31 January 2019
AMD’s new flagship GPU, the Radeon VII has launched in India. The GPU was first unveiled to the entire world by the CEO of AMD, Lisa Su at her CES 2019 Keynote. The GPU is being marketed as the world’s first 7nm consumer GPU, which outperforms AMD’s previous top rank holder, Vega 64. With Radeon VII, AMD is attempting to capture not just the attention of gamers but also creative professionals and of course, the video industry.
The Radeon VII is geared towards 4K gaming, performing 29% better than Vega 64 at 1080p and 1440p resolutions. The GPU is equipped with 3,840 stream processors. The GPU clock runs at 14000MHz with a maximum boost speed of up to 1750MHz. The GPU has a total bandwidth of 13.8 Teraflops and has 16GB of HBM2 memory. In terms of its architecture, the Radeon VII is built on the 7nm process and uses a refined and refreshed version of the Vega architecture. The GPU’s power consumption rating stands at 300W. Like almost all other AMD GPUs, it too supports all of AMD’s software features including FreeSync 2, Radeon Chill, Radeon WattMan and Radeon ReLive.
The Radeon VII GPU is to compete with the NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU. However, in most games, both GPUs will be head-to-head. The Radeon VII is currently being sold at a price tag of $699 and in India for INR 54,990. To sweeten the deal AMD is also giving three free games on purchasing the GPU, including The Division 2, Resident Evil 2, and Devil May Cry 5.