AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1382 MHz
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 1890 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 46.48

Summary

AMD started Radeon Vega Frontier Edition sales 27 June 2017 at a recommended price of $999. This is 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 dual-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

46.48%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating87
Value for money15.43
ArchitectureGCN 5.0 (2017−2020)
GPU code nameVega 10
Market segmentDesktop
Release date27 June 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$999
Price now$961 (1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores4096of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1382 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1600 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors12,500 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)300 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate409.6of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance13,107 gflopsof 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin

Memory

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 typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount16 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width2048 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1890 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth483.8 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.1.125

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Vega Frontier Edition 46.48
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

Vega Frontier Edition 13810

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

Vega Frontier Edition 71962

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

Vega Frontier Edition 67329

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon Vega Frontier Edition performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon Vega Frontier Edition from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 980 Ti, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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