It’s official! AMD’s next-generation 7nm GPU is the Radeon Vega VII

ces 2019 amd announces radeon vega vii gpu gou featured

After months of rumors and speculation, AMD finally took the wraps off its new GPU during its keynote at CES 2019 in Las Vegas today. Taking on the latest from both Intel and Nvidia, the new AMD Radeon Vega VII is the “next generation of high-performance gaming GPUs,” and leads the chipmaking industry as the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU for consumers, according to AMD CEO Lisa Su.

AMD’s Radeon Vega VII comes packed with 60 compute units and a clock rate of 1.8 GHz and is built on the second-generation AMD Vega architecture. Elsewhere, it sports 16GB of HBM2 memory at a bandwidth of 1TB a second. When compared to the last-generation Radeon RX Vega 64, the new Radeon Vega VII takes all that power and manages to push out more performance in some of the latest hit games. Running at 4K and on max settings, gamers can expect a 35 percent jump in Battlefield V, a 25 percent in Fortnite, and a 42 percent jump in Strange Brigade.

To back that up, AMD provided a live demo showing Devil May Cry 5 running at 4K on a desktop PC. David Polfeldt from Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment also appeared and provided shots of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 running at 4K settings with the Vega VII. For ultimate visuals, the game will support DirectX 12 and AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR, as well as technologies such as shader intrinsics, rapid packed math, and asynchronous compute.

“AMD Radeon VII is the highest-performance gaming graphics card we ever created. It is designed for gamers, creators and enthusiasts who demand ultra-high-quality visuals, uncompromising performance. and immersive gaming experiences” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD.

With content creation software, the new AMD Radeon VII can also deliver up to 36 percent more performance over the last-generation Radeon RX Vega 64. In Blender and DaVinci Resolve 15, AMD promises a 27-percent performance jump, and then a 62 percent jump in GPU compute workloads based on OpenCL scoring.

The AMD Radeon VII will be available on February 7 for prices starting at $700. That is $300 cheaper than Nvidia’s latest high-end GPU, and comparable to the RTX 2080 the Radeon VII was directly compared with in benchmarks. For a limited time, there will also be a “Raise the Game Fully Loaded” bundle with the graphics card included along with PC versions of Devil May Cry 2, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and Devil May Cry 5.

Dell’s Alienware Area 51 2nd Generation Threadripper Edition will come with the new GPU on board.

Computing

You could be gaming on AMD’s Navi graphics card before the end of the summer

If you're waiting for a new graphics card from AMD that doesn't cost $700, you may have to wait for Navi. But that card may not be far away, with new rumors suggesting we could see a July launch.
Computing

Is AMD's Navi back on track for 2019? Here's everything you need to know

With a reported launch in 2019, AMD is focusing on the mid-range market with its next-generation Navi GPU. Billed as a successor to Polaris, Navi promises to deliver better performance to consoles, like Sony's PlayStation 5.
Computing

Nvidia’s next midrange card might be a GTX 1660 Ti, rumors suggest

Nvidia may be working on a non-RTX Turing graphics card called the 1660 Ti. Rumors suggest it will have around 20 percent fewer CUDA cores than the RTX 2060 and will lack ray tracing support.
Computing

2019 could be the year AMD has a full lineup of 7nm Radeon GPUs

AMD just came off the reveal of the worlds first consumer 7nm graphics card, but In a new interview, AMD's chief technology officer hints that 2019 could be the year where it has a full lineup of 7nm Radeon GPUs. 
Computing

The Asus ZenBook 13 offers more value and performance than Apple's MacBook Air

The Asus ZenBook 13 UX333 is the latest in that company's excellent "budget" laptop line, and it looks and feels better than ever. How does it compare to Apple's latest MacBook Air?
Computing

AMD Radeon VII will support DLSS-like upscaling developed by Microsoft

AMD's Radeon VII has shown promise with early tests of an open DLSS-like technology developed by Microsoft called DirectML. It would provide similar upscale features, but none of the locks on hardware choice.
Computing

Cortana wants to be friends with Alexa and Google Assistant

Microsoft no longer wants to compete against Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant in the digital assistant space. Instead, it wants to transform Cortana into a skill that can be integrated into other digital assistants.
Computing

Microsoft leans on A.I. to resume safe delivery of Windows 10 Update

Microsoft is leaning on artificial intelligence as it resumes the automatic rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. You should start seeing the update soon now that Microsoft has resolved problems with the initial software.
Computing

Stop dragging windows on your Mac. Here's how to use Split View to multitask

The latest iterations of MacOS offer a native Split View feature that can automatically divide screen space between two applications. Here's how to use Split View on a Mac, adjust it as needed, and how it can help out.
Computing

It's not all free money. Here's what to know before you try to mine Bitcoin

Mining Bitcoin today is harder than it used to be, but if you have enough time, money, and cheap electricity, you can still turn a profit. Here's how to get started mining Bitcoin at home and in the cloud.
Computing

Need a free alternative to Adobe Illustrator? Here are our favorites

Photoshop and other commercial tools can be expensive, but drawing software doesn't need to be. This list of the best free drawing software is just as powerful as some of the more expensive offerings.
Computing

What is fixed wireless 5G? Here’s everything you need to know

Here's fixed wireless 5G explained! Learn what you need to know about this effective new wireless technology, when it's available, how much it costs, and more. If you're thinking about 5G, this guide can help!
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: camera with A.I. director, robot arm assistant

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Computing

Fix those internet dead zones by turning an old router into a Wi-Fi repeater

Is there a Wi-Fi dead zone in your home or office? A Wi-Fi repeater can help. Don't buy a new one, though. Here is how to extend Wi-Fi range with another router you have lying around.