AMD Has Launched The World’s First 7nm Based GPU, Radeon VII In India
AMD is an American semiconductor company that develops microprocessors, motherboard chipsets and graphics processors. The company has launched its new flagship GPU chip, the Radeon VII in India which is based on its second generation Vega graphics. Noteworthy, it is the world’s first consumer-grade GPU that is manufactured using 7 nm manufacturing technology. According to the company, the new graphics card has 29 per cent better gaming performance than its predecessor, the Radeon Vega 64.
The Radeon VII from AMD has a total of 60 compute units that have a base frequency of 1400 MHz and a boost frequency of 1750 MHz. The GPU has 16 GB of HBM2 onboard memory that allows it to smoothly run high-end games like Far Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2. The device has a maximum memory bandwidth of 1024 GB/s and an effective memory speed of 4 Gbps via the 4096-bit Memory Interface. The desktop component typically consumes 300W of board power and AMD recommends a PSU(Power Supply Unit) of 750W for the proper functioning of the unit. Connectivity options on the unit are as follows:
HDMI: 4K60 Support
DisplayPort: 1.4 HDR
The Radeon VII GPU supports AMD’s FreeSync which is an adaptive synchronization technology for liquid-crystal displays that support a dynamic refresh rate. The technology is mainly aimed at reducing tearing and stuttering of the content which is caused by misalignment of frame rate.
The GPU also supports Vulkan application that is a cross-platform 3D graphics and computing API (Application Programming Interface) that is favoured in the computing industry due to its low overhead. Some other noteworthy technologies that the Radeon VII supports are as follows:
- DirectX® 12
- AMD Eyefinity
- AMD ZeroCore Power
Price and Availability
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Graphics cards based on AMD’s Radeon VII platform are now available for purchase globally, priced at $699 in the US and Rs. 54,990 in India. To lure in customers, the company is shipping the desktop component with three free PC games which are as follows:
- The Division 2
- Resident Evil 2
- Devil May Cry 5