Custom RX Vega GPUs might see the light of the day by mid-October!
AMD Radeon release of its RX 56 and RX 64 have been out for a while, but there have been no signs of custom Radeon graphics cards from its AIB partners. Initially, it was expected that the cards will out by mid-September but the scheduled is missed. So the question remains: When will the custom cards come out! As of now, Asus was the only AIB partner who has shown off one of the cards but nothing about the launch date or any other surfaced since.
Other manufacturers with exclusive Radeon graphics cards such as Sapphire have not shown anything, neither did companies such as MSI and Gigabyte. I was supposed to get a review unit from one of the manufacturers. But unfortunately, it doesn’t look anything to be finalized at the time of writing.
According to another source, one of the Radeon’s AIBs have nothing to announce concerning RX 56 and RX 64. And another brand is yet to receive any of the Vega chips. Possibly, no custom Vega cards would be released until mid-October.
Would it matter?
There are questions: How many would buy a custom RX Vega cards? And numbers of people showing interest would decrease with the delay. Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti rumours are circling around. It is also a discussion about power consumption. The Radeon RX 56 and RX 64hase similar performance with the Nvidia Pascal cards. But the power draw is significantly higher enough to take a second look towards Nvidia year-old options. It would be safe to assume that higher spec RX 56 and RX 64 custom cards would have higher power consumption.
— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) September 21, 2017