AMD's highly anticipated "Vega" architecture based GPU goes on sale

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AMD yesterday revealed the first product based on its highly anticipated “Vega” GPU architecture: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. AMD claims that Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is the world’s fastest graphics card for machine learning development and advanced visualization workloads.

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will offer up to 172 percent faster rendering performance than the NVIDIA GeForce Titan Xp. Thanks to its advanced GPU memory architecture, Radeon Vega Frontier Edition expands the capacity of traditional GPU memory to 256TB. It is also 33 percent faster than the Nvidia Tesla P100 in the DeepBench benchmark that measures the performance of basic operations involved in training deep neural networks.

“We’re dedicating Radeon Vega Frontier Edition to all the visionaries and trailblazers who embrace new technologies to propel their industries forward to help solve mankind’s greatest problems,” said Ogi Brkic, senior director and general manager, Radeon Pro business, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “With this powerful solution, we’ve brought the full weight of our new ‘Vega’ GPU architecture to bear, offering unmatched performance in the most demanding design, rendering, and machine intelligence workloads so that the world’s top creators, data scientists and game developers can reach new frontiers in their fields.”

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards are available for $999 USD for the air-cooled edition. The water-cooled edition is expected to launch in Q3 for $1499. Learn more about this GPU here.

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