AMD Radeon VII
The AMD Radeon VII is AMD’s new flagship graphics card. It’s built for 4K gaming and while it’s certainly fast, it comes at a cost. Launching at $699, the Radeon VII is priced to match the Nvidia RTX 2080 and we’re not convinced it will reliably perform any faster. The first gaming card built on a cutting-edge 7nm manufacturing process, the Radeon VII may give us a glimpse of what’s to come from AMD. With 16GB of super-fast HBM2 memory, the Radeon VII may have additional value to content creators, but for gaming it’s hard to justify at its current price.
- Fast enough to play most games at 4K
- 16GB of memory
- Super fast 1TB/s memory bandwidth
- Slower than the competition at the same price
- Needs a lot of power
- Critic Reviews (10)
- User Reviews (6)
- 81AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsPC World80AMD's cutting-edge return to enthusiast gamingIf you create high-resolution videos when you’re not gaming, you might want to opt for the Radeon VII over the GeForce RTX 2080. If you’re simply a gamer looking for a killer 4K or 1440p gaming experience, your choice boils down to which graphics card offers the better future-proofing option: the Radeon VII’s 16GB of ultra-fast memory, or the GeForce RTX 2080’s nascent ray-tracing and AI hardware? Pick your poison, but don’t sweat it too much, because you can’t go wrong with either of these cards. The Radeon VII is a winner, even if it isn’t an outright GeForce killer.Gizmodo80A Great Gaming Card, But That's Just the BeginningIf your card’s crapped out or you have zero interest in what might come six months down the line, then investing $700 in the Radeon VII isn’t a bad idea. It’s an admirable performer in games (though lacking in Nvidia’s bells and whistles) and one of the fastest consumer priced cards available for professionals in the video and 3D space. But personally, I’d rather save my money for Navi. If this is what AMD can do with aging architecture, I can’t wait to see what it does with something new.Tom's Hardware70A Surprise Attack on GeForce RTX 2080We're glad to see AMD launching a high-end gaming graphics card capable of contending with GeForce RTX 2080. Its 16GB of HBM2 convey big benefits in gaming and content creation workloads alike, and a three-game bundle adds value above and beyond Radeon VII's $700 price tag. But we'd like to see a lower price, particularly given similar performance as the GeForce in today's titles and no provisions for real-time ray tracing in future games.AnandTech80An Unexpected Shot At The High EndOverall then, the Radeon VII puts its best foot forward when it offers itself as a high-VRAM prosumer card for gaming content creators. And at its $699 price point, that's not a bad place to occupy. However for pure gamers, it's a little too difficult to suggest this card instead of NVIDIA's better performing GeForce RTX 2080.TechSpot60RTX Killer or Flop?Bottom line, Radeon VII looks to be nothing more than a stop gap to the now heavily delayed Navi. It’s a way for AMD to stick their hand up half way and say we're still here guys, don’t forget about us. The only hope for the Radeon VII now is that production costs will come down over the coming months and they can start to edge down to $600. It’s a big ask, and even there it would become only slightly better value than Vega 64 and the RTX 2080.TweakTown90Team Red Is Back To Enthusiast GPUsIf you're a content creator by day and a gamer by night and the 8GB framebuffer on the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, or Vega 56 and Vega 64 aren't enough. AMD has planted 16GB of even faster HBM2 memory on Radeon VII which will provide more compute performance for content creation but it's not a lazy, lower-performing card when it comes to gaming. AMD is kicking ass and taking names when it comes to this one-two punch attack with Radeon VII.TechRadar90AMD's cutting-edge return to high-end graphicsWhile the Radeon VII doesn’t feature any new fangled ray tracing or AI technology, AMD’s focus on power and vast amounts of video memory make it one of the best graphics cards for gaming.IGN90The red team fires back, finally.On the one hand it's frustrating to wait so long for a GPU that delivers the same performance we've had access to with Nvidia GPUs for almost two years now. On the other hand, it's good to see AMD deliver a great GPU for 4K and 1440p gaming after such a long wait. Most people won't need or even fully use its 16GB of memory, but at least it's future proof, and the three-game bundle makes it a pretty great value. Just be sure to adjust that fan curve.Digital Trends90Delivers top-tier performance the old-fashioned wayIt’s simple. AMD’s Radeon VII is the flagship video card you should buy.PC Gamer80A promising first taste of 7nm, but could use a new architecture.Radeon VII is a modest improvement over Vega helped by a die shrink, but it doesn't overcome architecture limitations or warrant the price… unless you need 16GB VRAM.
- 70AVERAGE USER SCORE6 ReviewsGOJIRA5150100June 21, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I truly enjoy having this Card in my Gaming Rig. I paired the VII with a Ryzen 7 2700X. Have no issues playing games in 4K. I typically get 50-75FPS in most games I play in 4K High/Ultra settings. I have no regrets buying this GPU. This GPU uses Freesync Enhanced as does my LG $K monitor. I can turn off VSYNC and get buttery smooth gameplay. I changed my fan curve in Wattman and my temps stary around 75c. Amazing card. Remember if you have a VII it will do better with games using DX12 or Vulkan. I can run Division 2 DX12 on High settings in 4K.Damian100June 21, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!AMD, unlike Nvidia, contributes code to open source Linux drivers. Radeon 7 works perfectly on any Linux system and supports many displays flawlessly since day one. AMD made sure the proper drivers were already part of Mesa project weeks before the GPU release!Mac in tushNot RatedJune 20, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!crappy AI fp16 performanceZachary80June 20, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Not a bad card at all. AMDs feature set falls slightly short of Nvidias for the price point. I own both this and a 2080, and genuinely enjoy using both cards. Testing shows that it won't sell well with the same price as a 2080, but, to each their own.Daniel80June 20, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!While most people are comparing this to a 2080 you should keep in mind that this card runs ~$75 cheaper than a 2080 and substantially cheaper than the ti. It's going to be a matter of opinion. The 2080 is slightly faster. I've only run my RVII at 1440p, but it easily eats everything at that resolution. It comes down to feature sets and preference. I think AMD has less evil business practices than Nvidia. That combined with the slightly lower price of the card and freesync monitors makes it worth it for me.LiquidChaos60June 20, 2019Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
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