AMD has reportedly discontinued its Radeon VII graphics card

AMD has reportedly discontinued its Radeon VII graphics card

AMD has reportedly discontinued its Radeon VII graphics card

With the release of AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 series, and to a lesser extent Nvidia’s RTX Super series, one thing is clear, the Radeon VII is not worth its high asking price, at least when it comes to gaming. 

Simply put, the architectural improvements of Navi and the affordability of Nvidia’s RTX Super series had destroyed the value proposition of the Radeon VII in gaming workloads, with AMD’s affordable RX 5700 XT outperforming it in several cases while shipping with a much lower £379.99 price tag. Nvidia’s RTX 2070 Super also delivers similar levels of gaming performance while offering a lower price tag, making the Radeon VII, at least at its current pricing, irrelevant when it comes gaming, at least in terms of value for money. 

A report from Cowcotland has claimed that AMD’s Radeon VII has reached its end of life, with AMD ceasing production of the graphics card. This is unsurprising given what’s mentioned above, though we will note that this publication has been unreliable in the past when it comes to Radeon related news. That said, AMD’s Radeon VII has served its purpose and no longer has a valid position within today’s gaming market, as it cannot reliably outperform AMD’s Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 XT. 

Today, the Radeon VII can only be recommended for specific workloads, specifically those that require graphics cards that offer the graphics card’s colossal 16GB frame buffer. This makes the Radeon VII suitable for workstations, though 8GB of VRAM remains more than adequate for most of today’s gaming workloads.   

AMD has reportedly discontinued its Radeon VII graphics card  

With their Navi-based RX 5700 XT, AMD can deliver more performance than the Radeon VII in some workloads while consuming less power, requiring fewer transistors and using a more affordable GDDR6-based memory system. When compared to AMD’s 7nm Vega graphics card, AMD’s Navi offerings are better in seemingly every way imaginable, giving the Radeon VII no clear space within today’s graphics market. In our eyes, AMD would be silly not to discontinue the Radeon VII. 

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