AMD Radeon RX Vega teased, thrashes GTX 1080 Ti

GTX 1080 Ti thrashed by the new Radeon RX Vega in leaked slides.

Published Apr 1, 2017 12:20 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST
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NVIDIA had the crown for a couple of weeks with its impressively fast GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, but it looks like AMD is coming out of thin air with a monster graphics card in their new Radeon RX Vega - thanks to newly leaked docs.

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AMD will be offering Radeon RX Vega in three forms: 4GB HBM2, 8GB HBM2, and 16GB of HBM2 - with AMD promising that 4GB of HBM2 will outperform 11GB of GDDR5X - the VRAM found on the GTX 1080 Ti.

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Vega has a brain and a soul - with 2x the performance per clock, and 4x the performance per watt of its previous-gen GPU architecture.

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But, what does Radeon RX Vega look like? It's super small, with up to 16GB of HBM2 on a 2048-bit memory bus. The Vega GPU is rocking the 14nm LPP process, at up to 1600MHz.

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There'll also be a 'Galaxy of GPUs' released - with Rage, Rage X, Rage X Fury, and Rage X2 Fury.

Of course, this is all an April Fool's Day prank - and as I cry tears of joy, excitement, and disappointment - WCCFTech owned April Fool's Day with the Radeon RX Vega post. But now, AMD kinda needs to hit these huge milestones for me to be impressed by Vega, dammit.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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