AMD Radeon VII: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon VII
Radeon VII
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  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1400
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type HBM2
  • Memory clock speed 1000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2019
Performance 56.44

Summary

AMD started Radeon VII sales 7 February 2019 at a recommended price of $699. This is a high-end Vega architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 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

56.44%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of Radeon VII's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating49
Value for money37.36
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)
GPU code nameVega 20
Market segmentDesktop
Release date7 February 2019 (3 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699
Price now$767 (1.1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

Radeon VII's general performance parameters 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 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1400 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1750 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors13,230 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)295 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate420.0of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length305 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon VII: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeHBM2
Maximum RAM amount16 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width4096 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth1024 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

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 video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

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

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL2.0
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon VII. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 56.44
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Catia
  • SPECviewperf 12 - Medical
  • SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Passmark

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 16790

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: 17%

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: 13%

Radeon VII 22241

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 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 enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

Radeon VII 27449

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: 2%

Radeon VII 110

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 87

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 19

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 52

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 170

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 62

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 16.9

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 159

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 52

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

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 1%

Radeon VII 175

Game benchmarks

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.

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

Full HD121
1440p78
4K57

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 55−60

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 55−60
Far Cry 5 99
Far Cry New Dawn 95
Forza Horizon 4 163
Hitman 3 55−60
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 55−60
Far Cry 5 95
Far Cry New Dawn 92
Forza Horizon 4 157
Hitman 3 55−60
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 55−60
Far Cry 5 91
Far Cry New Dawn 83
Forza Horizon 4 130
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75
Watch Dogs: Legion 63

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 91
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 72
Metro Exodus 56
Red Dead Redemption 2 46
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 55−60

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 55−60
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 57
Battlefield 5 55−60
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 55−60
Far Cry New Dawn 83
Forza Horizon 4 55−60
Watch Dogs: Legion 48

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 52
Hitman 3 55−60
Horizon Zero Dawn 42
Metro Exodus 37
Red Dead Redemption 2 30
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 44
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 54

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 44
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35
Battlefield 5 73
Cyberpunk 2077 55−60
Far Cry 5 59
Far Cry New Dawn 61
Forza Horizon 4 77
Watch Dogs: Legion 29

Relative perfomance

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


NVIDIA equivalent

The nearest Radeon VII's NVIDIA equivalent is TITAN V CEO Edition, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

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

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