Monday, 18 March, 2019

AMD Announces Radeon VII: 7nm Vega Coming to the Consumer Market

AMD Radeon VII front AMD Launches Next Radeon VII GPU, the World's First 7nm GPU
Kayla Schwartz | 10 January, 2019, 04:54

The new GPU will be available from February 7 for $699. Features like Async compute, rapid packed math and shader intrinsics also namechecked.

What is more interesting is the claim that Radeon VII is about the same speed as Nvidia's recent GeForce RTX 2080, costing the same $699, in DX11 and DX12 titles, whilst it is supposed to be faster in the less-used Vulkan API.

The Radeon VII, the world's first consumer 7nm graphics card, promises to deliver twice the memory, more than twice the memory bandwidth and up to 29 percent higher gaming performance than the Radeon RX Vega 64 GPU.

The RX Vega 64 has 4,096 GCN cores, while the 7nm 60 CU version of the Vega core contains 3,840 GCN cores.

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. While that may not sound all that impressive on the face of it, high-refresh gaming requires strong single-threaded performance, and keeping the resolution relatively low helps emphasize the CPU over the GPU. And that, along with the boost from the 7nm Vega architecture, could be what brings the Radeon VII up to the performance level of the RTX 2080.

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AMD's early CES 2019 keynote was mostly a rehash of other points the company has addressed already at the event, including its new 12nm Ryzen Mobile parts and the company's general collaboration with Microsoft and others in the gaming and creative industries.

According to AMD's press release, the Radeon VII bundles "60 compute units/3840 stream processors running at up to 1.8GHz and 16GB of ultra-fast HBM2 memory (second-generation High-Bandwidth Memory)". Nvidia's 2080 RTX runs $799, though third-party manufacturer prices vary. Toss it out for $700 and AMD could make a mark on the enthusiast gaming landscape without having to so much as mention real-time ray tracing. All things being equal Far Cry 5 and Battlefield V both generally favour AMD GPUs thanks to their history with its GCN architecture.

And what of Navi?

There were plenty of Ryzen 3000 and Zen 2 rumours floating around prior to AMD's CES keynote today.

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