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Gigabyte Has No Plans For Custom RX Vega 64 Cards

If you are a fan of Gigabyte / AORUS graphics cards and are waiting for that custom Radeon RX Vega 64 to come out it looks like it is not happening. It has been reported that Gigabyte has no current plans to make custom Radeon RX Vega 64 cards. So this means you are going to have to settle for reference design cards or custom cards from other vendors.

There might be hope for Vega 56 cards as Gigabyte did not discard the possibility of releasing a RX Vega 56 Gaming G1. But this is unclear as production has not started due to various technical difficulties surrounding Vega.

It seems there is a big inconsistency in quality of chips that AMD is providing so AIB partners are having a difficult time establishing a standard GPU frequency for their factory-overclocked cards. Also temperature reporting is broken. Actual GPU temperatures are different from the temperature being reported by the GPU, which can become a big problem for stability in the long run.

On top of all of that there are actually three different Vega 10 GPU packages. The molded package consists of the GPU and HBM dies sharing the same height, while there’s a 40 μm height difference between them in the unmolded package. You might not think this is a big deal, but the small difference prevents manufacturers from standardizing a single heatsink design to accommodate all three GPU packages.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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