Buyers start posting benchmark results for AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Buyers start posting benchmark results for AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Buyers start posting benchmark results for AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

 
When the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition released, AMD did not seed out samples to the press, leaving us unable to provide the public with an in-depth review for the GPU. 
 
This move from AMD is understandable given this GPU’s position as a Professional class GPU, which while having a “gaming mode” is not intended to be used for gaming workloads. That being the case these results should not be considered representative of the Radeon RX Vega, as while it uses the same core GPU design it used a different driver set and will likely come with a different BIOS/clock speed profiles. 
 
Even so, people are interested in the gaming performance of this new GPU, leaving only the performance data of end users to look at. This will be limited to the small number of people who have been able to purchase this new GPU, so expect to see more data appear online over the next few days. 
 
A person who is known online as Define has been able to get a hold of a Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and has been able to release some early benchmarks for the GPU using the card’s “Gaming Mode” though the user does admit that they do not know much about AMD’s Radeon Settings and that the clock speeds of the GPU are “all over the place”, which could lead to inconsistent results. 

  

Buyers start posting benchmark results for AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition  
  
This Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will be tested on a system with an i7 4790K CPU at what looks like stock speeds, with 2133MHz memory inside an ITX chassis. 

Define was able to post three 3DMARK Fire Strike scores online, with GPU scores of 22916, 21421 and 22986, scores that are similar to Nvidia’s GTX 1080.

[Update] – Define has now uploaded 3DMARK Fire Strike Extreme and Ultra Scores, which are 9449 and 5216 respectively. 

While many will be no doubt disappointed in these scores, it must be remembered that this GPU is not an RX Vega and that the gaming-oriented version of this GPU will have more up-to-date drivers and perhaps feature different clock speed profiles. These scores are from a random Radeon Vega Frontier Edition owner, so we will need to see more data before making any kind of conclusion. 

Buyers start posting benchmark results for AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

 

We will do our best to inform our readers as this story develops and more benchmark results are released for the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. At this time it looks like some settings can be adjusted using AMD’s Wattman utility, so perhaps some additional performance can be achieved with a little tinkering. 

To make things abundantly clear, these results are not for the RX Vega. This is a professional card that has a gaming mode, not a gaming GPU. True gaming GPUs will have dedicated drivers that are designed for those kinds of workloads, so if you are looking for RX Vega benchmarks, you will need to wait until AMD’s official launch event next month. 

 

[Update 2] – A new “unboxing” video has been released for AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. 

 

  

You can join the discussion on the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition’s early performance numbers on the OC3D Forums.