AMD has just sent out invites for a live press conference taking place on May 31st at Computex. This ties in with recent rumours that Team Red is reportedly planning to launch its Radeon RX Vega graphics cards in just three weeks’ time. A June 5th launch is expected, with AMD readying Radeon RX Vega Nova, Radeon RX Vega Eclipse and Radeon RX Vega Core graphics chips for the big day.
Before we head in here, take all this with a hefty pinch of salt. Nothing has been confirmed by AMD about Radeon RX Vega just yet, so this is firmly in rumour territory right now. It certainly sounds real enough though, and AMD is surely getting the parts in place for a reveal soon.
According to the leak, the Radeon RX Vega Nova is the flagship of the group. Priced at an expected $599, the RX Vega Nova will be designed to go head to head with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Featuring a full-fat Vega 10 XT GPU, the Nova will have 4096 Stream Processors, 1.6GHz clock speed, and a choice of either 8 or 16GB HBM2. This provides total memory bandwidth of 410GB/s on the 8GB model. It’s also very power hungry, a running theme throughout these leaked Radeon RX Vega specs.
One rung down from this is the Radeon RX Vega Eclipse. Pitted as a GeForce GTX 1080 competitor, this will be available from $499 and feature a stripped down Vega 10 XT with 3584 Stream Processors clocked at a slightly lower 1.5GHz. According to the leak, this will be available in a single 8GB HBM2 configuration. It will have a similar memory bandwidth to the Nova; around 410 GB/s.
Then there’s the Radeon RX Vega Core. Of the entire RX family, this is seen as the budget model, although it’s still going to set you back $399. This puts it in GeForce GTX 1070 territory. 1070’s can actually be had for cheaper than that nowadays, so it’s going to need to outperform Nvidia’s effort if it wants to succeed at that price point. The Radeon RX Vega Core will allegedly use a stripped down Vega 10 Pro GPU and be available in both 8 and 4GB HBM2 flavours.
Last but not least, AMD has one other monster in the works. The Radeon RX Vega Pro Duo isn’t expected to launch until a later date, however keeping in line with AMD’s Fury releases, this will apparently be a dual-GPU version of the Radeon RX Vega Nova. To that end, it will have 8192 Stream Processors, a 4096-bit memory interface, 820GB/s memory bandwidth and either 16GB or 32GB HBM2. Keeping in line with the Nova’s pricing, the Pro Duo will likely be around the $1200 mark.
|Radeon RX Vega Nova||Radeon RX Vega Eclipse||Radeon RX Vega Core||Radeon RX Vega Pro Duo|
|GPU||Vega 10 XT||Vega 10 XT||Vega 10 Pro||Vega 10 XT x2|
|Stream Processors (Cores)||4096||3584||4096||8192|
|Estimated Performance||12.8 TFLOPs||12 TFLOPs||10.5 TFLOPs||19.6 TFLOPs|
|Memory||16GB / 8GB HBM2||8GB HBM2||8GB / 4GB HBM2||32GB / 16GB HBM2|
|Release Date||June 5th||June 5th||June 5th||TBA|
Again, it needs to be reiterated that we have sources for this info just yet, although DigiWorthy claim they trust the data they've got hold of. It does certainly tie in with what we'd expect AMD's plans to be, although we likely won't know for sure until Computex itself. AMD CEO Lisa Su herself will be hosting the event which takes place on May 31st.
"The past year has seen AMD bringing innovation and competition back to the high-performance desktop market with the release of Ryzen processors and we look forward to providing new details on 2017 products and the ecosystems, both OEM and channel, that will support them," reads the invite.