AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Summary

AMD started Radeon Vega Frontier Edition sales 27 June 2017 at a recommended price of $999. This is high-end GCN 5.0 architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 16 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 1.89 GHz are supplied, and together with 2048 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 483.8 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 267 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 300 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 65.96 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN V.

General info

Of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
26.29
 
Architecture
GCN 5.0
 
Code name
Vega 10
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
27 June 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$999.99
 
of 4095.95 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
1382 MHz
 
Boost Clock
1600 MHz
 
Transistor count
12,500 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
409.6
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
13,107 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
267 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
HBM2
 
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1890 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
483.8 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
OpenGL
4.6
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
66.48
 
 
Passmark
11385
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon Vega Frontier Edition performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Vega Frontier Edition from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, which is slower by 4% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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