AMD launches world's first 7nm gaming GPU 'Radeon VII' in India

Doris Richards
February 11, 2019

A month after unveiling the 2019 line of Ryzen, Athlon, A-Series Processors for mobile PCs, AMD has now announced the availability of the AMD Radeon VII graphics card - the world's first 7nm gaming graphics card. The new GPU is suited for latest AAA, eSports and VR titles and is meant for demanding 3D rendering and video applications. The company claims the Radeon VII graphics card will provide twice the memory, 2.1 times memory bandwidth, and up to 29 per cent better gaming performance compared to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card, the company's top-end graphics card.

The Radeon VII enables maximum settings for extreme framerates at the highest resolutions along with high-refresh HDR gaming at 1080p, ultrawide 1440p and 4K, with support for 8K monitors. Plus, it comes packed with 60 compute units and a clock rate of 1.8GHz. Also, Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR offers more than 2X better brightness and color volume compared to sRGB.

We say in theory because, as we will see below, it is a half-truth that has many nuances. "Even better, with a FreeSync 2 HDR display, they get even smoother gameplay and next-level contrast for HDR games - ideal for spotting and eliminating enemies lurking in dark corners".


However, AMD's update might still encounter issues with Radeon WattMan, Radeon Overlay, Radeon Settings, and FRTC, as well as experience some compatibility problems between the new Radeon VII GPU and X399 motherboards, Apex Legends, or Windows 7 (when performing a timeout detection and recovery).

With the purchase of GIGBYTE Radeon VII HBM2 16G, gamers will receive the AMDs "Raise the Game Fully Loaded" bundle, which includes complimentary PC versions of the highly anticipated Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5 and Tom Clancy's The Division 2.

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