Watch us unbox our very own shiny new AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

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An inviting package arrived in the post this week from AMD. It says Radeon RX Vega on the box, so we’ve got a pretty good idea about what graphical joy is contained within its cardboard confines…

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So here it is, this is the new AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, the first high-end graphics card from the Radeon team in around two years. Not since the R9 Fury X have we seen AMD launch a card aimed at the enthusiast gaming market.

The RX Vega 64 is a high-spec GPU, promising around the same level of performance as the GTX 1080 from the Nvidia side of the graphics divide, but hopefully with a little bit cheaper price tag. Well, so long as the miners don’t go any buy up the entire stock, anyways.

It’s also packed with a bunch of new features that will actually appear in some big new games soon. Wolfenstein II is already set to use some dedicated Vega features, as is Far Cry 5 when that launches.

That all makes this a mighty exciting new release and this is our first chance to get our hands on the brand new Vega GPU architecture. So, what’s in the box?

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4 Months ago

The only different thing Wolfenstein does is that it uses FP16 for shaders instead of FP32. FP16 is less precise, but faster.

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