First VEGA cards hit the shelves. VEGA Frontier Edition.
Pre-order for 1.200$ that is Titan X territory.
But these cards are targeted at scientific and professional users. A bargain for prosumers.
One more thing;
PG100 10.3 TFLOPS
Vega 13.1 TFLOPS
About 30% faster in applications that use specific demands. And that is compared to the Nvidia Quadro 5.000$ cards.
Are they doing the same to Nvidia as they are doing to Intel now....
PS; As Nvidia has refused to give me any upgrade options for my now "obsolete" TitanXP, i will look very closely to VEGA for my next flagship upgrades.
But rumors are that Nvidia will push their Volta release forward. Just like Intel was forced to do with Coffee Lake.
Nothing beats some competition. And just for doing that AMD should be rewarded.
PPS; Volta will use GDDRX2 or X3 and no HBM. So VEGA will have the edge in memory bandwidth. And with these new GPU architectures, we have already seen what a couple of Mhz more RAM speed can do for performance. Especially FPS consistency. Being part of the HBM development must pay off.
Nvidia has stated that using HBM2 will be too expensive for their consumer cards. Weren't their top tier cards not already too expensive for consumers?