During CES 2019 AMD shook up the graphics card scene when they announced the AMD Radeon VII (or Radeon 7), the first GPU on the market to feature 7nm process technology. With its release date just a few weeks away on February 7th, in early anticipation, Sapphire has just posted its Radeon VII which includes product images and detailed specifications which up until now were unknown such as the base/boost clock speeds for the GPU.
Specifications for the card on paper look outstanding. Aside from the most talked about feature, the 7nm process, the Sapphire Radeon VII boasts 16GB of onboard HBM2 VRAM which operates at 2000MHz over a whopping 4096-bit BUS. The GPU runs at 1400 base clock with a 1750MHz boost clock.
The card features a triple fan cooling solution similar to that to what we saw during AMD’s Keynote during CES earlier this month. The card is a dual slot design which appears to feature the traditional horizontal heatipe design we’ve seen on plenty of other graphics cards. The back of the card is equipped with a matching white backplate which at this point is unknown if it provides any passive cooling or if it’s just for show.
Power to the GPU is provided by two 8-pin PCIe power connectors from the power supply. The card is expected to draw 300W while Sapphire recommends a 650W power supply for a single card setup.
As the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU, Radeon VII takes graphics design to the next level. With 16GB of 2nd generation HBM2 memory, Radeon VII graphics deliver forward-looking technology to advanced, next-generation games with ultra high quality visuals. Groundbreaking 1 TB/s memory bandwidth paves the way for ultra high resolution textures, hyper-realistic settings and life-like characters to bring graphics-intensive gaming to life.
As the date draws closer, we’ll likely be seeing more of these cards pop up online. More information can be found over at Sapphire’s product page for the Radeon VII.
Sapphire Radeon VII Specifications
|Model||Sapphire Radeon VII Graphics Card|
|BIOS Support||UEFI BIOS|
|Displays||Maximum 4 Outputs|
|Output|| 1 x HDMI 2.0b
3 x DisplayPort 1.4
|Resolution||5120*2880 Pixel DisplayPort Resolution
4096*2160 HDMI Resolution
|Form Factor||2 Part Slot Occupied
268(L) x 120(W) x 42(H) Dimension /mm
|OS||Windows 10,Windows 7
Support 64-bit only
|System Requirement||650 Watt Power Supply (Suggestion)
1 Available PCI-Express X16 Slot
8192 MB Minimum of system memory
2 x 8-pin AUX Power Connector