Rid­ing the red rocket

The Radeon RX Vega 64 of­fi­cially ends AMD’s dry spell in the en­thu­si­ast-level GPU seg­ment.

HWM (Malaysia) - - LAB EXAM - Text by John Law

It’s no se­cret that AMD re­cently re­gained much of the mo­men­tum that it had lost – both in the en­thu­si­ast-level CPU and graph­ics card seg­ments. Of the lat­ter, the com­pany’s Radeon RX Vega se­ries can be cat­e­go­rized into two vari­ants: the Vega 64 and Vega 56, with the top-of-the-range op­tion be­ing the for­mer. Built upon its lat­est 14nm lithog­ra­phy and in­cor­po­rat­ing the HBM2 mem­ory for­mat, we’ll be tak­ing a look at the high-end Vega 64, and an­swer whether or not the card is worth its ask­ing price of RM3,099.

Three Dis­playPort out, and one HDMI 2.0b port. None of that DVI non­sense here. Two 8-pin power con­nec­tors to power up the card.ard.

As with all ref­er­ence cool­ers, the Vega 64 uses a blower-style fan that ex­hausts the hot air out the back of the card.

This is what the Vega 10 GPU looks like (right). Note the older Fiji GPU die on the left.

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