Tech preview: AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 / 64 LE / 64 LCS
The introduction of the VEGA based consumer graphics cards

In this technology preview we'll have a closer look at the now announced AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64. AMD is to release three models for the consumer market, two air-cooled versions and one liquid cooled product. AMD today is announcing their Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 series graphics cards, there will be two air-cooled models initially, called the Radeon Vega 56 and 64 as well as a Vega 64 liquid cooled edition. As the rumours are now confirmed, the number in the suffixes are based on the actual shader clusters and thus you are looking at two air-cooled graphic cards initially being released, one with 3584 and one with 4096 shader processors.


Let's get the elephant out of the room right away, the earlier rumors have been wrong about pricing, 399 and 499 USD for the standalone air-cooled versions. There will also be a liquid cooled edition that is clocked faster at a price of 699 USD, which does come with a bundle. The three cards are due for release and availability in August. You can purchase the cards separately, yet AMD is also going to offer bundles that will give your discounts (CPU/Game bundle/ monitor discount) in packages.


Say hi to the Vega 10 Die - to your left you can see the two 4GB HBM2 stacks

We'll talk about the specific specifications in a tidbit, but an interesting fact: with proper cooling according to AMD Vega10 can reach 1.7 GHz or higher. We’ll have to wait and see how that works out for the AIB custom air-cooled versions liquid cooled versions of course. Later in the month on a liquid cooled version will be released, at a price of 699 USD. But let's have a look at specifications. Some specs in the charts are not yet final as AMD has not shared everything just yet. But with a bit of math you can reverse spec a lot of stuff.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 LCS RX Vega 64 LE RX Vega 56 RX 580 RX 570 RX 560
Graphics Core Vega 10 Vega 10 Vega 10 Polaris 20 XTX Polaris 20 Pro Polaris 
Fabrication Process 14 nm FinFET 14 nm FinFET 14 nm FinFET 14 nm FinFET 14 nm FinFET 14 nm FinFET
Single Precision fp32 13.7 TFLOPs 12.66 TFLOPs  10.5 TFLOPs 6.1 TFLOPs 5.1 TFLOPs ~2 TFLOPs
Memory 8GB HBM2 8GB HBM2 8 GB HBM2 4/8 GB GDDR5 4/8 GB GDDR5 2/4 GB GDDR5
Clock Frequency 
Base / Boost
1,406 MHz
1,677 MHz
1,247 MHz
1,546 MHz
1,156 MHz
1,471 MHz
1,257 MHz
1,340 MHz
1,168 MHz
1,244 MHz
1,175 MHz
Compute Units 64 64 56 36 32 14
Shader Processors 4096 4096 3584 2304 2048 1024
Memory Interface 2048-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit 256-bit 256-bit 128-bit
ROPs 64 64 64 32 32 16
TMUs 256 256 224 144 128 56
Memory Speed Effective 945 MHz
1890 Gbp
945 MHz
1890 Gbps
775 MHz
1550 Gbps*
8 Gbps 7 Gbps 7 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 484 GB/s 484 GB/s 410 GB/s 256 GB/s 211 GB/s 112 GB/s
Board power 435 W 295 W 210 W 185 W 150 W 75 W
MSRP 600 USD 499 USD 399 USD $199 (4 GB)
$229 (8 GB)
$149 (4 GB)
$179 (8 GB)
$99 (2 GB)
$119 (4 

The new RX Vega cards will be available in August, AMD did not mention a hard date for launch availability. AIB cards will follow in Q3. Next page please where we'll have a look at the more specifications and tech details.

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