AMD Unleashes The Radeon VII, World's First 7nm Gaming GPU

Today, AMD has presented the world's first 7nm gaming graphics card at the company's CES 2019 keynote. The AMD Radeon VII brings big promises of performance improvements over the Radeon RX Vega 64, the company's current flagship gaming graphics card.

With twice the memory and memory bandwidth, the AMD Radeon VII claims to be up to 29 percent and 39 percent faster in gaming and demanding content creation scenarios, respectively, when compared to the Radeon RX Vega 64.

AMD Radeon VII Specifications


AMD Radeon VII
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Architecture (GPU)
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Graphics Core Next 5.0 (Vega 10)
Shaders
3840
4096
Peak FP32 Compute
?
12.5 TFLOPS
Texture Units
?
256
Base Clock Rate
?
1200 MHz
GPU Boost Rate
1800 MHz
1536 MHz
Memory Capacity
16GB HBM2
8GB HBM2
Memory Clock?1890 Mbps
Memory Bus
4096-bit
2048-bit
Memory Bandwidth
1 TB/s
483.8 GB/s
ROPs
?
64
TDP
?
295W
Transistor Count
?
12.5 billion
Die Size
?487 mm²

The AMD Radeon VII is based on AMD's second-generation Vega graphics card architecture and manufactured with the 7nm process. The graphics card sports 60 compute units resulting in 3,840 stream processors. The Radeon VII boasts an impressive boost clock that escalates to 1.8GHz. AMD has equipped the Radeon VII with nothing less than 16GB of high-performance HBM2 memory (second-generation High-Bandwidth Memory) across a 4096-bit memory interface. Therefore, the Radeon VII is capable of pumping out 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth, which is twice of the Radeon RX Vega 64.

According to the official numbers, the Radeon VII excels in real-time 3D and compute applications and gaming. AMD's is touting improvements up to 27 percent in Blender and DaVinci Resolve 15 and up to 62 percent in LuxMark OpenCL in comparison to the aging Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card. In terms of gaming, the Radeon VII is 29 percent faster in Battlefield V, 42 percent in Strange Brigade, and 20 percent in Fortnite.

With the purchase of an AMD Radeon VII graphics card or a pre-built system powered by it, customers receive AMD's latest 'Raise the Game Fully Loaded' game bundle that consists of Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5, and Tom Clancy's The Division.

The AMD Radeon VII will be available on February 7, 2019 and is expected to cost $699 (~£547.80). As is the custom, several of AMD's add-in-board (AIB) partners will also offer the Radeon VII graphics card.

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