Great bundles in tow
AMD has officially announced its newest 50th Anniversary Gold Edition Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII SKUs as well as a special bundle that will mark the 50th anniversary of the company.
Turns it into a single slot card
EK Water Blocks has officially announced its EK-Vector series water block for AMD's Radeon VII graphics card.
But without workstation optimizations, certifications and support
AMD has added Radeon Pro driver support for Radeon VII graphics card but, unlike earlier rumors, it only gets partial support, without workstation elements.
Won't bring any performance improvement
AMD has gone official saying that Radeon VII will eventually post one-click UEFI-ready BIOS update while its AIB partners have already got the new BIOS.
At least not in the immediate future
We already wrote that reference Radeon VII will be the only one that you will be able to buy, at least in the foreseeable future, and while there were some rumors that Powercolor might do a custom version, the company has now officially debunked those rumors.
Holds its ground in 3DMark benchmarks
Although it is scheduled to launch on February 7th, the first benchmark results have leaked ahead of time showing that the Radeon VII can indeed hold its ground against Nvidia's RTX 2080, at least in 3DMark benchmarks.
Close to half of the MSRP
The marketing guys at AMD did a nice job naming the card Radeon VII (Roman 7) as it is a 7nm, launching on February 7 and costing $699 but our investigation shows that 16GB HBM 2 comes at a hefty price.
No custom cards from AIBs, at least not yet
A new rumor regarding AMD Radeon VII supply has been spotted online saying that AMD will have just 5,000 pieces at launch and that there won't be any custom cards from AIB partners, at least not yet. As always, it should be taken with a grain of salt as AMD has quickly denied such rumors.
7nm Vega for up to 13.8TFLOPs of compute performance
In addition to a few details shared during the CES 2019 keynote hosted by Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's CEO, the company has also disclosed a few more details regarding the new Radeon VII graphics card, including some of the specifications and performance.