After some leak and so much hype, AMD has unveiled GPUs based on its high-end Vega architecture. AMD’s Radeon RX Vega series endorses processors with numerous tweaks that assure to give AMD performance as compared to NVIDIA’s high-end offerings. All in all, Vega promised to give double the throughput per clock cycle and double the memory bandwidth per pin as compared with Radeon hardware which is really big improvement.
AMD’s emphasis is on baseline performance over peak frame rates. Its higher model should give a minimum of 53 frames per second while playing various games even on the ultra-wide 1440p monitor which is comparatively more than NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 which give 45 frames per second.
The RX Vega range can handle single-cable 5K displays, which is difficult to find outside MAC’s ecosystem. The software plug-in will give you first-ever hardware-accelerated playback for 4K VR video. You can also spring for the most advanced board in which you’ll also get liquid cooling that promises more headroom for overclocking and a noiseless PC.
The range starts off with stand-alone cards, including the $399 Radeon RX Vega 56 (named for its 56 compute units) and $499 Vega 64 Air Cooled (logically, 64 compute units). However, AMD is trying to push the concept of Radeon Packs that includes two games and discounts on the pricing of Samsung ultra-wide monitor and a Ryzen 7-plus-motherboard combo. You have to spend $100 more to get the Vega 56 and 64 Air boards with the packs, and the $699 Vega 64 Liquid Cooled is only available with a Radeon Pack.