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

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

At its CES 2019 keynote, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, has unveiled AMD's first 7nm gaming GPU, the Radeon VII (seven).

On the laptop front, AMD said on stage that it was focusing its efforts on students enrolled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.

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- 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs as announced earlier this week. Compared to AMD's own previous generation card, the Radeon RX Vega 64, Radeon VII achieves up to 35 percent better performance in Battlefield V, 25 percent in Fortnite, and 42 percent in Strange Brigade. So what's inside the new Radeon VII? In addition to that 16GB of HBM2, the Radeon VII also has 60 compute units and 3840 stream processors (AMD's equivalent of Nvidia's CUDA cores) running at up to 1.8GHz, which AMD claim will deliver up to 29% higher gaming performance than their existing top-end 4K graphics card, the Radeon RX Vega 64. It provides up to 27 percent higher performance in the popular open source 3D creation application Blender7, up to 27 percent higher performance in the professional video editing, color correction and visual effects application DaVinci Resolve 158, and up to 62 percent higher performance in the OpenCL™ LuxMark compute benchmark9 compared to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card. Read about the key features of the AMD Radeon VII graphics below.

The GPU landscape is more nebulous, though the introduction of Radeon VII is a left-field move that could cause a problem for the high-end RTX GPUs: we have only another month to find out for ourselves. The AMD Radeon VII graphics card is expected to be available beginning February 7 for $699 Dollars. That will certainly help to sweeten the deal for some people out there, as Nvidia's current RTX 2080 deal will only get you free copies of Battlefield V and Bioware's upcoming jetpack RPG, Anthem. Additionally, AMD says that this is the world's first GPU to also utilize a 7nm graphics chip. This also tallies with the pricing AMD has set of the card: $699, which targets the very lowest RTX 2080 pricing around and undercuts the majority of SKUs on the market. So, still no news as to when that little beauty is going to make an appearance, but we're still betting on Computex, around the same time as the new AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs...


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