EPYC processors for servers were not the only product, which AMD has told at the recent event for investors. The company also presented the video card AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which, we hasten to note, is not the first graphics card to Vega architecture (another graphics card Radeon Instinct was introduced last year).
As you know, AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is a model at professional level, that is, belongs to the line of Radeon PRO, and not to the Radeon RX. The basis of novelty lies Vega graphics processor 64 computing units, which contained a total of 4096 stream processors. GPU located on the same substrate with the memory HBM2 whose volume is 16 GB here. The manufacturer calls High Bandwidth Cache memory, its capacity reaches 480 GB/s.
According to AMD, the performance of new items in the calculation of single precision (FP32) and a half times higher than that of Fury X, and is about 13 TFLOPS, and the calculations with half-precision (FP16) is already a three-time increase – to 25 TFLOPS. By simple calculations it is possible to understand that the frequency of the graphic processor of new items 1586 MHz. Thus, it appears that the performance increased only in proportion to frequency.
According to AMD, AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is designed for calculations taking place within the framework of machine learning processes, visualization, game development and the creation of VR-content. AMD claims the superiority of its own Radeon Vega Frontier Edition over rival NVIDIA Titan Xp, citing as evidence a comparison of video cards in the professional performance test SpecViewperf 12.1.
What is interesting to compare, AMD chose the old NVIDIA Titan Xp, casually forgetting about the new GPU GV100 generation Volta and accelerator Tesla V100 based on it.
In sale video card AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will arrive in June. How much it will cost until you say, but it is unlikely we can expect affordable price level – the decision yet professional. Unfortunately, contrary to expectations, the timing of the appearance of the game models AMD Radeon RX Vega for ordinary consumers has not been told anything.