Home » Tech

AMD's Vega cards and packs: by the numbers

02 August, 2017, 00:15 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition

Delivering up to 12.3 TFLOPS of peak single precision compute performance, the Radeon Pro WX 9100 graphics card represents a new era of professional graphics capabilities fueled by powerful Next-Gen Compute Units with Rapid Packed Math and an Enhanced Geometry Pipeline which improves processing efficiencies.

However, the frequencies on the liquid-cooled Radeon RX Vega variant are somewhat higher.

The new cards are meant to rival Nvidia's current GTX 1080 and 1070 products powered by the Pascal chip, as well as Nvidia's upcoming next generation line up powered by its Volta chip. For a limited time these GPUs will come with Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, but if you want even more there are also the Radeon Packs. This graphics card will have 12.66 TFLOPS, 64 compute units, 4,096 stream processors, and 8GB of advanced HBM2 memory, 484GBps of bandwidth and will be clocked at 1,247MHz with a boost clock of 1,546MHz. With a starting price of $399 (Radeon RX Vega 54), AMD is looking to bring some incredibly potent graphics muscle to compete with the GeForce GTX 10 Series.

AMD fans have been chomping at the bit for more information on when the firm's upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will be available, and now the wait is almost over. According to AMD the 17.8 release is the first driver to be compatible with the Vega GPU Architecture.

But it's going to take a lot more than 7-month-old hype to dethrone Nvidia, which now sits comfortably with its GTX 1070, 1080, 1080 Ti, and Titan X cards dominating the mid and high end of the graphics market.

AMD also offers a wide range of tools and open source software for professional content creators including Radeon ProRender and the Radeon ProRender Game Engine Importer.

Kathy Griffin shaves head in support of cancer-stricken sister
Retweeting the United States reporter's Twitter post , she wrote: 'My daughter Kathleen Mary is a wonderful human being'. It is split with another image that appears to be Griffin's mother Maggie with her hand atop the celeb's head.

Twitter Earnings Beat Views, But Stagnant Users Hit Stock
Daily active users , toward which management has recently been trying to shift investor attention, were up 12% year over year. In part from these numbers, Twitter shares opened trading Thursday down around 13 percent at $17.39 per share.

Swiss chainsaw attack suspect arrested after manhunt
It showed a tall, balding man with short brown hair walking along a street in a green jacket carrying a large black bag. Another three people were slightly injured in the attack, police said, but there was no information on them.

Going by the specs, the Vega 64 can be pegged as an equal to the GTX 1080.

On Sunday, AMD announced the pricing and release dates of two new product lines that could prove to be worthy alternatives to Intel's Core i7 processor and Nvidia's high-end GTX graphics card. The Limited Edition will be available till the stocks last. Next up is the Radeon RX Vega 64, which is bereft of liquid cooling but features the same number of CUs and ROPs as the Liquid Cooled Edition.

We can buy the Radeon Aqua Pack along with the liquid-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 for $699.

Radeon Pack buyers will also be entitled to a $100 discount on a package of select AMD Ryzen 7 processors and compatible motherboards, and a $200 discount on the purchase of a Samsung CF791 monitor.

Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD explains, "The enthusiast gaming experience is defined by high resolutions and a tear-free, buttery smooth 60 frames per second, something that only approximately 600,000 gamers are capable of enjoying today".

Recommended:

  • Amit Shah fields Rajput as BJP's 3rd candidate

    Amit Shah fields Rajput as BJP's 3rd candidate

    According to sources, more Congress MLAs, who are seen as staunch supporters of Vaghela, are likely to resign before the RS polls. Meanwhile, Congress launched a scathing attack on the BJP for attempting to try and poach its MLAs by hook or by crook.
    Suns' Brandon Knight suffers torn ACL, likely to miss entire National Basketball Association  season

    Suns' Brandon Knight suffers torn ACL, likely to miss entire National Basketball Association season

    The Suns announced Tuesday that point guard Brandon Knight suffered a torn ACL and they expect him to miss the 2018 season. The news came as a shock to the Phoenix Suns fans and Knight himself is obviously devastated.
    Charges dropped, should Cowboys re-sign Lucky?

    Charges dropped, should Cowboys re-sign Lucky?

