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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition available from US$999

28 June, 2017, 14:59 | Author: Nadine Todd
  • AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs NVIDIA TITAN Xp

Developers will now be able to use the power of the "Vega" architecture for machine learning algorithm development on the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition faster than with any other GPU on the market, before deploying it out to massive servers equipped with Radeon Instinct accelerators.

As PCWorld reported, there wasn't any noticeable performance difference between the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and the NVIDIA Titan XP. We were later given more juicy details about the new GPU when AMD announced the Vega Frontier Edition, which is aimed at users leveraging AI, creative, and deep learning applications.

The Frontier Edition has been produced with the likes of data scientists and creative professionals in mind, as well as game developers. In its email to HEXUS AMD would rather point out what it considers to be the major selling points of the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition with Radeon Pro Software.

"Accelerated game design and immersive workflows" using a GPU that can provide all the performance you need in creating to the final testing of VR-Ready content. "When used with Radeon Loom, creators can stitch high-resolution video in real-time at up to 8K by 4K [resolutions]", AMD suggests. The price for Radeon Frontier Edition is also confirmed at $1200 USA for the air cooled and $1800 United States for the liquid cooled variant. The water-cooled version is slated to arrive in Q3 2017 with an MSRP of $1,499.

"In the given time we had to run the tests, we saw the Frontier Edition outscore the Titan Xp by 28 per cent in Catia and Creo to 50 per cent in SolidWorks".

The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition comes in two varieties: air cooled or liquid cooled.

"Nvidia's Titan Xp, for example, officially works only with consumer drivers, while the company's Quadro workstation products offer a lot more performance".

After AMD delivered some "shock and awe" with the release of its Ryzen processors earlier this year, gamers are eagerly anticipating the launch of Vega-based graphics cards.

After months of leaks and rumours the first Vega core AMD GPUs have finally hit the shelves.


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