Unboxing the Gigabyte RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition

The Gigabyte RX Vega 64 Liquid edition box is huge.  It advertises watercooling, 8GB HBM and high bandwidth cache, next generation compute, premium VR, and FreeSync 2.

Gigabyte RX Vega 64 liquid box

The packing is superb and it designed to stand up to your delivery person on a bad transport day.  Inside the box is a quick installation guide and an 8-pin PCIe adapter and screws for installing the radiator into the PC chassis.  The back of the box details Vega’s features and also recommends a 1000W power supply as a minimum(!)Gigabyte Vega 64 liquid box reverse
The Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition is styled very well with an aluminum case.    The radiator is 120mm and it is connected to the pump inside the card by braided cables.

There is an 8-pin adapter included with the card in case your PSU only supports one 8-pin and one 6-pin PCIe cable.   Here is the other side.
This is the 120mm radiator.
Here is the Fury X pictured with its radiator side by side with the Vega’s cooler.  They are the same size.
Here is the connector panel featuring 1 HDMI and 3 DisplayPorts.

The Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid cooled edition is a handsome card.  AMD has got their second industrial design right. You can change the colors of your lighting and there are two 8-pin PCIe connectors required.

The Radeon Logo lights up and is a perfect counter to NVIDIA’s lighted GeForce.  AMD certainly has got a premium looking card with the Liquid cooled RX Vega 64.  Let’s check out its performance after we look over our test configuration on the next page.


  1. Dear PCmasterRACE, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a52063dad5eee3042abd5c3f7dc105343dc4c19f2b386a679f6882b494a8f994.jpg
    Omg so disappointed!!! I guess it’s really Navi + InfinityFabric that AMD is really heavily investing it’s R&D on. Perhaps they plan on combining 2x Rx580 on a single die in order to create a near 1080 Ti level performance card and sell at a cheaper price like the Ryzen ThreadRipper. ? Wadda ya guys think? And thank you so much for the wonderfully detailed review btw, God Bless!

    Best Regards,

  2. Why do reviewers never factor in that high-end g-sync displays cost several hundred dollars more than their freesync counterparts? In my case it’s a $300 increase for an identical g-sync counterpart. The $699 vega 64 liquid card gives me better price for performance than both the 1080 and 1080ti because of the g-sync tax, albeit lame the +$100 bill for the stupid “free” games. Folks who jumped on the $200 off a freesync ultrawide with vega bundle certainly got a great deal, assuming they wanted the monitor upgrade.

    I look forward toy our VR performance review.

    • Thanks for that clarification. I updated my conclusion:

      “However, the $699 RX Vega 64 Liquid Edition only trades blows with a $499 GTX 1080 (Updated note: the Founders Edition is $549) . . . “

  3. The FE cards have the worst performance per dollar at stock. Is it possible to include an overclocked column in the results?

  4. The way I see it, Vega is a much better choice moving forward.

    AMD also has better support in games now, things have changed. I see why RX Vega cost a premium, because it offers the latest technology. Just can’t find any to buy at MSRP.

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