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AMD Radeon VII promises RTX 2080-like performance for $699

Posted on Wednesday, January 09 2019 @ 19:51:13 CET by

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Not a whole lot of interesting things during AMD's CES keynote, the only thing worth mentioning is the announcement of the Radeon VII. This video card features a 7nm Vega GPU and packs 3840 stream processors in combination with 16GB HBM2. The card has 1TB/s memory bandwith, 60 CUs running at up to 1.8GHz, and promises 25 percent more performance at the same power consumption than the original Vega.

The reference design from AMD packs a beefy cooler with three fans and uses two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. At the CES event, the company indicated Radeon VII offers performance on par with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080. AMD says the Radeon VII will start shipping on February 7 for $699.
AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today unveiled AMD Radeon™ VII, the world’s first 7nm gaming graphics card. It was designed to deliver exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, esports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles, demanding 3D rendering and video editing applications, and next-generation compute workloads.

Built on the enhanced second-generation AMD ‘Vega’ architecture, AMD Radeon VII provides 2X the memory, 2.1X the memory bandwidth, up to 29 percent higher gaming performance on average, and up to 36 percent higher performance on average in content creation applications compared to the current top-of-the-line AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 64 graphics card. For gamers, AMD Radeon VII enables maximum settings for extreme framerates at the highest resolutions. It also provides seamless, high-refresh HDR5 gaming at 1080p, ultrawide 1440p and 4K, and enables next-generation photo and visual creation applications on razor sharp, vibrant 8K monitors.

“AMD Radeon VII is the highest-performance gaming graphics card we ever created,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “It is designed for gamers, creators and enthusiasts who demand ultra-high quality visuals, uncompromising performance and immersive gaming experiences.”

Three Games Included with AMD Radeon™ VII Graphics Card Purchase
With AMDs ‘Raise the Game Fully Loaded’ bundle, AMD plans to offer gamers complimentary PC versions of the highly anticipated Resident Evil™ 2, Devil May Cry™ 5 and Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 with the purchase of an eligible AMD Radeon™ VII graphics card or Radeon™ VII powered PC, as well as with the purchase of other eligible Radeon™ graphics cards and Radeon™ powered PCs. Stay tuned for more information on the program and where to buy at: www.amd.com/raisethegame.



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