AMD Vega Radeon: AMD Radeon RX Vega Mid-Range Graphics Cards Release Date Confirmed; Specs, Details, And Price Revealed

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 06/13/17 05:07AM EDT

AMD have announced the Radeon Pro Vega, the GPU which is set to make Apple's new iMac Pro the fastest all-in-one machine that's ever spat out 1s and 0s. Here are the details.

AMD Radeon RX Vega Mid-Range Graphics Cards Release Date Revealed

During last week's Computex, AMD confirmed that their Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will be officially introduced at SIGGRAPH or Special Interest Group on Computer GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques 2017. It is an annual conference that will be held this year in Los Angeles from July 30 until Aug. 3, according to HotHardware.

More information can be expected from the company before the event kicks off. It is believed that the new GPUs will be out by late 2017 or early 2018.

AMD Radeon RX Vega Graphics Cards Will Be Super Fast

The AMD Radeon Technologies Group's chief architect Raja Koduri mentioned that the gaming Radeon RX Vega GPUs will be much faster and cheaper compared to the Frontier Edition. This also is to targeted towards pro content developers.

While users can still play games on the Frontier Edition card, AMD seems against it. Instead, the company suggests it would be better to just wait for the consumer variants, which will offer optimized features for playing PC games, according to Pro Radeon.

AMD's Scott Wasson is calling Vega "the biggest improvement in our graphics IP in the past five years." And given the few details, they've given away today that doesn't look like too much marketing hyperbole.

The redesigned geometry engine in the Vega GPUs is promising much higher performance. "It now has the capability to process more than twice as many polygons per clock cycle than we could in our previous generation," explains Wasson.

AMD Radeon RX Vega Mid-Range Graphics Cards Price

According to PC Gamer, the high-end RX Vega Nova is rumored to retail for $599 as it makes it $100 cheaper than its rival Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti. It's unclear whether the reduced price means slower performance as well.

The rumors also suggest that the mid-range RX Vega Eclipse will have a $499 price tag while the RX Vega Core will cost $399. This leaves the RX 500-series GPUs targeting the mainstream market that usually falls below $250.

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