PowerColor Red Devil RX VEGA 56 8GB HBM2 Review, Vega Is Out Of This World!

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Posted by Mark Taliaferro on Monday, January 1, 2018 - 2:46pm

Introduction

PowerColor Red Devil RX VEGA 56 8GB HBM2

Vega has traveled down a difficult path getting on retailers/eTailers shelves and shortages have been reported on all models. AMD finally relented and let partners design custom boards but supplies of parts and availability have been a problem. Well, Vega is here at Proclockers and PowerColor sent us a Red Devil RX Vega 56 on a custom PCB packed with goodies and a powerful cooling solution. Triple fan, triple slot monster in traditional Red Devil Red and Black and AMD said let there be Vega and there was and Vega is GOOD!

PowerColor Vega 56 Red Devil

Packing 3584 shaders on a massive 486mm2 die the PowerColor Red Devil RX Vega 56 stacks HBM (High bandwidth memory to the tune of 8GB and 64 Compute Units with 224 TMU’s and 64 ROPs. The base clock is 1156 MHz while the boost is a massive 1471 MHz and the card has 3 BIOS modes, Silent, Standard and OC to fit all your needs. The GPU is built on a 14nm FinFet process and contains 12.5 Billion transistors and considering the Vega 64 is about 10% more powerful this might be the smart choice for 1080p and 1440p as well as some 4K games. If you are planning on running a little Xfire we’d probably recommend the Vega 56 unless you happen to be running a massive multi-monitor then you might want to go for Vega 64.  With 12 phase power, we are betting PowerColor put their best foot forward on this Devil of a card!

Will the PowerColor Red Devil RX VEGA 56 8GB HBM2 stand up to our 4K tests? Well you’ll have to check out the benchmarks section and if you want the OC numbers well you know where to look but we will tell you Vega is Good or Great?

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