Sunday, 19 January, 2020

AMD Unveils Radeon VII, Says it Outperforms Nvidia 2080 RTX

AMD Radeon VII front AMD Unveils Radeon VII, Says it Outperforms Nvidia 2080 RTX
Cecil Davis | 10 January, 2019, 04:55

This necessitates an adjustment to AMD's product stacks and it now appears that the new performance kick may come from these new Radeon VII cards rather than exclusively from Vega price cuts. Features like Async compute, rapid packed math and shader intrinsics also namechecked.

The GPU landscape is more nebulous, though the introduction of Radeon VII is a left-field move that could cause a problem for the high-end RTX GPUs: we have only another month to find out for ourselves. We'd expect to see a product waterfall, but right now there's a substantial gap between the price on Vega 64 ($400) and the expected introduction price of Radeon VII ($699).

Unveiled by AMD CEO Lisa Su at CES on Wednesday, the Radeon 7 takes aim squarely at Nvidia's flagship RTX 2080 GPU. The VII slots in above the RX Vega 64 and averages about 29 percent faster, putting it within spitting distance of Nvidia's RTX 2080. It provides up to 27 percent higher performance in the popular open source 3D creation application Blender7, up to 27 percent higher performance in the professional video editing, color correction and visual effects application DaVinci Resolve 158, and up to 62 percent higher performance in the OpenCL™ LuxMark compute benchmark9 compared to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card. The Vega 10 is built on GlobalFoundries' 14nm process; the Vega 20 is built on TSMC's 7nm process.

The red team has announced that Radeon VII will be available on February 7th and will be priced at $699!

Replacing the Radeon Vega 64 at the very top of AMD's gaming GPU stack, the Radeon VII will offer twice the memory of its predecessor with a whopping 16GB of HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory 2).

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"AMD loves gaming and AMD loves gamers", Su said.

But still, a new, high-performance 7nm Vega GPU is a surprise given that AMD had previously stated it wasn't even considering the shrunken chip for a gaming release.

AMD Radeon VII graphics brings maximum performance for hardcore enthusiast gamers, delivering incredible, ultra-smooth gaming experiences at consistently high FPS, in 1440p, ultrawide and 4K resolutions.

AMD just talked about 3rd-gen Ryzen on 7nm aka Ryzen 3000.