AMD officially launched the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, delivering AMD’s latest GPU architecture to consumers for the first time. AMD is pitching this as the world’s fastest graphics card for machine learning development and advanced visualization workloads.
AMD releases Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card
AMD finally released the first of its Vega generation of graphics cards. Called the Frontier Edition, the AMD’s first real challenge to Nvidia’s top-tier graphics dominance in several years, could well be the most powerful graphics card in the world and AMD is happy to claim as such.
Today AMD officially launched the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, delivering AMD’s latest GPU architecture to consumers for the first time. AMD is pitching this as the world’s fastest graphics card for machine learning development and advanced visualization workloads. Pricing is also a bit different from what we saw on early pre-order listings.
This graphics card has 64CUs, 4096 Stream Processors, 16GB of HBM2 memory on a 2,048-bit bus, and is clocked at around 1875MHz, providing 480GB/s. AMD claims that the Vega Frontier Edition is capable of 25 TFLOPS of half-precision FP16 compute performance, and 12.5 TFLOPS of single-precision FP32 compute performance. Those numbers are a little ahead of Nvidia’s Titan XP with 12 TFLOPS of FP32 compute performance.
Final specifications give it a “typical clock speed” of 1,382MHz, boosting up to 1,600MHz when required. It has 16GB of second-generation high-bandwidth memory (HBM), with a bus width of 2,048-bit. That gives it a total memory bandwidth of 4,83GBps, which is curiously less than the Fury X, despite having four times the overall memory and using second-generation HBM.
Here are the Vega FE specifications:
- 16GB HBM2 memory.
- Pixel Fill Rate: ~90 Gpixels/sec.
- Memory capacity: 16 GBs of High Bandwidth Cache.
- Memory bandwidth: ~480 GBs/sec.
- 4096 Stream Processors.
- 64 Compute Units.
- 13.1 TFLOPS FP32 performance.
- 26.2 TFLOPS FP16 performance.
- 3x DisplayPort 1.3, 1x HDMI 2.0.
- 300W TDP (Air-Cooled) 375W TDP (Liquid-Cooled).
As far as pricing and availability, the Radeon Vega FE will be available from some retailers in select regions starting from today. The air cooled edition holds an MSRP of $999 while the water-cooled edition will be $1499 when that launches later this year. Those prices could fluctuate depending on the retailer, the MSRP is just AMD’s recommended value for these cards.
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