The embargo on the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 lifts today but a review has leaked online and it shows us how well the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 competes with the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1080 Ti. One thing is for sure the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is power hungry.
It maybe because of this high power consumption that the Radeon Wattman utility tool has four different presets for the AMD Vega GPUs. You can choose from Power Saving (-25% Power Limit), Balanced (0% Power Limit), Turbo (+15% Vega 64 / +25% Vega 56 Power Limit) and Uber Mode (+50% Power Limit).
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 features full Vega 10 and it comes in an air cooled version as well as a liquid cooled version. The specs are pretty much the same and you can check them out in the image below.
Talking about the performance of the Radeon RX Vega 64, we can see from the benchmark that has been included that the Radeon RX Vega 64 comes close to the performance of the GTX 1080 but not close enough. You will have a hard time justifying the price considering the high power consumption.
You can see how well the GPU runs Ghost Recon Wild Lands at UHD and QHD resolutions. The liquid cooled version does not improve on performance too much and you can expect to see a difference of a few FPS at most. You can check out the details in the benchmark below:
As you can see, the AMD Vega GPU puts up a good fight but is not up to the mark and the power consumption is very high. Talking more about the power consumption you can see the details regarding the power consumption of the GPU at different power settings below.
Reports regarding the pricing of the Radeon RX Vega 64 is still shaky. It is highly likely that the official pricing will be higher than the MSRP. You can check out the other benchmarks here.
Let us know what you think about the Radeon RX Vega 64 and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these GPUs.