AMD Radeon 7 – Unboxed, Reviewed

AMD recently unveiled their new GPU not so far back at CES 2019. And now The AMD Radeon 7 GPU was shipped to different reviewers so we can have a sneak peak at its looks and its performance. The AMD Radeon VII will launch soon on February 7th but folks don’t have to wait that long to have the reviews. The AMD Radeon 7 will be the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU available. It uses the same architecture as its predecessor AMD Radeon Vega 64 but the process node has been shrunken down from 14nm to 7nm. The GPU also includes the expensive HBM2 Memory. The 16GB of HBM2 memory will be enough to play the AAA titles at 4K. We still don’t have the exact performance benchmarks, but the memory can handle it all too well. The memory bandwidth can reach upto 1TB/s.

Of course we’ve already seen a few leaked numbers coming from the 3DMark database thanks to , Tum Apisak on twitter.  This gave us a bit of an insight on what to expect performance wise, at least in the 3DMark suite.  AMD proposed on stage that this card would take on the GeForce RTX 2080 in current titles going so far as to show some results on stage at CES 2019. Some benchmarks are below.

Time Spy Graphics Score – AMD Radeon 7

Firestrike Graphics Score – AMD Radeon 7

The AMD Radeon 7 that all reviewers recieved is kinda the special edition and not the retail packaging. Its somewhat fancy. It also includes a crystal containing the 7nm GPU die. The crystal has blue lights on it(not red!).

AMD Radeon 7 Specs Comparison:

Graphics CardAMD Radeon R9 Fury XAMD Radeon Vega 64AMD Radeon 7
GPUFiji XTVega 10Vega 20
Process Node28nm14nm7nm
Stream Processors409640963840
Compute Units646460
Raster Operators646464
Texture Mapping Units256256256
Clock Speed(Peak)1050 Mhz1677 Mhz(Liquid)1800 Mhz
FP32 Compute8.6 TFLOPs13.7
TFLOPs
13.8
TFLOPs
Memory(VRAM)4GB HBM8GB HBM216GB HBM2
Memory Bus4096-bit2048-bit4096-bit
Memory Bandwidth512 GB/s484 GB/s1 TB/s
TDP275W350W(Liquid)300W
PowerDual 8 Pin Dual 8 Pin Dual 8 Pin
Price$649$699$699
Launch Year201520172019
AMD Radeon™ VII: World’s First 7nm Gaming GPU

Some unboxing videos :-

JayzTwoCents – Check Here

Gamers Nexus – Check Here

HardwareUnboxed – Check Here

Bitwit – Check Here

BPS Customs – Check Here

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