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)
Graphics Core Next 5.0 (Vega 10)
Peak FP32 Compute
Texture Units
Base Clock Rate
1200 MHz
GPU Boost Rate
1800 MHz
1536 MHz
Memory Capacity
Memory Clock?1890 Mbps
Memory Bus
Memory Bandwidth
1 TB/s
483.8 GB/s
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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  • TCA_ChinChin
    Well that was quite disappointing to be honest. The hype train really got my hopes up.
  • poopflinger
    I know we need to wait for official tech-reviews and benchmarks but it seems this is an RTX 2080 with no ray tracing, but priced the same as an RTX 2080... That basically means this is a GTX 1080Ti with too much overly expensive VRAM. The GTX 1080Ti was $700 over 2 years ago, but they want to sell the Vega VII for $700 too? Maybe they are counting on another crypto-craze? I'm confused!!
  • kinggremlin
    Are they planning an 8 GB gaming version? 16GB of HBM2 is a horrendous waste of money for gaming. The only gamers this is going to appeal to is people who refuse to buy anything but AMD. Otherwise there is nothing interesting about this card as it doesn't move the needle anywhere.