Friday, August 11th 2017

Sapphire Announces RX Vega 64 Graphics Card Lineup

SAPPHIRE Technology has announced the launch of the much-anticipated SAPPHIRE Radeon Vega 64 enthusiast graphics cards. The Vega architecture boasts significant improvements focused on maximizing the performance. Vega cards are designed for enthusiasts seeking top-of-the-chart framerates in games of today and tomorrow - in Ultra details and VR.

SAPPHIRE Technology is introducing three Vega-powered models:
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 Liquid Cooled
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 Limited Edition
Vega is a major evolution of the Radeon graphics architecture, with innovations across multiple core fronts of the silicon. New GPUs feature a High Bandwidth Cache and memory controllers remove the capacity limitations of traditional GPU memory. Thanks to automatic, fine-grained memory movement controlled by the high-bandwidth cache controller, new architecture enables access to much larger, more detailed assets. Vega GPU utilizes HBM2, the latest in graphics memory technology, to provide incredible levels of power efficiency and memory performance.
RTG engineers also equipped Vega chips with Next-Gen Compute units. This translates to higher possible clock speeds, better throughput and double the peak polygon per clock handled by the engine (vs R9 Fury X). The Pixel Engine also received a Next-Gen makeover, boosting the shading performance especially vital for gaming. Significant advancements were made to the geometry engine as well.
Gaming performance
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards are the new high-end models of the Radeon family, we know you've been waiting for. The time has finally come to showcase the performance of Vega in the most important category of software on the planet: Games. Spoiler: it's fast. Like, Ultra-details and VR Premium-fast!

Extreme Gaming
Step up to next generation SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega Graphics cards and lose yourself in the greatest high-end gaming and virtual reality experiences. Escape inside the latest graphically intensive games with high framerates, ultrawide immersion, and Ultra HD resolutions. SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega graphics cards have been built with an extensively redesigned and forward-thinking GPU architecture to deliver exhilarating performance in the newest DirectX 12 and Vulkan games.
Cinematic VR
Experience beautifully rich and immersive VR environments and gameplay, augmented by player comfort and effortless compatibility. With ground-breaking GPU multi-threading hardware, gamers can enjoy the smooth visual and audio presence that enables the perfect VR Experience. The SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega graphics cards deliver a fully immersive and comfortable VR experience.

Intense Visuals
Crank up your graphics quality and bring out every detail at incredible resolutions with the revolutionary Vega architecture. The SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega graphics cards power the latest displays and features forward-thinking features like FreeSync 2. Play in lifelike HDR, stream your gameplay for the world, and record your highlights all at the same time with virtually no performance loss.
Universal Connectivity and Compatibility
SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega Graphics cards are ready to drive the latest visual experiences with support for DisplayPort 1.4 HBR3/ HDR and HDMI 2.0, and offer support to the latest Freesync2 monitor ecosystem.
Availability
The new Vega 64 based SAPPHIRE graphics cards will be available to buy from August 14th.Source: Sapphire Nation
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34 Comments on Sapphire Announces RX Vega 64 Graphics Card Lineup

#1
saikamaldoss
Hmmm bad that it's not for pre order yet on Amazon
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#2
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
So, is Vega only going to be available in reference design? Or is this Sapphire just trying to get at least some sales before they release their own version?

I really don't recall this matter being announced anywhere, but I could be wrong.
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#3
JalleR
So they have done a Card board box... i can do that :)

Lego Can do that.... :D
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#4
AlienIsGOD
rtwjunkie said:
So, is Vega only going to be available in reference design? Or is this Sapphire just trying to get at least some sales before they release their own version?

I really don't recall this matter being announced anywhere, but I could be wrong.
They announced these on their SapphireNation or w/e its called website on the 31st of July.

https://sapphirenation.net/sapphire-radeon-vega/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=YoNAugust
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#5
RejZoR
The planned prices for Europe are insane. For 20€ more I can get freaking GTX 1080Ti with massive triple fan cooler. I just don't get it...
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#6
uuuaaaaaa
RejZoR said:
The planned prices for Europe are insane. For 20€ more I can get freaking GTX 1080Ti with massive triple fan cooler. I just don't get it...
Price for miners?
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#7
the54thvoid
30% faster than a Fury X on the Doom slide.

I recall a certain forum member (who can remain nameless unless I stumble across their post) claiming with silly levels of confidence we were stupid if we thought Vega would be anything less than 50% faster.

