AMD Vega GPU

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by Agg, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Sgt Bilko

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    If it is $800 to $850 at launch, gees it better be good.
    Though if mining picks up it will be ok for amd.
     
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    It's pretty clear by now it's 1080 performance.

    Miners wont pick up the card because it uses to much power so the power - profit ratio isn't good enough.
     
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    A great design? It's a silver rectangle
     
  6. Aussiejuggalo

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    It does look nicer than the other plastic ones but the price tag for it will be high.

    I wanna see the PCB :leet:.
     
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    What I find funny is how the reference cards have gotten rid of DVI from both AMD and Nvidia, but then AIB partners add it back in anyway.
     
  8. Aussiejuggalo

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    Well the only reason we had DVI for so long was because it was the only input that could to more than 60Hz but now with Displayport & HDMI being able to do high refresh rates on big resolutions it makes DVI kind of pointless. Plus the connector is massive and takes up room that could be used for bigger coolers.

    Personally I'm sick of seeing DVI especially if you put a full cover block on your card because it sticks out like a sore thumb and completely ruins the look.

    Edit, Blunty is at Siggraph right now and he posted a small video, 25 seconds in we see Raja holding the watercooled version and again at 52 seconds, looks pretty nice actually :thumbup:. Has stupidly long tubing though.

     
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    Looks cool. I just want to know how it performs and the cost. Have to wait for tomorrow I guess.
     
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    Can't wait to see the thermals on this thing, hot and loud is my guess.
     
  11. Aussiejuggalo

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    Hardware Canucks tweeted saying they know price so hopefully someone will let something slip soon.

    Chances are the cooler is exactly the same as the FE one so basically look at that one.
     
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    It's not that hard to keep the temperature in check i.e crank up the fan speed. 63db is just ridiculous. I would assume that if it runs around 50ish Db the 5970 would've blown up.
     
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    these never get old :thumbup:
     
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    This thing is going to be expensive for the first month, then the reviews will crush it and hopefully AMD will reduce the price to a more respectable level, say $100 less then the 1080? if NVIDIA doesn't do a price drop (they often do).
     
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    Nicely done.
     
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    'Does anyone need more evidence of how bad Vega is when they show no confidence in it.
    They have livestreamed all their other launch events, yet when it comes to the first high end card in 2+ years and they all of a sudden won't stream it.
    Their whole tour of Vega has also set it up to cost at least as much as the GTX 1080, since they only talked about Freesync as the "equalizer" in monetary terms.
    They have literally been selling FREESYNC instead of VEGA.

    In all recent demos since CES they have not shown any FPS, because they know it isn't exactly exciting seeing a card come out 15 months later and perform like a 1080 that any AMD fan could have bought instead over that whole time period.
    VEGA the power hungry card that consumes almost twice as much as a 1080 and yet perform like a 1080 and could COST like a 1080 or even more for the liquid cooled version.
    It is a disgrace and a disaster worse than FuryX, yet you STILL have AMD cultists that defend them.
    They must be suffering from "Stockholm syndrome" or something."
     
  19. Aussiejuggalo

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    My biggest question is still price, a few sites broke down the systems from the Budapest tour (once we had specs) and they worked out Vega should be about $800 USD, that's more than a 1080Ti... assuming they are correct with the pricing.

    Either way Vega is looking like a flop which is a shame because looks wise its very pretty card. Suppose we need to wait till tomorrow before we can really say for sure, even though it looks like most people know the performance and price now because AMD announce it but there's an NDA till tomorrow which makes no sense.
     
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    Settle, No one's defending anything in this thread..?
     

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