Hands on with the AMD Radeon VII

While at CES 2019 we had the opportunity to check out AMD’s Radeon Vega VII graphics card. First lets talk about the overall look and design of the card. It features a 3-fan cooling solution, something you don’t typically see on reference cards. On top of that the shroud itself is made of metal and you have a full-cover backplate.

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On the side of the card there is a is a Radeon logo that will light up and there is the corner “R” which will also light up. The card is powered by two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. As far as connections go you have 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI.

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Under the hood you’ll have 60 CUs, which falls between the Vega 56 and Vega 64. As far as clock speeds go AMD has said the Radeon VII will have a 1.8 GHz core clock. The 16GB of HBM2 will deliver 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth over the 4096-bit memory interface. According to AMD gaming performance is 29% higher.

AMD Radeon VII

The card will be available February 7th and will come bundled with Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2, and The Division 2. MSRP is set at $699.

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