AMD's highly anticipated "Vega" architecture based GPU goes on sale


AMD has finally released the first of its graphics cards based on its new Vega architecture, which is created to make the most of 14nm process architectures.

AMD had previously estimated that the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card could attain up to 12.5 TFLOPs in FP32 single-precision compute performance, but the company has upped the ante with the card's retail launch, claiming that it can achieve up to 13.1 TFLOPs. The air cooled model is $999, while the liquid cooled version is $1499. With the Radeon Pro user interface, it will be possible to seamlessly switch between "Radeon Pro Mode" and "Gaming Mode" which will enable developers to easily swap between developing and testing and greatly improve their workflow. AMD is pitching this as the world's fastest graphics card for machine learning development and advanced visualization workloads.

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards are available for $999 Dollars for the air-cooled edition.

AMD's Vega Frontier Edition shown off to PC World with gaming demo at the end at 1440p (no frame rates shown), which should not show you any real world gaming differences from Team Green, and that is exactly what Gordon had to say.

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AMD promised to start shipping its new generation of video cards in late June, and now here we are with Radeon Vega Frontier Edition cards in our virtual shopping carts.

"We're dedicating Radeon Vega Frontier Edition to all the visionaries and trailblazers who embrace new technologies to propel their industries forward to help solve mankind's greatest problems", said Ogi Brkic, senior director and general manager, Radeon Pro business, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.

AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was able to compete with NVIDIA's Titan XP in three games; Doom running in Vulkan, Prey using DX11, and Sniper Elite 4 under DX12. Its Cinebench performance was also about 14 percent faster than the Titan Xp.

"Nvidia's Titan Xp, for example, officially works only with consumer drivers, while the company's Quadro workstation products offer a lot more performance".