And the moment of truth has come. I mean, we’ve had so many articles for the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and we’ve been criticized for publishing articles about a non-gaming GPU. A lot of users claimed that the AMD Radeon RX Vega would be significantly faster than the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition as the latter was not a graphics card meant to run games. However, it appears that there was a reason behind all those articles.
From the looks of it, AMD’s latest gaming GPU performs almost similarly to its workstation card. In other words, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is almost similar to the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition when it comes to games performance. Or at least this is what Duderandom84’s latest findings suggest.
Duderandom84 has tested the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Duderandom84 ran the game in 4K with all settings maxed out (apart from the Hairworks effects), and the RX Vega 64 was faster by only 1-3fps. Or if you like percentages, the RX Vega 64 was 2-3% faster than the Vega Frontier Edition.
Now before posting it, do note that PCPer‘s results appear to be a bit misleading. According to reports, PCPer did not use the latest drivers for the Frontier Edition, and did not re-benched the game. As such, we are looking at outdated numbers for the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (which are the same with those from when the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was launched back in June).
Needless to say that we’d love to see more comparisons/benchmarks between these two GPUs in order to have a bigger image. However, it’s obvious that AMD overhyped the gaming variant of Vega. Whether the red team will keep optimizing both graphics cards or focus on optimizing only the RX Vega 64 for the latest and upcoming games – via newer drivers – remains to be seen.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”