Friday, August 11th 2017

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Review Sample Unboxed

The folks at Techgage have already put out some unboxing pictures on AMD's RX Vega 64 review sample. There's not much more new information here - however, it's an opportunity to see how lavish AMD has become with their review sampling. Gone are the times of cardboard boxes, it seems. AMD may be spending more on packaging and presentation for the review samples than for actual R&D on the graphics cards (I kid, obviously.)
The review packaging is top-notch, as you can see from the pictures, with premium packaging and overall presentation. The Vega 64 graphics card is your usual, reference-design blower-cooler style. AMD is even including a dud Vega 64 die, like they did on Threadripper review samples - though these aren't laser engraved with the reviewing publication. I'd love to get my hands on one of these for sure. There are also two Vega stickers and a wristband, supposedly for reviewers to control access to their own parties.

Sources: TechGage, via Videocardz
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8 Comments on AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Review Sample Unboxed

#1
londiste
does vega support crossfire?
that nice and blocky shroud means two cards right next to each other would be in an ugly place.
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#2
ratirt
londiste said:
does vega support crossfire?
that nice and blocky shroud means two cards right next to each other would be in an ugly place.
I think AMD has stated that they are dropping xfire support for all vega products. Maybe it's the preparation for their next gen dual GPU cards.
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springs113
ratirt said:
I think AMD has stated that they are dropping xfire support for all vega products. Maybe it's the preparation for their next gen dual GPU cards.
the AMD reps that did that interview with Ryan from PCPER stated otherwise. The way they address xfire is the only thing that is changing, not xfire support.
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#4
r9
IMO the only reason they are not pushing xfire this time around is that before they could claim xfire two cheaper cards and get more performance for less money compared to nvidia flagship card.
This time would be "spend $1200 for two rx vega cards so you can barely beat $700 1080ti".
That doesn't sound too appealing to the customer.
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#5
ZoneDymo
r9 said:
IMO the only reason they are not pushing xfire this time around is that before they could claim xfire two cheaper cards and get more performance for less money compared to nvidia flagship card.
This time would be "spend $1200 for two rx vega cards so you can barely beat $700 1080ti".
That doesn't sound too appealing to the customer.
and you got that information where exactly?
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#6
medi01
Soo, one day earlier than allowed, I guess?

Raevenlord said:
  • Unboxing embargo lift on Saturday, August 12, 11AM EDT: AMD permits unboxing photos or videos only.
  • Performance embargo lift for Vega 56 on August 14, 9AM EDT.
  • RX Vega 64 already in hands of some reviewers, with unboxing embargo lift on Saturday, August 12, 11AM EDT.
  • RX Vega 64 performance embargo lift on August 14, 9AM EDT.
  • Update: Vega 56 launches on 8/28.

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#7
EarthDog
Likely not under the embargo but got one anyway...
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#8
r9
ZoneDymo said:
and you got that information where exactly?
Do you know the meaning of "imo" ?
1080ti is %30 faster than rx vega.
Cfire can give you between 0% and %80 fps boost.
Roughly %50 over single RX Vega.
So like I said it will barely beat the 1080ti and the crossfire setup will set you back $1200 vs $700 for the 1080ti.
What is so difficult to understand here ?
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