AMD Radeon VII is out now with 7nm process!

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.

 

AMD Radeon VII is out now with 7nm process and will hit markets in February 2019!_post_image|DigiCodeWare

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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

(Q1  2019)

RTX  2080  Ti  Founder’s  Edition

(Q3  2018)

AMD  Radeon RX  Vega  64

(Q3  2017)

GTX  1080  Ti  Founder’s  Edition

(Q1  2017)

Architecture Graphics  Core  Next  5.0 (Vega  20) Turing  GPU  Architecture Graphics  Core  Next  5.0  (Vega  10) Pascal  GPU  Architecture
Shaders 3840 4352 4096 3584
Process 7  nm 12  nm 14  nm 16  nm
Texture  Units 240 272 256 224
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.

What are your views for this GPU? What are your views on this article? Let us know in the comment section.

 

 

 

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