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Under load(when gaming), the temperatures go as high as 79 degrees Celsius. These temperatures may cause throttling and other heat issues, so it's important to keep the whole PC case properly ventilated. Temperatures stay under 31 degrees Celsius when idling, which doesn't cause any issues. See More
The card is capable of running Battlefield 1 in Full HD (1920x1080) with Ultra Quality preset at 149 fps, in WQHD (2560x1440) at 113 fps and in Ultra HD (3840x2160) at 62 fps. It falls around 10-20 fps behind GTX 1080 Ti cards in each resolution. Hitman(2016) runs at 141 fps in Full HD, at 107 fps in WQHD and 62 fps in Ultra HD, again falling behind the GTX 1080 Ti cards by around 10-20 fps. For both games, the card beats GTX 1080 cards by a few fps in each resolution. The performance of this card is amazing, since it can run very demanding games at maximum settings, in Ultra HD resolution with over 60 fps. See More
The card consumes 334 watts of power. Assuming your electricity prices are $0.2 per KWh, and you use your computer 4 hours a day, then in 5 days the card has used $1.34 worth of electricity. Using it 4 hours a day, 5 days a week for one year, the total cost adds up to $81.28. The card consumer almost 60 KWh more than the GTX 1080 Ti, and around 150 KWh more than the GTX 1080. See More
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The card is capable of running Battlefield 1 in Full HD (1920x1080) with Ultra Quality preset at 141 fps(frames per second), in WQHD (2560x1440) at 107 fps and in Ultra HD (3840x2160) at 56 fps. It falls around 5-10 fps behind Vega 64 cards in each resolution. Hitman(2016) runs at 124 fps in Full HD, at 92 fps in WQHD and 53 fps in Ultra HD, again falling behind the Vega 64 cards by around 5-15 fps. The RX Vega 56 is more or less equal to the GTX 1080 cards performance-wise. The performance of this card is great, since it can run very demanding games at maximum settings in all resolutions up to Ultra HD at high frames per second. See More
Firestrike tests are used to measure the overall performance of a GPU. For these tests a setup with an i7-4790K CPU was used. The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition scored 17,152 in the Fire Strike test, 9,449 in the Fire Strike Extreme test and 5,216 in the Fire Strike Ultra test. For comparison, Geforce GTX Titan X scored 17,396, 7,989 and 3,862 accordingly. The performance of the Vega FE card is decent. The soon to be released Vega consumer cards are very likely to outperform this Frontier Edition version in these tests. See More
The card is mostly meant for freelance content creators. If you're developing for example video games and want to test them on the same PC, while keeping the cost of the setup low, this card is for you. For very large and costly projects, where the price of the GPU doesn't make much of a difference, you should look at AMD FirePro cards or similar. Though the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition does come with gaming drivers, a regular gamer can run into a lot of issues. Unless you're a "digital pioneer", it's recommended to wait for the Vega RX series to be released later in 2017, since they are much better optimized for games. See More
At 4K resolution, the Vega FE runs Dirt Rally at 57 FPS, Fallout 4 at 42 FPS, Hitman at 50 FPS and The Witcher 3 at around 30 FPS. The in-game performance is similar to GTX 1080 cards. Though, it's probably going to be improved by the consumer versions of this Vega card. They will be more optimized for gaming. See More