AMD is reportedly launching its enthusiast Radeon RX Vega graphics card lineup consisting of Nova, Eclipse & Core on June 5th. The three SKU lineup will be priced starting at $399 and will go all the way up to $599. Leading AMD’s Vega pack is reportedly going to be the Radeon RX Vega Nova, a $599 flagship graphics card that’s set to compete with NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 Ti. Second in line is the Radeon RX Vega Eclipse, priced at $499 this board will slug it out with NVIDIA’s GTX 1080. The entry level enthusiast part will reportedly be called Radeon RX Vega Core and will compete with aftermarket GTX 1070 cards with a price tag of $399.
- Radeon RX Vega Nova. This part is said to feature the full 4096 GCN core Vega 10 GPU and run at an impressive clock speed of 1.6GHz, which is slightly higher than AMD’s previous estimates and significantly higher than Polaris. This card will reportedly compete with NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 Ti.
- Radeon RX Vega Eclipse. This part is said to feature the same Vega 10 GPU, all be it make use of air cooling and run at a more modest clock speed of around ~1.5GHz.
- Radeon RX Vega Core. This part is said to feature a cut back Vega 10 GPU. It’s also said to be air cooled and feature a relatively lower clock speed compared to the Nova board.
|Graphics Card||Radeon RX Vega Nova||Radeon RX Vega Eclipse||Radeon RX Vega Core||Radeon RX Vega Pro Duo|
|GPU||Vega 10 XT||Vega 10 XT||Vega 10 Pro||2x Vega 10 XT|
25.6 (FP16) TFLOPS
~24 (FP16) TFLOPS
~21 (FP16) TFLOPs
|Memory||16-8GB HBM2||8GB HBM2||8-4GB HBM2||32-16GB HBM2|
|Launch||June 5th||June 5th||June 5th||TBA|
This is all very much a rumor at this point, so please take this information with a grain of salt. What you’re about to read the information that comes in some form or another directly from AMD itself. Except for the June 5th launch date, which I should make very clear is also merely a rumored release date and is by no means confirmed.
Linux drivers have consistently proven to be an invaluable source of information regarding the company’s upcoming next generation Vega graphics products. An update that came out last week to the open-source Linux graphics driver stack contains some very revealing code pertaining to the company’s latest and greatest graphics chips.
The update included two brand new Vega device IDs, one of which has been spotted yesterday at the compubench database. This new Vega graphics board has all the signs of a production ready sample. It features 16GB of second generation High Bandwidth Memory — HBM2 — and features a GPU frequency of 1600MHz.
The second ID spotted in the Linux driver code refers to a new liquid cooled Vega dual GPU board. This board was unmentioned in the rumored Vega launch on June 5th, this may perhaps be because it’s a Radeon Pro or Radeon Instinct part rather than a gaming board.
AMD confirmed last week that it will be hosting a press conference at Computex to talk about upcoming graphics and CPU products. It’s expected that the company will debut Vega graphics cards and Ryzen 9 “Thread Ripper” enthusiast CPUs with up to 16 cores at the event.
Computex 2017 is fast approaching so we wanted to share a save-the-date for the AMD press conference, scheduled for May 31st from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Hosted by AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su and other key AMD executives, you will have the opportunity to hear more about the latest products and leading-edge technologies coming from AMD in 2017. The past year has seen AMD bringing innovation and competition back to the high-performance desktop market with the release of Ryzen™ processors and we look forward to providing new details on 2017 products and the ecosystems, both OEM and channel, that will support them.
If the recent rumor is to be believed Vega should officially launch the week following Computex. This we haven’t been able to verify as of yet. But, when all is said and done we’re all in for quite the ride over the next few weeks, so buckle up folks.
AMD Vega 10 & Vega 11 GPUs
|Graphics Card||Radeon R9 Fury X||Radeon RX 480||Radeon RX 580||Radeon RX Vega Series||Radeon RX Vega Series||Radeon RX Vega Pro Duo|
|GPU||Fiji XT||Polaris 10||Polaris 20||Vega 11||Vega 10||2x Vega 10|
|Process Node||28nm||14nm FinFET||14nm FinFET||FinFET||FinFET||FinFET|
|Stream Processors||4096||2304||2304||TBA||4096||Up to 8192|
8.6 (FP16) TFLOPS
5.8 (FP16) TFLOPS
6.1 (FP16) TFLOPs
25 (FP16) TFLOPS
|Memory||4GB HBM||8GB GDDR5||8GB GDDR5||TBA||8GB HBM2||16GB HBM2|
|Launch||2015||2016||Q2 2017||2017||Q2 2017||TBA|