Consumers show up to stores to find shelves empty
AMD fans showing up to retail tech stores hoping to get their hands on the anticipated card may have left disappointed.
Review roundup: Matches GTX 1080/1070 but with a high TDP
AMD has finally launched its first consumer-oriented graphics cards based on the new Vega GPU, the Radeon RX Vega 64 and the Radeon RX Vega 56. With reviews finally going live, it appears that AMD has managed to match GTX 1080/1070 performance in some scenarios but at a much lower performance per Watt.
First 3DMark performance numbers are in
Reviewers around the world have received their AMD Radeon RX Vega review samples as well as the final drivers and it was just a matter of time before we saw some unboxing leaks as well as the first performance figures.
For Vega FE, RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56
EK Water Blocks has announced its newest full-cover single-slot EK-FC Radeon Vega water block which should support both the recently launch Radeon Vega Frontier Edition as well as the upcoming Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 graphics cards.
Together with custom RX Vega 64 cards
While AMD and most of its AIB partners have announced the standard Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards, which should hopefully become available on August 14th, it appears that the US $399 priced Radeon RX Vega 56 is coming in September.
Pitted against GTX 1080
AMD has started its Radeon on the Road tour with the event held in the Akvárium Klub in Budapest, Hungary, showing the Radeon RX Vega based system and comparing it to Geforce GTX 1080.
Vega XTX, Vega XT and Vega XL
The latest leak has revealed possible Radeon RX Vega series codenames and it appears that we will see three different versions, the Vega XTX, Vega XT and the Vega XL.
One to have for new mining graphics cards
AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition drivers, version 17.7.1 Beta, which bring support for a couple of recently launched mining and standard graphics cards as well as a couple of fixed bugs.
Better DirectX 12 support than Polaris
According to the latest report, the upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card will have support for more graphics features, thanks to support for DirectX 12 level 12.1.