AMD recently launched its second generation Vega-based Radeon VII graphics card, which uses the all-new 7nm process and addresses the high-end enthusiast market. Now the card holds the promise to compete against NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, but at the end of the day, AMD's Radeon VII feels more like a technology showcase due to the limited numbers and high price seen at launch. There is also the fact that Radeon VII still uses the Vega architecture with few improvements, so Navi, AMD's next big step in its Radeon roadmap, will keep an eye on it.
AMD Navi 7nm GPUs due to arrive in October 2019
AMD Navi GPUs have been talked about as the next big thing from RTG and are probably the last GPU generation to use GCN architecture as DNA. With Navi, AMD will focus on brand-new design changes to the architecture that help increase efficiency and performance. By comparison, Radeon VII uses the 7nm architecture, but is essentially a shrinking of an existing architecture. The Navi GPUs will be designed around 7nm from the beginning and this would definitely help AMD to take full advantage of the 7nm process node.
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But even though Radeon RX graphics cards based on 7nm Navi GPUs sound great, they seem to be slowing down in Q4 2019. In a report released by Cowcotland, their sources suggest that Navi GPUs will be available in the summer of 2019 rather than as planned in the summer of 2019. The reason for this change is not mentioned, but can be attributed to the 7nm supply, as the Radeon VII already provides a high-end chip in smaller quantities than expected and is out of stock almost worldwide.
Another reason could be that the Navi GPUs are also used in next-gen consoles and AMD I would like to provide a good stock of material for those before they deliver the chips to AIBs to desktop Radeon RX graphics cards.
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Earlier in interviews, Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, and CTO of AMD, Mark Papermaster, both had one in their Radeon program Renewal confirmed.
"We are very pleased to start with our 7nm Radeon VII […] at the top end and you will see the announcements later this year as we renew our Radeon program. "
" What we do during the year is what we do every year. We will complete the entire roadmap.
– Mark Papermaster (via The Street)
"We believe that overall we will be very competitive. This includes the high-end GPU market. Obviously there are new products from our competitors. We will also have our new products and we will be right there. "
" As far as raytracing is concerned, I think this is an important technology, but as with all major technologies, it really takes time to adopt the ecosystem [it]. And we work very closely with the ecosystem, both in hardware and software solutions. We expect Ray Tracing to be an important element, especially as it becomes more open to the mainstream market. "
– AMD CEO Lisa Su – November 27, 2018 – 22nd Annual Credit Suisse Annual Conference on Technology, Media and Telecommunications
The source also mentions earlier rumors and price points of various Radeon RX Maps based on Navi GPUs, far from reality, are Radeon VII's performance and price promises, as evidenced by several reviews. AMD Radeon RX AMD Navi GPUs from AMD Radeon Navi 7nm [19659022AMDRadeonRXfromAMDRadeonNavi7nm"width="1920"height="869"srcset="https://cdnwccftechcom/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/AMD-Radeonjpg678whttps://cdnwccftechcom/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/AMD-Radeon-410x186jpg410w"sizes="(max-width:1920px)100vw1920px"/>
] All in all, this would provide users with a decent upgrade over the Radeon RX 590, which represents the third iteration of the Polaris architecture, or the Radeon Vega 56, which is currently priced at $ 349-399 Dollar comes but still is based on the first Gen Vega architecture and the update with 7nm Navi at a similar price, with improved performance and efficiency that can be pretty good.