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AMD announced the new Radeon RX Vega series for extreme gamers

cjmagowan  —  1 year ago ( Aug 02, 2017 )    |    Computing, News

After AMD finally completed its processors lineup, the chip manufacturer’s remaining upgrades goes to none other than its own graphics chips and without hesitations, AMD officially unveiled with gaming enthusiasts graphics cards the new Radeon RX Vega series using AMD’s latest Vega architecture that promises higher frame rates, challenging settings and cutting edge features.

The new series graphics chips starts with three new variants and that’s the new Radeon RX Vega 56, Radeon RX Vega 64, Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled edition.


Among the three, the Radeon RX Vega 56 is one of the cheapest at the moment with 8GB VRAM and base clock frequencies from 1156MHz up to 1471MHz. It comes with 56 compute units, 3584 stream processors, 256 texture units, 12.5 Billion transistor count and 10.5 TFLOPs of pure performance.

The new video card supports Vulcan and Mantle API’s plus Radeon FreeSync 2 Support, TrueAudio Next, VSR and HDMI 4K support. The card comes with a polycarbonate casing with a blower fan onboard.


Next in the series is the Radeon RX Vega 64 and they comes in two separate variants, one comes with a standard blower fan and the other with liquid cooling system. Both cards comes with a protective brushed metallic casing. It too comes with 8GB of VRAM and has 64 Compute units. 4096 stream processors, 256 texture units. It has a base frequency of 1406MHz and boosts up to 1677MHz.

RADEON RX VEGA 64: Liquid-Cooled Edition

With these hardware features, the air-cooled variant outputs 12.7 TFLOPs of performance while the liquid-cooled variants has a 13.7 TFLOPs.

Like the RX Vega 56 model, the RX Vega 64 variants also features an HBM2 memory, 2048-bit memory interface, Radeon FreeSync 2, high bandwidth cache, HDMI 4K support, TrueAudio Next and VSR.

Prices starts at $399 for the Radeon RX Vega 56 while the Radeon RX Vega 64 is priced at $499. AMD is also offering these cards with bundles called the Radeon Packs with Samsung’s upcoming CF791 34-inch WQHD curved FreeSync monitor, a Ryzen 7 with motherboard bundle and two AAA games. for only $499 for the RX Vega 56 and $599 for the RX Vega 64. The liquid-cooled variant of the RX Vega 64 is only available in Radeon Pack at the moment and has a bundled price at $699.

All cards will be available starting on August 14.