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Old January 9, 2019, 12:08 PM
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Default AMD Announces Radeon VII, a 7nm Vega 20 GPU based card

To be competitive with the RTX 2080 according to the screen shots, launching at US$699 in February.


https://www.anandtech.com/show/13832...ry-7th-for-699


It's too bad they can't compete with the 2080 Ti though, but I'm glad there will be more competition in the GPU stack.
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Old January 9, 2019, 12:17 PM
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interesting...my article on Engadget makes no reference to the Vega name, just calls it Radeon VII.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/09/...n-vii-7nm-gpu/




edit - okay, so it's just going to be called Radeon VII, but it's based on the Vega 20 GPU. if you check the spec chart on Anandtech, you'll see it's only called Radeon VII while it compares it to Vega 64, RX 590, etc.

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Old January 9, 2019, 12:21 PM
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Like any good announcement, I'll wait for the product to make it to the hands of the reviewers to give it a workout and see how it does in the "real world". 16 GB of HBM memory, that is a ton, and a real surprise at the cost, I wonder if it will help performance though? I would imagine it will, but we will find out next month.

While I must say I am surprised at the announcement, they have kept the lid on it really well, I am not surprised at the price. If the card can perform at 2080 levels of performance, it will demand 2080 levels of return.
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Old January 9, 2019, 12:24 PM
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interesting...my article on Engadget makes no reference to the Vega name, just calls it Radeon VII.


https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/09/...n-vii-7nm-gpu/
Still based on the Vega core, according to the articles I have seen, just the 7nm.

From the Aanand Tech article.

"Past that, as this is still a Vega architecture product, its the Vega we all know and love. There are no new graphical features here, so even if AMD has opted to shy away from putting Vega in the name of the product, its going to be comparable to those parts as far as gaming is concerned. The Vega 20 GPU does bring new compute features particularly much higher FP64 compute throughput and new low-precision modes well-suited for neural network inferencing but these features arent something consumers are likely to use. Past that, AMD will be employing some mild product segmentation here to avoid having the Radeon VII cannibalize the MI50 the Radeon VII does not get PCIe 4.0 support, nor does it get Infinity Link support "

Edit - ah, maybe you're referring the post subject... yes, Radeon VII, not Vega.
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I must say I am surprised at the announcement, they have kept the lid on it really well
Actually AMD said before that 2019 will bring a smaller Navi part, while the big chip will follow in 2020. A bit of cleaning the pipes with a new product fabrication node like Nvidia did with GTX 750 Ti.
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After reading some discussions on Reddit, I'm almost certain that the Radeon7 is just lower binned varient of the Radeon Instinct MI60. They have almost identical tech specs except the Radeon7 has 4 fewer CU's (60 vs 64). That would also explain why the card has 16GB of HBM2 (which is total overkill for gaming) - they are using the same production line as the MI60.

Perhaps later this year we will see a varient of the card with less/different memory (8GB of HBM2 or 8-12 GB of GDDR6) which will allow them to drop the price by $150ish USD. 16GB of HBM2 costs AMD around $350 apparently so that is half the MSRP of the card right there.
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Default AMD Radeon 7

A new year and a new GPU from AMD. Radeon 7 looks to finally address some competition in the high end GPU market. Here's hoping that tiny die brings huge rewards...

$699 USD MSRP
Release: Feb 7th
Plays 4K "well over" 60fps (allegedly, in demo)
16GB of HBM2

Fingers crossed for a big win for gamers.

https://gizmodo.com/amd-has-a-new-ve...gpu-1831613597

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ce.../1100-6464287/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...-vega-vii-gpu/
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This thread is discussing it: https://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...ased-card.html
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Thread title changed to clarify what the announced part actually is. Give me a break, I was just trying to beat Mr. Friendly in getting a news post up.
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yea a 8-10 or 12 gb version for 500$ would have went over quite well imho.
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