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AMD claims Radeon RX Vega 4GB cards will match 11GB GTX 1080 TI

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#1 JohnC_21


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 09:30 AM

AMD HAS TEASED more information about its forthcoming Vega-based graphics cards, revealing that they will come with either 4GB or 8GB memory and hinting that a launch is imminent.

Both versions will use the second-generation high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), which in addition to offering improved memory bandwidth will also provide greater power efficiency - something AMD cards have been lacking as of late.

Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager of Radeon gaming at AMD, suggested that 4GB of HBM2 Vega graphics card memory could potentially have similar memory bandwidth to Nvidia's 11GB GTX 1080 Ti, although we'll believe that when we see the independent benchmarks. 


More plausibly, he added that Radeon RX Vega graphics cards ought to be smaller than some of the AMD graphics cards that have been shipped of late, particularly the £200 stop-gap Polaris 10-based RX 480s, which appeared in the middle of last year. 



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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:53 AM

The problem is you can pick up a 1080 Ti now, rather than wait three months (or longer).  I'm looking at possibly going to a 1070 as my video card (970) is two years old.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:28 PM

I don't see that as a problem as 1080 Ti is very old architecture. It's essentially Maxwell (GTX 970 etc) with very little tweaks. Also memory is very old GDDR5 with little tweaks (so that it's GDDR5X). Third problem is that 1080 Ti price will likely get lower when AMD launches Vega.

Vega offers much more advanced architecture than 1080 Ti along with latest memory technology. So basically I cannot recommend 1080 Ti to anyone else than die hard Nvidia fanboy.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 06:40 PM

It would be truly awesome to see Vega match 1080Ti performance, putting downward pressure on the entire product line's prices if at all possible....


I suspect it might be best to wait for the product to deliver (on time would be nice), and prove itself via good performance in a variety of gaming titles, before planning which product to buy.

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

Exactly, right now it's all talk until we see results. But they are likely to be exciting results. The fury and nano cards did well with the use of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and I'm looking forward to seeing what these new series do, both for gaming and alt coin mining.

Edited by dinotech-stjames, 03 April 2017 - 12:38 PM.

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