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Old 01-09-2019, 02:00 PM   #1
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AMD Announces Radeon 7 Graphics Card with 16GB VRAM at CES 2019


The Digital Foundry at Eurogamer has the story.

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AMD has announced its second-generation Vega graphics card, the Radeon 7. This is the first 7nm graphics card on the market, and the long-awaited answer to Nvidia's high-end 10-series and 20-series cards.

Compared to AMD's previous top card, the Vega 64, the Radeon 7 should offer between 25 to 40 per cent higher frame-rates at 4K resolution and max settings. Generally, AMD is promising that the Radeon 7 will offer slightly better frame-rates than the RTX 2080 in DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 titles, and significantly higher performance for games that support Vulkan.

Radeon 7 graphics cards should also incorporate a staggering amount of memory - the model shown on stage includes 16GB of HBM2 memory with 1TB per second of memory bandwidth. In comparison, the RTX 2080 sports just 8GB of GDDR6 memory and bandwidth of 448GB/s, while Nvidia's top-end RTX 2080 Ti moves up to 11GB with bandwidth of 616GB/s.

Despite the substantial increase in performance over last-generation Vega cards, AMD promises power usage remains in the same ballpark - a good thing, given that Nvidia has long enjoyed an advantage against AMD in power efficiency and thermals. It looks like the new card's 7nm process may have allowed AMD to reap some efficiency rewards. It's also helped by a triple-fan design, and what looks to be a substantial chassis with two eight-pin PCIe power connectors.
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16Gb VRam! Sixteen. Blimey.

Slap two into a computer and you won't need heating!
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:29 PM   #3
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Listen, nvidia has it going on! Who wouldn't want to pay $1,200+ for top of the line GPU! And, don't forget that lovely Gsync2 module selling for $500! I LOVE the word Ultimate!!! I kind of wish they would just call all of their stuff Ultimate so I could brag to my lesser gamer friends about owning ULTIMATE gear! w00t!
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Listen, nvidia has it going on! Who wouldn't want to pay $1,200+ for top of the line GPU! And, don't forget that lovely Gsync2 module selling for $500! I LOVE the word Ultimate!!! I kind of wish they would just call all of their stuff Ultimate so I could brag to my lesser gamer friends about owning ULTIMATE gear! w00t!
You know this is an AMD card right? Besides only idiots and bitcoin dreamers spend that much on a video card.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:11 PM   #5
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You know this is an AMD card right? Besides only idiots and bitcoin dreamers spend that much on a video card.
little slow on the uptake...
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little slow on the uptake...
Eh was a lame comment to be honest. AMD's power issues alone wouldn't ever make me want one of their products ever again.
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Well that explains why my Radeon co-worker is always talking about firmware and power load.
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