16 January 2019
AMD introduced its new processors in the Ryzen and Athlon series for the ultrathin laptops and Chromebooks but the biggest announcement is about the new 7nm-based GPU designed especially for the gamers. The all-new Radeon VII is a high-end video card and touted to be the world’s first ‘consumer’ 7nm GPU. Thanks to its architecture which is the second-gen Radeon Vega, it’s now around 25 percent faster than the company’s last model while it's reported to hog the same amount of power. It’s worth noting that the Radeon VII follows the 7nm Instinct GPUs but they were built for computational professionals and the new GPU is made for the consumers.
During the CES keynote, AMD CEO Lisa Su showed off the GPU playing Devil May Cry in 4K at over 60fps. According to AMD, the new Radeon VII GPU is said to deliver 29 percent better performance on average in games and 36 percent better performance on average in content creation including the game development. It’s claimed to deliver high refresh rates with HDR enabled at 1080p, or ultrawide 1440p, or general productivity at 8K.
The Radeon VII also supports the company’s Freesync for adaptive refresh rate syncing with compatible monitors.
So also showed off a preview of an upcoming 3rd-gen AMD Ryzen CPU, which will be launched in the middle of 2019.
The Radeon VII will be available on February 7th for $699 and you’ll also get the Devil Cry 5, Resident Evil 2, and The Division 2 in the box. It will be available in select Dell Alienware gaming desktop.