AMD Offers Enthusiast Gaming Experience with Radeon RX Vega

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Interesting info, also I'm guessing that for Display Port 1.45 it's meant to be Display Port 1.4 even if the tech is improving rapidly.

    Anyway that's not important, time to see some benchmarks.

    Well once the GPU's are sent to reviewers and a bunch of NDA's expire I guess, surely there's something besides DOOM you can test these GPU's with and actually see how they perform in DX11 which is the most common used API in current games. :D
    (DX12 too of course for the games using that.)

    Course the results will probably not be as impressive but it'll be a interesting read I'm sure. :)
    (No pricing info either aside from that slightly lower-end '56 model, curious but then again if it'll truly be something like 800 USD here in Europe after price conversion no wonder they're being quiet for the higher-end variants.)


    EDIT: Guessing 6, 7, 8 and 9 in the Radeon Software article are bulletin points.

    And there's the pricing after all near the end of the article, neat. :)
    (Somewhat Estimated Price I guess ha ha, never know how the USD -> EUR price conversion is going to go and then there's general availability driving it up further still.)



    But yeah going to be fun reading the reviews for these, once available.


    EDIT: 4 and 5 are bulletin points as well now that I've re-read the article so it is Display Port 1.4 and then bulletin point 5 just happened to go right there. :D



    EDIT: So Wolfenstein 2 is actually on AMD's side this time as their co-operation with Zenimax and Bethesda probably allowed for, idTech 6 and Vulkan I suppose, though I think that was already announced for that game.
     
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  3. Kohlendioxidus

    Kohlendioxidus Maha Guru

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    Interesting read, I knew AMD is not trolling. Looks like Lisa is not letting us down. I'm looking forward for some reviews so I can pull the trigger FAST!:3eyes:
     
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    Oh boy, I can't wait to get disappointed. NDA lift when?
     

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    Probably August 14th.
     
  6. fantaskarsef

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    Another 2 weeks? :(
    Not only that the cards probably will be gone from the shelves / suppliers in an instant (miners), we don't even get information...

    Btw, "enthusiast" gaming experience when you advertise last year's performance standard is... daring.
     
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    If FE is any indication buying these for mining is stupid vs 1070, 1060, 580, 480 and whatnot.
     
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    Well we already know the prices now we need the reviews to see the performance it´s going to offer.
    Not that it matters anyway, Nvidia has already won this round due to AMD´s late arrival...
     
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    Not for a Free Sync user!
     
  10. fantaskarsef

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    Miners don't need a freesync screen since they probably don't game that much ;)
     

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    Im interested in seeing the 1% and 0.1% lows more than the max fps in the benchmarks
     
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    Interesting offers by AMD. Now let's wait for reviews of the Vega 64 on many games to see how it truly performs , i will hold my judgement until i read all the reviews.
     
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    If it's any indication of which GPU will remain relevant over time. The retail 1080-Ti is 11.3 TFLOPS.

    500$ for 13+ TFLOPS sounds like music to my ears.
     
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    Did anyone else read that the 40 new instructions include some specifically for Crypto-Currencies ?

    Also, it seems they may be limited to one per order/per person....
     
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    Nice stuff! I cannot wait to upgrade from my 980Ti. Already got my Ryzen 5 1600 and juiced it up to 4.0Ghz with no issues at all.

    Hopefully i can sell my 980TI + my Gsync 144hz for a nice sum and get me some vega and a freesync instead.

    Time to fully support AMD again like the good old Athlon days :banana::banana::banana:
     

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    I wish i hadnt built my PC in 2016. I would so get the Aqua Pack and build based on that. Might still get a freesync 2 monitor and a Vega as my next upgrade.
     
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    I could never go back to a monitor but if Freesync starts making it into more Samsung TV's and maybe even other brands then i would an AMD will definitely be my next purchase.

    Likely be a while off for a start i don't have said screen yet, and none of these Vega cards are close to fast enough for me.
     
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    I just want this Vega introduction saga to end already. It's exhausting tbh :wanker:

    2 weeks until reviews hit the web... for real??
    1 more month until decent custom show up,
    3 more months for initial driver polishing

    jesus christ... AMD is making it so easy to skip yet another GCN iteration and just wait for Volta
     
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    As someone who was really hoping against hope for them to do something great with Vega, I hear you and I'm really disappointed with the price/performance ratio, something AMD is supposed to excel at.

    Look, its one thing if you can match the 1080 and not the Ti, but it appears that the air cooled Vega 64 card will be a bit slower than standard 1080 and the LC model will match/barely exceed it and the 56 model * hopefully should* match the 1070. The fact that the power draw is so high that it takes LC to just barely beat a vanilla 1080 is pretty disappointing.

    They could have fixed all this with pricing though-- $399 for 1070 performance is "OK" considering the power draw, but $499 for sub-1080 performance at ~300w is not OK-- it should have been $449 tops for the air cooled and perhaps $549 for the LC model. This would be considered a more enticing but still fair to AMD, deal.


    You can find GTX 1080's all day on Newegg for $509. Other than the freesync thing, why on earth would you speed the same $$ for a hotter, lower performing card?
     

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