AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 has been revealed officially with hardware specification and price tag. Performance wise it comes close to GTX 1080 Ti at a price point of $499. But, the price tag of RX Vega 64 according to sources will climb above $499 in days to come. This was confirmed by few retailers that the GPU will cost higher than MSRP.
According to OC UK’s Gibbo, not only Radeon RX Vega 64 will see a price hike of least $100 but Radeon RX Vega 56 will also climb the price point higher than MSRP. The report further says:
Now the good and bad news, the good news is AMD are rebating early launch sales to allow us to hit £449.99 on the stand alone [RX Vega 64] black card which has no games. This is a launch only price which AMD at present are saying will be withdrawn in the near future, when if it happens is unknown, but remember do not be shocked if the price jumps nearly £100 in a few days.
Meanwhile, the RX Vega 64 also takes upto 300W of power and comes close to GTX 1080 Ti. 300W is a lot of power consumption and certainly it will dissipate lots of heat. Considering the higher power consumption of Radeon RX Vega 64, AMD’s strategy to increase GPU price higher than MSRP can backfire the sales in future.
We’ve also made some bundles as well, these bundles feature NO DISCOUNT, what you get is two AAA titles known as Prey and yet to be released Wolfenstein II PC games, worth a solid £50 between them. Well I lie, they include the Black Card which has £100 discount up front, so by buying the bundles you get the black card at the launch discounted price, but also score the two free games. This is also same case for the Samsung & VEGA monitor bundle, it includes the black pre-discounted card, but also scores you the two free games.
Let us know your thoughts about Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56. Would you opt the AMD Vega GPU technology? Or you would grab the mainstream Nvidia GPUs? Let us know your thoughts in comments section below.