AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Now Tested

AMD has released its Radeon RX Vega 64 which is a replacement for the Radeon Fury X and Radeon Fury, the RX Vega 64 is manufactured based on the 14nm FinFet architecture, incorporating 64 compute units and 4096 stream processors with a base clock speed of 1247 MHz (1546 MHz under load). The RAM configuration has been doubled to 8GB from 4GB using AMD latest High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2).

Our friends at Jon Peddie Research looked at the board in the Mt. Tiburon Lab and found that the Vega matched the performance of the Nvidia GTX1080 Ti although it uses a lot of power (up to 295W) compared to 180W for the Nvidia part. That’s not surprising as it has 12.5 billion transistors compared to the Nvidia at 7.2 billion and with a die size of 484mm² compared to 314mm². The AMD can be dialled down in power consumption if desired.

There are liquid-cooled and air-cooled variants starting at $500. The card has three DisplayPort outputs and an HDMI and can support four displays simultaneously.