AMD Radeon Vega Frontier graphics cards make an appearance

You might want to be sitting down before having a look at the prices.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor
Water-cooled AMD Radeon Vega Frontier

Water-cooled AMD Radeon Vega Frontier

AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier workstation graphics cards are now available for pre-order from selected outlets, but get ready for some sticker shock.

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Tech site VideoCardz found listings for both the air-cooled version and liquid versions of Vega Frontier graphics cards on the UK retailer Scan, and the US retailer SabrePC.

The cards are priced at $1,199/£1,139 for the air-cooled version, and $1,799/£1,656 for the water-cooled version.

Both cards feature 16 GB of HBC RAM, 4096 stream processors, 64 compute units, 483 GB/s of memory bandwidth, 13.1 TFLOPS of peak single-precision compute performance, 26.2 TFLOPS of peak double-precision compute performance, and feature three DisplayPort 1.4 HBR3/HDR ports, and a single HDMI port.

Neither card is overclocked, and none of the listings gives us a core clock speed.

An estimated ship date for the cards is also absent.

Exxact Corp has quick comparison chart pitting the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition against Nvidia's Pascal-based Titan XP, and the Radeon card comes out on top.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier
Exxact Corp

Both these cards are workstation offerings, more suited to machine intelligence, deep learning, and high-end game development (specifically VR game design), than gaming.

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