Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

AMD Readying Commemorative 50th Anniversary Editions of Radeon VII, Ryzen 7 2700X

AMD is going to celebrate their 50th anniversary in a big way, with commemorative editions of both its highest performance GPU and CPU in the form of the Radeon VII and Ryzen 7 2700X, respectively. This isn't so surprising - after all, if partners are readying their own special editions, it would be amiss for the red team not to do the same. It's a time to lavish their lineup with something that marks the fifty years of the company's existence - alongside its bright (and not so bright) spots.

The Radeon VII will apparently bring the red up to 11, with a red-colored shroud and LED lighting - and apart from that, we simply don't know. It's speculated the Ryzen 7 2700X will be packaged in a prettier box, with increased core clocks to boot - perhaps through core binning and a higher maximum boost threshold. It would make sense for AMD to do the same on their own Radeon VII - celebrating a 50th anniversary with increased performance across the board seems an easy conclusion to come to. We'll just have to wait a few more days, though - apparently, the company will be introducing these products next week, come April 29th. If you want a piece of AMD's history, this could be your chance - albeit a limited one when it comes to actual production numbers for these limited edition GPU and CPU.
Sources: AMD 50th Anniversary, Videocardz
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12 Comments on AMD Readying Commemorative 50th Anniversary Editions of Radeon VII, Ryzen 7 2700X

#1
danbert2000
A commemorative GPU makes sense if they put a fancy cooler on it with "50th" somewhere. But that processor is going to need something like a higher binning or a higher top frequency to be worthy of the label. If it's just some text on the heatspreader which is covered 99.9% of the time, it's going to be pretty lame.
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krykry
danbert2000
A commemorative GPU makes sense if they put a fancy cooler on it with "50th" somewhere. But that processor is going to need something like a higher binning or a higher top frequency to be worthy of the label. If it's just some text on the heatspreader which is covered 99.9% of the time, it's going to be pretty lame.
It's just memorabilia for big fans, not a new product. The box will be the thing to show off.
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#3
Bones
krykry
It's just memorabilia for big fans, not a new product. The box will be the thing to show off.
Could well be the case here but I'd suggest we wait and see what the 29th actually brings before passing final judgement.
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#4
Darmok N Jalad
Seems like if the 2700X has higher clocks, they should pull the 2800X name out of the hat.
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#6
Ravenas
Darmok N Jalad
Seems like if the 2700X has higher clocks, they should pull the 2800X name out of the hat.
Agreed.
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#7
delshay
I have a feeling the new Radeon VII will feature all the cores just like the MI60 cards.
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#8
The Quim Reaper
Darmok N Jalad
Seems like if the 2700X has higher clocks, they should pull the 2800X name out of the hat.
6mths ago that might have made sense from a marketing & sales perspective but now, just 2-3mths out from people being able to buy Ryzen 2, it doesn't really matter. These things will sell in very limited quantity as the vast majority of people wanting to upgrade will now be waiting for next gen.
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#9
Chomiq
delshay
I have a feeling the new Radeon VII will feature all the cores just like the MI60 cards.
I don't.
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#10
Mats
delshay
I have a feeling the new Radeon VII will feature all the cores just like the MI60 cards.
I don't see how 6,7 % more cores would make much difference at this point from a marketing standpoint.

12 GB RAM and even more cores would have done it though, but now it's too late.
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#11
NdMk2o1o
Mats
I don't see how 6,7 % more cores would make much difference at this point from a marketing standpoint.

12 GB RAM and even more cores would have done it though, but now it's too late.
Why downgrade the ram by 4gb???
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#12
Athlonite
Would be nice to have a gold plated HS on the CPU instead of nickel plating
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