Sapphire Radeon VII Listing Reveals Upcoming Card's Memory Speed, Power Consumption

Sapphire Technology, a Chinese AMD graphics card manufacturer and one of AMD's biggest partners has officially listed its version of the soon-to-be-released Radeon VII graphics card. sharing some new information about the GPU along with it. 

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We know a few things about AMD's 7nm Radeon VII gaming graphics card. One is that only reference models will be available at launch. AMD allegedly didn't give its partners enough time to work on their own custom designs. This basically means that at launch, consumers will all be getting the same graphics card, no matter the brand.

Until now, we've also known the majority of the specs for the upcoming card, except for memory speed and power consumption. Although we've pretty much filled in blanks, Sapphire's posting has shed some light on the matter.

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Based on the Vega 20 silicon built under TSMC's 7nm process node, Sapphire's posting says the Radeon VII is outfitted with 3,840 Stream Processors. As per the chipmaker's specifications, the graphics card has a 1,450MHz base clock and a 1,800MHz boost clock. Notably, Sapphire's model is listed with a 50MHz lower base and boost clock. It says Radeon VII comes with 16GB of HBM2 memory operating at 1,000MHz (2,000MHz effective) across a 4096-bit memory bus, which works out to 1 TB/s of bandwidth.

According to Sapphire, the Radeon VII's power consumption is rated for 300W, which falls in line with our earlier speculation. The graphics card draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. A power supply with a minimum capacity of 650W is recommended for an average system.

The Sapphire Radeon VII will be available for $699 starting on February 7. For a limited time, it'll come with the Raise the Game Fully Loaded bundle. The bundle consists of free copies of the recently released Resident Evil 2 and two unreleased AAA titles, Devil May Cry 5 and Tom Clancy's The Division 2.

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  • spentshells
    I love getting 3 new games with my new graphics card. I got 3 with my 7850 I bought for 150 and sold for 140 a few days later.
  • yvalsond
    Underwhelmed at best. Navi might be great but I'm not waiting so jumping the gun on a rtx 2080 for 730 Euros rather have lower power consumption and potential for dlss and raytracing than only have rastarization for the same price
  • AlistairAB
    2772056 said:
    Underwhelmed at best. Navi might be great but I'm not waiting so jumping the gun on a rtx 2080 for 730 Euros rather have lower power consumption and potential for dlss and raytracing than only have rastarization for the same price


    You might want to ask a fellow RTX owner how it is going. "Potential". No ray tracing that you'll want to turn on, and no games with DLSS enabled that you'll want to turn on. Also the only reason why games at 4k don't use over 8GB is automatic memory restrictions.