AMD Radeon RX Vega Power Revealed
AMD, at the Akvárium Klub in Budapest, Hungary, revealed a few Radeon RX Vega GPU power. At the Budapest, AMD Radeon RX Vega has been taking over the Nvidia GTX 1080.
Budapest event was based around two PC systems. The systems were equal in most ways and based upon Ryzen 7 processors. Of course where the systems differed were in the graphics hardware and maybe the monitors too, that is not very clear, as reported by Hexus.
In the AMD corner, there was Radeon RX Vega based graphics card installed. The green team was represented by an equal system but sporting the GeForce GTX 1080. This seems to earlier indications that its new RX Vega cards will offer comparable performance to the GTX 1080 (non-Ti).
According to Tweak Town, the GeForce GTX 1080 powered gaming PC had the same 34-inch display and native 3440x1440 resolution, but was a G-Sync panel, compared to the RX Vega powered PC and its FreeSync Display. Both monitors were covered so that no one can spot the difference between the systems, making it a blind test.
With monitors set at 3440 x 1440 and systems running Battlefield 1 users could do a blind test and it sounds like the testers didn't really know which system was which. With that in mind, there was one important thing in AMD's bucket that the cost of the PC system. AMD said that the Vega RX system costs US$300, which is less than the Nvidia one. Now, if the comparison involved FreeSync and G-Sync monitors about $200 of that can be accounted for by this simple choice. The cheaper will cost much more impressive if the monitors were equal spec or not included in the system price.
AMD will be taking the Radeon RX Vega to Portland and LA next, hitting PDXLAN between July 21-23. The graphics card will finally unveil in LA for SIGGRAPH on July 30.