AMD also stated that the Radeon VII would offer increased 3D performance, with 27% more in Blender and DaVinci Resolve, as well as up to 62% better results in the OpenCL LuxMark compute benchmark when compared to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card. This is the second generation of AMD's Vega graphics architecture, hence the VII - Vega 2.
The GPU landscape is more nebulous, though the introduction of Radeon VII is a left-field move that could cause a problem for the high-end RTX GPUs: we have only another month to find out for ourselves. The company's first major new announcement is the Radeon VII - a new graphics card based on the same Vega GPU cores that were already ported to a new node. Indeed, the chip maker has just announced its 3d gen Ryzen desktop processors, which will be the first consumers CPUs using the company's 7nm process node. "Radeon VII has better performance in some of the latest Vulkan games like "Strange Brigade" and is very competitive at both DX11 and DX 12 games". The GPU features 60 compute units and AMD claims that it offers a 25 percent uplift in performance compared to the Radeon Vega 64 at the same power level.
During its Cinebench demo, AMD also displayed the maximum power draw of the Intel system running at 179.9-watts while the new Ryzen system maxed out at 133.4-watts - which makes it about 30% more power efficient. Windows gaming performance is 25~42% faster over RX Vega 64 with 4K gaming. Nvidia's 2080 RTX runs $799, though third-party manufacturer prices vary. Its 16GB of HBM2 (second-generation high bandwidth memory) as mentioned pushes through ultra-fast speeds.
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While exact performance of course remains to be seen, it's interesting that AMD is basing its gaming-focussed version of Vega 20 on the cut down variant of the GPU, as the additional cores on a fully enabled version could have enabled RTX 2080-beating performance - going by AMD's own figures and our own rough calculations, at least.
Another big of good news is Ryzen 3rd Generation is sticking to the same AM4 socket, so its new CPUs will work with existing 300 and 400-series AMD motherboards.