Friday, November 24th 2017

XFX Launches Custom RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 Double Edition Graphics Cards

After teasing us with a somewhat bold design for their custom RX Vega graphics cards, XFX has officially taken the lid of their finalized design for their RX Vega graphics cards. These have been a long time coming, for sure; and the design is definitely bold enough to be divisive, promising to be a "hate it or love it" affair. XFX has taken their brand-recognition-fueled X and applied that design to the graphics cards' shroud, with a recess in the middle of the graphics cards that separates the two air cooling fans giving the card an X-shaped design. This design quirk has been put to other uses than just aesthetic considerations, though, with the card's 2x 8-pin power connectors being slotted smack in the middle of the graphics card, which might be good (or bad) according to your cases' routing ability, though it should, in theory, allow for somewhat decreased length of the graphics card. The backplate on the XFX custom cards also looks great (black, gray and red are almost impossible to get wrong).
The finalized versions carry a two-slot cooling solution with 2x 8-pin power connectors - to be expected, but which somewhat constitutes a surprise for the more powerful RX Vega 64, since other early AIB partner designs have been deploying a trio of 8-pin connectors on that particular graphics card. As for connections, there's 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI connectors, with the top slot being fully dedicated to airflow. Availability for the XFX Double Edition graphics cards hasn't been disclosed at time of writing, but clocks for these are seemingly stock (1247 MHz base, 1546 MHz Boost for the RX Vega 64, and 1156 MHz base, 1471 MHz Boost for the Vega 56).

Source: Videocardz
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64 Comments on XFX Launches Custom RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 Double Edition Graphics Cards

#1
R-T-B
I'm sorry, it's ugly. I'm not going to make analogies, it just is.
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#2
Apocalypsee
No wonder it took so long with those cutout and fancy shroud. But the end result, its butt ugly. Can they made something simple, IMO I really dig AMD reference cooler on Vega, simple black shroud and fan, nothing fancy.
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#4
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
I'd like to see black with chrome.....
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#5
Gmr_Chick
Outback Bronze said:
Not sure I like it. Looks like a Bra.

Not that there is anything wrong with Bra's. Just not on GPU's for me.
Heh, sure as hell doesn't look like any bra I would like to wear :laugh:

bug said:
Of course there's something wrong with bras. There's a reason we take them off whenever we get the chance :D
I'm not sure if you're a woman or not, but trust me when I say you pretty much spoke for all of us with that comment lol. Bravo :D

As for this particular card, it's freakin' hideous. The only things that even remotely save it from capturing the Ugly GPU Crown are the carbon fiber look (and yet even this makes it look even worse for some reason) and the backplate. Everything else makes it look cheap and uninspired, especially the fans.
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#6
bug
Gmr_Chick said:

I'm not sure if you're a woman or not, but trust me when I say you pretty much spoke for all of us with that comment lol. Bravo :D
I'm just a guy speaking from the heart ;)
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#7
cucker tarlson
eidairaman1 said:

Looks better than any Founders Edition card,
oh yeah absolutely




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#8
deu
Funny to see so many people commenting on how ugly this is. Not like back in the days when people cared about performance instead of looks . Ofcourse if you are in the teenager room with RGB case and window; sure this is not the prettiest card around but even then what you only see 3x20 cm side of the cooler and the card will proberbly look really simular to a strix or the likes. ill take performance of a cooler any time over looks. The size of the cooler i assume it will perform rather sweet (if they havent f***ed something up. Ill prepare for the waves of hate for writing this, i know youngsters are amoungst the users! :D
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#9
cucker tarlson
deu said:
Ill prepare for the waves of hate for writing this, i know youngsters are amoungst the users! :D
gaming pcs are nothing more than toys so it might as well be something pretty not an eyesore.
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#10
Jism
the54thvoid said:
It's going to get called 'the Owl'.
XFX Owlicious.
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#12
Gmr_Chick
bug said:
I'm just a guy speaking from the heart ;)
Haha, fair enough. :D

deu said:
Funny to see so many people commenting on how ugly this is. Not like back in the days when people cared about performance instead of looks . Ofcourse if you are in the teenager room with RGB case and window; sure this is not the prettiest card around but even then what you only see 3x20 cm side of the cooler and the card will proberbly look really simular to a strix or the likes. ill take performance of a cooler any time over looks. The size of the cooler i assume it will perform rather sweet (if they havent f***ed something up. Ill prepare for the waves of hate for writing this, i know youngsters are amoungst the users! :D
It humors me when people who don't like the whole RGB thing automatically assume the people that do like it are teenagers or children. Or people that appreciate aesthetics (in addition to performance) are somehow petty and childish too. I'm 31, and I care about aesthetics just as much as I care about performance. There's nothing wrong with that. I'm warming up to the whole RGB craze too, although in some cases (like with Corsair's RGB headphone stand) it is a little stupid and worthless. If a person wants RGB lighting everywhere on their rig, by all means, but I don't think that makes them childish or anything. It's what THEY like.

