AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB

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AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

This computer hardware provides top end graphics. The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB will easily meet recommended system requirements of games released today. This is a strong benchmarker on modern games and can often return excellent frame rates at high and ultra 1080p. But the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB can also run 1440p pc system requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

What FPS performance can the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB get on latest AAA 2023 games? In particular our game review looks at the FPS achieved running on Ultra graphics settings on the 1080p screen resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. This card runs recommended graphics requirements of 963 games from the top 1000 most demanding games being played today.

First we looked at 1080p resolution for the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB performance to explore what sort of benchmarks it would achieve on the popular title Forza Horizon 5 and saw it deliver good frames per second across the following graphics settings - Low: 178 FPS, Medium: 140 FPS, High: 95 FPS and Ultra: 68 FPS. We proceeded to look at Far Cry 6 to see how that compared and saw that it returned a reasonable 51 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Forza Horizon 5 which delivered reasonable FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 136 FPS, Medium: 107 FPS, High: 72 FPS and Ultra: 51 FPS. Next we have Far Cry 6 running on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB which gets L: 102FPS, M: 80FPS, H: 54FPS, U: 39FPS. And for performance contrast the popular FIFA 22 gets L: 291FPS, M: 229FPS, H: 154FPS, U: 110FPS at 1440p. 1440p Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB PC gaming is a strong choice at these screen resolutions. With Ultra graphics settings being regularly reached at 1440p gaming its easy to consider bumping up the screen size to 4K for this graphics card.

How many years will the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB in your PC? This gpu has around 2+ years of running AAA recommended system requirements before any upgrades should be considered.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB.
FPS System Benchmark
108 FPS
The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB was released on 05 Jun 2017
AMD PC game performance check Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB
Vega 10 XT
Texture Rate
410 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
102 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
7680 x 4320
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1600 MHz
Max Power
275 Watts
600 Watt & 42 Amps
Power Connector
Recommended Hardware
Best CPU Match
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
3840 x 2160
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Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB Game Requirement Analysis

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB is a Prosumer Graphics Card based on the Fourth (4.0) Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

The Vega 10 XT GPU offers support for HBM-2 Memory, DirectX 12.0 and Open GL 4.5. Vega 10 XT is the Full Variant of the GPU with 64 Compute Units activated, offering 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

The Central Unit is clocked at 1600MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with stacked HBM2 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 2048-bit memory interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 16GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
The Vega 10 GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming. The 16GB HBM2 framebuffer should be enough to prevent it bottlenecking performance in any AAA title at 4K.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 275W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB is equal to the GeForce GTX 1080 in terms of gaming performance. However, it is primarily designed as a workstation graphics card and is not great value for money as a gaming GPU.
The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is available in two versions - air cooled and the more expensive water-cooled. Specs are otherwise identical. System Suggestions
Radeon RX Vega Nova 16GB HBM2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.

Source [ Jon ]