Radeon Vega Frontier Watercooled 

Released July 13, 2017
  • 1.5 GHz
  • 16 GB

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Features Key features of the Radeon Vega Frontier Watercooled

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon Vega Frontier Watercooled
482.8 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1080
224.4 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
484.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon Vega Frontier Watercooled
102.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
139.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1080
102.8 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon Vega Frontier Watercooled
409.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1080
257.1 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
354.4 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon Vega Frontier Watercooled
13,107 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1080
8,228 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
11,340 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon Vega Frontier Watercooled
4,096

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon Vega Frontier Watercooled
256

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Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Vega 10
Clock speed 1,500 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,600 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 4,096
Texture mapping units 256
Render output processors 64
Compute units 64
Pixel rate 102.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 409.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 13,107 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 943 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,886 MHz
Memory bus 2,048 bit
Memory 16,384 MB
Memory bandwidth 482.8 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 375W
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