It looks like we’re indeed getting very close to the official launch of AMD’s Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. A leak has surfaced recently containing a picture of an alleged reference RX Vega graphics card – which oddly looks very similar to AMD’s older Polaris-based cards.
The leaked image was first spotted on HardOCP, and it terms of design, there’s not much difference between the cooler shroud of this RX Vega graphics card and older reference Polaris cards. Radeon even kept the all black cooler shroud along with the blower-style cooling fan.
According to HardOCP’s Kyle Bennet, the RX Vega graphic card that was pictured is actually an engineering sample that was sent by AMD for comparison purposes. Despite this, Bennet further added that “I was specifically told that it (the pictured RX Vega card) was representative of a retail product.”
This, of course, gives the impression that AMD will indeed release at least one of its Radeon RX Vega graphics card with this “dated” reference design. Interestingly, Bennet mentioned that he will be comparing this graphics card with a GTX 1080 Ti and not a GTX 1080, which was the case during AMD’s “special” event at Budapest a few days ago.
Regardless, we’ll just have to wait until later this week to know for sure. Until then, let’s hope RX Vega lives up to the immense hype – unless you’re an Nvidia fan, of course.