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

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

Along with the 7nm GPU AMD is also filling the Radeon VII with a huge amount of video memory, and that means a full 16GB of HBM2 - way more than even the RTX 2080 Ti.

Similarly, Su showed off benchmark tests on Battlefield V, Fortnite, and Strange Brigade running 25 to 42 percent faster compared with the Radeon RX Vega 64. Damn, this AMD Radeon VII is just layers upon layers of clever.

Here's the Radeon VII in the flesh.

- Radeon 7 will have up to 30% better performance over the RX Vega 64 in content creation workloads like Blender and up to 60% better for OpenCL. The company's new Radeon VII GPU is its second generation Vega Graphics core, with features like Async Compute, Rapid Packed Math and Shader Intrinsics.

The high-end GPU boasts 60 compute units running at up to 1.8 GHz.

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The Radeon VII will serve as a more direct competitor to Nvidia's RTX 2080 model and will retail for the same price of $699.

If it can match the performance of the RTX 2080, however, Nvidia has already established that you can charge up to $800 for such a card.

Already divulged to some extent at the Next Horizon technology event in November 2018, Dr. Su used the considerable platform of CES to reaffirm that third-generation Ryzen chips are on track for a mid-2019 release.

Said surprise wasn't any firm announcement on Navi - most informed commentators know it's too far off to talk about at a huge trade show such as CES - but rather news that a new, high-performance Radeon is to be made available next month - February 7, in fact. All things being equal Far Cry 5 and Battlefield V both generally favour AMD GPUs thanks to their history with its GCN architecture. Indeed, the chip maker has just announced its 3d gen Ryzen desktop processors, which will be the first consumers CPUs using the company's 7nm process node.

To this end, Dr. Su recapped on the significant strides made by the consumer Ryzen and server-focussed Epyc processors, built on an all-new architecture and connectivity fabric created to scale easily to 32 cores and 64 cores, respectively, bringing more compute per socket to both ecosystems than ever before. 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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