AMD has simply introduced the Radeon VII, the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU and their second era Vega graphics card. With an enormous 16GB excessive bandwidth reminiscence underneath the hood and a 1TB/s reminiscence bandwidth, this graphics card is equipped for 4K gaming at most settings. Here’s every part we all know to date.
Now I do know what you’re considering. What about AMD’s Navi GPUs? Weren’t they meant to be AMD’s subsequent gen graphics playing cards? Alas, the Radeon VII continues to be based mostly on AMD’s Vega structure, however this second gen Vega card nonetheless appears as if it’ll ship a colossal quantity of energy that may lastly convey some competitors to Nvidia’s RTX 2080 card.
With 60 compute models operating at as much as 1.8GHz, AMD declare it will ship 25% extra efficiency for a similar quantity of energy. I’ll have to attend till overview samples can be found to see if this declare holds up, after all, however with the cardboard launching on February seventh worldwide, it shouldn’t be too lengthy earlier than we will discover out.
Naturally, a 4K monster card isn’t going to be low cost, however with a value of $699, it’s proper according to the RTX 2080. And from the appears of issues, its efficiency will both be equal, or barely higher than Nvidia’s high-end RTX card – a minimum of relating to uncooked efficiency, that’s, as AMD made no point out of any type of ray-tracing help or any of the opposite magic body charge boosting DLSS gubbins out there over on Nvidia.
AMD solely confirmed one demo with precise body charge information – Capcom’s upcoming Devil May Cry V operating at 4K on Ultra settings (handily one of many free games in AMD’s current games bundle) – however with speeds nicely up within the 75-120fps vary relying on the quantity of motion onscreen, it actually appears like a powerful little bit of package. Of course, I’ll have to attend till the game comes out to see how the RTX 2080 fares by comparability.
Indeed, some games in AMD’s presentation confirmed round equal efficiency throughout the Radeon VII and RTX 2080 at 4K on max settings, resembling Battlefield V and Far Cry 5, with the Radeon VII only one body forward at a mean of 62fps on each games in comparison with the RTX’s 61fps. Strange Brigade, nonetheless, was means out in entrance for the Radeon VII, averaging 87fps over the RTX 2080’s 73fps.
I’ll be updating this story with extra info shortly, as a result of AMD’s simply began speaking about their new third Gen Ryzen CPUs. Back quickly!
For extra information and arms on previews from this yr’s CES, take a look at our CES 2019 tag.