RX Vega 56 & 64 are HERE! Are they HOT or NOT?

AMD’s new RX Vega graphics cards have FINALLY arrived, but can they live up to the hype, or are they just hot air?

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Buy the RX Vega 56:
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Crazy Legz says:

“quick maths” tells me which is a better option. LOL

Chrinik says:

2:55 Oh, past-Linus, you were so naive XD

Rθηιη says:

No amd no
This will be a great fail

Gr1m r3aP3r says:

he said like a 1070ti lol little did he know that it would become a reality

Great Dane Productions says:


ender_scythe says:

I *highly* doubt cryptocurrency miners are using graphics cards anymore, as currencies either have great CPU performance or already have FPGA programs or even ASICs. Monero is an example of a currency designed for CPU friendliness (due to its use of the Cryptonight algorithm) while Bitcoin and Litecoin are examples of FPGA/ASIC only currencies. Yeah, some very niche currencies may be profitable using GPU mining, but they’re niche. Good luck making a profit on a niche currency with low liquidity.

Mattia_98 says:

tl;dr: the wait was not worth it. A 1080 costs less than a vega64, is faster and consumes less power. The only plus to vega are the cheaper freesync monitors..

ReD - Minecraft says:

420 dolla’

gigi gigiotto says:

Ok, i bought a frontier liquid…. why a 980ti beat my frontier in blender?

EggPie_614 Da pie says:

This gpu was released on my birthmonth!! 😀

b888 says:

Why the fuckin hate against miners? I never understood this. Someone plzzz explain me on this issue.

Soumasnigdha Pal says:

2:54 Linus predicted launch of 1070ti back in Aug

Arconite says:

I am loving my vega card, i have the MSI RX Vega 56, and it’s amazing. i’m absolutely in love with it despite it’s incredibly massive size (it’s as long as my forearm)

Tim Laning says:

Graphics cards not hot? Skrrraaaaa? Am I doing this correctly?

Theknowabout says:

I am going to both mine and game. Does AMD has any problem with that.

JoiseGameplays says:

Are the GTX Ti?

aiden mKL says:

Answering the question in the title, mans can never be hot.

CommanderTaco says:

The damn thing eats power

Version IV Gaming says:

5:28-5:30 anti is that you?

Theo Cooper-Brown says:


Stathom jason says:

Lol this is how Nvidia got the idea for “1070 Ti”. Linus told them.

frill necked lizard says:

I might actually get one in the future (when it gets a bit older and cheaper) just for the linux support.

Ben Aviani-Bartram says:

Everybody hates on AMD. It pisses me off. It’s like the Qualcomm Vs Mediatek debate. The fastest phone I’ve ever had was powered by Mediatek and now I’m running on an 800 series which is only about 3/4 as fast as that same age Mediatek chip.

Need Some Coffee says:

Isnt the Vega frontier the one they developed for the imac pro?

Ali Baba says:


Scott Obermeyer says:

STILLLLLL waiting to get one.. they are still 700 dollars plus on most sites, which I won’t pay. I have a 3440×1440 freesync monitor, and well if you play at that resolution you need that technology. I guess I will stick with my 480 for the time being, but they really need to get these in stock and sell way closer to the msrp they are supposed to be selling for.

paulo159 says:

its malboro red

Niclas Feldin Persson says:

As of today, months later, I am really disappointed with AMD. The cards are expensive and are as easy to get hold of as unicorns. And just like you told us, they are power hungry and not super fast. These cards would have been great if AMD shaved off 150 USD and managed the power consumption better. I would like to support the underdog for to keep the competition alive but not for €699 and no aftermarket coolers.

CheezyPig says:

5:29 well they failed didn’t they

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