Friday, March 17th 2017

AMD's Upcoming RX Vega Card Pictures Surface

It would seem that AMD has been making internal, top-secret demonstrations of its upcoming RX Vega GPUs. The company was in Beijing, China yesterday, sowing some thoughts and knowledge on its upcoming Ryzen 5 line of processors. Yet AMD apparently also found the time to tease its upcoming high-performance GPU (which apparently, and unlike it's competitors GPUs, also carries a soul.)

From what can be gleaned from the pictures, this physical manifestation of Vega does away with AMD's Fury X small size (achieved through water cooling). Instead, the coolers seems to be a monolithic piece which totally encloses the card, in an attractive, white and red color scheme with AMD's Vega branding etched on for good measure. We can also glean from the pics that AMD's RX Vega doesn't drop the tachometer feature that allows you to look at the operating LED's to glean the amount of workload on the GPU, with switches that are likely to allow for "OFF/ON" positions for the LED's and for "RED/BLUE" coloring.

Source: ChipHell
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94 Comments on AMD's Upcoming RX Vega Card Pictures Surface

#1
Naito
Why is it not out yet?
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#2
KarymidoN
Naito said:
Why is it not out yet?
They delayed the release in 1week in order to fix some driver-related issues...
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#3
RejZoR
That was just for RX 500 series. Vega is RX Vega. Meaning it's a separate thing. Although, I don't mind 1 week release delay if that means it'll be better experience from the start. We've waited for it so long, why not 1 more week, right? Still being very optimistic...
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#4
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Naito said:
Why is it not out yet?
Who knows, it's performance may be disappointing vs the GTX1080Ti...
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#5
Dj-ElectriC
A low quality picture of a laptop displaying low quality shots of the card.

Can we go deeper?

WHOOOOOMMPPHHH
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#6
Naito
P4-630 said:
Who knows, it's performance may be disappointing vs the GTX1080Ti...
If they price it right, it should still do well. Having said that, companies need halo products for a reason...
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#7
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Naito said:
If they price it right, it should still do well.
Ok, agreed on that one.
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#9
RejZoR
P4-630 said:
Who knows, it's performance may be disappointing vs the GTX1080Ti...
Maybe it totally annihilates even GTX 1080Ti, but it's just not ready for release yet. We just don't know at this point.
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#10
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
RejZoR said:
Maybe it totally annihilates even GTX 1080Ti
Now that would be something... It will probably outperform the 1080Ti in DX12 Vulcan titles but in DX11 non-Vulcan? Guess we still have to wait as usual....
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#11
Naito
P4-630 said:
Ok, agreed on that one.
I've been tempted by the 8GB RX 480 as it offers excellent performance/price, but it's somewhat useless for 4K. This is coming from someone who almost exclusively buys Nvidia.
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#12
RejZoR
It certainly would be something. And if that was indeed true, I hope they are also already cooking a response to Volta. Coz they're gonna need the answer for it as well. I mean, NVIDIA set a bar really high with 1080Ti. The vanilla Volta can't possibly be slower than 1080Ti. Meaning AMD will have to go really aggressive.
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#13
Caring1
Dj-ElectriC said:
A low quality picture of a laptop displaying low quality shots of the card.

Can we go deeper?

WHOOOOOMMPPHHH
Must have been taken on an iPhone :roll:
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#14
lanlagger
P4-630 said:
Who knows, it's performance may be disappointing vs the GTX1080Ti...
I fear that too (not only TI but casual 1080) because this card was ready back in mid 2016... should launch at the end of 2016... still nothing - means that price/performance sux too
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#15
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
Caring1 said:
Must have been taken on an iPhone :roll:
Security action to stop the 5 finger shopper getting advance units ( it happens )o_O:roll:
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#16
HD64G
lanlagger said:
I fear that too (not only TI but casual 1080) because this card was ready back in mid 2016... should launch at the end of 2016... still nothing - means that price/performance sux too
HBM2 wasn't ready in mid2016, so how could Vega launch then?
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#17
Dimi
Naito said:
I've been tempted by the 8GB RX 480 as it offers excellent performance/price, but it's somewhat useless for 4K. This is coming from someone who almost exclusively buys Nvidia.
Why not get a 1070? You can find em for about 350-370$
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#18
TheGuruStud
HD64G said:
HBM2 wasn't ready in mid2016, so how could Vega launch then?
And hynix screwed the pooch. Vega must have samsung chips.
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#19
deu
HD64G said:
HBM2 wasn't ready in mid2016, so how could Vega launch then?
ignore him; the noobtrolls are many in this part of the woods! :)
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#20
nashathedog
Dj-ElectriC said:
A low quality picture of a laptop displaying low quality shots of the card.

Can we go deeper?

WHOOOOOMMPPHHH
I think you mean lower and the answer No.
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#21
ZoneDymo
did we not have a lot better picture before from some event? this shows seemingly the same details...but in worse quality.
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#22
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
P4-630 said:
Who knows, it's performance may be disappointing vs the GTX1080Ti...
Its essentially two rx470s on one die. I dont think itll be that impressive.
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#23
xkm1948
I posted this already yesterday!
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#24
Captain_Tom
Naito said:
Why is it not out yet?
Still not ready. AMD wants this thing clocked somewhere around 1500 - 1600MHz, and the yields are not ready.


Heck rumors point to the RX 580 (Coming out in 1 month) being clocked at ~1350MHz when imo it should be at 1400 - 1500. They still need time...
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#25
oxidized
This is a few days old already, and the title is a bit clickbait honestly
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