AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets benched and more tidbits

Posted on Monday, Jun 26 2017 @ 15:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD gave PC World an exclusive look at the new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. The site was allowed to run a series of benchmarks but pure gaming benchmarks weren't allowed just yet. PC World did get to play some games on the card and speculates its performance may be close to that of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. In the synthetic benchmarks like Cinebench and SolidWorks, Frontier Edition outperformed NVIDIA's Titan Xp by about 15 to 50 percent.

VideoCardz offers a great summary of some other tidbits from the videos:
  • Vega can run on 6-pin power connector, but it wasn’t specified if they were talking about Frontier or RX Vega;
  • Frontier will support gaming, but to take the full benefit from game optimizations, RX Vega is still recommended.
  • Frontier will run in multi-GPU configurations, but it was not designed for multi-GPU gaming;
  • Air-cooled and Liquid-cooled (gold edition) of Frontier have the same PCB design, although Liquid edition has higher TDP (375W vs 300W) and better operating temperatures;
  • DIP switches on the back will allow you to change the color of the GPU Tach LEDs;
  • AMD Rep did not want to reveal what the color of RX Vega will be;
  • RX Vega will be launched on July 30th at SIGGRAPH

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