But where AMD really hopes to gain ground on Nvidia is in pricing. The given card is capable of 12.66 TFLOPs of computing performance.
Featuring the same performance and features of the Radeon Pro WX 9100, the Radeon Pro SSG is the first graphics card to offer 2TB of graphics memory, enabling smooth, native 8K video editing in real-time. The RX Vega 56 is a less powerful card that'll probably fit between the 1070 and 1080 and costs $400 United States dollars.
Going head-to-head with Nvidia's GTX 1080 may sound ambitious, but the Vega seems well-equipped to do so.
The Radeon RX Vega 56 is the cheapest model for now, with 56 compute units, 1156MHz base clock speed, 1471MHz boost clock speed, 8GB HBM2 memory, 3584 stream processors, 256 texture units, 12.5 billion transistor count and 10.5 TFLOPs of performance. On the other hand, it should still pack 8GB of HBM2 memory and we guess it could fit somewhere between the USA $399 priced RX Vega 56 and the U.S. $499 priced RX Vega 64.
Monster Hunter Stories demo due next week
Unlike other titles in the franchise, Stories has a bright, cartoony art style with more conventional big-eyed anime characters. Monster Hunter Stories is a deviation from the traditional Monster Hunter game, as it's more of a turn-based JRPG.
Advanced Micro Devices has unveiled a gaggle of GPUs created to give Nvidia a run for its money in high-end PC gaming. The standard GTX 1080 goes for $549, which is still notably pricier than AMD's option. AMD's Radeon Pro ReLive tool received an update too, which appears to have the same updates already detailed in last week's Radeon driver update. Each bundle will set you back by an extra US$100 but that gives some worthy goodies including US$200 off on a Radeon FreeSync enabled Samsung monitor, US$100 off on a Ryzen 7 CPU-motherboard combo and two free games valued at US$120.
The Radeon Vega GPUs were unveiled ahead of the Siggraph graphics show in Los Angeles, California this week, and will initially feature in a series of four graphics cards. The professional version of ReLive offers numerous same features as Radeon Software Crimson ReLive for gamers, including the 100Mbps maximum bitrate, webcam transparency technology, enhanced audio controller, and capture notifications upgrades that AMD introduced to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive last week. The three new graphics chips are based on the Vega GPU architecture.
AMD also offers a wide range of tools and open source software for professional content creators including Radeon ProRender and the Radeon ProRender Game Engine Importer.