The Witcher 3 Geralt screenshot

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition – First game benchmark shows The Witcher 3 running similar to GTX1080 [UPDATE]

Disqus member ‘#define‘ got his hands on a brand new AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, and decided to test The Witcher 3 on this GPU. Do note that AMD is offering a new driver that enables a ‘gaming’ mode on its Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards, so this may give you a slight idea of what you can expect from the consumer version of the RX Vega GPU.

According to the results, the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition runs The Witcher 3 similarly to NVIDIA’s GTX1080. On max settings (but with Hairworks disabled), #define was getting 90-105fps. It’s worth noting that #define was using a  550W PSU (as such, there might be some throttle happening here) and that he clocked his graphics card at 1600Mhz.

If we take a close look at Guru3D’s results, we can see that the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition comes close to NVIDIA’s GTX1080.

This basically confirms our beliefs that the consumer version of the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will be somewhere between the GTX1080 and the GTX1080Ti. After all, and as AMD claimed, the consumer version will perform better in games than the Frontier Edition.

We are really looking forward to more benchmarks, so here is hoping that either #define or other becnhmarking websites will post some results soon enough!


Another user shared a DOOM Vulkan benchmark in 4K. The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was able to push 45-65fps in 4K. This performance similar to what NVIDIA’s GTX1080 graphics card is currently offering.