Various tech sites have already received their Radeon RX Vega 64 samples for testing ahead of the launch date. The model that TechGage received is a reference air cooled variant which should cost $499 US at launch but recent reports suggest that might not be the case. Anyways, moving forward, we get to see a simplistic design scheme on the base model which uses a blower style fan and is a lot similar to Radeon RX 480 except a bit bigger.
The Radeon RX Vega 64 will of course ship inside a large rectangle shaped package. We don’t know if only the press gets unique treatment or consumers will get the same packages.(WE hope) The package includes multiple compartments which house the guide book, RX Vega stickers, a wrist band and a crystal square with Vega logo. There’s no holocube inside Vega 64 package which confirms earlier reports that the holocube would not be included with the Radeon RX Vega 64.
The most interesting thing to note is that the package comes with a defunct Vega 64 GPU. This is a non usable die which means the only purpose to add it in the package is as a showpiece. AMD had done similar treatment with their defunct Fiji GPUs that were shipped with the Radeon Pro Duo graphics cards. Maybe it’s just AMD’s way of treating the enthusiast community by sending them a chip of the graphics card that they are running within their rigs. Again, we cannot confirm if this is for reviewers only or if it will be included with all reference Vega 64 cards that ship out to retail. Note that all Radeon Pro Duo cards that shipped on retail included a Fiji GPU.