- Nov 23, 2013
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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.Honestly radeon VII sucks IMO. It has the same problem as turing, in that the % perf. boost in no way reflects the price.
You can get a vega 64 for $400, $500 if you dont want to wait and just pick one up anywhere.
OR, you can get 30% more performance at $800. Which makes no sense in terms of perf/$. And much like how I think turing sucks due to perf/$ compared to pascal, I think radeon VII sucks compared to vega. This chip should be $500, not $800.
This also doesnt look good for AMD's next generation IMO. They need 7nm to meet the performance and power consumption of 14nm turing. When turing inevitably is ported to 7nm, AMD will once again be several steps behind.