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||?||12.5 TFLOPS|
|Base Clock Rate||?||1200 MHz|
|GPU Boost Rate||1800 MHz||1536 MHz|
|Memory Capacity||16GB HBM2||8GB HBM2|
|Memory Clock||?||1890 Mbps|
|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.