Empowering a new generation of pioneers to analyze, understand and re-shape our lives, now and forever.
BE FIRST. BE THE PIONEER.
The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition Story
Who are the pioneers? They are the ones who have cured diseases and strengthened our bodies. They work to heal our planet and explore new ones. They work to undo mankind’s mistakes and protect the next generation from making them again. Harnessing science to fuel creativity, and employing creativity to drive science. They pursue an unerring, unwavering path towards their goals. There are no barriers, no compromises. They are people who see boundaries as starting lines, and who risk everything in pursuit of innovation. They are the early adopters, the people whose passion is to pursue what is new and different. Their achievements won’t be measured in days, weeks or even years. They’ll be measured in centuries.
Empower Scientists to Explore New Frontiers
Training techniques used today on neural networks in machine intelligence and deep learning applications have become very complex and require the handling of massive amounts of data when training those networks to recognize patterns within that data. This requires lots of floating point computation spread across many cores, and traditional CPUs can’t handle this type of computation as efficiently as GPUs handle it. The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition, combined with our ROCm open software platform, paves the way for pioneers to continue pushing boundaries in fields like AI. Developers can now leverage the power of “Vega” architecture to do machine learning algorithm development on the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card before deploying it out to massive servers equipped with Radeon Instinct accelerators.
RADEON INSTINCT™ ACCELERATORS
Harness Vega to Fuel Creativity
Design visualization is playing an increasingly important role in helping manufacturers streamline design to manufacture workflows. Advanced technologies, including real-time visualization, physically-based rendering and virtual reality (VR), give design and manufacturing firms a powerful arsenal of visualization tools that can be used at all stages of product development. The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card provides the necessary performance required to drive these increasingly large and complex models through the design phase as well as rendering phase of product development. In the media and entertainment market, tasks like video editing, animation, post-production, and virtual reality (VR), require high-end graphics to support these workloads. They depend on compute speed and driver reliability more than ever for shorter load and rendering times. Closer partnerships with top software makers helps pair reliability with the raw power offered by our new Vega GPU architecture.
No Barriers. No Compromises.
Game development is a creatively demanding, time-intensive process and any solution that can streamline game design workflows is an extremely valuable benefit for developers. The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card will simplify and accelerate game creation by providing a single GPU that is optimized for every stage of their workflow, from asset production, to playtesting, to performance optimization. With AMD graphics technology found in many of today’s game consoles and PCs, developers can build and optimize next generation games for a large install base on the latest graphics technologies from AMD.
“Vega” GPU Architecture
The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card was the first to feature AMD’s cutting edge “Vega” GPU architecture, purpose-built to handle big data sets and a diverse range of computational workloads.
Up to 13.1 TFLOPS of peak single-precision floating-point performance
Tremendous compute power to speed up professional applications where high performance is paramount, from rendering video effects to visualizing complex simulations.
64 Next-Generation Compute Units (nCUs, 4096 Stream Processors) with support for double-rate 16-bit math
New compute unit design provides super-charged pathways to provide double the processing throughput when using 16-bit data types, accelerating demanding workloads including image/video processing, ray tracing, and artificial intelligence.
OpenCL™ 2.0 Support
Enables professionals to tap into the parallel computing power of modern GPUs and multi-core CPUs to accelerate compute-intensive tasks in leading CAD/CAM/CAE and Media & Entertainment applications that support OpenCL.
High-Bandwidth Cache Controller
The state of the art memory system on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPUs removes the capacity limitations of traditional GPU memory. Thanks to automatic, fine-grained memory movement controlled by the high-bandwidth cache controller, Radeon Vega Frontier Edition processors enable creators and designers to work with much larger, more detailed models and assets in real time.
16GB High-Bandwidth Cache
The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card employs cutting-edge HBM2 memory as an extremely large and ultra-fast hardware-managed cache for external memory or storage devices. This allows the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card to efficiently access up to hundreds of terabytes of graphics memory, making it the ideal graphics card for handling massive textures and data sets.
Efficient Geometry Engine
The new geometry pipe in the “Vega” GPU architecture can process millions of polygons due to its efficient load balancing. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition offers 2x peak geometry throughput per clock 1 to significantly speed up modelling and design workflows in various rendering engines. Modelling applications will be able to render in real-time heavy 3D models and large scenes.
Enhanced Pixel Engine
Updated rasterizer technology to improve cache locality and overdraw, enhancing rendering efficiency and leaving the headroom to crank up quality settings while maintaining smooth 3D rendering.
Native support for 10-bits per color channel for color-critical tasks. Driving an effective 30-bits per pixel, the Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition card is great for any workload requiring that level of detail and color precision.
Comprehensive API Support
The “Vega” architecture supports the latest programming interfaces for graphics and compute tasks, including Vulkan® 1.0, OpenGL® 4.5, OpenCL™ 2.0, and DirectX® 12. Coupled with support for API extensions through the AMD GPUOpen initiative, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition card comes ready to handle both current and future applications.
AMD Eyefinity Technology
Industry-leading multi-display technology enabling highly immersive and unrivaled multi-tasking across multiple displays 2, powered by a single Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card.
4K Accelerated Encode/Decode
Multi-stream hardware H.265 HD encode/decode for power-efficient and quick video encoding and playback. 3
TrueAudio Next Technology
High fidelity physically-based audio rendering technology, based on Radeon™ Rays and utilizing the power of dedicated compute units. This feature is perfect for creating and editing immersive Virtual Reality experiences.
Energy Efficient Design
The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card supports unique power monitoring and management technologies, and has a maximum power consumption of 300 watts TDP board power (air cooled) or 375 watts (liquid cooled). AMD PowerTune technology dynamically optimizes GPU power usage and AMD ZeroCore Power technology significantly reduces power consumption at idle 2.
Be the Pioneer in Game Development
The Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition graphics card is designed to simplify and accelerate game creation by providing a single GPU that is optimized for every stage of this workflow, from asset production, to playtesting, to performance optimization.
When creating assets and working with game development tools, developers can take advantage of the professional application performance and rock-solid reliability of Radeon™ Pro Software to help ensure maximum stability and productivity when using tools like Autodesk® Maya®, Unity®, and Unreal® Engine.
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition delivers up to 172% faster performance than NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp 4 chart graphic.
To playtest and optimize the gaming experience, the exclusive ability of the Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition to switch from Radeon™ Pro Settings to Radeon™ Settings and back with a couple of clicks enables rapid switching between software features for faster iteration during development workflows.
When in “Gaming Mode” the full suite of gaming features of Radeon™ Software are made available, including Radeon™ Chill 5 and Radeon™ WattMan 6.
Game developers can also use the wealth of no-cost open development tools and software found on GPUOpen.com to optimize their next-generation gaming experiences for the pinnacle of AMD graphics technology.