VEGA will get GTX1080 performance. 8Gb of HBM2. Should be good.
But this ZEN might be good for the next build. Probably need a mounting bracket for the EK EVO for the new socket.
If the price is really "just" 500€ for the 8 core 16 thread top model, i will grab it.
PS But i really want to see independent test results first, instead of these fabricated AMD demos.
For example, Intel uses quad channel memory bus, where AMD only uses dual channel. Basically making memory access and bandwidth twice as fast. And there will be more differences.
Key for daily use will be multi core, multithreaded optimized software and applications. DX12 is going there and even if Intel will smoke the competition with single threaded single core performance, multicore is the way to go. Both future proof and more economical.
It is also great to see AMD has tackled the power consumption. Overall even more impressive, considering the lower development budget they have. But at the same time these development costs will show in other departments. It is not only the CPU, but also the chipset and support for the new standards. USB 3.1, M2, wifi, LAN, etc. You don't want 3rd party solutions for all of those.