Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,589 Reviews & Articles | 67,056 News Posts

AMD Radeon RX Vega leak: 8GB HBM2, GTX 1080 perf

The latest on AMD Radeon RX Vega: 8GB HBM2 @ 484GB/sec, GPU @ 1.6GHz

By Anthony Garreffa on Jul 5, 2017 at 07:10 am CDT - 1 min, 7 secs reading time

There's a significant rumor on AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card, with WCCFTech reporting that there's a new listing of RX Vega with the code 687F:C1, showing details on RX Vega's GPU clocks, HBM2 clocks and memory bandwidth.

AMD Radeon RX Vega leak: 8GB HBM2, GTX 1080 perf 09 |

As previously rumored, AMD will reportedly launch the Radeon RX Vega with 8GB of HBM2, featuring memory bandwidth of 484GB/sec. The GPU will be clocked at 1630MHz, which is a big jump over the 1200MHz GPU clocks in previous rumors. The 8GB of HBM2 is also clocked higher than previous rumors, from 700MHz up to 945MHz.

AMD Radeon RX Vega leak: 8GB HBM2, GTX 1080 perf 08 |

Performance wise, it seems to be dropping right into where I expected it to hit: a competitor to NVIDIA's refreshed GeForce GTX 1080 with its 8GB of GDDR5X clocked at 11Gbps. AMD's new Radeon RX Vega hits 31,873 graphics score in 3DMark 11, which is around 4000 more than the GTX 1080 and double the score of the GTX 1070. The GTX 1080 Ti is still much faster, but I think we'll see another competitor in a few months for the GTX 1080 Ti in Vega form. For now, GTX 1080 11Gbps performance is great... for AMD, as FreeSync gaming displays are significantly cheaper than their G-Sync counterparts.

With these new details on Radeon RX Vega, we see it being 15% faster than the GTX 1080 and 35% faster than the GTX 1070 in 3DMark 11 at least.

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 05:22 am CDT

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


Related Tags