AMD CTO Mark Papermaster in an interview with The Street claimed that team red will be releasing a slew of new graphics cards through the course of this year. These promised Radeon GPUs will be based on the new 7nm node and whether they’ll leverage the Vega architecture or the elusive Navi is still unknown.
We are really excited to start on the high end with our 7nm Radeon VII […] and you will see the announcements over the course of the year asMark Papermaster, AMD CTO
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It’s also possible that they’ll just be rebranded Vega cards, although that would be quite disappointing. The Vega VII is not a fully enabled chip. It only has 3840 shaders running while the rest are disabled. That leaves a possible opening for a full-fledged Vega chip based on the 7nm node. There’s still no word on Navi, but we’ll be sure to let you know the moment we hear anything.
Speaking of the Radeon Vega VII, the specs have now been more or less confirmed. The GPU will consist of 60 CUs or 3840 shaders with a base clock of 1450MHz and a boost limit of 1.8MHz (effectively 1750MHz). The Vega VII will have a TDP of 300W, 5W higher than the Vega 64 and nearly 100W more than NVIDIA’s RTX 2080. We already know the rest. The card will be paired with 16GB of HBM2 memory enabling a bandwidth of 1TB.
Furthermore, AMD has supplied even more benchmark figures, comparing the Radeon Vega VII with its predecessor, the Vega 64:
Here are the charts comparing the card to NVIDIA’s RTX 2080:
Well that’s all the data available on the AMD Radeon Vega VII at the moment. We’ll let you know when the third-party benchmarks surface. Cheers!