AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid: peaks at 440W power

AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid uses 440W peak power, GTX 1080 = 180W.

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Published Mon, Jul 17 2017 11:26 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Now that people are getting AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition into their hands, we've arrived at the release of the Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition, which provides more stable GPU clocks - and a higher TDP that consumes much more power than NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card.

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Our friends over at PC Perspective have tested the new Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition, rocking its 375W TDP (the air-cooled Radeon Vega Frontier has a 300W TDP). AMD dropped the price of its Radeon Vega Frontier Edition just before release to $999, down from $1200 - while the liquid cooled version was $1800 (!!!) and dropped to $1200 at the last minute.

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PCPer's testing shows us some interesting numbers, with the most interesting being power consumption. The performance of AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition is comparable to the GTX 1080, but the power consumption is off the charts - double GTX 1080s even in SLI.

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition uses around 300W, while Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition uses 440W when overclocked. At its lower setting, Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid uses 350W - which is still insane compared to the GTX 1080 which uses 180W.

PCPer does report that the Radeon Vega Frontier Liquid Edition does run quieter than the noisy Radeon R9 Fury X, too.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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