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AMD announces the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU, the AMD Radeon VII, built on enhanced 2nd-gen AMD Vega architecture

By Wong Chung Wee - on 10 Jan 2019, 10:23am

AMD announces the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU, the AMD Radeon VII, built on enhanced 2nd-gen AMD Vega architecture

(Image source: AMD)

AMD has introduced the next generation of its gaming GPUs, the AMD Radeon VII, built on enhanced 2nd-gen AMD Vega architecture. During the company’s keynote at CES 2019, AMD CEO Dr Lisa Su unveiled the AMD Radeon VII GPU that’s built on a 7nm manufacturing process. The immediate advantage of this is the ability to pack more logic transistors on the same die size of the GPU.

The AMD Radeon VII GPU naturally boasts of better performance figures than the incumbent AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 “top-of-the-line” graphics card at the same power envelope, i.e., up to 29% higher gaming performance, and up to 36% higher on average for content creation applications.

Under the hood, the AMD Radeon VII is equipped with 60 compute units/3,840 stream processors operating at up to rated frequency 1.8GHz, 16GB of HBM2, and a 1TB/s memory bandwidth over its 4,096 bit-wide memory bus. The AMD Radeon VII is priced at US$699 and this price point puts it in direct competition with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card. The new AMD card is expected to be available from 7th February 2019.

(Source: AMD)

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