AMD’s new GPU helps push 4K and frame rates to new levels —
|AMD President and CEO Lisa Su unveils the Radeon VII, the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU.|
AMD’s biggest announcement of the show, however, is clearly the Radeon VII: The world’s first 7-nanometer gaming graphics card.
At a separate press conference at CES 2019, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang threw some shade at AMD, calling the announcement underwhelming.
Su, in a follow-up interview after the keynote, said she was confident about her products.It’s a high-end card for those who wants real 4K 60fps performance in there gaming and editing.
AMD says the Radeon VII will boost performance by 29 percent in games like Battlefield V, up to 25 percent for E-sports titles and as much as 40 percent in games that support Vulkan. The company says users who rely on programs like Adobe Premiere and Blender should get a notable bump in performance as well.
AMD trotted out a 4K demo of Devil May Cry 5 during the conference. 4K demo was running “well above” 60 fps — leaving no doubt that the new GPU will be able to handle Dante’s next adventure when it launches later this year.
The Radeon VII is due to launch on Feb. 7 at an MRP of $699 (roughly £550 or AU$975). It’s not the most expensive GPU on the market right there,but you can still breathe easy if it leaves you with a light pocketbook: Radeon VII buyers will also get copies of The Division 2, Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake and Devil May Cry 5.