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

AMD Radeon RX Vega could be using up to 300W of power.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jun 22 2017 7:57 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

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.

MSI says AMD Radeon RX Vega 'needs a lot of power' | TweakTown.com

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?

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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