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Unboxing AMD's Radeon VII: A Sneak Peek At Vega 20

Dressed to go Out

Radeon VII is mounted up on a test bench and ready to start running benchmarks. It’s going to be a long couple of days…

Light it Up

Tasteful lighting along the top includes a red Radeon logo and this little cube on the back corner. There’s no flashing, strobing, or breathing effects—just a bold shade of red contrasting against the silver shroud.

Let it Glow

When the lights go out, Radeon VII continues to shine. Particularly on our MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon with its red LEDs, AMD’s card fits right in.

Until the 7th…

For the next few days, AMD’s flagship will spend its time navigating our gaming suite, demonstrating its capabilities in content creation and professional workloads, and baring all through our in-depth power consumption benchmarks. What do you think? Will Radeon VII have what it takes to usurp GeForce RTX 2080 at a similar price point?

  • Rob1C
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  • AgentLozen
    Thanks for the unboxing.

    I'm walking into this review pessimistically. This thing's probably going to be a furnace. It would be nice if Radeon VII could put some pressure on Nvidia at the high end though. I'm looking forward to the review none the less.
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  • shrapnel_indie
    Will Radeon VII have what it takes to usurp GeForce RTX 2080 at a similar price point?

    Some will automatically say no, due to power draw. Some will automatically say no because it isn't from team green. Some will automatically say yes because of the leaks.

    I'd say, it has the potential... Tests will tell us the rest.
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  • hannibal
    Yeah. Most likely as always it Wins in so e benchmarks and lose in anothers. But Hopefully it is there to give alternatives!
    Also hope to see 8Gb version too... though not likely thing to happen.
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  • jeff.gilleese
    According to articles I read, halving the 16GB VRAM would also halve the VRAM bandwidth. This would noticably reduce over all preformance.
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  • wlwsniak1975
    7nn is loud?!
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  • joeblowsmynose
    21740637 said:
    Thanks for the unboxing.

    I'm walking into this review pessimistically. This thing's probably going to be a furnace. It would be nice if Radeon VII could put some pressure on Nvidia at the high end though. I'm looking forward to the review none the less.

    Although I'm also not really too hyped about this launch (out of my price range anyway), the 2080ti pulls 280w in real life gaming (260w claimed power) - so if AMDs 295w TDP is accurate (and lately, a far cry from Intel, AMDs TDPs are reasonably close to real life), that's only 15w difference (OCing aside)

    Not to say that that a 2080ti isn't also a furnace ... I have no idea.
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  • joeblowsmynose
    21740991 said:
    7nn is loud?!

    I've heard that 7nm is the loudest of all the node sizes.
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  • spentshells
    I head that all the way from Taiwan
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  • mdd1963
    If they want this to make an impact, have it challenge/equal the RTX2070 but at lower prices (like GTX1060 release prices!); perhaps then someone will live with it's noise and power draw.
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