We’ll be frank: when AMD first unveiled the Radeon RX Vega 64 in L.A., we were understandably elated. The card practically ended the dry spell that the company endured in the enthusiast GPU segment, and we had hoped that the card would actually be on par with the competition’s own enthusiast-level king.
And yet, despite the card’s capability in the performance department, the fact is our final impression echoes what has already been said by many others: “It could’ve done more.” To be clear, we’re not saying that the Vega 64 is a bad performer. At RM3,099 a pop, you’re getting performance number somewhere between the GeForce GTX 1080 and the GTX 1080 Ti, but besides a little overclocking, the buck stops right there.
With that said, there is a silver lining to all this: at the time of writing, AMD released its latest Radeon Crimson Relive Edition drivers that finally adds multi-GPU support to the Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. Also, if these are the kind of numbers you can get with a reference cooler, imagine what sort of performance the card will be able to pull off with custom coolers.