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AMD Radeon RX Vega Mainstream Card With Vega 11 Delayed Till 2018

Jun 01, 2017 07:21 AM EDT

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AMD might release the Radeon RX Vega graphics cards for gamers in Q3 2017, but currently, there's no word on the mainstream cards. According to the source, Radeon RX Vega based on mainstream GPUs won't see the light of day till late 2017 or early 2018.

According to Tweak Town, AMD has promised Q2 2017 launch for Vega, and the company has been able to keep up the promise by scheduled launch of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card on June 27. On top of that, the gamer enthusiast level cards will make a launch in Q3, while the mainstream cards are supposedly being pushed back to Q4 2017 at the first, but it could spill into Q1 2018.

A source over PCGameshardware gave a release date for the Radeon RX Vega enthusiast graphics chips sporting Vega 10 GPUs. These graphics cards will boast up to 4096 stream processors, HBM2 VRAM and several new technologies such as HBCC (High Bandwidth Cache Controller). 

These Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will be aimed at the enthusiast market with prices topping the $500 US range. But AMD is known to have two Vega chips; Vega 10 is the bigger while Vega 11 is the smaller of the two. The Vega 11 GPU will fill the mainstream market of AMD's Radeon RX Vega lineup but it will not launch until later this year. The graphics card might even slip to CES 2018.

The reason behind the delay is speculated as; AMD will be entirely focusing on getting their high-end parts out as soon as possible. The AMD Radeon RX Vega will be AMD's first high-end graphics card offering in more than two years after the Fiji-based Radeon R9 Fury X.

AMD Vega is coming to gaming PCs but only in the high-end market. In the meantime, NVIDIA's Pascal GPU lineup covers the entire graphics market share with entry-level, mainstream, high-end and enthusiast-targeted products.

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