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