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AMD’s Vega 56 Hits Store Shelves, Promptly Vanishes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Yesterday, AMD’s Vega 56 GPU went on sale — and immediately vanished from the market. Availability was exceptionally brief, possibly only a matter of minutes, and the cards are now sold out at every retailer we’ve checked (Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg). Obviously new stock may trickle out to manufacturers, but snagging a card is going to require lightning-fast reflexes and a good memory for one’s own credit card number. Once again, the likely culprit is…

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AMD Clarifies Vega Price Structure, Working to Get More Card to Market

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last week, we covered rumors that AMD might be raising its GPU prices, as reported by a UK retailer. At the time, AMD wasn’t able to offer us any kind of public comment. Now, the company has made remarks on the future of its Vega products and what consumers should expect these cards to sell for, both now and in the future. PCGamesN caught up with AMD’s Gerald Youngblood at Gamescom and asked him to…

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AMD Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Driver, May Raise Vega Prices

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. On the heels of its Vega launch last week, AMD has released a new driver for its GPUs that focuses on cryptocurrency mining. The new driver is supposed to make Vega faster when mining, though AMD also notes that the driver “is provided as a beta level support driver which should be considered ‘as is’ and will not be supported with further updates, upgrades or bug fixes.” AMD and Nvidia have taken different approaches to…

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AMD’s Vega Arrives to Mixed Reviews, Modest Results

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been over two years since AMD last launched a high-end graphics card that could compete in the upper echelons of the GPU market. That gap is literally unprecedented in the modern era. Starting with the launch of the 3D Rage in April 1996, ATI/AMD have consistently churned out a new GPU every 12 to 18 months. Expectations for the company’s new Vega GPUs have been high, but reviews of the Vega 56 and Vega…

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Early Results Suggest AMD’s Vega 56 Packs a Punch Against the GTX 1070

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD announced its upcoming RX Vega product family, most of the focus was on its upper-end SKUs amid speculation of how well they’d compete against the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. Less discussed was how the more modest Vega 56 might compare with Nvidia’s GTX 1070. Now, early leaks from Tweaktown suggest this match-up might actually be the more potent of the two. A quick refresher: Vega 56 has an 1156MHz base clock,…

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AMD’s Vega Takes on Nvidia: Pricing, Features Revealed

After months of waiting and speculation, AMD has finally taken the lid off its RX Vega series, its clock speeds, capabilities, and pricing. All of these characteristics have been hotly debated of late, with readers asking for (and making predictions about) how it would compare with Nvidia’s year-old Pascal GPUs like the 1070 and 1080. We now have some preliminary answers to some of those questions, but by no means the entire picture. So here’s how this is going to work: If you want a “regular” GPU, you’ll be able…

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Tantalizing Rumors Leak Ahead of AMD’s Vega Launch

AMD has been quite tight-lipped about Vega, its upcoming consumer GPU meant to compete at the high end of the market, as opposed to the midrange RX 400/500 families. Thanks to some leaks, however, we now know a bit more than we did before about what Vega can do and how it does it. Longtime AMD fans may remember the company’s use of various X-derived GPU names, including XL, XT, and XTX. AMD is reviving this branding style for Vega, according to Tom’s Hardware, with plans to offer four different GPU…

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