Friday, November 3rd 2017

XFX Teases Bold-looking Custom RX Vega Graphics Card

XFX is known for its audacious graphics card designs. The company even adds uniqueness to the design of its retail boxes, with the signature X-shaped cartons. It looks like the company is finally getting its design mojo back, with a boldly-styled custom-design Radeon RX Vega series graphics card, which it teased in three pictures released to social media. The design of this card involves a tall aluminium fin-stack cooler, which consists of two dense fin-stacks, to which heat drawn from the GPU is fed by a series of copper heat pipes, along their ends.

These fin-stacks are ventilated by large (100-120 mm) fans. The gap between these fans cuts out to the shape of an "X" with the PCIe power connectors being located bang in the middle. From the looks of it, XFX's custom-design PCB for the RX Vega is just 3/5 the length of the card, taking advantage of AMD's compact multi-chip module approach for the "Vega 10" silicon, about the length of the reference R9 Fury PCB. Carbon fiber finish, and a glowing XFX logo on top finishes off the design. XFX and other AMD add-in board (AIB) partners could launch custom-design RX Vega series graphics cards before Holiday 2017. XFX could use this board design for both RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56.
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10 Comments on XFX Teases Bold-looking Custom RX Vega Graphics Card

#1
cucker tarlson
Friggin FINALLY ! This is too tiny for V64 OC though, waiting for Nitro/Trix/Gaming Trio/Lightinig
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#2
RejZoR
Yeah, these are the images. But where are the damn cards? This is why I got NVIDIA. AGAIN. It's frigging November already. They said September for AIB cards, not frigging NOVEMBER (and they still aren't actually available). *sigh*
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#3
ratirt
Well I saw an review of Asus strix and it wasn't so great honestly. The reference cards work better. Wonder if this one would bring some better results although I'm not so convinced now.
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#4
cucker tarlson
Only V64 I'd buy is the LC version. They're dropping in price as well. Currently they're sitting at 3000PLN here with 1080 selling at 2200 (cheapest non-ref like Armor)-2500 (Gaming X/Strix/GameRock) and 1080Ti selling at 3100 (Zotac/Asus blower) -3400.
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#5
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Nice design!
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#6
employee24601
Way too late I'm afraid. I held on as long as I could, but after waiting to see what Vega offered, I rage-purchased a 1080Ti and called it a day. I'm glad I didn't wait to see what the AIBs came up with; it'll be near bloody Xmas before we see these in the stores where I live.
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#7
EntropyZ
What a beast. Now it only needs a white variant. Plus a refinement of performance on the GPU itself and I would be all over it.
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#8
Cybrnook2002
36 x 24 x 36............ only if she's 5'3
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#9
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
employee24601 said:
Way too late I'm afraid. I held on as long as I could, but after waiting to see what Vega offered, I rage-purchased a 1080Ti and called it a day. I'm glad I didn't wait to see what the AIBs came up with; it'll be near bloody Xmas before we see these in the stores where I live.
Well good for you.


Going forward, this is the True XFX of yesterday, If those fans were clear an RGB effect could be added to them, so that you are not stuck with the boring black and red theme that most if not all part makers have adopted
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#10
GreiverBlade
do like .... a lot .... it would go pretty well with my Panzer Max case ....

just the short PCB with connector in the middle is ... odd ... couldn't they put something that would set them to the back ... like the 1060 FE (the only good idea that came from a FE :laugh: )


tho i don't plan to upgrade my GPU sooner or later, i have enough other project in the queue, but i really hope to see more of that design and not only for that gen.
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