The SAPPHIRE NITRO Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards have been released today and you will be able to pick one up from your store. The graphics cards come factory overclocked out of the box and feature 7% more efficiency as compared to the reference design and better cooling as well. The graphics card features vapor chamber cooling like the Xbox One X and GTX 1080 Ti.
The SAPPHIRE NITRO Vega 64 graphics card can boost to 1611 MHz while the custom Vega 56 can boost to 1572 MHz. The graphics card feature six nickel plate heat pipes in order to keep the GPU temperature below 70C. The SAPPHIRE NITRO Vega 64 requires 3 8-pin power connectors in order to power the graphics card but that does not translate to higher performance.
It does mean that you will need a power supply that will be able to provide all this power. We have seen the Asus version of the graphics card and we know that the better cooling is only due to the better cooling not due to better performance.
At this point, we cannot make any judgments about the SAPPHIRE NITRO Vega 64 graphics card but we will let you know what kind of performance it has to offer. For more information regarding AMD Vega custom graphics, cards stay tuned to SegmentNext.
The Nitro Vega 56 is able to run Destiny 2 at 70 FPS at 1440p with all settings maxed out which is pretty cool as compared to the GTX 1070 Ti which competes with the graphics card. The reference design AMD Vega 64 is able to run the game at 76 FPS at the same setting and resolution.
In other news regarding AMD, AMD Mobile APUs are coming out that will feature faster Vega graphics as compared to what we currently have on the market. It will be interesting to see how well these compete with upcoming Intel CPUs. You can check out more information regarding the 9th generations of Intel CPUs here.
Let us know what you think about the SAPPHIRE NITRO Vega 64 and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these graphics cards.