AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs NVIDIA Quadro K4200

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
NVIDIA Quadro K4200

General info

Comparison of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
10.18
 
21.28
Architecture
GCN 5.0
 
Kepler
Code name
Vega 10
 
GK104
Type
Desktop
 
Workstation
Release date
27 June 2017
 
22 July 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$854.99
Price now
$1666
 
$240

Technical specs

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200'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 and Quadro K4200's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
1344
Core clock speed
1382 MHz
 
771 MHz
Boost Clock
1600 MHz
 
784 MHz
Transistor count
12,500 million
 
3,540 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
108 Watt
Texture fill rate
409.6
 
87.81
Floating-point performance
13,107 gflops
 
2,107 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200 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
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
241 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1890 MHz
 
5400 MHz
Memory bandwidth
483.8 GB/s
 
172.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 2x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Vega Frontier Edition 62.28 +232%
Quadro K4200 18.76

Passmark

Vega Frontier Edition 13424 +218.8%
Quadro K4200 4211

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
119 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

232% faster (about 3.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (27 June 2017 vs 22 July 2014)
Wider memory bus (2048 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 1344)
Higher memory bandwidth (483.8 vs 172.8 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA Quadro K4200

Cheaper ($854.99 vs $999)
Less power hungry (108 vs 300 watts)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, Vega Frontier Edition or Quadro K4200?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.
Be aware that Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is a desktop card while Quadro K4200 is a workstation one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and Quadro K4200, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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