Review: AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The 4096 Shader processor enabled Radeon RX Vega 64 with 8GB graphics memory is being reviewed in this article. The new AMD graphics card has arrived, is released and we'll take you through the archi...

    Review: AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB
     
  2. AlmondMan

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    OMG not yet available 3 minutes I CANT WAIT
     
  3. rm082e

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    Exactly what most of us expected.

    :/
     
  4. -Tj-

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    Ok let's see this mofo :nerd:

    Edit: at least its not so hot.. but overall, well meh.. its ok for its money though, wonder what custom version will oc.
     
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    eww. Ryzen though :)
     
  6. omni_gamer

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    wow!

    I really wanted this card to be something that it's clearly not. Anyway you slice it, it's a failure. 12 months late to the party with sub-par performance. The only reason I would go this route would be A) I'm a miner or B) I don't want to shell out the extra $300 for a gsync monitor. I think all the R&D $$ went to the CPU department this year.
     
  7. moab600

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    nVidia won big time, at best 56 and 64 outpace 1070 and match 1080, too late with zero added value.

    NVIDIA was clearly so far ahead, that even one year later the GTX 1080 reigns supreme, not talking about 1080TI, nvidia will lower prices of 1070, oced 1070 will offer even better value outside of mining.

    But at least AMD tried, that still could mean something.
     
  8. Weecka

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    This is quite disappointing to say the least. I was expecting it to at least be in between 1080 and the ti version (well closer to or on par with ti) but it is basically on par with 1080. Looking at the fact that they are 1 year late, i do hope it is as good for crypto-currency mining as the rumour said. We (consumers) need competition to stop the prices going thru the roof as nvidia at the moment can put their high end gpus for whatever price they want as there is no competitors. I love Ryzen cpus and i think they deserve a praise, something i can't say about vega. Sad...
     
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    Well if AMD had money like nvidia+intel have i am sure they would do better soo stop whinning it's ok only they need to tweak prices like for example:

    Vega 56=300$
    Vega64=400$

    And then they would sell like cookies.
     
  10. Denial

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    No they wouldn't because the market is already saturated by Nvidia. They'd sell more but it probably wouldn't offset the margin loss on cards that already have way lower margins then what Nvidia is selling.
     

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    Really, well see when you can't find cards at all they will be sold to miners even with those prices so it will be good bussines for AMD but not gamers yes?
     
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  12. Ricepudding

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    Thought, hey this is better than expected... trades blows with the 1080... wonder what the cost is... oh its £100 more? what! why would anyone spend that much more for the same performance... and a hotter and more power hungry card (almost as much as 1080sli), is HBM2 that expensive for them ?

    These cards should be cheaper, Liquid cooled one is going for around 650-700 pounds here, the same price as a 1080ti... Very confusing why they would price them so high... only reason i can see them doing this is because of the cyptocurrency??

    Also somehow 499USD = £599 :D UK always getting screwed with pricing
     
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  13. Netherwind

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    It's striking that AMD fails at power efficiency over and over...will they ever learn?
     
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    I'm shocked how much of a power difference there is with the 64 vs the 56. Seems to me the 56 is the real winner and the recommendable option; the 64, not so much.

    I'm also a bit surprised how well the Fury X has aged.

    You and a lot of people had woefully unrealistic expectations for this card. I would argue this performed better than expected. However, better than expected still isn't quite good enough - the power consumption, noise level, delayed release, and price combined make this a tough choice. The Vega 56 is overall a better choice than a GTX 1070.
     
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    Nice cards with nice prices and very nice performance but unfortunately they are to late for the party... Nvidia won this round by default...
    Also the power consumption is scary to say the least...


    I don´t think that AMD can afford to sell the cards so cheap like you suggest... But if the prices were like that, i would gladly sell my 1070 and buy a custom Vega64!
     

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    Another launch where AMD could've done nicely if they got it out much sooner :(.

    I'm quite impressed by the thermals considering the power usage.
     
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    Great review HH but not so great for AMD. Well, crap in fact.

    My 980ti will last 6 more months then. 200 bucks well spent.
     
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    I think we need power bill charts comparison to be included into benches these days - buy a cheaper but more hungry card, or get a more expensive card buy get smaller bills down the road! :D

    Other then that, finally AMD released it.
     
  19. WhiteLightning

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    Sometimes giving the best you got isn't good enough. Expectations were too high as usual with AMD products.
    I think they need to bring in some fresh energy at their GPU department.
     
  20. sammarbella

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    Vega 64 performance is at 1080 level or better for DX12 games but in DX11 performance it's behind and in some games the gap is huge (GTA V).

    New AMD GPUs, same DX11 drivers performance problem...again.

    That's comparing AMD Vega 64 VS Nvidia 1080 official base models.

    When we consider the gazillion factory OCed 1080 models available right now and the ample OC margin 1080 has (more hz range, lower power) i think the AMD 1 year late to the party GPU is a fail.

    No Ti this time, the competition was between Vega 64 vs 1080.
     

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