Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday July 17, 2017

PCPer on AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Liquid Cooled

PCPer's Rowdy Ryan Shrout is back at it again this week with AMD's Vega Frontier Edition video card. This time he has put the liquid cooled version to the test. Do things end up any better this time than they did last time with the air cooled edition?

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Which leads to the real question: what does this mean for the upcoming RX Vega product? While I know that testing the Frontier Edition in ONLY gaming is a bit of a faux pas, much of our interest was in using this product to predict what AMD is going bring to gamers later this month. It is apparent now that if the clocks are in the 1600 MHz range consistently, rather than dipping into 1400 MHz and below states as we found with the air cooler at stock, Vega in its current state can be competitive with the GeForce GTX 1080. That’s an upgrade over where it stood before – much closer to GTX 1070 performance.