The PC World boys have had the chance to attend a demonstration of the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition in its air-cooled version, and have published a series of videos showing the most important results.
These videos also contain interesting information about the consumer version, known as Radeon RX Vega, but first we will see the performance data and then we talk about this.
AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition has been able to outperform the GTX TITAN Xp in tests such as SPECViewPerf 12.1 and Cinebench R15, which proves that it is a very competitive solution and that effectively offers a good value for money, since the solution Of NVIDIA costs 1,441 dollars and the AMD was listed for 1,200 dollars.
In games the results are different, since according to PC World the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition shows a performance very similar to that of a GTX 1080 Ti although they believe that it does not get to surpass it. We say believe because although they saw evidence in real time did not have access to concrete information of those, and therefore could not draw precise conclusions in this regard.
AMD already confirmed that although this card offers high performance in games and in professional applications those who just want to play must bet on the Radeon RX Vega, as it will be more economical and offer superior value in terms of price-performance.
The Radeon RX Vega for general consumption will be officially announced next July 30. Here is a summary with the most important keys of the video:
- Vega can run on a 6-pin power connector, but did not specify version.
- The AMD Radeon RX Vega will be optimized for gaming.
- The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition can work in multi-GPU configurations, but the performance in games will not be totally optimal as it was not designed for it.
- The version with liquid cooling has higher TDP (375 vs 300 watts), but maintains lower temperatures.
- DIP switches on the back allow you to change the color of the LEDs.