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AMD Radeon RX Vega price will be 'excellent'

AMD rumored to have 'excellent' pricing on Radeon RX Vega
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Jun 23, 2017 4:40 am

We are living and breathing for everything we can handle on Radeon RX Vega, but now the latest tease is that AMD will have "excellent" pricing on Radeon RX Vega.

 

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According to the Bits And Chips Twitter account, which tweeted: "Forget about VEGA in Enterprise market. Next AMD game changer will be NAVI (EPYC:CPU=NAVI:GPU). However, VEGA price will be excellent". I have personally heard that Navi will be a game changer from my own sources, but haven't heard anything about cheap pricing on Radeon RX Vega. This is because HBM2 isn't cheap, especially compared to GDDR5 that's used on the Radeon RX 500 series.

 

If AMD could price the GTX 1080 Ti competitor in the new Radeon RX Vega family at $499, this is a game changer. $599 and it better beat the GTX 1080 Ti and have a large amount of stock to sell against the $699+ on GTX 1080 Ti... but if there's only a few thousand, NVIDIA will continue to win because it has massive numbers of AIB partners with multiple GTX 1080 Ti models on the market already. $699 is the price of the GTX 1080 Ti, so AMD really can't price Radeon RX Vega here without shooting themselves in the foot.

 

However, there are multiple Radeon RX Vega graphics cards being launched, so maybe we're talking about the GTX 1080 competitor that AMD could price at $399. It could beat the GTX 1080 at 1080p and 1440p, but keep up with the GTX 1080 Ti (which is $699+) in 4K and above? This could leave the more expensive RX Vega handling 4K 60FPS in everything thanks to higher GPU and HBM2 clocks, and I'm guessing much more power - up to 300W.

 

But I throw it to you: what do you think the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti competitors on Radeon RX Vega will be priced at? $399 and $599? $399 and $499? $499 and $899?

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