The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition is available to purchase in select regions starting today, which you can read more about in our blog here.
The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition is the first graphics card to feature AMD’s cutting edge “Vega” GPU architecture and is purpose-built to empower a new generation of pioneers, including creative professionals. By harnessing the power of the Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition along with Radeon™ Pro Software, developers can accelerate game design workflows, designers can rapidly visualize their work using Radeon™ ProRender, and for artists, many of the barriers to creating VR content are erased.
Streamline 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 will be able to 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. For example, in Maya, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition delivers up to 172% faster performance than NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp1.
Then, when it comes time to playtest and optimize the experience, a button in Radeon™ Pro Settings enables “Gaming Mode” and the full suite of gaming features of Radeon™ Software. To go back to “Radeon Pro Mode” is as simple as a couple of clicks, allowing for rapid switching between software features for faster iteration during development workflows.
With Radeon Vega Frontier Edition’s deep learning leadership2, game developers will be able to develop machine intelligence algorithms for pioneering procedural and neural network game development technologies. In addition, game developers will be able to use the wealth of no-cost open development tools and software found on GPUOpen.com to start optimizing their next-generation gaming experiences for the pinnacle of AMD graphics technology today, so their games are ready for when Radeon™ RX Vega RX products are available.
Faster Radeon™ ProRender Rendering Performance
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. Blender™ is the ideal match for this free and open source renderer, and the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition provides the necessary compute performance required to maximize the Radeon™ ProRender plug-in for Blender’s rendering capabilities, including rendering in near real-time to see changes as they are made.
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 deliver up to 91% faster rendering with two Radeon Vega Frontier Editions3 to handle the demands of more complex scenes.
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. The combination of Radeon ProRender and the scalable GPU compute power of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition enables creative professionals to achieve the ultimate rendering workflow that produces rapid, accurate, and scalable results from previz to final.
Accelerate VR Content Creation Workflows
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.
The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card, AMD’s fastest Radeon™ VR Ready Creator graphics card today4,5, provides the needed performance across all stages of VR content creation workflows, from the initial design stage to the final VR experience.
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 allowing the easy import of geometry and materials from SOLIDWORKS® to Unreal® Engine, where it can 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.
For example, creative professionals can create an asset in VR in significantly less time than when using a conventional modeling application, and then import it into Unity or Unreal Engine to build a complete VR experience almost entirely from within virtual reality, enabling a true WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) VR content creation workflow.
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.
Lastly, traditional video post-production workflows have been disrupted by the explosive growth of 360 video content creation and the many challenges this new medium has brought, from filming, to stitching, to editing, and to compositing. With Radeon Vega Frontier Edition at their disposal, 360 video creators can now confidently tackle these obstacles. For instance, using Radeon™ Loom, filmmakers will now be able 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 Torus Media Labs’ Canvas 360™ Pro for Affect Effects simplifies and accelerates this complex workflow.
This is the New Frontier
The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is built for the pioneers of the world and enables creative professionals to expand the boundaries of what’s possible. For game design, design visualization, and VR, there simply isn’t any other graphics card that can compare.Learn More About Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Buy now