AMD Radeon RX Vega: Important Thing You Need To Know!
During last year’s CES 2017, AMD gave a glimpse of their new Vega Graphics Card and then it was finally released in August of the same year. This graphics card made a huge impact to consumers thanks to the success it brought as a well-known cryptocurrency mining graphics card. With this, we provided important things consumer needs to know about the AMD Radeon RX Vega.
Because of the frenzy made by crypto mining, most of the graphics cards’ prices reached new heights. Luckily, the prices of the GPUs in the market today seems to be going back to normal. Another reason for this as some rumors suggest AMD Navi might not be present for a while.
AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64 was launched in August of 2017 that has three variations. The first on the list was the standard edition that became popular to a lot of consumers because of its versatility. The second one was the aluminum-clad limited edition version and for hard-core users, a liquid-cooled GPU system that runs a higher clock speed compared to others.
Another milestone for the company was the team up made by AMD and Intel for creating the 8th Generation Kaby Lake-G processors that features a discrete AMD graphics system. This can be seen in Dell’s XPS 15 2-in1 devices and other powerful laptops.
Then earlier this year, AMD launched their Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APU that comes with another discrete Vega graphics system. This became popular among consumers because of the mix of performance and affordability. Aso, during the Computex 2018, AMD worked with PowerColor to produce a micro-sized variation of their Radeon RX Vega 56, the RX Vega 56 Nano.
It has been a while since we have ourselves a consumer grade GPU from AMD. Although the company’s plan for their 7 nm GPU is apparent just like their announcement during Computex 2018, it might be best to stick up with with the current Vega graphics card.
Radeon RX Vega 64 was initially priced at $499 as a standalone graphics card. This is cheaper than Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition at $549 which makes it the direct competitor from the price standpoint. The limited edition Radeon RX Vega 64 goes for $599 and the liquid-cooled variant that packs the most punch and a higher clock speed is priced at $699.