AMD’s new Radeon Vega GPUs could bring some competition back to the market

AMD is finally unveiling its Radeon RX Vega family of GPUs today, designed to compete with Nvidia at the high end of gaming PCs.

AMD is launching three cards, with the top being liquid cooled. The standalone Radeon RX Vega 56 (with 56 compute units) will debut on August 14th priced at US$399, alongside the US$499 Vega 64 air cooled card.

The Liquid cooled version is coming later and will have an RRP of US$699. No official word on local pricing and as of this morning I couldn’t find any retailers listing the new cards, that will undoubtably change soon.

What little information AMD have released so far highlight, of course, wins in framerates against Nvidia’s now legacy GTX 980 Ti and stiff competition to the GTX 1080. The cards don’t reach anyone’s hands for another two weeks though so it will be interesting to see how they hold up outside of their controlled environment.

Another cost-saving feature of the AMD cards is their ability to work with largely cheaper monitors with “FreeSync” technology. Using the more open standard means monitor manufacturers don’t need to pay for the competing, licensed Nvidia developed tech G-Sync.

Source: AMD is back to challenge Nvidia for high-end gaming PCs – The Verge