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AMD Radeon VII unboxed: the world's first 7nm gaming GPU (Page 1)

AMD Radeon VII unboxed: the world's first 7nm gaming GPU

We've got AMD's new Radeon VII in-house and have unboxed it in all its 7nm Vega 20 and 16GB HBM2 glory

By Anthony Garreffa on Feb 4, 2019 08:00 am CST - 1 min, 16 secs reading time for this page

Introduction

AMD is just days away from releasing its Radeon VII graphics card but there are two embargo dates: today, and February 7 as the card is released. The content is being split into the unboxing article we have here today, and then the full juicy review later this week.

The packaging that AMD sent my Radeon VII sample isn't how a normal Radeon VII graphics card will arrive, this is special for reviewers like previous Radeon RX Vega and Ryzen Threadripper samples. I really dig it, as it gives something for reviewers and YouTubers to show you before the big reveal of the card itself, as it's something quite special for gamers, content creators, AMD, and Radeon fans.

AMD has already detailed virtually all of the details on Radeon VII, which will feature the Vega 20 GPU on the fresh 7nm node - making AMD the first to market with a 7nm gaming GPU. Vega 20 has 3840 stream processors, 16GB of super-fast HBM2 with an insane 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth (up from the 484GB/sec on the Radeon RX Vega 64).

I can't go into details about performance but I will say you will be surprised, just as I was. The new Radeon VII isn't perfect, but it's a damn good card that I'm excited to dive into with my full review on February 7. For now, let's take a look at the awesome packaging that AMD has made for Radeon VII, as it's the most amazing graphics card package I've ever received.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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