Apr 02, 2020 | Updated: 10:23 AM EDT

AMD Vega: RX500 Release Likely Soon

Mar 28, 2017 02:55 PM EDT


AMD is on Cloud nine right now with the release of two new Polaris graphics hardware, with their primary product being the 'Ryzen' processor chips, that (at least comparing the benchmarks) competes with their arch rivals Intel corporation. That said, video game players and all other kinds of creative professionals, mainly relying on graphics for their profession, have been waiting for AMD to come out with 'Vega' graphic cards.

AMD Vega has already made its presence at the CES this year, that was accidentally leaked by a YouTuber in one of the videos that were put up online. That said, AMD Vega is expected to come out at a cheaper price, but at the same time, compete with their rivals for graphics development, Nvidia corporation. After a long time, AMD's RX500 supposedly based on the Vega architecture is nearing its release date.

The following report from PCGamesN mentioned that AMD's flagship graphic cards are still a long way ahead of their release date, while the RX500 is expected to be released sometime in April this year. The report also alleges that AMD Vega will be a direct replacement for the R9 Fury X, one of the most expensive cards at the time of its release which also had some issues with thermal performance.

That said, other details from Digital Trends highlight the capabilities of AMD's Vega chips that will be equipped with a low-power 14nm FinFET processing technology. This is likely due to the output of better performance as well as less power consumption which should be an ideal day to day content development. However, the pricing for AMD's Vega chips is still unknown alongside the available models at the time of launch.

While their predecessors, the RX470 and RX480 for their prices, have put out some amazing performance especially in the DX12 sector, the next-in-line, RX500 is rumoured to perform slightly better and also more powerful in its hardware configuration. With such a delay, Nvidia seems to have taken a huge advantage of it and have already come out with their 1080 Ti flagship consumer-grade graphics card costing $699 for the founder's edition. 


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