AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Air and Liquid-Cooled GPUs Now Available for Pre-Order

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 23, 2017 - 02:21 AM |
Tagged: vega frontier edition, Vega, radeon, pre-order, gpu, amd

AMD promised “late June” availability for its Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, and it looks like the company will almost hit that mark. The latest high-end prosumer and workstation GPU from AMD is now available for pre-order, with an expected ship date of July 3rd.

Update [2017-06-24]: The initial pre-order stock at both Newegg and Amazon has sold out. It's unknown if AMD will make additional units available in time for the launch.

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The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition helps drive the new digital world. It nurtures creativity. It is your gateway to parts unknown. Expand the boundaries of what's possible and witness the impossible. With the new "Vega" GPU architecture at its core, you will have no barriers or compromises to what you want to achieve. Take advantage of the massive 16GB of cutting-edge, second-generation high-bandwidth memory to create expansive designs and models. Crunch and manipulate datasets using the sixty-four Next-Gen Compute Units (nCUs - 4096 stream processors) at your disposal. Unleash your imagination to develop games, CGI or VR content leveraging the latest features found on the "Vega" GPU architecture and witness the breathtaking power of "Vega" course through your system.

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is available in both air and AIO liquid-cooled designs, and the product page clarifies the following specs. Note, however, that specific core and memory clocks are not listed, which is especially interesting given the liquid-cooled varient's increased TDP.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (Air Cooled)

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  • Memory: 16GB High Bandwidth Cache
  • Memory Bandwidth: 483 GB/s
  • Compute Units: 64
  • Stream Processors: 4096
  • Single Precision Compute (FP32): 13.1 TFLOPS
  • Half Precision Compute (FP16): 26.2 TFLOPS
  • Display Output: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • TDP: 300W
  • Price: $1,199.99 (Newegg | Amazon)

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (Liquid Cooled)

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  • Memory: 16GB High Bandwidth Cache
  • Memory Bandwidth: 483 GB/s
  • Compute Units: 64
  • Stream Processors: 4096
  • Single Precision Compute (FP32): 13.1 TFLOPS
  • Half Precision Compute (FP16): 26.2 TFLOPS
  • Display Output: 3 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • TDP: 375W
  • Price: $1,799.99 (Newegg | Amazon)

Before you pre-order, however, there’s one big caveat. Although AMD touts the card as ideal for “innovators, creators, and pioneers of the world,” the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will lack application certification, a factor that is crucial to many who work with content creation software and something typically found in high-end professional GPUs like the Quadro and FirePro lines.

For those hoping for Vega-based professional cards sporting certification, the Vega Frontier Edition product page teases the launch of the Vega-powered Radeon Pro WX in Q3 2017.

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June 23, 2017 | 10:15 AM - Posted by psuedonymous

"Before you pre-order, however, there’s one big caveat. Although AMD touts the card as ideal for “innovators, creators, and pioneers of the world,” the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will lack application certification, a factor that is crucial to many who work with content creation software and something typically found in high-end professional GPUs like the Quadro and FirePro lines."

No, no, this is totally not a Titan! It's... erm... a Behemoth? A Leviathan maybe? Definitely not a Titan though!

June 23, 2017 | 07:03 PM - Posted by skysaberx8x

@Jim Tanous
Can we expect a review from PcPer?

June 24, 2017 | 07:03 AM - Posted by Jim Tanous

We have pre-ordered both the air- and liquid-cooled models, so we'll definitely have more to share with you once they arrive.

June 24, 2017 | 12:49 PM - Posted by JohnGR

Excellent. 40 more days of waiting is way to long. If you can cut this to 20, it would be really nice.

June 23, 2017 | 07:38 PM - Posted by Humanitarian

pre-orders with a <2 week release date and still no reviews? are the even seeding samples to reviewers? Is there an review NDA for this?

Can't imagine we're going to have very many of these on launch given the current state of things

June 23, 2017 | 08:56 PM - Posted by Toastymallow (not verified)

As far as I know these are their more professional cards. Kind of the same reason you won't see them reviewing a Tesla Card. Their consumer "gaming" cards will be out sometime later next month. And hey you never know Ryan could just be holding out on us ;) :P Waiting on an NDA.

June 23, 2017 | 10:18 PM - Posted by Subsailor

Tesla cards don't have a video output. Try "Quadro" :D

June 24, 2017 | 07:05 AM - Posted by Jim Tanous

Unfortunately, no, we were not provided with pre-release samples. But we're ordering both cards so we'll have them when they're released for testing and review.

June 24, 2017 | 04:30 AM - Posted by RandomUser101 (not verified)

The Vega Frontier card(s) looks like a Titan killer. Personally, a $1200 video card is way too much for me. With that said, I'm really excited to see where AMD stands as far as the high end GPU market goes. I can't wait to read PCper's reviews along with other reviewers and what the results turn out to be, for this beastly card.

June 24, 2017 | 06:14 AM - Posted by Exascale

This and the Radeon Frontier competes with Quadros and P40s that cost $5,500 very nicely.

They also compete with the $10,000 P100s in terms of FP16 and FP32.

June 24, 2017 | 04:51 PM - Posted by Don M (not verified)

Dont let these disgruntled Intel/NVDA fan boys discourage you from getting a great product for a very competitive price.

When has AMD released a product that did perform as test resulta demonstrated?

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