AMD officially unveils its 50th Anniversary SKUs
Published in PC Hardware


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.

EKWB unveils Radeon VII EK-Vector series water block
Published in Graphics


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.

AMD adds Radeon Pro driver support to Radeon VII
Published in Graphics


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.

AMD Radeon VII to get one-click UEFI-ready BIOS update
Published in Graphics


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.

Powercolor confirms it won't make a custom Radeon VII
Published in Graphics


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.

AMD Radeon VII benchmarks leak ahead of the launch
Published in Graphics


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.

Radeon VII production cost $650+
Published in Graphics
Monday, 28 January 2019 11:47

Radeon VII production cost $650+


Bill of Materials

Our original article about the HBM 2 cost gained a lot of traction and we decided to try to dig out how much the whole card BOM (bill of materials) might be.

Radeon VII 16GB HBM 2 memory cost around $320
Published in Graphics
Saturday, 26 January 2019 08:55

Radeon VII 16GB HBM 2 memory cost around $320


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.

AMD Radeon VII rumored to be in short supply
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 17 January 2019 01:09

AMD Radeon VII rumored to be in short supply


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.

AMD shares more Radeon VII details
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 10 January 2019 16:17

AMD shares more Radeon VII details


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.