AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets a hands-on preview

AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets a hands-on preview

AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets a hands-on preview

 
AMD’s new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPU has been given a hands-on preview from AMD for PCWorld, showcasing some synthetic performance for the GPU with benchmark results that showcased 15-50% improvement over Nvidia’s new Titan Xp. 
 
These results are merely synthetic benchmarks that test specific workloads, but it does show that Vega can offer a lot of performance in this workloads, though the GPU’s performance in gaming remains to be seen.  
 
In the benchmarks shown, AMD’s RX Vega Frontier Edition beat Nvidia’s Titan Xp by 50% in Solidworks, 14% in Cinebench’s OpenGL test and 28% in Catia, which are certainly impressive performance numbers for creators that utilise those programs. That being said, we would love to see this GPU’s performance on more benchmarks and other tools, as this selection of benchmarks is no doubt AMD leaning. 
 
At the end of the demonstration, the gaming performance of the AMD Vega Frontier Edition was showcased alongside a Titan Xp to deliver what looked like identical performance. Sadly AMD did not showcase framerate data in this demonstration, as AMD states that the Vega Frontier Edition is not as optimised for gaming as the RX Vega and does not want to reveal the gaming performance of the Vega at this time. 
 
AMD’s RX Vega will be launched at SIGGRAPH on July 30th, which is just one month away. 

  

AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets a hands-on preview

 

In the gameplay demo at the end of the video, the testers were unable to distinguish a difference in the performance of the Titan Xp and Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which bodes well for AMD’s upcoming RX Vega, which no doubt will come with a more optimised driver set.

Right now, many speculate that the RX Vega will offer performance that sits somewhere between the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti, though we must remember that these estimates come without any in-depth testing and without any real performance numbers to act as a basis for this assumption. We will only truly know how the RX Vega will perform when reviewers get retail samples and drivers to test. 

 

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