Monday, July 31st 2017

AMD Radeon Vega Holocube Not Shipping Come August

Remember that awesome Vega Holocube that made its way around the web some time ago? How it looked like a über-cool tachometer of sorts for GPU utilization. Well, as you might have noticed, AMD's RX Vega pricing is extremely competitive in regards to the technology they offer on-board; this, coupled with AMD's play for a higher price-performance ratio than the competition, means that AMD is left with less wiggle room for bundling this kind of extras with their RX Vega graphics cards.

However, AMD has released a statement, which while confirming the sad news of no Holocube bundling or availability to accompany RX Vega's launch come August, leaves the door open for a later-in-time launch. The statement reads "AMD appreciates the excitement and curiosity surrounding the Radeon Holocube. The Radeon Holocube was developed as a prototype and at this time, it is one of very few that exist in the world. The Holocube will not be shipping with Radeon RX Vega in August." You can check some videos of the Holocube in action after the break.

Sources: Linus Tech Tips, via Videocardz
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13 Comments on AMD Radeon Vega Holocube Not Shipping Come August

#1
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
Shame, this looks like a nice innovation that could lure some undecided users away from NVIDIA.
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#2
EarthDog
Why would this lure buyers away from nvidia? Are consumers really that feeble and fickle?
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#3
Vayra86
"EarthDog said:
Why would this lure buyers away from nvidia? Are consumers really that feeble and fickle?
I suppose for the same reason everything including your underpants is now sold with RGB
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#4
Basard
"EarthDog said:
Why would this lure buyers away from nvidia? Are consumers really that feeble and fickle?
I'm pretty fickle.... If I were offered a ~400w Vega for $500 or a ~250w 1080 for $500, I'd take the Vega if it came with this sweet cube. But then I doubt the scenario will play out like that. The cube is an extra $150 probably--either that or you have to get the 'package' that comes with $1k worth of other hardware.
Of all the recent news... I'm most excited about this mysterious cube!
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#5
Vayra86
"Basard said:
I'm pretty fickle.... If I were offered a ~400w Vega for $500 or a ~250w 1080 for $500, I'd take the Vega if it came with this sweet cube. But then I doubt the scenario will play out like that. The cube is an extra $150 probably--either that or you have to get the 'package' that comes with $1k worth of other hardware.
Of all the recent news... I'm most excited about this mysterious cube!
Get this instead and paint a red Radeon logo on it. Done.

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#7
Bytales
"DeathtoGnomes said:
Thats a crying shame! I wanted a Holodeck!
You Need couple of milion HOLO cubes to create a HOLO deck.
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#8
DeathtoGnomes
"Bytales said:
You Need couple of milion HOLO cubes to create a HOLO deck.
I dont see the problem...:D
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#9
Basard
"Vayra86 said:
Get this instead and paint a red Radeon logo on it. Done.


lol...
I just hope we can play holo-tetris on it....
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#10
Prima.Vera
"Raevenlord said:
Remember that awesome Vega Holocube that made its way around the web some time ago? How it looked like a über-cool tachometer of sorts for GPU utilization. Well, as you might have noticed, AMD's RX Vega pricing is extremely competitive in regards to the technology they offer on-board; this, coupled with AMD's play for a higher price-performance ratio than the competition, means that AMD is left with less wiggle room for bundling this kind of extras with their RX Vega graphics cards.

However, AMD has released a statement, which while confirming the sad news of no Holocube bundling or availability to accompany RX Vega's launch come August, leaves the door open for a later-in-time launch. The statement reads "AMD appreciates the excitement and curiosity surrounding the Radeon Holocube. The Radeon Holocube was developed as a prototype and at this time, it is one of very few that exist in the world. The Holocube will not be shipping with Radeon RX Vega in August." You can check some videos of the Holocube in action after the break.



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Sources: Linus Tech Tips, via Videocardz
Is Linus on AMD's payroll now? o_O

Btw, is this cube working with nVidia cards also? :D ;)
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#12
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
"EarthDog said:
Why would this lure buyers away from nvidia? Are consumers really that feeble and fickle?
Yes they are.
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#13
EarthDog
I have so little faith left in humanity...
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