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SAPPHIRE Radeon RX VEGA is here!

SAPPHIRE Technology has announced the launch of the much-anticipated SAPPHIRE Radeon Vega 64 enthusiast graphics cards. The Vega architecture boasts significant improvements focused on maximizing the performance. Vega cards are designed for enthusiasts seeking top-of-the-chart framerates in games of today and tomorrow – in Ultra details and VR.

SAPPHIRE Technology is introducing three Vega-powered models:

  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 Liquid Cooled
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2
  • SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 Limited Edition

Let’s have a closer look at these new models and the technology that powers them.

AMD Radeon Vega architecture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLM3LNpEYXA

Vega is a major evolution of the Radeon graphics architecture, with innovations across multiple core fronts of the silicon. New GPUs feature a High Bandwidth Cache and memory controllers remove the capacity limitations of traditional GPU memory. Thanks to automatic, fine-grained memory movement controlled by the high-bandwidth cache controller, new architecture enables access to much larger, more detailed assets. Vega GPU utilizes HBM2, the latest in graphics memory technology, to provide incredible levels of power efficiency and memory performance.

RTG engineers also equipped Vega chips with Next-Gen Compute units. This translates to higher possible clock speeds, better throughput and double the peak polygon per clock handled by the engine (vs R9 Fury X). The Pixel Engine also received a Next-Gen makeover, boosting the shading performance especially vital for gaming. Significant advancements were made to the geometry engine as well.

Gaming performance

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards are the new high-end models of the Radeon family, we know you’ve been waiting for. The time has finally come to showcase the performance of Vega in the most important category of software on the planet: Games. Spoiler: it’s fast. Like, Ultra-details and VR Premium-fast!

Specifications

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB HBM2 and 8GB HBM2 Limited Edition

SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled

Base Clock

1247 MHz

1406 MHz

Boost Clock

1546 MHz

1677 MHz

Max Clock (DPM7)

1630 MHz

1750 MHz

Stream Processors

4096 (64 Compute Units)

4096 (64 Compute Units)

Memory Clock

945 MHz (1,9 Gbps)

945 MHz (1,9 Gbps)

Memory Size

8192 MB

8192 MB

Memory Type

HBM2

HBM2

Memory Bus

2048 bit

2048 bit

Cooler type

Air, Dual-Slot, Silver or Black design

Liquid + Radiator, Dual-Slot, Silver design

CrossFire Support

Bridgeless, up to 4 GPUs

Bridgeless, up to 4 GPUs

Display outputs

HDMI 2.0 (Type A) + 3x Display Port 1.4 (HBR3/HDR)

HDMI 2.0 (Type A) + 3x Display Port 1.4 (HBR3/HDR)

Availability

The new Vega 64 based SAPPHIRE graphics cards will be available to buy from August 14th.

For full product information, head to the SAPPHIRE Technology website.