Wednesday, January 9th 2019

AMD Announces the Radeon VII Graphics Card: Beats GeForce RTX 2080

AMD today announced the Radeon VII (Radeon Seven) graphics card, implementing the world's first GPU built on the 7 nm silicon fabrication process. Based on the 7 nm "Vega 20" silicon with 60 compute units (3,840 stream processors), and a 4096-bit HBM2 memory interface, the chip leverages 7 nm to dial up engine clock speeds to unprecedented levels (above 1.80 GHz possibly). CEO Lisa Su states that the Radeon VII performs competitively with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. The card features a gamer-friendly triple-fan cooling solution with a design focus on low noise. AMD is using 16 GB of 4096-bit HBM2 memory. Available from February 7th, the Radeon VII will be priced at USD $699.

Update: We went hands on with the Radeon VII card at CES.
Add your own comment

157 Comments on AMD Announces the Radeon VII Graphics Card: Beats GeForce RTX 2080

#151
moproblems99
siluro818
You get 30% more performance and double the memory for a 40% higher price. It's a fair increase considering this is not a new technology superseding a previous generation. Look at it as the late high-end model the Vega line lacked until now.
I wouldn't really count the double the memory as a bonus yet. It is like putting 8GB on an RX 570. It just isn't that useful at the moment.
Posted on Reply
#152
gamerman
i really cant understand why some1 here say that radeon vII beat rtx 2080!??
ITS NOT.
radeon need fight hard to beat even gtx 1080ti.
saying that..i call it lieing and cheating and ppl piss eye...

radeon VII LOOSE rtx 2080 from performance and efficiency.
that is fact.

radeon VII over 300w
rtx 2080 under 225w
so its mean radeon VII loose all away
- fps/dollar
- fps/watt
also radeon VII is very noise gpu,bcoz its tdp is do high,mean fans must running slot high rpm.want more..?

well just wait few weeks and see yourself.

radeon VII are NOT 'editor choice' awsrd gpu,noway.
Posted on Reply
#153
INSTG8R
My Custom Title
moproblems99
I wouldn't really count the double the memory as a bonus yet. It is like putting 8GB on an RX 570. It just isn't that useful at the moment.
FC5 with the texture add on pack brings my Vega to its knees within a few minutes. I actually had to turn on HBCC for the first time with that enabled.
Posted on Reply
#154
gamerman
radeon VII aka vega64 DO NOT beat RTX 2080.

and even gtx 1080 ti is ahaed little.

..and bcoz radeon VII aka vega64 eat so much power its loose all rtx and gtx gpus.
Posted on Reply
#156
EarthDog
Well, I suppose this is competition in that sector...similar performance to 2080 (let's see some reviews!), priced at 2080 reference ($700) level. Uses a lot more power so more heat to mitigate which is more noise to deal with in some way. Also, zero chance of RT (versus potential to use in w/e titles come out in 2080 - may be useful, may not be). The card at least makes users think a bit about their uses... like this is still more compute oriented even though it has gimped FP capabilities compared to the MI50 and has 16GB of HBM (overkill on a gaming card outside of fringe cases) it is still faster than RTX at it. If one values efficiency and performance and wants RT for anything that comes out in the next year or two, may lean a different way.

Anyone else prefer 8GB over 16GB and maybe $50 lower price to sweeten the deal on this thing?
Posted on Reply
#157
moproblems99
EarthDog
Anyone else prefer 8GB over 16GB and maybe $50 lower price to sweeten the deal on this thing?
I would. I was more interested in it as an MI50 but I am not sure how much the gimped compute will affect the projects I haven't created for it yet.

I also would like to buy it as an FU to NV but all it really does is enforce the pricing trend...for arguably less. What to do.
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment