AMD Radeon RX Vega Latest News, Rumors on Vega XTX, Vega XT and Vega XL

By Jeff Harris, Posted: 07/14/17 10:46PM EDT

Last time, we reported that AMD is will soon release graphic cards under the codenames of RX Vega XTX, RX Vega XT, and RX Vega XL. Now, there's a new report disclosing the entire manufacturing schedule of the upcoming AMD graphics card, though the official release date remains unclear.

AMD Radeon RX Vega XTX, Vega XT and Vega XL

Initially, German website 3D Center reported that there will be three models under AMD Radeon RX Vega. These cards have working codenames RX Vega XTX, RX Vega XT, and RX Vega XL. So how these three graphic cards differ?

The AMD Radeon RX Vega XL graphics card is smallest of these upcoming Vega model with only 56 Shader clusters released (3584 Shader Units). Both RX Vega XTX and RX Vega XT have the full 64 Shader clusters (4096 Shader Units). The difference is that Vega XTX could also go as high as 375W when it comes to power. The Vega XTX variant will use water cooling system while the RX Vega XT will have the air cooling system.

On the pricing aspect, both Vega XL and XT are said to be in the range of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 to GTX 1080. However, the Vega XTX graphics card variant may go as high as GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

AMD Radeon RX Vega Important Dates

One 3D Center forum member revealed what AMD's Research & Development and the manufacturing team has scheduled for the Radeon RX Vega XTX 8GB variant. Here's what 3D Center has collated:

Abbreviation Steps Target Date
BOM Release Bill Of Materials Release Beginning to end of June
EVT Engineering Validation Test End of June to beginning of July
DVT Design Validation Test Beginning until mid-July
WS Working sample (all with engineering hardware and software) In the middle of July
EMI Test Electromagnetic Interference Test (EMC) In the middle of July
PVT Production Validation Test End of July to beginning of August
PVT Sorting ? beginning of August
PPBIOS Input of the final source BIOS from AMD Beginning of August (final source BIOS to come on August 2 )
Ramp & MP Start of mass production Will be defined later, since AMD's date is still missing

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