AMD has officially launched the much-anticipated Radeon RX Vega consumer graphics line-up. The graphics card is featuring the company's next-generation Vega GPU architecture. AMD's new top of the line GPU is the Radeon RX Vega 64, which promises to deliver 12.66 teraflops of performance that's comparable to the Nvidia GTX 1080's 9 teraflops.
At first, there will be four cards in the AMD Radeon RX Vega lineup, the standard air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64, a Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition with stylized metal fan shroud, the liquid-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid, and the lower-cost Radeon RX Vega 56. All the graphics cards are having numbers after their name because that is the number of card's Compute Units.
At the heart of AMD Radeon RX Vega series cards is the Vega 10 GPU. Vega 10 is having around 12.5 billion transistors and is manufactured using a 14nm FinFET LPP process. AMD also revealed that there is over 45MB of SRAM exists across the chip, and everything is connected its custom serial Infinity Fabric, as reported by Hot Hardware.
AMD Vega 10 GPU boasts 4 Asynchronous Compute units, with 4 next-gen Geometry units, and 64 next-gen compute units in its full implementation, with a grand total of 4096 stream processors. There are also 256 texture units on the chip, with 64 render back-ends that are linked to 4MB of L2 cache. Vega 10 leverages HBM2 memory for its HBC, which is connected via a 2048-bit interface, as reported by Tech Radar.
The base GPU clock speed of the air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 is 1,247MHz with a boost clock of 1,546MHz. There is 8GB of HBM2 memory onboard that offers up a peak of 484GB/s. The given card is capable of 12.66 TFLOPs of computing performance.
However, the frequencies on the liquid-cooled Radeon RX Vega variant are somewhat higher. The Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid-Cooled Edition has the same GPU configuration, but with higher base and boost clocks - 1,406MHz and 1,677MHz, respectively.
AMD has also unveiled the Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card for budget gamers which start at just $399 which 10.5 teraflops of performance. The given card is meant to take on the Nvidia GTX 1070, with 1,156 MHz base clocks and 1,471 MHz boost clocks.