AMD Launches Next Radeon VII GPU, the World's First 7nm GPU

AMD Radeon VII front

AMD Radeon VII front

AMD has officially announced its next-generation high performance gaming graphics card, the AMD Radeon VII. With a 4,096-bit memory interface and a memory clock speed of 1GHz, the card will also come with a staggering 1TB/s of raw memory bandwidth available, which is more than double Vega 64 which sits at 484GB/s.

TEAM RED AMD has shown off the Radeon Vega II, the world's first 7nm gaming GPU, and offered up some details on its incoming Ryzen 3 desktop CPUs. Based on those specifications, it is very clearly a Radeon Instinct MI50 revamped into a gaming-focussed SKU.

AMD boasts that the card, which packs a gamer-friendly triple cooling system, offers 25 per cent more performance, at the same power, as previous Vega graphics.

Today at CES 2019, AMD announced 3rd-generation Ryzen desktop processors, the first to support PCI 4.0.

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During the CES keynote, Lisa Su showed some performance numbers for an unnamed Ryzen 3000 series CPU in Cinebench R15. I guess maybe that changed when AMD saw the pricing and performance of the Nvidia RTX range...

We'd expect to see a product waterfall, but right now there's a substantial gap between the price on Vega 64 ($400) and the expected introduction price of Radeon VII ($699). It's an early sample, and AMD says it's still working out what the final frequency will be. Users will be able to download these drivers directly from AMD's website.

Naturally, AMD Radeon VII will support FreeSync 2, Async Compute, Rapid Packed Math and Shader Intrinsics. In both cases, the Radeon VII was just one frame ahead at an average of 62fps on both games compared to the RTX's 61fps. So what's inside the new Radeon VII?

Naturally, the proof will be in the review pudding as to how it really compares with the RTX 2080, but from what I've seen so far, there's plenty to look forward to - and of course, the Radeon VII (and eligible Radeon VII-powered PCs) will be part of exactly the same free game bundle mentioned above, which bags you copies of Devil May Cry V, The Division 2 and the new Resident Evil II remake upon release. The AMD Radeon VII graphics card is expected to be available beginning February 7 for $699 Dollars. More information is available on the official website.

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