The first of two new VGA graphics cards from Asus and Acer will hit the market later this year, with both cards featuring 3D capabilities, the company announced on Thursday.
Both the VGA X3 and the VESA X3 are based on the AMD APU-based A12 APU, which is aimed at gaming PCs.
Both cards are powered by AMD’s new Graphics Core Next (GCN) GPU.
Both the Vga X3, which will be based on Intel’s Broadwell-E chip, and the X3A, which should be based around AMD’s upcoming Kaveri APU will feature dual graphics processing units, or GPU cores, and feature a 3D output capability.
Both cards will use the latest AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics chip, which has been designed for gaming and gaming-specific applications.
The RX Vega-X4 graphics chip is aimed specifically at gamers and will be launched this year.
Both VGA cards will feature AMD’s PowerTune technology, which can dynamically adjust the power draw based on how the graphics card is used, to ensure power efficiency.
The card will also feature AMD DirectCU II cooling, which uses fans and heatsinks to provide a more efficient cooling solution.
The VGA card, for example, will use less power if it is being used in conjunction with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon R9 280X, or Intel’s upcoming Zen-based Zen-Wafers.
The X3 will feature a single Radeon RX 580 GPU and will run at a maximum of 150W.
The VESA card will be able to use up to 100W, while the VG245 will use up 10W.
The Radeon RX 570, which supports a DirectX 12 API, will be launching this year as a separate product, though both cards will be available in an overclocked configuration.
AMD will also release the Radeon RX 480, which includes the same GPU and the same memory bandwidth as the RX 580, for $499, while Nvidia will be releasing the GTX 1070, which features a GTX 1065 GPU and an equivalent memory bandwidth, for about $549.AMD has yet to reveal pricing and availability details for the VGTX series of VGA and VESA cards, but the company did reveal pricing information for its own VGA Vega graphics card earlier this month.