AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 is the second graphics card announced in the RX Vega pipeline. The top tier AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 launched previously ran out of sale as the available limited stock of gpu did not last much. Now, that the embargo on sale of  AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 will lift soon, we are likely to see stock disappearance any time soon.

AMD’s RX Vega 56 is direct competitor to Nvidia’s GTX 1070. We know that RX Vega 56 comes head to head with GTX 1070, but it still consumes more power at expense of a noisier cooler.

Regardless, the graphics card is over a $100 cheaper than GTX 1070. You can get the Radeon RX Vega 56 at $399 (without games including), standalone purchase is only way to ensure the lowest price tag on gpu.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 features following hardware specifications:

  • GPU code name: Vega 10 XL
  • Base clock: 1156 MHz
  • Boost clock: 1471 MHz
  • Memory clock: 1600 MHz
  • Memory: 8GB HBM2 2048b
  • Cores: 3584
  • Dual 8-pin power connectors

In parallel news, Asus has shown its first custom design ROG STRIX Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64. Both of the graphics cards are identical in form factor or in terms of design. The exact hardware specifications were not revealed yet, however we do know the memory clock of Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64ROG STRIX variant.

Hardware wise, since both cards look same in terms of design, they share common features. Both of graphics cards have triple-fan and 2.5 slot design, as seen in images below. Both of graphics cards pack two 8-pin power connectors, as found in reference design. A slight new addition of extra DVI-port is available in ROG STRIX edition of Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64.

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