The launch of the AMD Radeon RX Vega is scheduled for next July 30, a graphics card that as we know is the general consumption version of the AMD Radeon Frontier Edition, but thanks to a new filtration we were able to see a first performance test of the one in 3DMark 11.
From the very first day Raja Koduri himself, vice president and chief engineer of the Radeon group at AMD, called for common sense and asked users to wait for the launch of Radeon RX Vega if they plan to play, ensuring that it will have a good relationship Quality-price and will be optimized for gaming (in reference to the AMD Radeon Frontier Edition, which is a solution for professionals).
Taking a look at this first performance test we can see that the AMD Radeon RX Vega achieves superior performance than the NVIDIA GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, but fails to outperform the GTX 1080 Ti.
This fits with what we had seen in previous reports, which ensured that the graphics card was going to offer performance midway between NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti.
It should be noted that the version that has passed these tests has a working frequency of 1.630 MHz on the GPU and has 8 GB of memory HBM2, which is a slight overclock compared to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (reaches 1,600 MHz) and a reduction in half of the graphical memory in front of that one (sum 16 GB of HBM2).
This means that if AMD manages to increase working frequencies on models with a more extreme overclocking it could shorten distances and position its AMD Radeon RX Vega closer to the GTX 1080 Ti.
Seen what we have seen, it is clear that the most important thing is going to be the price. If AMD adjusts the sales price of this new graphics card and puts it between 400 and 500 dollars, it will put on the market a very competitive solution.