What happens in case of massive undersupply
The launch reviews of AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56 have shown that at suggested retail prices of $499 US and $399 US, respectively, those cards do feature a decent price/performance level. The only problem so far: the cards don’t sell at these prices - yet. Instead they are massively more expensive.
Added support and issues fixed
Already out of stock
Might be a prototype
TooliusTech has posted a few pictures of an upcoming RX Vega 56 graphics card, which is - apparently - a custom version. According to the pictures, the card features a massive heatsink with a dense aluminum fin stack, several heatpipes and three fans. Unlike the reference model, this card comes with both 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors.
Our overview to it
With the new socket TR4, AMD is going to change the position of the mounting holes. Quite a few manufacturers have already updated their own CPU cooler-series with TR4 retention kits. The delivery of the Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will contain mounting brackets, which are compatible with the following 18 all-in-one water coolers. On top of that all those vendors are soon going to release specific coolers for this new platform.
New record from TheOverclocker
We have covered TheOverclocker breaking records in the past and apparently he did it again. This time he pushed an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU to 5.37GHz using ASUS’ ROG X399 Zenith Extreme motherboard and liquid nitrogen cooling. The clock speed was achieved pushing the BCLK to 107.96 MHz in combination with a multiplier of 49.75.
As fast as GTX 1080
AMD’s RX Vega GPU has been spotted in the Futuremark database, showcasing performance that is similar to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080, which would mean that the upcoming AMD flagship graphics card won’t be capable of competing with NVIDIA’s absolute high-end models. These days editors and reviewers have received their first RX Vega 64 samples including final drivers.
Performance comparable to Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
According to leaks in the SiSoft Sandra database there are the first benchmarks results on the upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X online. The benchmarks have been conducted on a ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme which should already be available. So far the results do look quite interesting meaning that the Threadripper 1920X packs quite a punch.
On Cinebench R15 and Geekbench
Another set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPU has surfaced. This time it looks like the 16 cores AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has been tested. This model features 16 cores, 32 threads and a TDP of 180W. The leak comes courtesy of a redditor who has actually managed to get his hands on the chip. The user ran some benchmarks and according to his post, Ryzen Threadripper is a better overclocker than mainstream Ryzen.
Sarcasm on: how terrible is that!
One of the most interesting features about AMD’s X399 platform is the fact that there are 64 PCIe lanes. While 4 lanes are dedicated to the chipset, the other 60 lanes are for PCIe devices such as graphics cards, a sound card and NVMe SSDs. According to the latest rumors, AMD’s Threadripper platform is not going to allow for NVMe RAID configurations. Although for some this feature might be important, we don't think is a big loss.
Spotted on ASUS and ASRock websites
Very attractive choice
As you might be aware of the AMD RX Vega 56 is a cut down version of the flagship Vega 64. The difference between the two cards is the number of next-generation compute units (NGCUs). While the RX Vega 64 comes with 64 units enabled the RX Vega 56 features 56 enabled units. In the end this means the RX Vega 56 processes pixels using 3584 Stream processors, 192 TMUs and 64 ROPs, while the RX Vega 64 makes do with 4096 Stream processors, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.
Didn’t talk about it during launch
When NVIDIA launched their GTX 10XX series graphics cards the company announced that they’ve cancelled the 3- and 4-way SLI support from their drivers only continuing developments on 2-way SLI. Listening in closer to what AMD was talking about during the launch of their RX Vega cards - or actually what they didn’t talk about - it seems like AMD could also remove 3- and 4-way support from future drivers.
Two reference models
A few days ago, AMD has finally released their RX Vega graphics cards, revealing a cooler design that is similar to the one that can be found on the RX Vega Frontier Edition. The official name of this card is Vega 64, where the number derives from the core clusters count the chip comes with. Following the launch, many partners are now showing their models. SAPPHIRE for instance is launching three different versions of the Radeon Vega 64.
Cooler similar to RX Vega Founders Edition
AMD has finally released first pictures regarding their new RX Vega graphics cards, revealing a cooler design that is similar to the one that can be found on the RX Vega Frontier Edition. While the RX Vega Frontier Edition sports a dark blue cover, the RX Vega comes with a light silver shroud. The official name of this card is Vega 64, where the number derives from the number of core clusters the chip comes with. At a later stage AMD is also going to release the RX Vega 56, which is supposed to be a little less powerful.
16 core and 32 thread madness
It appears that the Capsaicin SIGGRAPH 2017 was quite an event with AMD not just showing news parts but also demonstrating them. On the overclocking side of things our good friend Tudor “Monstru” Badica from Lab501 appears to have had quite some “monstrous” fun overclocking on one of the Ryzen Threadripper bad boys to 5.2 GHz, destroying some Cinebench scores.
What was to be expected - judging by the size
A fairly substantial update
AMD today released the latest update to their Radeon GPU drivers, the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2. In the shape of a larger update they’ll bring a few new features. Furthermore - as usual - these drivers are supposed to help increase the performance and efficiency of AMD cards and on top of that AMD has also fixed some issues related to input latency.