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Powered by the "Vega" Architecture.

 

64 nCU

COMPUTE UNITS
4096 Stream Processors
 

26.2/13.1

TFLOPS
FP16 / FP32 Performance
 

16GB

HBC
 
 

2048-bit

MEMORY INTERFACE
 

Be first. Be the Pioneer.

The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition Story

Who are the pioneers? They are the ones who have cured diseases and strengthened our bodies. They work to heal our planet and explore new ones. They work to undo mankind’s mistakes and protect the next generation from making them again. Harnessing science to fuel creativity, and employing creativity to drive science. They pursue an unerring, unwavering path towards their goals. There are no barriers, no compromises. They are people who see boundaries as starting lines, and who risk everything in pursuit of innovation. They are the early adopters, the people whose passion is to pursue what is new and different. Their achievements won’t be measured in days, weeks or even years. They’ll be measured in centuries.

  • Empower Scientists to Explore New Frontiers

Training techniques used today on neural networks in machine intelligence and deep learning applications have become very complex and require the handling of massive amounts of data when training those networks to recognize patterns within that data. This requires lots of floating point computation spread across many cores, and traditional CPUs can’t handle this type of computation as efficiently as GPUs handle it. The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition, combined with our ROCm open software platform, paves the way for pioneers to continue pushing boundaries in fields like AI. Developers can now leverage the power of “Vega” architecture to do machine learning algorithm development on the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card before deploying it out to massive servers equipped with Radeon Instinct accelerators.

Radeon Instinct™ Accelerators
  • Harness Vega to Fuel Creativity

Design visualization is playing an increasingly important role in helping manufacturers streamline design to manufacture workflows.  Advanced technologies, including real-time visualization, physically-based rendering and virtual reality (VR), give design and manufacturing firms a powerful arsenal of visualization tools that can be used at all stages of product development. The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card provides the necessary performance required to drive these increasingly large and complex models through the design phase as well as rendering phase of product development.  In the media and entertainment market, tasks like video editing, animation, post-production, and virtual reality (VR), require high-end graphics to support these workloads.  They depend on compute speed and driver reliability more than ever for shorter load and rendering times.  Closer partnerships with top software makers helps pair reliability with the raw power offered by our new Vega GPU architecture.

“Vega” Architecture
  • No Barriers. No Compromises.

Game development is a creatively demanding, time-intensive process and any solution that can streamline game design workflows is an extremely valuable benefit for developers. The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card will simplify and accelerate game creation by providing a single GPU that is optimized for every stage of their workflow, from asset production, to playtesting, to performance optimization. With AMD graphics technology found in many of today’s game consoles and PCs, developers can build and optimize next generation games for a large install base on the latest graphics technologies from AMD.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

“Vega” GPU Architecture

The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card was the first to feature AMD’s cutting edge “Vega” GPU architecture, purpose-built to handle big data sets and a diverse range of computational workloads.

Up to 13.1 TFLOPS of peak single-precision floating-point performance

Tremendous compute power to speed up professional applications where high performance is paramount, from rendering video effects to visualizing complex simulations.

64 Next-Generation Compute Units (nCUs, 4096 Stream Processors) with support for double-rate 16-bit math

New compute unit design provides super-charged pathways to provide double the processing throughput when using 16-bit data types, accelerating demanding workloads including image/video processing, ray tracing, and artificial intelligence.

OpenCL™ 2.0 Support

Enables professionals to tap into the parallel computing power of modern GPUs and multi-core CPUs to accelerate compute-intensive tasks in leading CAD/CAM/CAE and Media & Entertainment applications that support OpenCL.

High-Bandwidth Cache Controller

The state of the art memory system on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPUs removes the capacity limitations of traditional GPU memory. Thanks to automatic, fine-grained memory movement controlled by the high-bandwidth cache controller, Radeon Vega Frontier Edition processors enable creators and designers to work with much larger, more detailed models and assets in real time.

16GB High-Bandwidth Cache

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card employs cutting-edge HBM2 memory as an extremely large and ultra-fast hardware-managed cache for external memory or storage devices. This allows the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card to efficiently access up to hundreds of terabytes of graphics memory, making it the ideal graphics card for handling massive textures and data sets.

