Sapphire RX Vega 64 Nitro+ Review - Power hungry, yet quiet, alas insanely priced. (TomsHardware)

Discussion created by black_zion on Dec 15, 2017

So it's an Edsel: Brilliant design, but priced out of the realm of reality. And it is a brilliant design, keeping a 400w video card under 70°C without throttling at under 40db of noise is quite an achievement, and it does indeed decisively beat the GTX 1080, but if you look across every game they tested, there is not a single case where this card is able to achieve 60FPS and the GTX 1080 cannot.


Sapphire RX Vega 64 Nitro+ Review - Tom's Hardware


Unfortunately, we can only speculate right now about real availability, and whether Sapphire's pricing proves realistic. The Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro+ is nonetheless a great graphics card. Though, at a price of $660, enthusiasts will no doubt be divided in their willingness to pay so much money with GeForce GTX 1080s selling for almost $150 less. Given a general shortage of Vega cards right now, though, don't expect to find partner boards selling at any kind of discount.


Therefore, our Editor's Choice award represents true appreciation for Sapphire's technical implementation of a GPU that has proven somewhat problematic for other manufacturers, and not necessarily purchasing advice. If you really must have a decked-out Radeon RX Vega 64, it's going to be because you're a die-hard AMD enthusiast with a penchant for exclusivity, and not because we give it a thumbs-up or -down. In the end, there's nothing wrong with paying a premium on this card if you're one of the lucky ones who can get one.