MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8G OC Graphics Card

MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8G OC Graphics Card
Key Features
  • 1181 MHz - Boostable up to 1520 MHz
  • 3584 Stream Processors
  • Vega Architecture
  • 8GB of HBM2 VRAM
Based on AMD's Vega architecture and featuring high-bandwidth HBM2 Memory, the MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8G OC Graphics Card allows you to have the full virtual reality experience.
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MSI RX Vega56 8G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2HBM2 Memory
  • 3AMD Radeon VR Ready Premium
  • 4FreeSync 2 Technology
  • 5Radeon Technologies
  • 6Eyefinity
  • 7CrossFire

Based on AMD's Vega architecture and featuring high-bandwidth HBM2 Memory, the MSI Radeon RX Vega 56 Air Boost 8G OC Graphics Card allows you to have the full virtual reality experience.

The Radeon RX Vega 56 supports APIs, such as DirectX 12 and OpenGL 4.5. These APIs can take advantage of the GPU's 3584 Stream Processors to accelerate parallel computing tasks, taking some of the processing load off of the CPU. The Vega 56 also features a 2048-bit memory interface and a 410 GB/s memory bandwidth.

The front panel of the card features a variety of outputs. There are three DisplayPort outputs and a single HDMI output. With 8GB of HBM2 VRAM and support for AMD's Eyefinity, the Vega 56 card can provide an immersive gaming experience using up to four monitors. AMD FreeSync 2 technology allows the Vega 56 GPU and your monitor to dynamically change frame rates to reduce screen tearing. There is also a red LED logo.

To keep this card cool, MSI implemented a blower-style cooler. By using a radial fan, this system forces air over the components and exhausts it out through the front of the card and out of the case. This cooling configuration can be used in crowded workstation environments with multiple GPUs or where space between computer components can be a concern, as hot air is not recirculated back into the case.

HBM2 Memory
HBM2 (High-Bandwidth Memory 2) is a type of VRAM that can be vertically stacked, allowing for increased memory in a smaller form factor. HBM2 also has a wide bus to allow for higher bandwidth at a lower clock speed while using less power.
AMD Radeon VR Ready Premium
Experience the immersive world of VR gaming and entertainment. With Vega architecture, this GPU is compatible with the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive.
FreeSync 2 Technology
Reduce screen tearing with AMD's FreeSync 2 Technology. FreeSync 2 enables the monitor to dynamically adjust its refresh rate to the frame rate being output by the graphics card, thereby greatly reducing screen tearing, stuttering, and other artifacts. FreeSync 2 also features a low-latency API for HDR content, which shifts the workload to the pipeline of a Radeon GPU, allowing a game to tone map directly to the HDR monitor's target luminance, contrast, and color space.
Radeon Technologies
This GPU features a full suite of Radeon technologies. Radeon Chill is an intelligent power-saving feature that dynamically regulates framerates based on your movements in-game (only works with certain games). Radeon WattMan controls the GPU's voltage, engine clocks, memory clocks, fan speed, and temperature. Radeon ReLive allows you to capture, stream, and share your gaming moments from an easily accessible in-game toolbar.
With support for up to 4 monitors, AMD Eyefinity allows you to customize how your displays are shown on your desktop. Having multiple displays can not only make you more productivity, but can also provide an immersive gaming experience. If you're looking to stream online via Twitch, having a separate display for the twitch chat as well as the capture window for both your gameplay and webcam can facilitate the process.
Is one graphics card not enough? AMD's CrossFire works with compatible motherboards and allows you to install and combine up to two of the same GPUs to split the processing load and render graphics with improved frame rates and image quality for supported applications.

MSI RX Vega56 8G Specs

GPU ModelAMD Radeon RX Vega 56
Stream Processors3584 
Boost Clock Speed1181 MHz
Base Clock Speed1520 MHz
InterfacePCI Express 3.0 x16
Supported APIsDirectX: 12
OpenGL: 4.5
Memory Speed1600 Mb/s
Memory Configuration8 GB
Memory InterfaceHBM2
Memory Interface Width2048-Bit
Memory Bandwidth410 GB/s
Display Support
Display I/O3 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
Power Requirements
PCI Power Connectors2 x 8-Pin
Recommended System Power Requirement650 W
Height4.33" / 110.00 mm
Length10.63" / 270.00 mm
Cooler TypeBlower-Style Fan
LightingRed LED
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.7 x 10.4 x 3.4"

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