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AMD starts a serious tease on Vega, its return to high end GPUs

AMD is beginning a serious tease for its next generation GPU architecture, Vega, which will herald a return of the red team to making high-end GPUs. While the recent Polaris cards, headlined by the RX480, aren't on an equal footing with NVIDIAs highest end offerings, Vega will be going straight for that portion of the market.

One of the first, albeit brief demos is shown above, with Doom running at 4K above 60 FPS consistently using the Vulkan API. Sure, Doom is tremendously optimized so it's a great showpiece, but nevertheless, it shows what AMD is going for with its Vega powered Radeon GPUs.

There are a few different video teasers, and in one we're simply told to "buckle up." Apparently Radeon is back.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

  • I was going to build a new PC early this year, but AMD's Ryzen announcement made me put a hold on it. Kaby Lake is not much of an improvement, and if Ryzen is that good, I am going all in all with team Red.
  • I'm starting to get really annoyed with how long this is taking. Vega is not coming until 5/1 at least.  4 more freaking months!! Sad part is by then Nvidia will likely already have the 1080ti out and it will probably peform equally as good, if not better than, as whatever AMD keeps delaying. As and AMD stockholder this troubles me.
  • Just can't wait for AMD to give competition to NVIDIA and Intel because that way us consumers win.
  • Not that I want it but it smells like 3dfx all over again.
  • He may as well have been running a current generation Rage Fury X product see that it produces the same performance....