Getting back to the card, it's ugly, just admit it. :D
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#13
_larry
Still going to buy a Vega 56. Who gives a $hit what it looks like? If it cools well and performs well, I will be happy.
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#14
DeathtoGnomes
_larry said:
Still going to buy a Vega 56. Who gives a $hit what it looks like? If it cools well and performs well, I will be happy.
I have to agree with this attitude.
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#15
ArdWar
The stepped design and carbon fiber texture makes it looks like badly extruded 3D print pieces.
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#16
Noyand
Gmr_Chick said:
Haha, fair enough. :D



It humors me when people who don't like the whole RGB thing automatically assume the people that do like it are teenagers or children. Or people that appreciate aesthetics (in addition to performance) are somehow petty and childish too. I'm 31, and I care about aesthetics just as much as I care about performance. There's nothing wrong with that. I'm warming up to the whole RGB craze too, although in some cases (like with Corsair's RGB headphone stand) it is a little stupid and worthless. If a person wants RGB lighting everywhere on their rig, by all means, but I don't think that makes them childish or anything. It's what THEY like.

Getting back to the card, it's ugly, just admit it. :D
that remind me of what one of my teacher told me in school : there is a weird relationship between aesthetic and high performance. If a formula one, jet fighter, or all those fast vehicle happens to be so pleasant to the eye it's because every inch was made by following the golden ratio who happens to ensure both the best aerodynamics and aesthetic. (yes , you can make something look pretty by using science).
If something looks clunky it's not weird to think that it wouldn't be a great performer, lots of people are actually conditionned to think this way because of what I've said earlier. That must be why high end gaming hardware are getting so overworked since this decade.
Now the issue with this gpu is that they tried really hard to do something "special" and it ended up ugly while having nothing that could let us think that it's going to benefit the cooling or the noise.
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#17
medi01
No word on pricing eh?
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#18
DeathtoGnomes
medi01 said:
No word on pricing eh?
guaranteed its more than $.01
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#20
Athlonite
You know what you never see any manufacturer produce GPU HSF's taller they make then longer (requiring 3 fans) or fatter (requiring 2.5~3 slots) but never taller or never tall enough to use 120mm fans

take this thing for example they could have used 2x120mm fans on it just by extending the top most edge of the cooler by 20~30mm but no they still uses weird sized fans on them
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#21
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
cucker tarlson said:
gaming pcs are nothing more than toys so it might as well be something pretty not an eyesore.
The only eyesore is the one who said it in this quote above.

Athlonite said:
You know what you never see any manufacturer produce GPU HSF's taller they make then longer (requiring 3 fans) or fatter (requiring 2.5~3 slots) but never taller or never tall enough to use 120mm fans

take this thing for example they could have used 2x120mm fans on it just by extending the top most edge of the cooler by 20~30mm but no they still uses weird sized fans on them
At least it uses 2 slots and not 3.
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#22
fullinfusion
Vanguard Beta Tester
Gmr_Chick said:

There's nothing wrong with that. I'm warming up to the whole RGB craze too, although in some cases (like with Corsair's RGB headphone stand) it is a little stupid and worthless. If a person wants RGB lighting everywhere on their rig, by all means, but I don't think that makes them childish or anything. It's what THEY like.

Getting back to the card, it's ugly, just admit it. :D
Well said, i love led astetics if done right and not like a blinking disco light strobing up the room, and yup I agree, looks....well NASTY! it should be named the double Nasty from XFX...

If I had a card like that I'd have the window on the side of my case covered... Like a double bagger if ppl get what I mean lol
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#23
Sasqui
Ferrum Master said:
it looks hideous o_O
I'm with you, though it might make a good clothing accessory

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#24
Vayra86
My god this looks cheap and plasticky. 2010 wants its shroud back...

Shame.
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#25
lexluthermiester
There is a lot of talk about being reminded of owls. Not what I'm reminded of. I see a tech version of the restaurant logo for "Hooters". If they were going for the "pasties" look, they succeeded.
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