CES 2019: AMD's Radeon 7 pushes PC gaming to 'the bleeding edge'

CNET | 1/10/2019 | Abrar Al-Heeti
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AMD President and CEO Lisa Su unveils the Radeon VII, the world's first 7nm gaming GPU.

CES 2019 marks the first time AMD has ever given a keynote at the international trade show -- so naturally, you'd expect the company's debut conference to be packed. On Wednesday morning, AMD President and CEO Lisa Su didn't disappoint, talking up the company's upcoming third-gen Ryzen desktop CPUs, the new Epyc Rome chips for data centers and how, in partnership with Acer and HP, it debuted the first ever AMD-powered Chromebooks.

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AMD's biggest announcement of the show, however, is clearly the Radeon VII: The world's first 7-nanometer gaming graphics card.

Thinking about an upgrade? Expect a Vega-based GPU with 16GB of HBM2 memory and over 1TBps of bandwidth. Basically, enough horsepower that the company feels comfortable making some big promises.

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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.

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"When people see all the specs and nitty gritty details, you'll find we're very competitive," she said on Wednesday at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas.

"It's a high-end card for those operating on the bleeding edge."

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AMD says the Radeon VII will boost performance by 29 percent in games like Battlefield...
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