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AMD announces Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition announced, features 16GB of HBM2

By Anthony Garreffa from May 16, 2017 @ 18:15 CDT

AMD has announced its new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card, which isn't part of the consumer graphics card family, but instead the Radeon Pro line.

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Radeon Vega Frontier Edition rocks 16GB of next-gen HBM2 memory, an estimated 12.5 TFLOPs of performance (NVIDIA's new TITAN Xp has 12 TFLOPs) of single precision compute performance, while we have the Vega GPU clocked at 1586MHz.

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AMD detailed its Radeon Vega Frontier Edition specs with 64 next-gen compute units (nCU - 4096 stream processors), 12.5 TFLOPs of single precision compute performance (FP32), 25 TFLOPs of single precision compute (FP16), 16GB of HBM2 alongside HBC, and 8K display support.

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AMD compared its new Vega-based Radeon Vega Frontier Edition against the Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card, with a 1.5x increased in FP32 performance, 3x increase in FP16 performance, and 4 x the VRAM with 16GB of HBM2 versus 4GB of HBM1 on Fury X.

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The front of the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition looks plain, but it's not aimed at gamers with flashy LEDs - this just needs to work with its blower fan, TITAN Xp style.

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There's not much going on at the back, except for that slick AF blue/yellow backplate - I love it.

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Moor Insights & Strategy have posted a new research brief titled "AMD Lays The Foundations For Machine Learning With Radeon Vega Frontier & Optimized Software" which talks about AMD's next-gen Vega graphics cards, and how they will compete in a market dominated by NVIDIA.

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NEWS SOURCES:Videocardz.com

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