AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition videocard review

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition videocard released by AMD; release date: 27 June 2017. At the time of release, the videocard cost $999. The videocard is designed for desktop-computers and based on GCN 5.0 microarchitecture codenamed Vega 10.

Core clock speed - 1382 MHz. Boost clock speed - 1600 MHz. Texture fill rate - 409.6 GTexel / s. Pipelines - 4096. Floating-point performance - 13,107 gflops. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Transistors count - 12,500 million. Power consumption (TDP) - 300 Watt.

Memory type: HBM2. Maximum RAM amount - 16 GB. Memory bus width - 2048 Bit. Memory clock speed - 1890 MHz. Memory bandwidth - 483.8 GB / s.

Benchmarks

PassMark
G3D Mark
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
21579
13588
PassMark
G2D Mark
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
1086
803
Geekbench
OpenCL
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
250916
72613
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Face Detection
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
503.150 mPixels/s
191.268 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Ocean Surface Simulation
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
5428.233 Frames/s
3544.936 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
41.556 Frames/s
17.729 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Video Composition
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
251.688 Frames/s
181.701 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop
Bitcoin Mining
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
1790.000 mHash/s
1377.335 mHash/s
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
27846 Frames
12106 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
21281 Frames
3717 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
49002 Frames
3356 Frames
GFXBench 4.0
Car Chase Offscreen
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
27846.000 Fps
12106.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
Manhattan
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
21281.000 Fps
3717.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0
T-Rex
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
49002.000 Fps
3356.000 Fps
3DMark Fire Strike
Graphics Score
Top 1 GPU
This GPU
17055
0
Name Value
PassMark - G3D Mark 13588
PassMark - G2D Mark 803
Geekbench - OpenCL 72613
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection 191.268 mPixels/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation 3544.936 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex 17.729 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition 181.701 Frames/s
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining 1377.335 mHash/s
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 12106 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 3717 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3356 Frames
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen 12106.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan 3717.000 Fps
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex 3356.000 Fps
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 0

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture GCN 5.0
Code name Vega 10
Launch date 27 June 2017
Launch price (MSRP) $999
Place in performance rating 49
Price now $999.99
Type Desktop
Value for money (0-100) 14.37

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1600 MHz
Core clock speed 1382 MHz
Floating-point performance 13,107 gflops
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Pipelines 4096
Texture fill rate 409.6 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 300 Watt
Transistor count 12,500 million

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
Length 267 mm
Supplementary power connectors 2x 8-pin

API support

DirectX 12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL 4.6

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 16 GB
Memory bandwidth 483.8 GB / s
Memory bus width 2048 Bit
Memory clock speed 1890 MHz
Memory type HBM2