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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPUs spotted in liquid and air cooled versions ahead of official launch

Can the new AMD Vega chips regain lost territory from NVIDIA? (Source: HardwareLuxx)
Can the new AMD Vega chips regain lost territory from NVIDIA? (Source: HardwareLuxx)
Pictures of consumer versions of graphic cards based on AMD's next gen GPU architecture, Vega, have made their way to the internet ahead of their official launch and they seem to sport good looks along with the promise of a superlative gaming experience.

The first pictures of AMD's Radeon RX Vega 64 cards have surfaced ahead of the Siggraph 2017 event scheduled to start from July 30 in Los Angeles. AMD will launch the Vega lineup in two variants — the Radeon RX Vega 64 and the Radeon RX Vega 56. The pictures are of the Vega 64 variant and show the Limited Edition and the Liquid Edition GPUs. Both the cards feature Vega 10 GPUs with 64 compute units and 4096 stream processors. 

Earlier this month, we reported that the prosumer version of RX Vega, the Vega Frontier Edition (FE), is optimized more towards pro apps than games. According to AMD, the consumer versions of Vega should feature increased clock speeds to provide a better gaming experience. The RX Vega 64 Limited Edition features an elegant cooler design and an illuminated Radeon "R" square in the corner along with the Vega logo in the front. The Liquid Edition ships with a 120mm radiator and features liquid cooling and therefore, should be able to offer higher clock speeds than the air cooled edition. Both cards have premium looks with a brushed silver texturing and feature dual 8-pin power connectors. 

The Vega GPU features the same number of stream processors (4096) as the previous generation Fiji GPUs but has increased clock speeds coupled with next generation HBM2 memory for enhanced gaming and 3D graphics performance. Watch this space as we continue to reveal more details of the RX Vega cards as they become official. 

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The Liquid Edition comes with a radiator and can possibly feature increased clock speeds. (Source: HardwareLuxx)
The Liquid Edition comes with a radiator and can possibly feature increased clock speeds. (Source: HardwareLuxx)
The Limited Edition is air cooled and closely resembles the Vega reference card. (Source: HardwareLuxx)
The Limited Edition is air cooled and closely resembles the Vega reference card. (Source: HardwareLuxx)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-07-30 (Update: 2017-07-30)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.