AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Graphics Card Pricing and Availability Details

James Marshall
Июля 2, 2017

AMD has emailed HEXUS to announce the availability of the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition professional graphics card.

Together with AMD's open-source, fully scalable ROCm software platform, Radeon Vega Frontier Edition paves the way for pioneers to continue pushing boundaries in fields like artificial intelligence (AI).

While the new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition owner, Kladius, doesn't exactly have a modern (by gaming standards) rig for testing, beggars can't be choosers when it comes to benchmarks.

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition air cooled model costs $999, while the liquid-cooled version has a $1499 price tag.

Radeon Vega FE comes with dual mode drivers
AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Graphics Card Pricing and Availability Details

An SSD has been used for the benchmarks and the OS of choice is Windows 10. Yes, the new graphics card can render high performance than the other comparable rivals, such as NVIDIA Titan Xp. At the current speed of this video memory, at 1.89 Gigabits per second, the Vega Frontier Edition has a memory bandwidth of 483 GB per second. "The blue-anodized brushed aluminum shroud and lit Radeon inlays are downright elegant", said Kelt Reeves, president of Falcon Northwest.

Although AMD didn't quite reveal more about the gaming performance, the tests on Doom using Vulkan, Prey using DirectX 11 and Sniper Elite 4 using DirectX 12 with highest game settings and a native resolution of the panels puts the Vega Frontier Edition somewhere in between GTX 1080 and GTX 1080Ti when it comes to gaming performance. A visualization powerhouse, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPU offers exceptional multi-GPU scaling, with 91 percent faster rendering using two Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPUs.

Kladius is quick to point out that the drivers are dated yesterday, and that it's still very early with regards to any optimizations for the graphics card. "The numbers echo what we already knew about the Frontier Edition, but this time we could see the performance demonstrations live". For that, you'll have to wait on the Radeon RX Vega, which AMD will detail in late July.

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