Nvidia unveils its GeForce RTX Vega GPU with 4K support
AMD’s new Radeon RX Vega graphics card will be available in Europe this month, and the company’s Radeon RX 570 graphics card, which launched last week, has received a similar upgrade to its Vega graphics processor.
The RX 570 is the first Vega graphics chip to include a new GPU architecture codenamed Vega Frontier Edition.
AMD says Frontier Edition is based on a new Pascal architecture, and it will also support Vulkan API 4.5.
Vega Frontier is a new Vega GPU that features more than four times the compute power of the previous Vega GPU.
This new GPU also includes support for 4K gaming.
The Radeon RX 560 is the cheapest Vega GPU available, with a price tag of $199, but it has limited features compared to the new RX 570.
For one, it lacks the Vega Frontier-ready 4096-bit GDDR5 memory.
Instead, Vega Frontier includes support, in addition to the 4K video decoding features, for up to 32 compute units.
This allows for up a 512-core CPU and up to 16 GB of VRAM, which should make Vega Frontier a great gaming card.
Vega also has an 8GB GDDR5 VRAM chip and a 384-bit memory interface.
The Radeon RX 580 and RX Vega 56 are the only other Vega cards that support 4K, but the new Vega Frontier chip has more memory and will support up to 64 compute units in the form of 8GB and 16GB GDDR4 VRAM.AMD says Vega Frontier will launch in November.
It will retail for $199 at launch.
The $199 price tag will be an upgrade from the $199 retail price of the Radeon RX 480, which shipped in April.
It’s also an increase from the Radeon R9 390X, which debuted in December, but at the time, AMD didn’t make any new Vega GPUs available.