Who cares how much it costs? Or how it performs. As long as it says AMD on it. That's the important part.
Here’s the breakdown in terms of pricing. Note that these figures have been spotted in the code of Newegg’s Vega product pages. They’re as legit as leaks can get.
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air: $499
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air Limited Edition: $549
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid : $599
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Limited Edition : $649 [UPDATED $649/$699]
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 : Pending [UPDATED $399]
[UPDATED – 7:36 AM ET 30/7/2017] We just got word that RX Vega 56 will cost $399 and the Limited Edition liquid cooled RX Vega 64 will retail for $699 and be part of a “special bundle”. We don’t know yet what this bundle will look like. We’ve now heard similar price quotes for the entire lineup from multiple sources, which is a good sign
Interesting... But unrealistic UNLESS Vega 64 Air or the Air LE performs on par with the GTX 1080Ti outside of the adaptive sync market, considering it pulls twice the power, but that's only as long as a $500 or $550 card competes against a $700 card. This of course applies to the American market where electricity is cheap, Euroland and other countries where it's expensive will have more reasons to choose a 180w card against a 350w card. I think it's safe to say that Vega 56 is the card which performs between a 1070 and 1080, that's a $400 card against a $500 card as the 1070 has been eaten alive by miners, and that should sell fairly well.
Here's hoping that AMD is using a better liquid cooling solution than the fury x at release. I returned the fury x and went with an OC fury card because the pump and/or fan on it made "strange" noises infrequently. To be blunt, I have given up on Amd on the GPU front. I still have hope that AMD's next version of CPUs will be in my next system that I build.
$200 off a $935 monitor with a VA panel? Who can afford to spend near $1500 on a graphics card and monitor alone?
Now if it was the Amazon.com: LG 27UD68-W 27-Inch 4K UHD IPS Monitor with FreeSync (2017): Computers & Accessories then maybe, but as it stands I don't see $600 worth of reasons to upgrade from my Fury Nano. Here's hoping nVidia drops the 1080Ti to $500 and forces Vega down to bargain basement prices, which is in all likelihood what will happen anyway when their new architecture releases.
It does seem like there is a Vega Nano in the works.
The Fury Nano gave 90% on the Fury X performance on a 150W TDP vs 275W for the Fury X. Fiji, and probably Vega as well seem to really have diminishing returns when you cram more juice in. I'm hoping there will be a Pro Duo based Vega card, or hopefully I can snag two Nano's for crossfire when they become available.
It's not bad marketing. The limited edition cards are all locked up in bundles that give two free games, $200 off a freesync monitor, and $100 off a Ryzen 7/motherboard combo. That is a ton of value for anyone getting into enthusiast gaming.
For those of us who already have updated cpus and freesync/gsync systems the bundles are essentially just power hungry GTX 1080 performing cards at GTX 1080 Ti prices (for the liquid limited edition). Unfortunately the bundles are the only way to get the limited edition cards. Not much love for the established consumer base here.
For me, I don't see anything that will make me step up from my R9 Fury X. Hopefully we'll see Vega Nano cards in the future.