AMD announces Radeon Vega Frontier Edition flagship GPU

Angelica Greene
May 19, 2017

Now the company has happily obliged by unveiling the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.

And yet AMD have still ensured they give the Vega FE a shiny, premium shroud, with what looks like both blower and water-cooled editions.

AMD is touting performance at around 26 teraflops of half-precision FP16, or roughly 13 teraflops of single-precision FP32.

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Machine Learning: Together with AMD's ROCm open software platform, Radeon Vega Frontier Edition enables developers to tap into the power of Vega for machine learning algorithm development.

AMD has taken memory all the way to 16GB of HBM2, making this a new high-watermark for single-GPU workstation boards.

During the event AMD also announced that it will be releasing a 16 core professional CPU too. this added to AMD's silence about its gaming vega cards at the event indicates that they are now targeting the professional market rather than gamers, so it maybe a long wait for vega gaming graphics cards. That's the same amount as AMD's current high-end card the Radeon Fury X. No information regarding the clock speeds for Vega Frontier Edition but given it is a high end GPU targeting pro gamers and users with high rendering requirements, a memory speed of around 2GHz can be expected. In another factoid AMD will be producing a gold liquid cooled version of the Vega Frontier Edition. By contrast, the Titan Xp uses an 8-pin plus 6-pin configuration. We know how eager you are to get your hands-on Radeon RX Vega, and we're working extremely hard to bring you a graphics card that you'll be incredibly proud to own. There will be two Vega chips, based on 14nm and 14nm+ designs. Following Vega is Navi, based on a 7nm process.

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