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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.

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