Over the past few days, AMD has been embroiled in a controversy as many retailers have unexpectedly increased the prices of the new AMD RX Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards leading many to believe that AMD’s initial pricing was a shady tactic to get everyone’s attention before bumping up the price.
In order to clear the air, AMD has released an official statement regarding the rumored price increase of its Vega 56 and Vega 64 graphics cards.
“Radeon RX Vega 64 continues to exceed expectations. AMD is working closely with its partners to address this demand. Our initial launch quantities include standalone Radeon RX Vega 64 at SEP of $499, [...]
DRAM and NAND prices have soared over the past year due to shortages and it looks like VRAM prices are following a similar trajectory as well. According to a recent article by Digitimes, VRAM price quotes have soared by 30.8% in August, leaping from $6.50 per package in July to $8.50 per package.
The price increase is due to RAM leading RAM manufacturers shifting production focus to memory for servers and smartphones. Samsung, which accounts for 55% of the worldwide VRAM supply, has more than doubled its server DRAM production from 12% to 27%. SK Hynix and Micron which account for the rest of the world’s VRAM production has significantly increased production [...]
AMD is showing some serious love for content creators at SIGGRAPH 2017 with two major new graphics cards, the Radeon Pro WX 9100 and the Radeon Pro SSG.
AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
The AMD Radeon Pro WX9100 is the first Pro graphics card that was shown off. The card features 64 next generation compute units capable of delivering up to 12.3 TFLOPs of Single Precision FP32 compute performance. Included is also, 16GB of HBC (High Bandwidth Cache) memory with ECC delivering up to 484 GB/s of memory bandwidth. Content creators with multi-displays will also appreciate the included six DisplayPort 1.4 ports, each capable of delivering up to 8K at 60Hz or [...]
After about a year since we first heard about AMD Vega, AMD has finally announced the new graphics card, marking AMD’s return to the enthusiast graphics market after years of sitting on the sidelines.
AMD’s RX Vega lineup will consist of two new graphics cards, the RX Vega 64 and the RX Vega 56.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
The Radeon RX Vega 64 is AMD’s flagship RX Vega graphics card. The 64 in its name signifies the number of next generation compute units in the GPU, which in this case is 64. Multiply this number by 64 Stream Processors per compute unit and you get a total of 4096 Stream Processors.
The base [...]
At SIGGRAPH 2017, Nvidia announced that it will be bringing its powerful Titan Xp and Quadro graphics cards into an eGPU solution for gamers, creative professionals and AI researchers.
External graphics docks are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and massive graphics performance they bring to laptops and other mobile devices that otherwise would not have the capability.
With the new announcement, those who want Nvidia’s latest and greatest will be able to put one in an external GPU solution such as the BizonBox, which now already has the Titan Xp listed as a compatible graphics card.
AMD recently confirmed the a new Vega architecture based graphics card, the RX Vega Nano.
During their event at at SIGGRAPH 2017, Radeon Technology Group SVP and Chief Architect, Raja Koduri, invited Founder of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, to the stage to say wonderful things about AMD hardware and at the same time, give him one of the first working samples of RX Vega Nano.
Very little is currently known about the RX Vega Nano as it was shown off for the first time at the event. However, RX Vega Nano is not a surprise. HBM’s stacked memory design removes a lot of the physical space that was traditionally needed for video memory allowing for such compact [...]
AMD’s SIGGRAPH 2017 Capsaicin event had quite a few reveals today, but nothing quite as impressive as Inventec’s new Project 47 supercomputer powered by AMD.
The new Project 47 supercomputer is easily one of the more beautiful server racks we’ve ever seen, but what’s even more beautiful is what’s inside. Packing 20 AMD EPYC 7601 CPUs, 80 Radeon Instinct Vega GPUs, and 10TB of DDR4 memory, the Project 47 is capable of up to 1 petaflop, or about 1,000 teraflops of single precision compute performance.
For reference, the IBM Roadrunner which was one of the fist supercomputers to reach 1 petaflop of [...]
The official launch of the AMD Radeon RX Vega is on our doorstep and retailers are beginning to gear up to start selling the new cards as soon as they get the green light.
Online retailer Newegg however, may have been a bit too enthusiastic about Vega’s launch as Guru3D forum member, NvidiaFreak650 recently discovered the pricing list of the upcoming Radeon RX Vega 64 lineup by simply inspecting the source code on Newegg when searching for “radeon vega”.
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air: $499 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air Limited Edition: $549 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler: $599 AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooler Limited Edition: [...]
Some keen-eyed Redditors recently spotted AMD’s Vega 10, Vega 11, Vega 12 and Vega 20 on the Eurasian Economic Commission, or ECC’s, website, confirming the existence of of all the cards. The website also shared some SKU and model information as well.
Here’s the full list of SKUs thanks to tech site, Videocardz.AMD Vega EEC ListingListing Variant Additional InformationVEGA11 XT AIB MBA VEGA 11 XT Vega 11 XT for AIBsVEGA11 PRO AIB MBA VEGA 11 PRO Vega 11 PRO for AIBsVEGA10 XT MBA DTOEM VEGA 10 XT Vega 10 XT for OEMsVEGA10 XL MBA DTOEM VEGA 10 XL Vega 10 XL for OEMsVEGA10 XT MBA AIB VEGA 10 XT Vega 10 XT for AIBsVEGA10 [...]
AMD’s upcoming RX Vega graphics card is just a few more days away and while we’ve already seen the performance numbers leaked, this time we have the official product renders thanks once again to tech leaks site, Videocardz.
The AMD Radeon RX Vega will come in three different models, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, the RX Vega 64 Limited Edition and the RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition.
First up is the Radeon RX Vega 64 reference graphics card which follows the same design language of the current RX 500 series designs. The card will feature a blower style cooler, two 8-pin power connectors, three DisplayPort connectors and one HDMI. [...]