Catch Me If You Can: The performance of the Radeon VII is revealed

B- Have succeeded in creating impressive and advanced models in relation to all those who preceded them - and at the same time they are disappointing

While its success in the world of primary processors is difficult to ignore, it seems that in the field of graphic processing, Continues to be much more successful and less brilliant - even after the launch of the new prestigious flagship product, VII.

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The red chip developer successfully passed the E- From 2017, in a nearly complete configuration with 3,840 units of operation (from 4,096 in total), to the innovative manufacturing process of the 7 nanometer from the company , Which allowed the theoretical operation frequencies to be increased by approximately 13 - plus a peak volume of 16GB in the built-in graphics memory on the chip, And with a crazy bandwidth of over terabytes per second.

A significant reduction in the size of the chip also allowed inward compression Graphical is highly advanced - but it is not always enough to drive performance to the maximum level, it turns out

AMD has already announced at the announcement of the latest model that the goal is to compete head to head in the rival GeForce RTX 2080 sophisticated of the rival , While a recommended 700 dollar price tag reflected this as being the same as the lowest recommended price tag of the equivalent.

Triple cooling and increased power consumption result in higher levels of audio than all NVIDIA graphics cards

Now the Radeon VII reaches the store shelves, or at least should reach the store shelves, as well as the visitors - where we see a very impressive 30 and 40 performance improvement compared to the Radeon RX Vega 64 (which contained more processing cores) Activity, in the process of producing 14 nanometers from GlobalFoundries, as mentioned), but at the same time an average 10 advantage on the benefit of the RTX 2080, which makes it clear that Failed to meet the goal it had publicly defined.

The performance feels like disappointment - first and foremost because the developer itself has promised us more than that
Source: Of site hardwarecanucks.com

Some critics complained of drivers that were not ripe for mass distribution but were accompanied by the launch, and prevented testing of the potential for the model's acceleration (those that were successfully accelerated saw a theoretical improvement of 5 to 8). At the same time, AMD's choice of cryogenic cooling Fans produce a significantly higher noise level than the dual-fan solution In the RTX generation, VII under a large load is massive. In other words, despite the transition to a minimized and cost-effective production process, Are well known and prevent the full realization of our existing potential.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which is celebrating its second birthday in a month, still leads to the brand's new flagship product In some tests - and this is perhaps the best evidence of the differences in power between the two in the field
Source images: techpowerup.com

Improved drivers may correct some of the problematic initial impression and may also reduce the existing performance gap from the RTX 2080, with the offer of the card alongside a package of three recent up-to-date gaming titles helping make the offer a little more compelling - Indeed, the availability of 5,000 units (in general, and only a few hundred for supposedly European countries) VII may in fact be non-existent, causing prices to rise rapidly above recommended levels. This is definitely not something that will be useful in the comparisons required against the products of the green actress.

In neglecting the new generation frequency, we can see that there is no significant improvement in the performance potential of the Vega architecture as part of the transition from To 7 nm - at least in applications where the bottleneck is not in the interface to the graphics memory
Source images: anandtech.com

With rumors that AMD's next-generation architecture, known as Navi, will be ready for mass production only towards the end of the year (later than expected), there seems to be a good chance that we will see another period in which all the graphics cards above the price of 200 dollars will be racing Of a single horse in fact, with the advantage of Performance, variety and availability - which will enable it to maintain high price levels over time, without justification for maintaining competition with the new models. Which are not gaining momentum.

According to the experts in this kind of testing, the RTX 2070, VII grants More stable (left), although the dry average tends slightly toward the red camp
Source: techreport.com

Did Dr. Lisa Sue and her men have any more unexpected cards in the sleeve, or just wait for the longed-for entrance? To this arena somewhere in 2020? We will try to remain optimistic, and of course we will keep you updated.