The second generation of AMD’s Vega and the first gaming graphics card on the 7nm fabrication process was finally unveiled at CES early this morning, sporting 16GB of high-bandwidth memory and a quoted 25% jump in performance from the previous generation.
AMD’s graphs largely compared Radeon 7’s performance against Vega 64, rather than making direct comparisons to Nvidia’s RTX or even GTX line of cards. There was fresh footage of Devil May Cry 5 running at 4K consistently over 100fps during action sequence (and capping out at what looked like 120fps). The Divison 2 also appeared on stage, mostly showing off the game’s environments, lighting, time of day changes and various static scenes before going into a short gameplay sequence.
Beyond that most of Radeon 7’s performance was shown off in graphs that quoted things like a 25% improvement in Fortnite and 35% in Battlefield 5. Dr Lisa Su noted that review units of Radeon 7 will be released to the press, but didn’t mention anything about when.
The GPU will be priced at $US699 internationally and will launch on February 7, although local pricing and availability is unknown at this stage. Based off the figures and performance bumps AMD cited in their conference, it’s likely that the Radeon 7 is more of a competitor to Nvidia’s RTX 2080 rather than the RTX 2080 Ti, although as has been the case with the Ryzen CPUs, the pricing is likely to be a key differentiator.
More to come…