    The Cowboys are expected to make his release official today, with Whitehead becoming a free agent if he clears waivers. The agent also said Whitehead never appeared in court on July 6 because he never received a citation and summons.
  • Microsoft launches Surface Plus upgrade plan

    Microsoft launches Surface Plus upgrade plan

    The two plans, Surface Plus and Surface Plus for Business , are available at Microsoft.com or at Microsoft stores in the US. Surface Plus for Business will also let businesses get Office 365 for Business with an additional $8.25 per user per month.
    Jordan charges Israeli guard with murder over embassy shooting

    Jordan charges Israeli guard with murder over embassy shooting

    The relatively swift end to the stand-off signalled progress towards ending the crisis over the contested shrine. Jordan is the official custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.
    New $10 mil Lawsuit for Exposing Woman to STD

    New $10 mil Lawsuit for Exposing Woman to STD

    TMZ reported that this was actually the second time when Usher and this woman, whose identity has not been revealed, had sex. The R&B singer had been diagnosed with herpes in either 2009 or 2010, New York Daily News reports.
  • Danilo Gallinari Punches Opponent In Exhibition Game

    Danilo Gallinari Punches Opponent In Exhibition Game

    As if getting into a fight in a friendly wasn't too over the top, a hospital visit was also needed because of the punch. However, he may have put himself and the Clippers in danger during an worldwide friendly.
    Israel 'willing to consider alternatives to metal detectors'

    Israel 'willing to consider alternatives to metal detectors'

    Movement of Palestinians from his village was also restricted by Israeli security services. It began when Israel placed metal detectors at Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque compound.
    YouTube will redirect you away from extremist videos

    YouTube will redirect you away from extremist videos

    The Redirect Project was developed by the search titan to develop software based on YouTube's advertising tools. Finally, Google also wants to expand the Redirect Method to Europe.
  • Liverpool back off from Keita deal

    Liverpool back off from Keita deal

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has joked his club will make a €300m offer to sign RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita . He said: "That chance [of his leaving] is "null".

    Rights center condemns recent Israeli measures against Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque

    Three Israelis were stabbed to death in the West Bank by a 19-year-old Palestinian who was then shot by a neighbour. Three Palestinians were killed in those clashes and dozens more have been hospitalized, according to the AP.
    Navy to commission new first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford

    Navy to commission new first-in-class aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford

    The air wing to support the Ford could add more personnel to the ship, which is created to house more than 4,600 crew members. Navy bosses boast that the new ship is a "technological marvel" and claim it will carry much more than just fighter jets.


Popular

Accused coup plotters stand trial in Ankara
Seven defendants are still on the run, while another 18 have been charged but not in jail. Gulen denies any involvement, Reuters reported .

THAAD Intercepts Test Target
President Donald Trump criticized China and his predecessors Saturday night on Twitter. "I am very disappointed in China". China has been notified of the move to speed up the deployment, the South's presidential Blue House said.

Maduro presses on with polls despite protests
Meanwhile, Maduro on Thursday also called for talks with the opposition coalition to resolve the country's political crisis. The new constituent assembly، comprising 545 members، will rival the National Assembly، now controlled by the opposition.

McConnell Emotional After Obamacare Repeal Vote Fails: 'This Is a Disappointment Indeed'
Senate Republicans were closer than ever to finally repealing Obamacare. Now is not the time to leave American health care at risk".

Photos show devastating aftermath of wildfires that have torn across southern France
Civil Protection Agency spokeswoman Patricia Gaspar says continuing strong winds and tinder-dry woodland remain a menace. Firefighters in France appear to be winning the battle against the flames that swept up along the Mediterranean Coast.

Health care: Here's what the Senate is voting on
Rand Paul introduced the amendment - within two years, and come up with a replacement plan in the meantime. However, Governor Bill Haslam said that number shouldn't be the main focus of the debate.

Bond 25 and Daniel Craig: Does the franchise need a reluctant Bond?
The official 007 website announced Monday that the 25th movie about the British spy will be released November 8, 2019. James Bond will return to the big screen for a fresh instalment in 2019, creators have said.

Los Banos CHP Investigating Instagram Video of Crash that Killed Teen's Sister
The video since has gone viral on the Internet after Stockton resident Mary Hernandez said she saw the video and reposted it . She documented herself in a fatal vehicle accident in which her younger sister, who was sitting in the back seat, was killed.

Court case over critically ill baby Charlie Gard resumes
The protracted legal battle between GOSH and Chris Gard and Connie Yates centres around the hospital's treatment of the baby. The judge expressed his sympathy and said that the parents did everything they could for the 11-month-old infant.

Eight people found dead in Texas truck, possibly human trafficking case
Officers arrived at about 12:30 a.m.to find eight people deceased and dozens of others suffering from heat stroke or dehydration. Somebody from the truck asked a Walmart employee for water, and after bringing the water, that employee called the authorities.