The world's first 7nm consumer-grade gaming GPU was announced at CES earlier this year, and it's finally enroute to Australia and New Zealand. Here's how much we're being charged.
AMD have revealed this afternoon that their new card, which will ship in multiple configurations with a baseline of 16GB in HBM2 memory, 3840 stream proessors, Freesync 2 HDR support and 1TB/s of memory bandwidth, will be available in Australia from $1069.
It's also been publicly revealed that the Radeon 7 will run at a boost clock speed of 1800Mhz, a substantial jump on the Vega 64 which topped out at 1546MHz out of the box. (The Vega 64 did have slightly more compute units, but the improved efficiency of the 7nm process and higher clock speeds, along with improved memory clock and bandwidth speeds, should have no qualms accounting for that shortfall.)
Gamers in New Zealand interested in the card will need to fork out $NZ1249. Only one configuration of the Radeon 7 will be made available in New Zealand; it's not clear at the time of writing what that configuration is or how it differs pricing wise from the variants available in Australia.
Availability on all cards in Australia and New Zealand is unknown, although the Radeon 7 launches internationally February 8 Australian time. We'll update this post once a local release date is confirmed.
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.
The Radeon 7's die. Image: AMD
I've reached out to AMD's local agency for clarification on how many variants of the Radeon 7 will be available, and what the difference in pricing and specifications between those boards will be.
And as a small reference: the main competitor to the Radeon 7, the RTX 2080, is currently priced at $1099 at most major Australian components retailers, although MSY are selling some Galax-branded cards for just over $1000. Prices on AMD and Nvidia cards can change depending on supply and whether either manufacturer opts to get more aggressive on pricing.
More to come...