AMD Radeon VII: specs and benchmarks



AMD started Radeon VII sales 7 February 2019 at a recommended price of $699 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Vega architecture and made with 7 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 16 GB of HBM2 memory clocked at 1000 GHz are supplied, and together with 4096 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 1024 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 305 mm. Two 8-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 295 Watt.

It provides good gaming and benchmark performance at 43.08% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon VII: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking63
Value for money65.83
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega 20
Market segmentDesktop
Release date7 February 2019 (4 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$699
Current price$160 (0.2x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

Radeon VII's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon VII's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores3840of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1400 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1750 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors13,230 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)295 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate420.0of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of Radeon VII and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length305 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon VII: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount16 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width4096 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth1024 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort

API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Radeon VII. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Radeon VII 43.08


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

Radeon VII 16765

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

Radeon VII 62128

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

Radeon VII 37881

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Radeon VII 22241

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Radeon VII 27449

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Radeon VII 146094

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

Radeon VII 430170

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 110

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 87

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 19

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 52

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 170

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 62

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 17

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 159

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 52

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 175

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

Radeon VII 167

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon VII is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD122

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 75−80

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 76
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 99
Battlefield 5 136
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 148
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
Far Cry 5 99
Far Cry New Dawn 95
Forza Horizon 4 163
Hitman 3 130−140
Horizon Zero Dawn 121
Red Dead Redemption 2 126
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 120
Watch Dogs: Legion 113

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 82
Battlefield 5 137
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 127
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
Far Cry 5 95
Far Cry New Dawn 92
Forza Horizon 4 157
Hitman 3 130−140
Horizon Zero Dawn 96
Metro Exodus 88
Red Dead Redemption 2 70
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 113
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 139
Watch Dogs: Legion 99

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 63
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 72
Battlefield 5 127
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
Far Cry 5 91
Far Cry New Dawn 83
Forza Horizon 4 130
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75
Watch Dogs: Legion 63

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 91
Hitman 3 80−85
Horizon Zero Dawn 72
Metro Exodus 56
Red Dead Redemption 2 46
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 65−70

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 57
Battlefield 5 85−90
Cyberpunk 2077 35−40
Far Cry 5 80−85
Far Cry New Dawn 83
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 45−50
Watch Dogs: Legion 48

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52
Hitman 3 45−50
Horizon Zero Dawn 42
Metro Exodus 37
Red Dead Redemption 2 30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 44
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 54

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 44
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35
Battlefield 5 73
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
Far Cry 5 59
Far Cry New Dawn 61
Forza Horizon 4 77
Watch Dogs: Legion 29

Relative perfomance

Radeon VII's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

NVIDIA equivalent

According to our data, the closest NVIDIA alternative to Radeon VII is GeForce RTX 2060 Super, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our ranking.

RTX 2060 SuperGeForce RTX2060 Super

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon VII:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

RX 5700 XTRadeon RX5700 XT
RTX 2060 SuperGeForce RTX2060 Super
RX 6600 XTRadeon RX6600 XT
RTX 3060GeForce RTX3060
RTX 2070GeForce RTX2070
GTX 1080GeForce GTX1080

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Radeon VII according to our statistics.

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