Nvidia over last couple of years have established itself as the leader of GPU market as company’s GPUs have provided solid performance increases on a regular basis. However, as Nvidia’s flagship chips are often priced higher than expected, gamers with fat wallet often had access to the company’s flagship graphics cards. Despite that, AMD was in the market largely due to its focus towards providing solid gaming experiences by producing cards well within average gamers’ budget. And now, AMD is aiming to establish itself as the leader of GPU market as the company recently unveiled its Radeon RX Vega family of GPUs.
The latest announcement from the company comes after we have seen several teases from the company over last year as the company looks to get back to competitions with Nvidia. While Intel’s Core i7 and Nvidia GTX 1080 have become standard choice among gamers for high end gaming PCs, AMD is planning on changing the market as the company announced three different cards of VEGA family.
Earlier today, AMD released the details regarding pricing and release dates of the high end cards with different configurations. You can get your hands on Radeon RX Vega 56 card starting from 14th of August. Apart from the Radeon 56, the RX 64 air cooled card will be released on the same day. However, if you want to get your hands on liquid cooled cards, you will need to purchase one of the Radeon packs that feature discount on different games and hardware.
The earliest reviews of the upcoming Radeon cards have shown promising signs that you will get most value of your money out of the hardware. According to the company, users can expect more than 200 percent throughput-per-clock compared to the previous version of graphics cards. However, as of now, there isn’t a lot of details of the upcoming cards. The company is expecting to compete with the high end Nvidia GPUs like GT 1070 and 1080. However, as Nvidia is expected to release new cards later this year, it will be worthwhile to see how the upcoming graphics cards increase the competitions.
We have to wait and see if AMD can compete with the upcoming cards as earlier in June, Vega Frontier Edition disappointed everyone with its performance as it fell short of GTX 1080. However, at the time, the company revealed that the card is intended for content creations rather than gaming. If that’s the case, then the latest news should come as a relief. However, it’s too early to put money on the cards as AMD over the years have failed to live up to expectations on a regular basis.
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