Efficient Geometry Engine

The new geometry pipe in the “Vega” GPU architecture can process millions of polygons due to its efficient load balancing. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition offers 2x peak geometry throughput per clock 1 to significantly speed up modelling and design workflows in various rendering engines.  Modelling applications will be able to render in real-time heavy 3D models and large scenes.

Enhanced Pixel Engine

Updated rasterizer technology to improve cache locality and overdraw, enhancing rendering efficiency and leaving the headroom to crank up quality settings while maintaining smooth 3D rendering.

10-bit Color

Native support for 10-bits per color channel for color-critical tasks.  Driving an effective 30-bits per pixel, the Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition card is great for any workload requiring that level of detail and color precision.

Comprehensive API Support

The “Vega” architecture supports the latest programming interfaces for graphics and compute tasks, including Vulkan® 1.0, OpenGL® 4.5, OpenCL™ 2.0, and DirectX® 12. Coupled with support for API extensions through the AMD GPUOpen initiative, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition card comes ready to handle both current and future applications.

AMD Eyefinity Technology

Industry-leading multi-display technology enabling highly immersive and unrivaled multi-tasking across multiple displays 2, powered by a single Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card.

4K Accelerated Encode/Decode

Multi-stream hardware H.265 HD encode/decode for power-efficient and quick video encoding and playback. 3

TrueAudio Next Technology

High fidelity physically-based audio rendering technology, based on Radeon™ Rays and utilizing the power of dedicated compute units. This feature is perfect for creating and editing immersive Virtual Reality experiences.

Energy Efficient Design

The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card supports unique power monitoring and management technologies, and has a maximum power consumption of 300 watts TDP board power (air cooled) or 375 watts (liquid cooled). AMD PowerTune technology dynamically optimizes GPU power usage and AMD ZeroCore Power technology significantly reduces power consumption at idle 2.

SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE

Be the Pioneer in Game Development

The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card is designed to simplify and accelerate game creation by providing a single GPU that is optimized for every stage of this workflow, from asset production, to playtesting, to performance optimization.

When creating assets and working with game development tools, developers can take advantage of the professional application performance and rock-solid reliability of Radeon™ Pro Software to help ensure maximum stability and productivity when using tools like Autodesk® Maya®, Unity®, and Unreal® Engine.

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition delivers up to 172% faster performance than NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp 4 chart graphic.

Autodesk Maya 2017
Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp

To playtest and optimize the gaming experience, the exclusive ability of the Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition to switch from Radeon™ Pro Settings to Radeon™ Settings and back with a couple of clicks enables rapid switching between software features for faster iteration during development workflows.

When in “Gaming Mode” the full suite of gaming features of Radeon™ Software are made available, including Radeon™ Chill 5 and Radeon™ WattMan 6.

Game developers can also use the wealth of no-cost open development tools and software found on GPUOpen.com to optimize their next-generation gaming experiences for the pinnacle of AMD graphics technology.

Be the Pioneer in Visualization

Radeon™ ProRender is AMD’s powerful physically-based rendering engine that lets creative professionals use open industry standards to leverage GPU and CPU performance to produce stunningly photorealistic images. Plug-ins and add-ins are freely available for Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Maya®, Blender™, and SOLIDWORKS®.

The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition provides the necessary compute performance required to maximize Radeon™ ProRender’s rendering capabilities, including rendering in near real-time to see changes as they are made, and allows creative professionals to produces rapid, accurate, and scalable rendering results from previz to final.

Radeon™ ProRender’s scalable ray tracing engine is built on industry-standard OpenCL™ and allows the simultaneous use of the compute capabilities of multiple Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards to handle the demands of more complex scenes.

2x Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition are up to 91% faster rendering than 1x Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition when using Maya® with the Radeon™ ProRender plug-in 7 chart graphic.

Maya Radeon ProRender
2x Radeon™ Vega Frontier Editions Single Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition

Furthermore, Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition’s revolutionary Memory Engine when combined with Radeon™ ProRender enables the rendering of assets that would normally be restricted by the confines of the limited VRAM of other graphics cards.

