Friday, July 14th 2017

Liquid Cooled AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Now on Sale for $1,489.99

The liquid cooled version of AMD's latest graphics card meant for the "pioneering crowd" of prosumers has been made available over at SabrePC. It sports the exact same GPU you'd find on the air-cooled version, featuring all the same 4096 Stream Processors and 16 GB of HBM2 memory. The only differences are, and you guessed it, the higher cooling capacity afforded by the AIO solution, and the therefore increased TDP from the 300 W of the air-cooled version to a eyebrow-raising 375 W. That increase in TDP must come partially from the employed cooling solution, but also from an (for now, anecdotal) ability for the card to more easily sustain higher clocks, closer to its AMD-rated 1,630 MHz peak core clock.

You can nab one right now in that rather striking gold and blue color scheme, and have it shipped to you in 24H. Hit the source link for the SabrePC page.

Sources: SabrePC, Computerbase.de
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96 Comments on Liquid Cooled AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Now on Sale for $1,489.99

#1
VulkanBros
wow - unfortunately money doesn't grow on trees where I live.....:kookoo:
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#2
Rehmanpa
2 1080 tis or one of these? Lol
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#3
bogami
This closed refrigeration element would be sold at 120 euros. So to sell such for the trapped eggs, the pure ripoff ! For this difference in price which is so doubtful of the shown, add $ 289.99 for 30Hz :kookoo:.I'd rather buy a hay end custom loop myself , and I get a good difference .And do not irritate me in gold coats and lights .
Dnot forget the serious problem of mounting more than one card due to too short pipes ! I think only collectors will buy this GPU version.
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#4
RejZoR
Actually, it's not just 30MHz because the air coled one generally doesn't hit 1600MHz consistently. With water, NexusGaming ha shown a stable 1700MHz at all times using modded AiO on top of Vega FE core.
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#5
uuuaaaaaa
RejZoR said:
Actually, it's not just 30MHz because the air coled one generally doesn't hit 1600MHz consistently. With water, NexusGaming ha shown a stable 1700MHz at all times using modded AiO on top of Vega FE core.
Also the TDP on this one starts where the FE stops!
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#6
Lionheart
Nice looking card I'll give AMD that but no thanks lol, I'll wait for RX Vega :toast:
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#7
beautyless
If it's high price, no body will buy it for mining, and it'll available for you guys to buy it for gaming.
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#8
Dimi
In my opinion, adding a 50$ AIO cooler doesn't warrant a 500$ increase in price.
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#9
Capitan Harlock
Dimi said:
In my opinion, adding a 50$ AIO cooler doesn't warrant a 500$ increase in price.
I bet that is Sabrepc that made this price for make money.
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#10
Toothless
beautyless said:
If it's high price, no body will buy it for mining, and it'll available for you guys to buy it for gaming.
No one should buy this overpriced paperweight for gaming.
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#11
RejZoR
Dimi said:
In my opinion, adding a 50$ AIO cooler doesn't warrant a 500$ increase in price.
Neither does red stitching on leather car seats for $6000 and yet people still pay for it. Or why Intel uses shit TIM when solder is just 15 cents more per CPU?
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#12
yotano211
beautyless said:
If it's high price, no body will buy it for mining, and it'll available for you guys to buy it for gaming.
Dont worry you can keep this POS Vega. The mining speed is only 33mh/s for a $999 card. If this is the same for RX Vega, the miners wont be touching this POS card and its high power draw.
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#14
kruk
Toothless said:
No one should buy this overpriced paperweight for gaming.
I'm sure that people this GPU is aimed at will use it in a way that doesn't make it a paperweight.
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#15
Toothless
kruk said:
I'm sure that people this GPU is aimed at will use it in a way that doesn't make it a paperweight.
Imho the only cool thing about this card is the light up R cube. That thing is blingy af.
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#16
RejZoR
BiggieShady said:
There's more to it than that: http://overclocking.guide/the-truth-about-cpu-soldering/ ... but the question still stands, why not better TIM?
That's the point I'm making. Even if cost of TIM per CPU is lets say 5 cents and they could use a really quality one for $1, the increase in price per CPU won't be lets say $2. It'll be $30. Because logic of capitalism. Same thing applies here. The card is $999. AiO costs $120. Final product price, $1499. It's always this way.
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#17
medi01
Rehmanpa said:
2 1080 tis or one of these? Lol
One of these, "lol", 1080 can't be used for purposes this card is positioned.
Google nvidia quadro prices, to lol more.
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#18
Nokiron
medi01 said:
One of these, "lol", 1080 can't be used for purposes this card is positioned.
Google nvidia quadro prices, to lol more.
Well, unlike Vega FE you atleast get certified drivers with Quadros (and FirePro). That's worth a lot more than the price-difference.
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#19
Th3pwn3r
Nokiron said:
Well, unlike Vega FE you atleast get certified drivers with Quadros (and FirePro). That's worth a lot more than the price-difference.
That's only if you need those certified drivers.
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#20
medi01
Nokiron said:
you atleast get certified drivers
I don't know why anyone would go defensive on this crap (comparing prof vs non prof pricing is BS), but...
You, perhaps, meant "gsync certified" or somethingelsenvidiaproprietarycertified? Cause... (AMD DOES get it's hardware certified, Vega will inevitably)
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#21
Fluffmeister
That's quite a markup for a water cooler, but this bad boy can actually maintain it's clocks, hence the reason it sucks down power like it's going out of fashion.

I assume people will start posting pictures of grills in the interest of fairness.
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#22
Dj-ElectriC
This whole thing is just silly. I can't take a GTX 1080 grade performance for 375W seriously.

YET, just yet... i won't judge gaming performance until Vega XTX lands. I believe in a fair chance.
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#23
RejZoR
Dj-ElectriC said:
This whole thing is just silly. I can't take a GTX 1080 grade performance for 375W seriously.

YET, just yet... i won't judge gaming performance until Vega XTX lands. I believe in a fair chance.
Well, I'm still predicting that tiling isn't working yet which is why power draw is so high and performance so low. Remember, tiling does both, lower power consumption (it's why it's so popular on mobile devices) and quite dramatically increases performance. I mean, imagine Pascal or Maxwell without a functional tiling. You'd essentially have this. So, yeah, I'm also giving it a chance by waiting for RX Vega and am not judging it based on Vega FE (apart from judging that what they have showcased now is not the final state). When RX Vega is out and AMD confirms "this is it", then I'll look at the numbers and call it a day.

I could grab the fastest GTX 1080Ti right now. 800€ is not really an issue. But I said, fuck it, I'll wait if I've waited for so long already. I've rushed to NVIDIA after endlessly wating for R9 Fury X last time and despite some shortcomings it actually turned out to be a perfectly fine and very capable graphic card (the Fury that is).
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#24
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
also doubles as a hot-water heater for your home
up to 25 gallons of water a hour at 140F
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#25
Aenra
RejZoR said:
Actually, it's not just 30MHz because the air coled one generally doesn't hit 1600MHz consistently. With water, NexusGaming ha shown a stable 1700MHz at all times using modded AiO on top of Vega FE core.
At the cost of 400Watts.. four hundred! Worth mentioning :)
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