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Vega Frontier Edition to Pro WX-9100 via Bios Flash?

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For my workload, it would be ideal to have pro CERTIFIED drivers in my PC for not-pro-certified prices, and found a Vega FE online and might pick one up.
Vega FE and the WX-9100 have the same GPU (architecture, process node, model #), same Memory configuration (all HBM/GDDR-- cards are ECC), and the same VRM.
This effort isn't pointless: Even though the Vega FE pro mode is great, the WX9100 is significantly better at many workloads and consumes 50W less power.
The WX-9100 pro drivers won't work on Vega FE as it stands, but can you simply flash the Vega FE with WX-9100 bios and then install the certified drivers?
There are countless posts of proud owners claiming success with flashing Vega 64 to FE for better performance. If this doesn't work out I might do that.

I was looking on a similar forum: and a user said bios flashes don't work across cards with different video outputs.
For a second, I thought this mission was a lost cause, but I saw someone else flash Vega FE 8gb bios on the Gigabyte Vega 64 OC, a card with 6 video outputs, 2 more than the reference version.
This may mean that the "video output incompatibility" is incorrect.

So the question still stands: Can WX-9100 16gb Bios flash to the Vega Frontier Edition?
And if not, why? Is there anything I'm missing?
It'd be great to hear your thoughts...
 

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For my workload, it would be ideal to have pro CERTIFIED drivers in my PC for not-pro-certified prices, and found a Vega FE online and might pick one up.
Vega FE and the WX-9100 have the same GPU (architecture, process node, model #), same Memory configuration (all HBM/GDDR-- cards are ECC), and the same VRM.
This effort isn't pointless: Even though the Vega FE pro mode is great, the WX9100 is significantly better at many workloads and consumes 50W less power.
The WX-9100 pro drivers won't work on Vega FE as it stands, but can you simply flash the Vega FE with WX-9100 bios and then install the certified drivers?
There are countless posts of proud owners claiming success with flashing Vega 64 to FE for better performance. If this doesn't work out I might do that.

I was looking on a similar forum: and a user said bios flashes don't work across cards with different video outputs.
For a second, I thought this mission was a lost cause, but I saw someone else flash Vega FE 8gb bios on the Gigabyte Vega 64 OC, a card with 6 video outputs, 2 more than the reference version.
This may mean that the "video output incompatibility" is incorrect.

So the question still stands: Can WX-9100 16gb Bios flash to the Vega Frontier Edition?
And if not, why? Is there anything I'm missing?
It'd be great to hear your thoughts...
No need to flash


For the FE card or WX9100 use this driver.
 
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For my workload, it would be ideal to have pro CERTIFIED drivers in my PC for not-pro-certified prices, and found a Vega FE online and might pick one up.
Vega FE and the WX-9100 have the same GPU (architecture, process node, model #), same Memory configuration (all HBM/GDDR-- cards are ECC), and the same VRM.
This effort isn't pointless: Even though the Vega FE pro mode is great, the WX9100 is significantly better at many workloads and consumes 50W less power.
The WX-9100 pro drivers won't work on Vega FE as it stands, but can you simply flash the Vega FE with WX-9100 bios and then install the certified drivers?
There are countless posts of proud owners claiming success with flashing Vega 64 to FE for better performance. If this doesn't work out I might do that.

I was looking on a similar forum: and a user said bios flashes don't work across cards with different video outputs.
For a second, I thought this mission was a lost cause, but I saw someone else flash Vega FE 8gb bios on the Gigabyte Vega 64 OC, a card with 6 video outputs, 2 more than the reference version.
This may mean that the "video output incompatibility" is incorrect.

So the question still stands: Can WX-9100 16gb Bios flash to the Vega Frontier Edition?
And if not, why? Is there anything I'm missing?
It'd be great to hear your thoughts...
Firstly I thought it was the wx8100 that was Vega second it's excruciatingly difficult to bias flash to a frontier but impossible to flash the wx bios, they're heftily write protected, you can't force flash, I tried.
 

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Doesnt Vega Frontier Edition lack the professional-level driver certification that the Radeon Pro WX-9100 has
They released that driver to support the cards properly, it is in the list, use and enjoy.

@theoneandonlymrk is right, don't bother
 
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