New information has surfaced regarding AMD’s recent event in Budapest. The event was held to showcase the gaming performance of the upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card. Interestingly, AMD made no mention of which specific RX Vega graphics card was being demoed during the event.
What AMD did, however, is provide attendees with the opportunity to try out RX Vega for the first time. To be more specific, AMD put together two different systems: one was running an unspecified RX Vega graphics card along with a FreeSync monitor and the other was fitted with a GTX 1080 and a G-Sync display. It’s important to note that both system ran at a resolution of 3440×1440.
There was a catch though: no one knew which system was which (expect for AMD’s staff, of course), as they were both covered fully in similar PC cases that revealed no components. Judging by how this demo was set up, it seems pretty obvious that this particular RX Vega CPU was made to compete directly with the GTX 1080.
Despite this, multiple Reddit users who attended the event mentioned that one system was performing “noticeably worse” compared to the other. That aside, AMD did mention that the price difference between the AMD system and the Nvidia system was about US$300 (around RM) – possibly including the monitors themselves. This information strongly indicates that AMD will be looking to release RX Vega graphics cards at very competitive prices.