AMD’s Radeon 7: Australian Price And Release Date

AMD’s Radeon 7: Australian Price And Release Date

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.

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AMD’s Radeon 7: Australian Price And Release Date

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…


  • Man i love AMDs mid range cards for their value, but this is shit house.
    “Almost GTX 1080ti performance! Only 2+ years later! At a 50W higher power usage!! All at the same price!!! Get hyped!”
    Same goes for RTX 2080, all around a garbage year of GPUs

    • I mean, I’m sitting here doing realtime raytracing on the dev-rendering branch of UE using a 2080 Ti and it’s spectacular for an early effort. I can’t imagine how good this is going to be in production. These cards are not garbage.

      I’m not sure what kind of performance gains people were hoping for but 50% faster is pretty standard for new GPUs, and Nvidia have adhered to that curve.

      • They (We, I) expect faster at the same price point. Nearly 2 years ago you could get GTX 108ti’s for like $950 (when lucky admittedly). The RTX 2080 which is the same performance but a little more expensive (i think i have seen 1 deal sub $1000 actually).
        Then the RTX 2080ti is only 30% faster than that, while being what 60%+ more expensive.
        So one we didnt even get a 50% performance improvment at the top end AT ALL, but at no spot in the price range did we even get a perf/$ improvement (regression in fact would be closer to accurate).

        Ray tracing will likely be very awesome in some years time, but as it is now it halves your framerate for some better reflections.
        Ill admit i dont have knowledge on using GPUs as a dev, but from what ive heard the accelerated rendering and raytracing is pretty awesome, thats awesome for the 0.2% of people buying these GPUs that will do that, but for must these suck a lot

        • Everything else in the world has gotten more expensive, why do GPUs have to stay the same? That’s inflation and it while it’s often a smooth line, technology like GPUs and smart phones tend to stagger their increases every time there’s new hardware out.

  • The OpenCL performance on this seems off the chart, we will be buying them for video and post production work.
    The 16GB of memory is also a big boost for compute.

    For gaming, it appears to be at around 2080 performance for around the same price, so that is more than good enough for us to play some games when not rendering.
    We will definitely be picking some up.

    • Anyone who thought this is a gaming card is deluding themselves. The compute performance is insane.

      As for competing with Nvidia, how many people actually buy cards $1k and up for gaming (okay, myself excluded with a 2080 Ti, lol).

  • Well so much for that. I was completely onboard for these cards and then they throw a $1000+ price on a card that offers nothing new and nothing to rival a 2080.

    I was fine with them releasing a similar card minus the RTX gimmick and DLSS but I expected it to be about $200-300 less than that.

    I’ll keep my 1070 until the next gen cards come out, or if I get really desparate, buy a 2nd hand 1080ti later on.

  • Yeah I agree with Thearbiter117. AMD needs to step up to the plate and start swinging. This constant minimal try and keep up with Nvidia is almost seeming deliberate and obtuse at the moment. I guess with only 2 big companies in the card market, it’s easier to inflate prices and choose what people pay?

    • Navi will launch this year, this is a stopgap really to stay in the game, and an absolute boon for those up us who game and use the card for graphics work. It has bigger, faster memory and absolutely smokes the 2080Ti on a lot of computing tasks, and is as fast as the 2080 for gaming.

      To me it feels like a smart test for 7nm for AMD, iron out the bugs with a known architecture, and then get Navi right at the end of the year.

      This is a great card if you don’t *just* game, and pretty much the same as a 2080 if you are a gamer and don’t want Nvidia, so it seems a reasonably canny move on AMD’s part.

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