January 7, 2019 Updated as Sapphire has called the price cut an error. In the immediate wake of the Nvidia RTX 2060 launch, Sapphire had slashed the price on both its Nitro+ and Pulse versions of the AMD RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 cards respectively. The Nitro+ RX Vega 64 was due to sit at a $379 MSRP, and the Pulse RX Vega 56 at a base price of $329. But Sapphire has just recalled the news announcement, calling an error. That would have meant the top two AMD RX Vega cards were sandwiching the latest Nvidia Turing GPU in terms of pricing, with the actual gaming performance of the RTX 2060 almost level-pegging with the RX Vega 64. Without the price drop the Vega cards are prohibitively expensive, especially compared with the $350 (£329) RTX 2060. And, on the whole, the Nvidia card produces the higher gaming frame rates almost across the board, and has more to offer in the future too. So far, the AMD folk we’d spoken to hadn’t heard anything about it, but did say … [Read more...] about Sapphire’s AMD RX Vega price cut was an error, Nvidia’s RTX 2060 remains unchallenged
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In the immediate wake of the Nvidia RTX 2060 launch, Sapphire has slashed the price on both its Nitro+ and Pulse versions of the AMD RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 cards respectively. The Nitro+ RX Vega 64 is now destined to sit at a $379 MSRP, and the Pulse RX Vega 56 is now going to have a base price of $329. That means the top two AMD RX Vega cards are now sandwiching the latest Nvidia Turing GPU in terms of pricing, with the actual gaming performance of the RTX 2060 almost level-pegging with the RX Vega 64. On the whole, however, the Nvidia card still produces the higher gaming frame rates across the board, and has more to offer in the future too. We don’t know whether this is something that we’re going to see across other vendors’ versions of the best AMD has to offer on the graphics side, but we’ve reached out to Radeon representatives to see if this is something that has come down from its side. So far, the AMD folk we’ve spoken to haven’t heard … [Read more...] about No Navi at CES? AMD RX Vega pricing drops to combat RTX 2060
The shift to the 7nm process for Vega has been known for a while but we were never sure whether AMD would be making the same move for the AMD RX Vega series, the gaming series. We knew for sure that Instinct would be getting the upgrade and many speculated whether or not the there would ever be 7nm AMD RX Vega gaming GPUs coming out. All that speculation came to an end as AMD CEO Lisa Su took the stage at Computex 2018. AMD CEO Lisa Su has confirmed that 7nm AMD RX Vega will be coming out for gaming. This means that we are not getting Navi any time soon and AMD Vega is here for another year or so. This might not be a bad thing though. AMD Showed more than 30% increase in performance by moving to the 7nm process for Instinct and keeping in mind that the same architecture has been used for 7nm AMD RX Vega, you can expect to see the same performance gains if not more from the gaming series as well. While AMD Vega did have a bit of a dull launch and it was not as great as … [Read more...] about 7nm AMD RX Vega Gaming Graphics Cards Confirmed At Computex 2018
AMD’s Vega architecture finally goes mobile, but that has nothing to do with the RX Vega Mobile chips that AMD teased back in January. No, the recently announced Predator Helios 500 from Acer is seemingly sporting an uncut desktop AMD RX Vega 56 GPU within its fairly sizeable laptop chassis. Acer has adopted a desktop GPU and spliced it into a chassis with capable-enough cooling and power delivery to keep their Vega graphics silicon running at reasonable clockspeeds under load. This RX Vega 56 GPU won’t be entirely unleashed due to the limitations from power and thermals, so is likely to feature reduced clockspeeds compared to the reference desktop RX Vega 56 graphics card. Need a mini PC for a LAN party? Here are the best mini PC builds of 2018. Despite the obvious TDP and power restrictions usually associated with squeezing a full-sized desktop GPU into a small mobile package, previous implementations have been pretty successful going down this route. Even without … [Read more...] about Why wait for Vega Mobile? Acer fits a desktop AMD RX Vega 56 inside a gaming laptop
Happy Star Wars day people, and May the 4th be with you. To celebrate the planet’s favourite space opera we’re exclusively introducing the AMD RX Vega Star Wars Collector’s Edition. It’s the first (completely unofficially) licensed Star Wars graphics card built with the Radeon GPU architecture. Check out our pick of the best video cards you can buy today. Back in November, rattling alongside the hype train for Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi, Nvidia launched the Star Wars Titan Xp Collector’s Edition cards. In both red and green trim, the powerful limited edition cards both featured a fresh design, mimicking the dark and light side of the Force. And now, with Star Wars day ringing around our ears, here’s the AMD RX Vega Star Wars Collector’s Edition. Now, unfortunately AMD haven’t been able to get the license to create the official merchandise themselves, but we thought it was unfair that Nvidia got to have all the fun, so we’ve … [Read more...] about Meet the exclusive AMD RX Vega Star Wars Collector’s Edition… May the 4th and prosper!