AMD Announces the Radeon VII; $699 7nm Vega Set To Launch In Feb

AMD Announces the Radeon VII; $699 7nm Vega Set To Launch In Feb

AMD’s next flagship GPU is the Radeon VII which release on February 7th for $699 which is basically $700 and uses a 7nm chip.

The Radeon VII will take on the RTX 2080 as it performs similarly to it in the graphs that we were shown and is about 30% faster than AMD’s current fastest GPU, the RX Vega 64.

AMD Radeon VII Specifications (Courtesy: tomshardware)

Architecture (GPU) Graphics Core Next 5.1 (Vega 20)*
Shaders 3840
Peak FP32 Compute 13.8 TLOPS*
Texture Units 240*
Base Clock Rate 1200 MHz*
GPU Boost Rate 1800 MHz
Memory Capacity 16GB HBM2
Memory Clock 2000 Mbps*
Memory Bus 4096-bit
Memory Bandwidth 1024 GB/s
ROPs 64*
TDP 295W*
Transistor Count 13.2 billion*
Die Size 331 mm²*

*=unconfirmed

The reference card has moved away from the old blower style of cooling. The Radeon VII has a tri-fan cooling system which will help keep this beast cool during the most intense gaming sessions. The card has a dual slot design and includes 3 DisplayPort outputs and one HDMI port. It has two 8-pin PCIe connectors so its safe to assume that his card will draw a lot of power.

AMD’s reference version of the card will ship with Resident Evil 2Devil May Cry 5, and The Division 2. That’s $180 worth of games but the question that pops to mind is that how will it compete with the RTX 2080. They’re for roughly the same price, the RTX has Ray Tracing and DLSS and now that Freesync is supported by Nvidia cards, AMD has lost that advantage too. Most people are afraid that the Radeon VII will be Dead on Arrival unless it gets a price cut because there doesn’t seem to be any reason to go for this card instead of the RTX 2080 at this moment.

Let us know what you think about the Radeon VII down below.

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Darren Rodrigues
Jan 10, 2019
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