May 31, 2017 04:45 AM EDT
AMD has confirmed that the Radeon RX Vega, a graphics card which is aimed towards the gamers, will arrive in July, following the release of its flagship Radeon RX Vega Frontier Edition. AMD has revealed two high-performance demos of their Radeon RX Vega and Frontier Edition graphics cards during Computex 2017.
In terms of launch timeframe, the AMD Radeon RX Vega has been officially confirmed to release on Siggraph 2017 that will start from July 30. So there is a whole month after the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition which will launch next month on June 27.
AMD's CEO, Lisa Su, first showcased the Radeon Vega Frontier edition in a live demo, running Blender. The software was using AMD's Radeon Pro render plugin and was tested on a high-end Ryzen 16 core Threadripper along with four Radeon Vega Frontier edition graphics cards running in Crossfire, according to The Inquirer.
The second demo was performed on dual AMD Radeon RX Vega with 4096 SPs on each card (arranged in 64 CU). This card was revealed running Prey at 4K on Ultra settings. AMD's RX Vega demonstration was also performed on a Threadripper platform, running a 16 core, 32 thread processor.
In terms of specifications, the AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card comes with 4096 stream processors and clocked beyond 1550 MHz to deliver 13 TFLOPs of FP32 and 25 TFLOPs of FP16 compute performance. There's also 16 GB of HBM2 VRAM that comes in two stacks (8 GB per stack). The gaming Vega graphics card has a total rated bandwidth of 480 GB/s that is lower than 512 GB/s on Fiji. It also boasts pixel fill rate of 90 GPixels/s, as reported by PC World.
AMD Radeon Vega Frontier edition will be available in June in two variants. AMD Radeon Vega FE card will be powered by a dual 8-pin connector configuration which confirms a TDP around 300W. The card is cooled by a single blower style fan that throws air out of the I/O side exhaust vents.
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