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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: specs and benchmarks
AMD started Radeon Vega Frontier Edition sales 27 June 2017 at a recommended price of $999 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a GCN 5.0 architecture and made with 14 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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 34.45% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.
Some basic facts about Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance ranking||124|
|Value for money||6.34|
|Architecture||GCN 5.0 (2017−2020)|
|GPU code name||Vega 10|
|Release date||27 June 2017 (6 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$999|
|Current price||$961 (1x MSRP)||of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)|
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's specs 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 cores||4096||of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)|
|Core clock speed||1382 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Boost clock speed||1600 MHz||of 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)|
|Number of transistors||12,500 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||14 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||300 Watt||of 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)|
|Texture fill rate||409.6||of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)|
|Floating-point performance||13,107 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Size and compatibility
This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||2x 8-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||16 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||2048 Bit||of 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)|
|Memory clock speed||1890 MHz||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||483.8 GB/s||of 3276 (Aldebaran)|
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 graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort|
APIs supported by Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.
Combined synthetic benchmark score
This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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.
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%
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%
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%
Send your test results of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.
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.
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is GeForce GTX 1070, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.
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