A few days from now, the much-awaited AMD Radeon RX Vega video cards will be released in the market. But just recently, there were reports suggesting that the pricing of some of these cards would be higher than the suggested price announced by AMD at SIGGRAPH 2017, in particular, is the RX Vega 64.

Tech website VideoCardz first reported the increase of pricing in at least four partner retailers. Additional details came from other tech websites from different regions.

Prices are higher

AMD will release three editions of RX Vega 64 - Black, Limited, and Liquid.

According to AMD, these cards will be sold for US$499, US$599 and US$699, respectively. But a different set of pricing were given to at least four retailers.

US-based online store ShopBLT.com has US$650 for both Black and Limited editions, while the price of the Liquid edition rose to US$758. UK-based e-Store Lambda-Tek.com also has the same price for both Black and Limited editions £703 while the Liquid edition is priced at £789.50.

India-based e-store MDComputers.in listed the Black edition at 71,500INR, 72,725INR for Limited, and 85,350INR for the Liquid edition. PC Themes, AMD’s partner retailer in Singapore, will be sold the Black Edition for S$999 and the Liquid edition for S$1149. They do not have the price information for the Limited edition.

In addition, German-based website ComputerBase.de suggested that HIS Radeon RX Vega 64 Air Black will be sold for €599. Meanwhile, Japan-based website Ask-Corp.jp reported that the Black and Limited editions will be sold for ¥73,800, while the Liquid edition is tagged at ¥85,800 (all prices does not yet include tax). According to the same report, these AMD graphic cards will become available by Aug.

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Vega 64 Specifications

The three editions of RX Vega 64 all have the same specifications; however, the Liquid edition will have a better clock speed output since it is using a liquid cooling system. All three is based on Vega 10 architecture with 14nm FinFET process node, 64 compute units (thus the name “64”), 4096 stream processors and 256 texture mapping units.

For the two air-cooled RX Vega 64, they both have a base clock speed of 1247MHz and max clock speed of 1546MHz. The liquid-cooled edition has a base clock speed of 1406MHz and can reach up to 1677MHz max clock speed.

The Liquid edition also has higher FP32 and FP16 Compute at 13.7TFLOPs and 27.4TFLOPs, respectively. Meanwhile, both the Black and Limited editions only have 12.6 TFLOPs and 25.2 TFLOPs on FP32 and FP16 Compute, respectively.

In addition, they all have 8GB of HBM2 RAM and 2048-bit memory bus. All three graphic cards will have 484GB/s memory bandwidth. The AMD Radeon RX Vega graphic cards are expected to become available in the market this coming Aug. 14th.