Monday, July 3rd 2017

AMD Confirms Radeon RX Vega is Launching at SIGGRAPH 2017

In a series of tweets, the official Radeon RX Twitter (and AMD employees) have confirmed what we were already told: that the gaming version of the company's Vega architecture would make its debut at this year's SIGGRAPH. Also, when asked about the Frontier Edition's (lacking) gaming chops, AMD's Jason Evangelho has come out with the warning that we all expected, and that we ourselves conveyed here: "it's premature to worry about a product's gaming performance by judging a different product NOT optimized for gaming."

We've waited a long time already, why not just a few more days? SIGGRAPH will take place between July 30th and August 3rd.

Sources: Radeon RX Twitter, SIGGRAPH
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30 Comments on AMD Confirms Radeon RX Vega is Launching at SIGGRAPH 2017

#1
jesdals
SIGGRAPH being held on the ? Ah, had to read the old news - first.
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#2
AntDeek
Too late, I feel the Vega train has left the station for a good chunk of people AMD had waiting
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#3
PowerPC
jesdals said:
SIGGRAPH being held on the ? Ah, had to read the old news - first.
On one of these dates: http://www.siggraph.org/attend/events

But most likely on the High-Performance Graphics event, which is on 28th of July
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#4
Prima.Vera
Too bad nVidia will launch its next generation after 1 or 2 months tops...
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#5
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Oh SIGGh....
Jul 30, 2017 – Aug 3, 2017

They may come up with something "driver not yet fully optimized" related and change the date again, you never know anymore with AMD these days.
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#6
PowerPC
AntDeek said:
Too late, I feel the Vega train has left the station for a good chunk of people AMD had waiting
I doubt that most people who waited now will suddenly run out and buy a 1080ti. There are still a lot of reasons to wait on the actual gaming card.
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#7
RejZoR
Prima.Vera said:
Too bad nVidia will launch its next generation after 1 or 2 months tops...
That most certainly won't happen. NVIDIA still has a stok of GTX 1000 series cards to sell, they won't release new gen that soon.
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#8
dwade
PowerPC said:
I doubt that most people who waited now will suddenly run out and buy a 1080ti. There are still a lot of reasons to wait on the actual gaming card.
Yes. Waiting for Volta lol
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#10
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
dwade said:
Yes. Waiting for Volta lol
You'll be waiting an additional year then, so 18-24 months in reality (with 24months being more likely).
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#11
xkm1948
The Vega trains was derailed a long time ago. Now everybody should hop onboard the Navi train instead. It is "rumored" to be the first design that entirely lead by Raja. It will be glorious.

#Wait_for_Navi
#Navi_Better
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#12
Dimi
xkm1948 said:
The Vega trains was derailed a long time ago. Now everybody should hop onboard the Navi train instead. It is "rumored" to be the first design that entirely lead by Raja. It will be glorious.

#Wait_for_Navi
#Navi_Better
Isn't that a 2019 lineup??
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#13
xkm1948
Dimi said:
Isn't that a 2019 lineup??
Wut else can we get HYPED UP about then? Vega train has ran off the track and now purely running on fans' spirit. It is better to start planning early, you know. I am all for Navi!
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#14
Dimi
xkm1948 said:
Wut else can we get HYPED UP about then? Vega train has ran off the track and now purely running on fans' spirit. It is better to start planning early, you know. I am all for Navi!
LoL With my 1070, i might even skip Volta. I'll just keep lowering settings until this beast has been tamed.
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#15
Hugh Mungus
As long as I can build my pc in september. Hopeful for at least a 1080 conpetitor overall since a more pro wx9100 is being released and vega 10 with a significantly smaller die than vega FE. Optimizations are key. Just a shame it seems AMD can't combine gaming performance with professional performance like the quadros seem to do quite well. At least vega is "cheap" so far.
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#16
Th3pwn3r
Dimi said:
LoL With my 1070, i might even skip Volta. I'll just keep lowering settings until this beast has been tamed.
You're a better man than most, lowering your settings takes something most aren't made of haha.
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#17
Th3pwn3r
Hugh Mungus said:
As long as I can build my pc in september. Hopeful for at least a 1080 conpetitor overall since a more pro wx9100 is being released and vega 10 with a significantly smaller die than vega FE. Optimizations are key. Just a shame it seems AMD can't combine gaming performance with professional performance like the quadros seem to do quite well. At least vega is "cheap" so far.
You have some time if you're planning for September. Most 1080tis might be just slightly over $600 at that point.
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#18
Hugh Mungus
Th3pwn3r said:
You have some time if you're planning for September. Most 1080tis might be just slightly over $600 at that point.
Yeah, but freesync UWQHD monitors are a lot cheaper than freesync versions too, and rx vega sounds cooler than geforce pascal, so there's that :) I need gtx1080 performance at the very least and UWQHD fressync monitors aren't just cheaper than g-sync versions, which I don't really care about, but would look much better on my desk. G-sync monitors look to gamery. The idea of an all-red pc instead of a mixed pc is pretty coo as well. If I get the performance I need, I'm picking what looks/feels best!
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#19
Hood
AntDeek said:
Too late, I feel the Vega train has left the station for a good chunk of people AMD had waiting
Waiting is better than finding out why we were made to wait (like if it can only trade blows with a 1070, after all that hype). If it could beat or even match a 1080, I think it would've been released already.
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#20
Divide Overflow
Th3pwn3r said:
You have some time if you're planning for September. Most 1080tis might be just slightly over $600 at that point.
The mining craze seems to be shifting away from AMD and over to NVIDIA. You'd better hope coin values stay lower because if things spike again that price will be wishful thinking!
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#21
ratirt
xkm1948 said:
Wut else can we get HYPED UP about then? Vega train has ran off the track and now purely running on fans' spirit. It is better to start planning early, you know. I am all for Navi!
I don't think it ran off the track it's not out yet. ran off tracks for me would be if it's out and not worth the buy. That would be bad but for now, it's waiting for the train to leave the station. It's delayed but it is its first run so no wonder there are delays.
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#22
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Doesn't the Frontier Edition have 2 x 8 GiB HBM stacks and Vega have 2 x 4 GiB HBM stacks? Here's hoping that makes a big difference in terms of supply.
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#23
ratirt
I though that Vega is going to be released in 8 and 16GB mem options. But since there's a different comments now I'm not sure about it.
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#24
medi01
I'm still waiting for mobile Vega, nvidia can keep its desktop equipped overpriced notebooks to itself, oh, and upcoming mobile rebranded as "qmax" ones with even more ridiculous pricing too.


xkm1948 said:
Wut else can we get HYPED UP about then?
Ryzen + Vega APU.
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#25
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
ratirt said:
I though that Vega is going to be released in 8 and 16GB mem options. But since there's a different comments now I'm not sure about it.
Gaming never uses anywhere close to 16 GiB. Those cards are intended for compute and render workloads.

medi01 said:
I'm still waiting for mobile Vega, nvidia can keep its desktop equipped overpriced notebooks to itself, oh, and upcoming mobile rebranded as "qmax" ones with even more ridiculous pricing too.
Polaris would be better in laptops than Vega at this point. Even if they made a smaller version of Vega, they wouldn't call it Vega.
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