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The Wait is Over: AMD Radeon RX Vega Coming Before End of Second Quarter 2017

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AMD Radeon RX Vega to be launched this quarter

It seems like the wait for AMD’s next generation graphics cards is taking forever. Its main competitor, NVIDIA, has already released two high-end graphics cards while AMD fans are still left in the dark. However, a recent report seems to suggest that the long wait for the AMD Radeon RX Vega would soon be over.

According to the company’s Facebook page, the AMD Radeon RX Vega will be unveiled sometime before the end of this quarter. This announcement seems to coincide with the upcoming Computex event in Taiwan. In fact, it is now being speculated that the actual launch of the said graphics cards will be held during the said event.

At the moment, AMD is concentrating 80 percent of its manpower resources on optimizing the drivers for the AMD Vega. These include FreeSync 2 monitor drivers, VR readiness, OpenGL, and many more.

AMD Radeon RX Vega to be launched this quarter

AMD Radeon RX Vega specs (via tweaktown.com)

The AMD Radeon RX Vega microarchitecture is the latest GPU architecture from AMD. This new design boasts a theoretical high of 12.5 TFLOPs as well as a whopping 4096 stream processors. The said architecture is rumored to make use of HBM2 RAM giving it unprecedented gains on bandwidth and bus width.

It is still uncertain what the graphics cards based on the Vega architecture will be called. Previously, it was speculated that it will be something to the tune of AMD Radeon RX 500 series. However, AMD recently released a new line based on the family designation featuring a slightly modified Polaris architecture.

As for pricing, AMD is yet to announce it pricing bracket for the new series of graphics cards. However, consumers can rest assured that its pricing will be competitive of that of NVIDIA’s latest high-end graphics solutions.

To those who are unaware, NVIDIA recently released the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and priced it the same as the original GTX 1080. Meanwhile, other models received price reductions. For more updates on the AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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