AMD's 7nm Radeon Vega VII takes aim at Nvidia's RTX 2080

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AMD Launches Next Radeon VII GPU, the World's First 7nm GPU

Extreme gaming performance: The AMD Radeon VII graphics card delivers exceptional performance in DirectX 12- and Vulkan-based games, including up to 35 percent higher performance in Battlefield V10, and up to 42 percent higher performance in Strange Brigade 11, compared to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card. This is the second generation of AMD's Vega graphics architecture, hence the VII - Vega 2. The AMD Radeon VII graphics card is expected to be available beginning February 7 for $699 United States dollars. 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).

To this end, Dr. Su recapped on the significant strides made by the consumer Ryzen and server-focussed Epyc processors, built on an all-new architecture and connectivity fabric created to scale easily to 32 cores and 64 cores, respectively, bringing more compute per socket to both ecosystems than ever before. AMD claims the device will offer 25% more performance while using the same level of power. Our latest game benchmark results suggest that the Radeon VII will come in slightly below the Nvidia RTX 2080, as on average that offers a little over 30 percent more performance than the Vega 64.

The GPU inside the VII is called Vega 20, which is a die-shrunk version of the Vega 10 in the Vega 64.

- Radeon VII will launch 7 February for $699 United States dollars.

After the Radeon VII demo at its CES 2019 keynote, AMD CEO Lisa Su talked a bit more about gaming and then moved straight into the Zen 2 reveal.

If it can match the performance of the RTX 2080, however, Nvidia has already established that you can charge up to $800 for such a card.

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

Equipped with 60 compute units/3840 stream processors running at up to 1.8GHz and 16GB of ultra-fast HBM2 memory (second-generation High-Bandwidth Memory), the Radeon VII graphics card enables high-performance gaming and ultra-high quality visuals.

Another big of good news is Ryzen 3rd Generation is sticking to the same AM4 socket, so its new CPUs will work with existing 300 and 400-series AMD motherboards.

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