Hmm. Given the clockspeed is 50% faster, this isn't very good at all. I don't understand how a shrink and 50%+ higher clocks aren't delivering more. Really itching for @W1zzard's review for the biopsy of the card, genuinely curious how this is not way faster. Could've just shrunk Fiji and ramped up clocks?
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#8
zo0lykas
HI guys, i have a question,

i thinking get vega 64, and attach water block for water cooling loop, is any change update bios from water cooled version ?

thanks for all answers
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#9
hyp36rmax
zo0lykas said:
HI guys, i have a question,

i thinking get vega 64, and attach water block for water cooling loop, is any change update bios from water cooled version ?

thanks for all answers
Yes the Aqua model will have higher clocks, probably voltage also. I'm considering doing the same and getting a Vega 64 and updating the Aqua bios with an EK waterblock. we'll have to wait and see.
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#10
SimpleTECH
I thought AMD wasn't supporting CrossFire with VEGA? I'm so confused. :confused:
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#11
HD64G
RejZoR said:
The planned prices for Europe are insane. For 20€ more I can get freaking GTX 1080Ti with massive triple fan cooler. I just don't get it...
None of us can be sure of why is that price so high until we read the reviews. Then, if Vega 64 has the performance to justify this price you mention all things are well. But if the price is proved higher than what it should be, no one should buy it until the price drops to the level of performance it has. Unless mining performance is as good as rumoured and retailers take advantage of this and gamers cannot buy it for this money.
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#13
zo0lykas
where you can see price let me ask, and what brand ??? and that price is referance design or already modified ?

RejZoR said:
The planned prices for Europe are insane. For 20€ more I can get freaking GTX 1080Ti with massive triple fan cooler. I just don't get it...
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#14
hyp36rmax
SimpleTECH said:
I thought AMD wasn't supporting CrossFire with VEGA? I'm so confused. :confused:
This is misinformation. Just less emphasis on crossfire. Crossfire should still work for titles that support it. it wouldn't make any sense if Crossfire and mGPU was abandoned especially for those with 4K+, multi monitors and high refresh rate users (Although a small percentage)
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#15
the54thvoid
hyp36rmax said:
This is misinformation. Just less emphasis on crossfire. Crossfire should still work for titles that support it. it wouldn't make any sense if Crossfire and mGPU was abandoned especially for those with 4K+, multi monitors and high refresh rate users (Although a small percentage)
Yeah, it was more the idea that they would not be focussing on support, not they were dropping it. It needs to be seen how it plays out in the real world as always.
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#16
Chaitanya
rtwjunkie said:
Ok, thanks. It does indeed look like reference designs allowed, without any vendor creativity or innovation.
I think we might see aftermarket solutions with Vega 56(at launch) just as Fury had aftermarket cooling solutions while Fury X was strictly reference design only. Asus has already announced their Strix edition of Vega 64 so it might be couple of months before we similar cards from other AIBs.
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#17
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Is that the robot dude from Appleseed in the first image?
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#18
Th3pwn3r
FreedomEclipse said:
Is that the robot dude from Appleseed in the first image?
No, robot dude from Appleseed is way cooler :)
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#19
Captain_Tom
hyp36rmax said:
This is misinformation. Just less emphasis on crossfire. Crossfire should still work for titles that support it. it wouldn't make any sense if Crossfire and mGPU was abandoned especially for those with 4K+, multi monitors and high refresh rate users (Although a small percentage)
That's my understanding too. I think AMD was just saying they wouldn't be pulling that 2 x 480's vs 1 x 1080 BS anymore.

However I think AMD should be more clear on this.
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#20
Xzibit
Captain_Tom said:

However I think AMD should be more clear on this.
They were. That was one of the question in a interview this week over at PCPerspective
@37:00 mark


DX12 & Vulkan its up to the ISVs, application needs to have support for it to work.

DX 9-10-11 likely they will only work on profiling popular & colab titles.
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#22
RejZoR
DeathtoGnomes said:
so this is an advertorial? plain advertisement?
Which one? PCPer guys often have people from various companies on their live streams (they had . Here, they were just discussing drivers and features. There were hardly any mentions about Vega and even for it, most of the answers were "Can't comment on that yet". So, hardly an "advertorial". They also aren't AMD exclusive. They had Tom petersen from NVIDIA in the past and I think they also had some guys from Intel. They just have AMD guys more often at the moment because of all the stuff around Vega launch...
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#23
Vayra86
Wake me up when there is an actual reliable benchmark of these cards...

14 August launch and here we are on the 12th knowing absolutely nothing. DAFUQ AMD. This is almost as bad as a pre-order situation
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#25
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Oh I found these days ago...

Here is the powercolor Vega 64 part numbers.

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