AMD unveils the $700 Radeon VII, the world's first 7nm gaming graphics card

AMD took to the stage at CES 2019 today to take the wraps off of Radeon VII, the world's first 7nm gaming graphics card. Based off of AMD's second-generation Vega graphics core, Radeon VII is aimed at creating smooth 4K gaming experiences at max settings in triple-A games.

In terms of raw specs, AMD president and CEO Lisa Su noted that Radeon VII packs 60 compute units running at up to 1.8GHz and 16GB of high-performance VRAM. What's more, being built on a 7nm process allows the card to achieve up to 25 percent more performance without increasing power draw.

According to the benchmarks shown off by AMD during the unveiling, Vega VII manages to hold its own against NVIDIA's new RTX cards as well, achieving similar framerates to an RTX 2080 or beating them out across Battlefield V, Fortnite, and Strange Brigade. Compared to AMD's own previous generation card, the Radeon RX Vega 64, Radeon VII achieves up to 35 percent better performance in Battlefield V, 25 percent in Fortnite, and 42 percent in Strange Brigade.

Radeon VII performance

Radeon VII performance

AMD is billing the Radeon VII as the go-to card for content creators as well, showing more than 25 percent performance increases across Blender, DaVinci Resolve 15, and Adobe Premiere.

Radeon VII is set to launch on February 7 starting at $700. For a limited time, Radeon VII will come bundled with Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5, and Tom Clancy's The Division 2. Until then, browse our collection of the best graphics cards available.

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