Nov 19, 2017 | Updated: 07:21 PM EDT

AMD Radeon RX Vega Reportedly Requires Lot Of Power, Claims MSI: Release Confirmed

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AMD might be tight-lipped for their upcoming gaming focused Radeon RX Vega graphics cards but the manufacturers have revealed some interesting information about the upcoming gaming monster card AMD Radeon RX Vega is known to feature the Vega 10 GPU and HBM2 memory but it seems like it's also going to feature a very high power consumption.

MSI representative has confirmed that AMD Radeon RX Vega is allegedly very power hungry, this was posted at Tweakers ForumsThis information comes from an AIB partner, who confirmed that AMD has started seeding samples to custom board makers regarding the Radeon RX Vega. AMD will offer a wave of reference-based Radeon RX Vega cards at launch. In terms of the power consumption, there is not much known until anything leaks out of company reveals. Currently, AMD has detailed three Vega 10 based cards, each with 300W TDP figures, as reported by Videocardz.

The AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 that was released recently had a TDP of 300W. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is going launch later this month in two flavors. The air-cooled variant has a price of $1200 US which will boast a 300W TDP while the liquid-cooled version of professional FE card has a price of $1800 US which will sport a 375W TDP.

AMD has revealed teasers of upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card running an AIO liquid cooled solution. The Radeon RX Vega s expected to be faster than the Vega Frontier Edition and Radeon Instinct MI25 accelerators.

It will take at least few weeks before the mainstream Vega-based cards are ready to hit the store shelves. Probably it will happen by the end of 2017, but odds are also there that the date could be further pushed to Q1 2018. However, the Frontier Edition that is targeted at the professionals will hit the market in July.

 

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