPU in addition to the bundled games. So all Radeon packs include a $200 United States dollars discount on a Samsung CF791 monitor. Looking to build a new PC?
AMD also confirmed the existence of a third member of its upcoming Ryzen Threadripper enthusiast CPU lineup.
All of these cards should be available starting this August. In other words, with Vega, the company is diversifying its offerings – giving consumers more options. Step up to next generation Radeon RX Vega Graphics and lose yourself in the greatest high-end gaming experiences.