AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will be released today and a couple of days ago, AMD showcased this brand new GPU in a very closed environment at its test lab. This new graphics card is meant for workstations and even though it runs games worse than its upcoming consumer counterpart, AMD did showcase some games running on it.
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.
As PCWorld reported, there wasn’t any noticeable performance difference between the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and the NVIDIA Titan XP.
“While AMD didn’t want to reveal any gaming performance, it agreed to give us a taste of how Radeon Vega Frontier Edition performs in gaming. So we switched out the 8K Dell panel for a pair of Acer 34-inch, wide-aspect 3440×1440 panels, and AMD let us play games on both the Titan Xp and the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.
To show it wasn’t just an API advantage, AMD let us play Doom using Vulkan, Prey using DirectX 11, and Sniper Elite 4 using DirectX 12. All of the games were set to their highest game settings, and we played at the native resolution of the panels. Although the identical panels were FreeSync-based, FreeSync was switched off on the AMD GPU.
Switching back and forth between the two systems, we’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the Titan Xp and the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. Of course, we’d expect such performance from a $1,200 card, but many are concerned that Vega just won’t perform.”
Our guess is that the consumer-focused RX Vega will be somewhere between NVIDIA’s GTX1080 and GTX1080Ti, and the card is expected to be released in late July!