Aug 20, 2017 | Updated: 07:21 PM EDT

AMD Radeon RX Vega Release Date Confirmed; Midrange Graphics Cards Specs, Price, Features And Other Details

Jun 14, 2017 05:09 PM EDT

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AMD has been hyping its Vega graphics architecture for a long time. It is good to say that many enthusiasts are frothing at the mouth in expectation of what Vega might bring to the table.

During last week's Computex, AMD Radeon RX Vega will be officially introduced at SIGGRAPH Techniques 2017. It is an annual conference which will be held this year in Los Angeles from July 30 until Aug. 3, according to HotHardware.

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AMD Vega is already unveiled with AMD has released the Radeon RX Vega Frontier Edition for developers. That graphics card is decked out with 64 next-gen compute units, 4,096 stream processors, and 16GB of high-bandwidth cache. According to the company, the ultimate Vega is capable of producing 25 TFLOPS of half-precision compute performance (FP16) and 13 TFLOPS of single precision compute performance (FP32). To be noted, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti deliver 11.4 TFLOPS of single precision compute performance.

The AMD Radeon Technologies Group's chief architect Raja Koduri has said that the gaming Radeon RX Vega GPUs will be much earlier and cheaper compared to the Vega Frontier Edition. This also is to target towards pro content developers.

According to PC Gamer, the high-end AMD RX Vega Nova is expected to sell for $599 as it makes it $100 cheaper than its rival Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti. It's uncertain whether the reduced price means slower performance as well.

The rumors suggest that the mid-range AMD RX Vega Eclipse will carry a $499 price tag while the AMD RX Vega Core will be having a cost of $399. This leaves the RX 500-series GPUs targeting the mainstream market that typically falls below $250.

More information from the company is expected before the event kicks off. It is believed that the new GPUs will be out by late 2017 or early 2018. 

 

 


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