AMD Radeon VII has been announced with catchy looks and performance!
AMD had already announced its new 7nm process
At CES 2019 held at Las Vegas, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) revealed its newest GPU. AMD has unleashed the world’s first 7nm GPU and it promises much better performance from its predecessors and its rivals as well. According to Team Red, new GPU is Radeon VII and is better from its last year flagship Vega 64.
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Last year Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) teased out its new architecture which is called ‘Navi’ architecture. This new architecture was all about smaller die size of the only 7nm i.e. the size of one transistor in the chip is 7nm. This allows to fit a number of transistors in one single chip and hence increases the performance. So keeping up to its announcement AMD has finally announced new GPU called Radeon VII.
The new GPU is called Radeon VII (roman number for 7). The new GPU sports the all-new 7nm architecture, PCIe 4.0 for faster bandwidth speed, HBM2 memory and a lot more. Radeon VII is named so because of its 7nm process which is first in the world.
AMD had announced its 7nm process on FinFet technology last year. Read our full article here.
What’s new in Radeon VII other than the process
The AMD Radeon VII is based on AMD’s second-generation Vega graphics card architecture and is manufactured on TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Corporation) 7nm FinFET process. AMD has equipped the Radeon VII with 16GB of high-performance HBM2 (High Bandwidth Memory) on a 4096-bit memory interface. AMD stated that the Radeon VII is capable of churning out 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth, which is double the bandwidth of the Radeon RX Vega 64. Thanks to all new PCIe 4.0 interface. The memory is clocked at 2,000MHz to hit the throughput.
Comparison of Radeon VII with the older flagship and its rival
Here is the quick comparison with the new Radeon VII, RTX 2080 Ti, RX Vega 64 and GTX 1080 Ti:
|AMD Radeon VII
|RTX 2080 Ti Founder’s Edition
|AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
|GTX 1080 Ti Founder’s Edition
|Architecture||Graphics Core Next 5.0 (Vega 20)||Turing GPU Architecture||Graphics Core Next 5.0 (Vega 10)||Pascal GPU Architecture|
|Process||7 nm||12 nm||14 nm||16 nm|
|Base Clock Rate||1450 MHz||1350 MHz||1200 MHz||1418 MHz|
|GPU Boost Rate||1800 MHz||1635 MHz||1536 MHz||1582 MHz|
|Memory||16 GB HBM2||11 GB GDDR6||8 GB HBM2||11 GB GDDR5X|
|Memory Bandwidth||1024 GB/s||616 GB/s||483.8 GB/s||484 GB/s|
|TDP||300 W||250 W||295 W||260 W|
|No. of Transistors||13.2 billion||18.6 Billion||12.5 billion||12 Billion|
|Die Size||331 mm2||754 mm2||487 mm2||471 mm2|
How Radeon VII stands against its Ray-Tracing rivals
Although Radeon VII is not equipped with ray tracing core like its arch-rival RTX 2080, AMD has stated that it can still handle ray-tracing tasks and even better than its rival RTX graphics. The AMD Radeon VII has HBM2 (High-Bandwidth Memory Generation 2) memory, it’s going to have some appeal for creative and professional users but of course, its gaming performance will be at par. Luckily, the Radeon VII will be supported under Linux on launch.
After the debut of PCIe 4.0 it is a hint for upcoming technologies and devices which will ship with even greater speed. It may be the start of the revolution because of this new technology.
There will be more GPU set to be launched with these set of new technology which will help AMD to tackle Nvidia’s Ray-Tracing Cards.
Right now AMD has announced that it will not release Crossfire support for it and it is also relevant as 32 GB of VRAM is not relevant, or is it?
Further, Radeon VII is set to hit markets on February 7, 2019, and will cost around $700 or £550 or INR 50,000 which is quite a relevant price for the performance offered.
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