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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Live Benchmarking By PC Perspective – Gaming and Synthetic Performance Tests of AMD’s Vega 10 GPU

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Jun 29, 2017
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The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition officially launched a few days ago and is available to buyers for a starting price of $1000 US. The card is the first Vega GPU based graphics card that is available to purchase from retail outlets, but none of the major tech sites have received a card for review. However, PC Perspective went ahead and purchased the cards to test their performance.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Live Benchmarking By PC Perspective

Ryan Shrout over at PC Perspective is currently live over at their YouTube channel which you can tune into right now. The benchmarking session can be viewed below:

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PC Per Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Test Bed

  • Intel Core i7-5960X Processor
  • ASUS X99 Motherboard
  • 16 GB DDR4 Memory
  • Standard Noctua Top-Down Air Cooler
  • Corsair AX1500i PSU

You can read the specifications of the test bed from PC Perspective above which seem to be pretty good. The card was tested with the latest drivers which features all the optimizations for gaming applications that are included on the Radeon Crimson drivers. It was also stated that the HBCC (High bandwidth Cache controller) was enabled. The card is running at stock and no modifications have been made to the power limit.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Specifications, Performance and Features

The Radeon Vega Frontier edition was officially planned for launch on 27th of June. In terms of specifications, the card comes with 4096 stream processors clocked at 1382 MHz base and 1600 MHz boost to deliver 13 TFLOPs of FP32 and 25 TFLOPs of FP16 compute performance. There’s also 16 GB of HBM2 VRAM which comes in two stacks (8 GB per stack). The graphics card has a total rated bandwidth of 483 GB/s which is lower than the 512 GB/s on Fiji. It also features a pixel fill rate of 90 GPixels/s.

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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier edition will be available in June in two variants. One will be an air cooled model which comes in a nice blue industrial texture with a glowing yellow “R” emblem placed in the corner. The whole card is powered by a dual 8-pin connector configuration which confirms a TDP of around 300W.

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Technical Features

• Powered by the Vega architecture
• 25 TFLOPS Peak FP16 Compute Performance
• 13 TFLOPS Peak FP32 Compute Performance
• 16GB High Bandwidth Cache
• 64 Next-Gen Compute Units
• 4096 Stream Processors

AMD Radeon Vega Lineup:

Graphics CardRadeon R9 Fury XRadeon RX 480Radeon RX Vega Frontier EditionRadeon RX Vega 64Radeon RX Vega 56(Radeon Pro Vega 64Radeon Pro Vega 56
GPUFiji XTPolaris 10Vega 10Vega 10 XTX/XTVega 10 XLVega 10Vega 10
Process Node28nm14nm FinFETFinFETFinFETFinFETFinFETFinFET
Compute Units64366464566456
Stream Processors4096230440964096358440963584
Performance8.6 TFLOPS
8.6 (FP16) TFLOPS
5.8 TFLOPS
5.8 (FP16) TFLOPS
13 TFLOLPS
26 (FP16) TFLOPS
Up to 13+ TFLOPS
26+ (FP16) TFLOPS
TBA~13 TFLOLPS
~25 (FP16) TFLOPS
11 TFLOLPS
22 (FP16) TFLOPS
Texture Mapping Units256144256256TBA256224
Render Output Units64326464TBA6464
Memory4GB HBM8GB GDDR516GB HBM2TBATBA16GB HBM28GB HBM2
Memory Bus4096-bit256-bit2048-bit2048-bit2048-bit2048-bit2048-bit
Bandwidth512GB/s256GB/s484GB/sTBATBATBA400GB/s
TDP275W150W300-375WTBATBATBATBA
Launch20152016June 2017July 2017July 2017December 2017December 2017
Price$649 US$199 (4 GB)
$229 (8 GB)
$999 (Reference)
$1499 (Liquid)
$499 (Reference)
$549 (Limited Air)
$599 (Liquid)
$649 (Liquid LE)
$399TBDTBD
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