AMD RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Review
Published: 22nd August 2017 | Source: AMD | Price: |
The packaging for the Vega is worthy of some design award. When we received the Ryzen CPUs they came in amazingly gorgeous wooden boxes, and the Vega is replete with a glass Rubix cube affair that has the Vega logo in the middle and, as you saw from our front page image, the Vega word around the bottom. Very cool.
The card itself, here in Vega64 guise, is a very nice take on the reference design we've seen a hundred times. Rather than go all out on huge gaudy logos and things AMD have just got a subtle Vega logo on the front and a small R in the corner. Usually shrouds on these blower designs are plastic - indeed the Vega56 is - but here on the 64 it is brushed aluminium which gives the whole thing a very classy look and feel. Couple it to the nicely designed backplate and the whole card seems like a premium product.
As a new flagship GPU the Vega comes with 8+8 pin power inputs to keep the card fully saturated with all the power it requires, whilst connectivity continues the AMD tradition of dispensing with the DVI-D and going solely for DisplayPort and HDMI connectors. Where we'd usually find a Crossfire finger there is instead a switch to toggle Turbo mode, which we'll also test today as well as our stock and overclocked ones.