Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:24pm 10/01/19 | 0 Comments
Surprise! The second generation AMD Vega graphics card was unveiled at CES overnight with the new AMD Radeon VII sporting cutting edge 7nm process technology and 16GB of fast HBM2 memory. Priced at $699 USD, AMD is touting sizable performance increases over the previous Vega 64, with numbers in the GeForce RTX 2080 range - but not 2080 Ti.
AMS is also partnering with Ubisoft for the upcoming PC release of The Division 2 and the new Radeon VII will be able to render it at 4K 60 frames-per-second with advanced features turned on (including AMD FreeSync2 HDR). In terms of existing games the Radeon VII is said to provide a 35 percent performance increase in Battlefield V and 25 percent higher performance in Fortnite. These figures are again based on the existing Vega 64. During the CES presentation AMD also had the upcoming Devil May Cry 5 from Capcom running in 4K at over 100 frames-per-second.
“AMD Radeon VII is the highest-performance gaming graphics card we ever created,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “It is designed for gamers, creators and enthusiasts who demand ultra-high quality visuals, uncompromising performance and immersive gaming experiences.”
The new Radeon VII is due for release very soon too - February 7. No word yet on local pricing and availability. With faster clock speeds and faster memory, this new entry from AMD is the company's first true 4K graphics card.