Be the Pioneer in Virtual Reality

Professional workflows are being revolutionized by advanced technologies such as real-time game engines and VR, boosting creativity, enhancing collaboration, and accelerating creative decisions. In addition, a new breed of in-VR content creation tools are making 3D content creation more accessible, simplifying the creation of the next-generation of immersive content.

Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition is AMD’s Fastest Radeon™ VR Ready Creator Graphics Card chart 8 9 graphic

SteamVR Performance
Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) Radeon™ Pro WX 7100

One such workflow is being able to import an asset from a traditional 3D content creation application into a game engine for visualization in VR while still retaining all its properties, including materials and lighting. The Radeon™ ProRender Game Engine Importer, currently in beta, enables this by enabling the easy import of geometry and materials into game engines, where it can then be viewed in VR.

Another is the use of in-VR content creation tools such as Google Tilt Brush, MasterpieceVR, Oculus Medium, Unity® software’s EditorVR tool, and Unreal Engine’s VR Editor that have many advantages over traditional design tools due to the incredibly intuitive nature of virtual reality, enabling true WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) VR content creation workflows.

The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition provides an ideal VR experience for the above workflows, with its performance being able to optimize the benefits provided by Unreal Engine’s VR-optimized Forward Renderer, the integration of AMD LiquidVR™ technology, and support for Oculus’ Asynchronous Spacewarp (ASW) and SteamVR’s Asynchronous Reprojection technologies.

For 360 video, the combination of Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition and Radeon™ Loom enables filmmakers to stitch 360 video in real-time at up to 8K x 4K. Then when compositing visual effects (VFX) into the stitched 360 footage, the combination of the Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition and tools such as Mettle SkyBox for Affect Effects simplifies and accelerates this complex workflow.

DRIVER DOWNLOAD

Unlock the full potential of the Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition with Radeon™ Pro Software

The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition is designed to empower Pioneers. Those who are not afraid to lead. To properly enable you, we are providing more driver options than ever before. You can choose between compute specific drivers for ROCm, and graphics drivers that allow you to both create using Radeon™ Pro workstation capabilities and game.

  • I Am Focused on Compute Workloads
    Get your ROCm driver here.
  • I Am Focused on Workstation Workloads
    If you are a workstation user on a Windows® platform, get your driver here.
    If you are a workstation user on a Linux® platform, get your driver here.
  • I Am Focused on Game Development Workloads
    Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition introduces “Gaming Mode”. This allows you to switch from Radeon™ Pro Settings to Radeon™ Settings where you can access gaming features for playtesting and performance optimization.
    If you are focused on game development on a Windows® platform, get your driver here and switch to “Gaming Mode.”
  • I Just Want to Game
    If you want to game on a Windows® platform, get your driver here and switch to “Gaming Mode.”

Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition DETAILS

Explore. Create. Pioneer.

Compute Units64 nCU
Typical Engine Clock (MHz)1382
Peak Engine Clock (MHz)1600
Peak Half Precision Compute Performance26.2TFLOPS
Peak Single Precision Compute Performance13.1TFLOPS
Peak Double Precision Compute Performance819GFLOPS
Stream Processors4096
Peak Triangle/s (BT/s)6.4
10-bit Display SupportYes
Typical Board Power<300W
PSU Recommendation>850W
Required PCI Slots2
Memory Data Rate1.89Gbps
Memory Speed945MHz
Memory Size16GB
Memory TypeHBC
Memory Interface2048-bit
Memory Bandwidth483GB/s
H265/HEVC Decode8 HD / 4K60
H265/HEVC Encode1080p240 or 4K60 Mxed with Decode
Adapters included in Box1x DP-DVI SL (passive)
OpenCL™ 2.0
OpenGL® 4.5
Vulkan® API
AMD Eyefinity Technology
AMD PowerTune Technology
ZeroCore Power Technology
5K Support (60Hz SST)
8K30 Support
AMD FreeSync™ Technology Support
TrueAudio Next technology
Bezel Compensation
Partially Resident Textures
Product FamilyRadeon
Product LineRadeon Vega Frontier Edition
ModelFrontier Edition
PlatformDesktop
Form factor and CoolingActive, Dual Slot, Full Height
Additional Power RequirementsYes
OS SupportWindows® 7, Windows® 10, Linux (64-bit)

Vega marks AMD’s re-entrance into the high-performance desktop GPU arena, but it also serves as a platform for penetrating into the data center market.

