Finally, the wait is over. At Siggraph 2017, AMD revealed its most powerful range of graphics cards. Known as Vega, these GPUs are aimed at the high-end gaming enthusiast market.
The RX Vega family of cards will launch with two major variants, the Radeon RX Vega 56 and the Radeon RX Vega 64 on 14th August. Vega 56 is the base model, comes with 56 compute units and will come at a price on USD 399. On the other hand, the Vega 64 has 64 compute units and will cost about USD 499. Both cards will have 8GB of VRAM.
Additionally, AMD is also releasing three different packs, each with its own sets of features. Both the Vega 56 and 64 are air cooled by default, but there will also be a liquid cooled version of Vega 64 which is only available as part of one of the aforementioned Radeon packs. Each pack costs USD 100 more expensive than the previous one, and comes with two major games published by Bethesda: Prey and the upcoming Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. The packs are as follows:
- Radeon Red Pack: Includes games + Radeon RX Vega 56 for $499
- Radeon Black Pack: Includes games + Radeon RX Vega 64 for $599
- Radeon Aqua Pack comes with a liquid-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 for $699
And it doesn’t end here. AMD also announced the Radeon Pro WX 9100 and SSG graphics cards for workstations. The card promises to offer double the performance of its predecessor, the W9100. It will also support all the new capabilities that come with the Vega architecture. To showcase the card’s performance, AMD demonstrated loading a city model from Baahubali and rendering it using AMD’s ProRender GPU renderer. According to the representatives, other GPUs would get an out-of-memory error while loading it, but the WX9100 could do it successful.
AMD also talked about the Radeon Pro SSG, built on the Solid State Graphics technology announced by AMD last year, combining it with the Vega architecture. The Radeon Pro WX 9100 is expected to release at a price of USD 2200 while the Pro SSG is expected to go up as high as USD 7000. Both the cards are to launch on 13th September.