Radeon™ RX Vega Graphics Cards and Radeon™ Packs: Next Generation Enthusiast Gaming, Available Now

August 13 13:00 2017 Print This Article

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced that its Radeon™ RX Vega graphics cards are available at e-tail outlets around the world starting today, giving 4 million gamers access to the best enthusiast-class gaming experiences possible.1

For gamers who already have an enthusiast-class PC and monitor and are looking to up-level their graphics capabilities with groundbreaking technology, Radeon RX Vega 64 air-cooled cards are available today priced at $499 USD SEP. Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics cards are expected to be available August 28th, priced at $399 USD SEP, representing the most affordable way to get into enthusiast-class gaming on “Vega” architecture.

For gamers who have longed to enjoy enthusiast-class gaming, Radeon Packs2 are also available now for a limited time in select regions, with the Radeon Black Pack featuring the Radeon RX Vega 64 air-cooled card priced at $599 USD SEP, and the Radeon Aqua Pack featuring the Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition – the most powerful of the Radeon RX Vega graphics cards – priced at $699 USD SEP. Radeon Packs offer “must-have” technologies to power extraordinary enthusiast experiences: a discount of up to $200 from participating retailers on the purchase of select Radeon™ FreeSync™-capable monitors for buttery smooth frame rates, a $100 discount from participating retailers on the purchase of select Ryzen™ 7 1800X processor + X370 motherboard combos for the ultimate in multi-threaded performance, and two acclaimed games in soon-to-be-released Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus™ and Prey®3 (an estimated $120 USD retail value) to jump right into AAA gaming.

Radeon RX Vega graphics cards are the most advanced consumer graphics cards in the world, built on the “Vega” GPU architecture. Previously reserved for high-end graphics products, Radeon RX Vega graphics cards employ pioneering graphics technology in High Bandwidth Cache composed of 8GB of leading-edge HBM2 memory. Architected for a better enthusiast-class gaming experience, Radeon RX Vega graphics cards feature bleeding-edge capabilities like Rapid Packed Math, the High Bandwidth Cache Controller and new Geometry and Pixel Engines to better harness low-level APIs and excel in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan® games. As developers roll out games in the coming weeks and months that take full advantage of these extraordinary technologies, Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will unleash their full potential, enabling higher frame rates and image quality settings for even more immersive gaming.

Radeon RX Vega graphics cards boast exceptional premium design, with start-of-the-art materials, customizable GPU tach meter and iconic LED illumination. The graphics cards support leading display technologies including Radeon™ FreeSync technology for smooth, vibrant HDR gaming.4 And Radeon Software brings the graphics cards to life, enabling the ultimate in performance, features and stability to ensure an exceptional out-of-box experience that will keep getting better with future software updates.

For more information on where to buy Radeon Packs and Radeon RX Vega graphics cards, visit http://radeon.com/RXVega.

Supporting Resources

  • See the Radeon RX Vega official launch film here
  • Read how the PC gaming ecosystem is behind the new Radeon RX Vega graphics cards on here
  • Get all the details on Radeon Packs featuring Radeon RX Vega here
  • Become a fan of AMD and Radeon on Facebook
  • Follow @Radeon, @AMDRyzen and @AMDGaming on Twitter
  • Follow @WeAreRadeon on Instagram

About AMD
For more than 45 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses, and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work, and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

AMD, the AMD logo, Ryzen and Radeon are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Vega is a codename for AMD architecture, and is not a product name.

© 2017 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. Developed in association with MachineGames. Wolfenstein and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. MachineGames, Bethesda, Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved. Wolfenstein® II: The New Colossus™ is a fictional story set in an alternate universe in the 1960’s. Names, characters, organizations, locations and events are either imaginary or depicted in a fictionalized manner. The story and contents of this game are not intended to and should not be construed in any way to condone, glorify or endorse the beliefs, ideologies, events, actions, persons or behavior of the Nazi regime or to trivialize its war crimes, genocide and other crimes against humanity.

© 2017 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. Prey, Arkane, Bethesda, Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. In the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

1. Based on internal AMD market estimates for the $399-699 segment.

2. Radeon Pack availability and options vary by region. Terms and conditions apply. See www.amdreward.com for full terms and conditions. Offer void where prohibited.

3. Games and availability may differ by region. Please check your local etail outlet for more details.

4. HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including: graphics card, monitor/TV, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requires operating system support. GD-96

Cautionary Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) including the features, functionality, availability, timing, pricing and expected benefits of Radeon™ RX Vega graphics cards, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as “would,” “designed,” “intends,” “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or the negative of these words and phrases, other variations of these words and phrases or comparable terminology. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this document are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this document and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Such statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond AMD’s control, that could cause actual results and other future events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices may limit AMD’s ability to compete effectively; AMD has a wafer supply agreement with GF with obligations to purchase all of its microprocessor and APU product requirements, and a certain portion of its GPU product requirements, from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with limited exceptions. If GF is not able to satisfy AMD’s manufacturing requirements, its business could be adversely impacted; AMD relies on third parties to manufacture its products, and if they are unable to do so on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive technologies, AMD’s business could be materially adversely affected; failure to achieve expected manufacturing yields for AMD’s products could negatively impact its financial results; the success of AMD’s business is dependent upon its ability to introduce products on a timely basis with features and performance levels that provide value to its customers while supporting and coinciding with significant industry transitions; if AMD cannot generate sufficient revenue and operating cash flow or obtain external financing, it may face a cash shortfall and be unable to make all of its planned investments in research and development or other strategic investments; the loss of a significant customer may have a material adverse effect on AMD; AMD’s receipt of revenue from its semi-custom SoC products is dependent upon its technology being designed into third-party products and the success of those products; global economic uncertainty may adversely impact AMD’s business and operating results; the markets in which AMD’s products are sold are highly competitive; AMD may not be able to generate sufficient cash to service its debt obligations or meet its working capital requirements; AMD has a large amount of indebtedness which could adversely affect its financial position and prevent it from implementing its strategy or fulfilling its contractual obligations; the agreements governing AMD’s notes and the Secured Revolving Line of Credit impose restrictions on AMD that may adversely affect its ability to operate its business; AMD’s issuance to West Coast Hitech L.P. (WCH) of warrants to purchase 75 million shares of its common stock, if and when exercised, will dilute the ownership interests of its existing stockholders, and the conversion of the 2.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 may dilute the ownership interest of its existing stockholders, or may otherwise depress the price of its common stock; uncertainties involving the ordering and shipment of AMD’s products could materially adversely affect it; the demand for AMD’s products depends in part on the market conditions in the industries into which they are sold. Fluctuations in demand for AMD’s products or a market decline in any of these industries could have a material adverse effect on its results of operations; AMD’s ability to design and introduce new products in a timely manner is dependent upon third-party intellectual property; AMD depends on third-party companies for the design, manufacture and supply of motherboards, software and other computer platform components to support its business; if AMD loses Microsoft Corporation’s support for its products or other software vendors do not design and develop software to run on AMD’s products, its ability to sell its products could be materially adversely affected; and AMD’s reliance on third-party distributors and AIB partners subjects it to certain risks.  Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to AMD’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 1, 2017.

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