There’s been a controversy that is going on the internet about the Vega Frontier this past week. AMD Vega Frontier is out for a week now and since AMD didn’t give any of the frontier cards to the tech press or their top reviewers. Many of them had to fork out a $1000 out of pocket to get their hands on one of the Vega Frontiers. One of them was Ryan Shrout of pcper.com
What they had to say?
The official specs on the Vega Frontier is that it’s rated at 300 watts with a minimum of 850 watts power supply. Power consumption and the GB consumption are the two main important factors when you are judging a GPU. There’s other things too but giving a quick skim of the GPU, power consumption and framerates GPU performance is the number one thing. Here’s a few samples of power comparison with the Nvidia 1080 and the 1080 Ti. The power draw is higher than the two Nvidia 1080’s (the 1080 and the 1080 Ti). Having a high power draw doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing but surely that translate to a faster GPU.
3DMark – Fire Strike
3DMark – Fire Strike both on extreme and ultra setting, the Vega Frontier is a little bit faster than the GTX 1070 and behind the GTX 1080. The gap between the Vega Frontier and the GTX 1080 Ti and the Titan XP is even greater.
Results for the Rise of the Tomb Raider
GTX 1070 and the Vega Frontier is closed in performance with the Vega Frontier just edging it out. There’s other benchmarks there and you can go check out the full review on pcper.com