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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 Card Radeon R9 Fury X Radeon RX 480 Radeon RX Vega Frontier Edition Radeon RX Vega 64 Radeon RX Vega 56( Radeon Pro Vega 64 Radeon Pro Vega 56
GPU Fiji XT Polaris 10 Vega 10 Vega 10 XTX/XT Vega 10 XL Vega 10 Vega 10
Process Node 28nm 14nm FinFET FinFET FinFET FinFET FinFET FinFET
Compute Units 64 36 64 64 56 64 56
Stream Processors 4096 2304 4096 4096 3584 4096 3584
Performance 8.6 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 Units 256 144 256 256 TBA 256 224
Render Output Units 64 32 64 64 TBA 64 64
Memory 4GB HBM 8GB GDDR5 16GB HBM2 TBA TBA 16GB HBM2 8GB HBM2
Memory Bus 4096-bit 256-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit
Bandwidth 512GB/s 256GB/s 484GB/s TBA TBA TBA 400GB/s
TDP 275W 150W 300-375W TBA TBA TBA TBA
Launch 2015 2016 June 2017 July 2017 July 2017 December 2017 December 2017
Price $649 US $199 (4 GB)
$229 (8 GB)
$999 (Reference)
$1499 (Liquid)
$499 (Reference)
$549 (Limited Air)
$599 (Liquid)
$649 (Liquid LE)
$399 TBD TBD
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