There have been mixed rumors regarding AMD Vega. The official word from AMD was that AMD Vega could be competitive as compared to Nvidia GTX 1080 and Titan XP. Other AMD Vega benchmarks show that the upcoming GPU is slower than the competition. This has created some confusion and no clear cut answer present at this point.
Here we have some new AMD Vega benchmarks of the early engineering samples and these reveal that the GPU has a core clock of 1200 MHz. This could indicate that there will be a 1400 MHz boost clock. This is speculation and the final numbers could be higher than what we have talked about here so take this with a grain of salt.
AMD Vega benchmarks also reveal that the card has 8 GB of VRAM which is running at 700 MHz. This is not surprising as the previous Fiji based GPUs that used HBM memory also ran at 700 MHz. Till now we have seen a demo of AMD Vega running Doom at 4K as well as Star Wars Battlefront at 4K. This has given us an idea of what the GPU is capable of but there is still much that we do not know.
There is an event coming up where AMD will be talking about roadmaps and what the company has in mind for the future of their products. It has not been confirmed but I think that we might get another AMD Vega demo at the event. You can expect to hear about AMD Vega, Navi as well as AM Zen+ at the event on the 16th of May, 2017.
According to the 3D Mark Firestrike benchmarks the AMD Vega GPU is a great improvement as compared to the Fury but it falls short to the GTX 1070. Then again, these are synthetic benchmarks and we will have to see the real in-game performance before we can make any kind of conclusions.
Let us know what you think about these AMD Vega benchmarks and whether or not you are interested in buying a high-end GPU from AMD.