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AMD launches Radeon RX Vega 56, priced at just $399

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 launched @ $399, will battle the GeForce GTX 1070.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Aug 28 2017 6:45 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 1:40 PM CDT

AMD has just launched its Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card, which is available right now in reference form, for $399. I talked with AMD on the phone yesterday, where they reiterated their stance on the $399 price, ensuring that AMD are underlining the sub $400 pricing.

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Unfortunately, there aren't many Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics cards available with the limited supply being eaten up ridiculously fast, with more stock coming in the next couple of weeks. If you can get your hands-on the RX Vega 56, you'll be able to enjoy some 1080p and 1440p gaming at 60FPS+ which competes directly against the GeForce GTX 1070 from NVIDIA.

Pricing and availability aside, the Radeon RX Vega 56 is AMD's best Vega-based graphics card in my opinion. Radeon RX Vega 64 is priced too close, and in some cases more than the GTX 1080 and closer to GTX 1080 Ti, without having the performance to back up its massive price tag, power consumption and heat. Radeon RX Vega 56 is a much better alternative to the GTX 1070 if you're a FreeSync monitor owner, or Team Red supporter.

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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