  1. Data based on AMD Engineering design of “Vega” GPU architecture. Radeon R9 Fury X has 4 geometry engines and a peak of 4 polygons per clock. Vega is designed to handle up to 11 polygons per clock with 4 geometry engines. This represents an increase of 2.6x. VG-3 Learn more at www.amd.com/en/technologies
  2. Learn more at www.amd.com/en/technologies
  3. HEVC acceleration is subject to inclusion/installation of compatible HEVC players. GD-81
  4. Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition delivers up to 172% faster performance in Maya 2017 GPU tests than NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 12th, 2017 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 @ 3.50 GHz, 16GB DDR4 physical memory, Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit, Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition/NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp, AMD graphics driver 17.20/NVIDIA graphics driver 382.05 and Samsung 850 PRO 512G SSD. Benchmark Application: AMD Internal Benchmark for Autodesk Maya 2017 Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition score: 10.38. NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp score: 3.81. Performance Differential: (10.38-3.81)/3.81 = ~172.44% faster performance on Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of the latest drivers. RPVG-008
  5. Compatible with Radeon™ consumer and Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics products in supported DirectX® 9 and DirectX® 11 games for Windows® 7/10. For more details and a whitelist of supported games, see http://www.amd.com/en-us/innovations/software-technologies/radeon-software/gaming/radeon-chill. GD-115
  6. AMD’s product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software.
  7. 2x Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition is up to 91% faster rendering than 1x Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition when using Maya with the Radeon™ ProRender plug-in. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 26th, 2017 on a test system comprising of Ryzen™ 7 1800X @3.60 GHz, 32GB DDR4 physical memory, Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit, Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition, AMD graphics driver 17.20 and Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD. Benchmark Application: Maya Radeon ProRender plug-in GPU rendering option. Measurement: Render time for the Helmet scene with 8x AA, HD720 output and 100 pass limit. 2x Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition render time (seconds): 135. Single Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition render time (seconds): 258. Performance differential: (258-135)/135 = ~91.11% faster rendering on 2x Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition. Scores are estimates based on AMD internal lab measurements/modeling and may vary. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of the latest drivers. RPSW-002
  8. Radeon VR Ready Creator Products are select Radeon™ Pro and AMD FirePro™ GPUs that meet or exceed the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive recommended specifications for video cards/GPUs. Other hardware (including CPU) and system requirements recommended by Oculus Rift or HTC Vive should also be met in order to operate the applicable HMDs as intended. As VR technology, HMDs and other VR hardware and software evolve and/or become available, these criteria may change without notice. PC/System manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different VR results/performance. Check with your PC or system manufacturer to confirm VR capabilities. GD-101.
  9. Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition is AMD’s Fastest Radeon™ VR Ready Creator Graphics Card. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of May 24th, 2017 on a test system comprising of Intel E5-1650 v3 @ 3.50 GHz, 16GB DDR4 physical memory, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition/Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris)/ Radeon™ Pro WX 7100, AMD graphics driver 17.20 and LITEON 512GB SSD. Benchmark Application: SteamVR Performance Test/VRMark. Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition SteamVR Performance Test Score: 11. Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) SteamVR Performance Test Score: 9.1. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 SteamVR Performance Test Score: 6.4. Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition VRMark – Orange Room Score: 8157. Radeon™ Pro Duo (Polaris) VRMark – Orange Room Score: 6596. Radeon™ Pro WX 7100 VRMark – Orange Room Score: 6588. Scores are estimates based on AMD internal lab measurements/modeling and may vary. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. Performance may vary based on the use of the latest drivers. RPVG-009

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