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
anubis44
Vayra86 said:
My god this looks cheap and plasticky. 2010 wants its shroud back...

Shame.
LOL, and the mass of cheap silver and black-coloured plastic cladding that Titan card DON'T look cheap to you? Now THAT'S from 2010. Not this.
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#3
kn00tcn
silentbogo said:
Not just that. Also "double" and "dual" in nomenclature.
xfx has been doing double-d(issipation) for many years, down to 6950 from 2010, but how old is asus dual?
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#4
lukart
Well, that is one ugly card. Might work the card being short, allowing more airflow on the rest of the cooler.
But oh boy, that PowerColor Red Devil Vega is looking sexy, also I see that they do the same, they have some vents on the back for improved airflow.
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#5
Vayra86
anubis44 said:
LOL, and the mass of cheap silver and black-coloured plastic cladding that Titan card DON'T look cheap to you? Now THAT'S from 2010. Not this.
First off, you assume I'm a huge fan of the Fool's Edition ,which I'm not.

Second...
"GeForce 700 series cards were first released in 2013, starting with the release of the GeForce GTX Titan on February 19, 2013"

Try harder next time pls

Here's a 2010 GPU for good measure, in case you still wanted to type up another smart reply - you feel me now?
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#6
Noyand
anubis44 said:
LOL, and the mass of cheap silver and black-coloured plastic cladding that Titan card DON'T look cheap to you? Now THAT'S from 2010. Not this.
Titan are full metal just so you know. nvidia reference design for gpu starting from the x70/xx70 are full metal since the gtx 700. Would be nice if you could get your fact correct.
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#7
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
anubis44 said:
LOL, and the mass of cheap silver and black-coloured plastic cladding that Titan card DON'T look cheap to you? Now THAT'S from 2010. Not this.
You aren't aware those are metal shrouds, huh? And it was late 2013 IIRC.
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#8
anubis44
I like the look of the card. Now I want to know what the heat dissipation performance is like.
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#9
DragonAstaXiel
to each own, but man that is FUGLY.
the full cover/shroud type with dual fan sure may look big and blocky but at least the lines are clear/defined to try and make it unique and could allow the maker to incline the fans to aid in ejecting hot air or sucking in cool air (if they bothered) but to completely leave bare spots, cut the cover back to "upsell" their model of an expensive enthusiast class GPU makes me expect them to have a lower price of entry than the full covered/shroud types which we know will not happen.

So instead have a FUGLY card, as someone else said owl eyes, XFX should have done exactly that, give it fancy lighting, cover the one bare spot a bit better or something, I do not see this cooling the best TBH ^.^
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#10
Cybrnook2002
@XFXSupport , this looks like a wolf in sheep's clothing! Is this the Vega NANO? :-)

If EK supports this card, coupled with only DP outputs. Then this is a single slot, itx dream! Well done.
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#11
DragonAstaXiel
Cybrnook2002 said:
@XFXSupport , this looks like a wolf in sheep's clothing! Is this the Vega NANO? :)

If EK supports this card, coupled with only DP outputs. Then this is a single slot, itx dream! Well done.
I doubt it through the size that it appears to be, the heatsink size, the use of dual 8 pin power connectors and the twin fans :D just for an example the "original" Nano (AMD wise and XFX specifically to illustrate my point)
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#12
Cybrnook2002
I understand that, I have a nano :) but if you look closer, the PCB on this card is very very short. Nano size. I think your looking at it from a power consumption, where I am looking at it from a water-cooling perspective.
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#13
DragonAstaXiel
Cybrnook2002 said:
I understand that, I have a nano :) but if you look closer, the PCB on this card is very very short. Nano size. I think your looking at it from a power consumption, where I am looking at it from a water-cooling perspective.
I suppose that is true, looking at where the screws are mounted on the PCB looks about nano sized, guess that is benefit of HBM style memory :) they really should do one that blows heat out the butt end of it, or, one that has a rad built into it..keep pcb short like that use the extra room afforded for rad section O.O
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