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MSI says AMD Radeon RX Vega 'needs a lot of power'

AMD Radeon RX Vega could be using up to 300W of power
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 12:57 am

I think most people have known for a while that AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega will use a lot of power, with the new Radeon Instinct MI25 accelerator delivered with a 300W TDP.

 

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Now we have an MSI marketing director saying: "I've seen the specs of Vega RX. It needs a damn lot of power. We're working on it, which is a start so launch is coming closer :)". We should expect the air-cooled version of Radeon RX Vega to use up to 300W, while a watercooled version could use a little more - but hopefully offer some more OC headroom. Still, I'd rather have a card that uses maximum power, if the performance is warranted, versus GPU Boost 3.0 restricting Pascal-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series cards.

 

What do you think?

NEWS SOURCES:Videocardz.com, Gathering.tweakers.net

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