AMD announced a new graphics card, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, oriented to the professional sector (targeting data scientists, engineers and product designers). The new professional graphics card is based on VEGA silicon attached to 16GB of HBM2 memory powered by two 8 + 8-pin PCI-Express connectors. The graphics card can be found in both air and water-cooled variants.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition For Professional Sector

As far as performance is concerned, it’s not that impressive, as the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition delivers a 50 % FP32 performance over Radeon Fury X, which  translates to 13 TFLOPs, a matter of concern when FP32 performance is the most critical for the game development. We remind you that AMD has prepared three RX VEGA variants Core, Eclipse and Nova to compete with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 ti. On May 31 we will have more data.

AMD Professional Graphics card Specification Comparison

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Radeon Pro Duo (Polaris) Radeon Pro WX 7100 Radeon Fury X
Stream Processors 4096 2 x 2304 2304 4096
Texture Units ? 2 x 144 144 256
ROPs 64? 2 x 32 32 64
Boost Clock ~1.59GHz 1243MHz 1243MHz 1050MHz
Single Precision ~13 TFLOPS 11.5 TFLOPS 5.7 TFLOPS 8.6 TFLOPS
Half Precision ~26 TFLOPS 11.5 TFLOPS 5.7 TFLOPS 8.6 TFLOPS
Memory Clock ~1.88Gbps HBM2 7Gbps GDDR5 7Gbps GDDR5 1Gbps HBM
Memory Bus Width 2048-bit 2 x 256-bit 256-bit 4096-bit
Memory Bandwidth ~480GB/sec 2x 224GB/sec 224GB/sec 512GB/sec
VRAM 16GB 2 x 16GB 8GB 4GB
Typical Board Power ? 250W 130W 275W
GPU Vega (1) Polaris 10 Polaris 10 Fiji
Architecture Vega Polaris Polaris GCN 1.2
Manufacturing Process GloFo 14nm GloFo 14nm GloFo 14nm TSMC 28nm
Launch Date 06/2017 05/2017 10/2016 06/24/15
Launch Price ??? $999 $649 $649

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