Sapphire RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition Pictured Up Close

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by rgMekanic, Aug 11, 2017 at 3:20 PM.

  1. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

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    In a post on ChipHell we are seeing some up close pictures of Sapphire's Vega 64 Liquid Edition.

    It is really a great looking card. Shame if I get my hands one one it won't be the Liquid since I run a custom loop. I also received an email from Sapphire today that says Vega will be available to purchase August 14th. Lets hope the price/performance is worth it.
     
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  2. DedEmbryonicCe11

    DedEmbryonicCe11 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Is AMD restricting board partners from doing custom solutions like with the Fury X?
     
  3. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

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    there were no custom solutions with the Fury X. They were all reference AMD cards. The ONLY difference was the sticker on the fan for the Fury X.

    Fury cards however, they had some variety from board partners.
     
  4. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

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    Hey, a quick snip snip and a couple brass barrel connectors and presto -- all tied into your custom loop!
     
  5. Chris_B

    Chris_B [H]ardness Supreme

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    :eek:

    Great looking card it has to be said.
     
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  6. Brent_Justice

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    You will always see the "reference" designs first, before custom designs are ready. Takes time to customize, whereas reference design is cut-and-paste.
     
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  7. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Hopefully these will be available by the new year.
     
  8. aliaskary77

    aliaskary77 Limp Gawd

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    the 2.5 slot height kills it for mini-itx folks. hope other designs come out.
     
  9. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

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    Wait what?

    Fury x was just 2 slot height

    I assumed this was the same size chassis? Looks the same??!!??
     
  10. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

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    ?

    It's 2 slot
     
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  11. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That's sexy AF. One thing you have to give AMD is doing a good job on the reference design this time around.
     
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  12. infin@

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    ^ +1

    What is it about brushed metal?
     
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  13. RogueTadhg

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    It's so clean looking. These cards are probably the best looking cards I've seen in a long time. I dig it.

    I wonder why they didn't go with a secondary, blower-style fan for all the other components. ...Unless they heat-piped everything under that shroud.
     
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    Yup, there's nothing special about it, just clean and minimalist which makes it look good. Under the shroud is supposedly like the frontier edition aio so everything's cooled. Pics in the link below.

    https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graph...ga-Frontier-Edition-16GB-Liquid-Cooled-Review
     
  15. Pieter3dnow

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    The RX Vega custom board are supposedly due in September.

    It seems Asus is rumoured to have something special :
    http://wccftech.com/amd-vega-64-x2/
     
  16. Chris_B

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    Assuming they're full fat cores with non gimped click speeds that things gonna need a 240 aio and 1000 watt minimum psu.
     
  17. Crimson

    Crimson Limp Gawd

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    Sadly, I think this will happen:

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. odditory

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    Unfortunately, sexy doesn't play games better.

    Need benches. Sometime this decade would be nice. Comical that they seem so afraid to release any.
     
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  19. Evil

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    That is a beautiful looking videocard.
     
  20. Shagittarius

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    Seems like I'm the only one that doesn't like the way these cards look.
     
  21. Pieter3dnow

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    Well if you put together 2 Vega 56 you might get something different...

    You haven't been around to long is my guess. AMD is still struggling with power/performance ratio. Also in direct competition with the cards listed price they won't do that bad but it won't sell like crazy since the performance levels are not impressive.(enough to blast by the GTX 1080)

    People expecting AMD to compete with Nvidia (performance/power/price) live in a different world then the real one.
     
  22. Hameeeedo

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    It's not, and you know this from your own testing guys.
     
  23. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

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    rgMekanic isnt the video card tester, they are under NDA, and so is everyone else. You know Vega is a flop how? I don't think "feeling it in your bones" counts.
     
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  24. Hameeeedo

    Hameeeedo n00bie

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    Nope, it doesn't.
     
  25. IcePickFreak

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    It looks like a flat rate box from the post office, you don't find that sexy?
     
  26. aliaskary77

    aliaskary77 Limp Gawd

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    ok in Kyles unboxing video screenshot it does look like 2 slot. don't know which picture I was looking at. it might also been on my mind when I was looking at MSI 1080ti....the fans stick out past the 2 slot width.
     
  27. Krenum

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    Good looking card. Expecting slightly slower than GTX 1080 speeds in the Benchmarks. Hope I'm wrong.
     
  28. Armenius

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    They've done it before. The last time was with the 290X before AMD came out with their own version in the 295X2, where each chip had a similar TDP to Vega 64 at 290-300W. It came as a single slot card with a custom waterblock on it. Wouldn't be surprised if the dual Vega 64 was similar.

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    I'm surprised they mentioned the ARES II instead of the ARES III.