AMD’s AIB partners are free to create custom Radeon VII graphics cards

AMD's AIB partners are free to create custom Radeon VII graphics cards

AMD’s AIB partners are free to create custom Radeon VII graphics cards

Today marks the launch of AMD’s Radeon VII graphics cards, though at the time of writing Radeon’s latest high-end graphics card is limited exclusively to AMD’s reference design and specifications. 

So far, none of AMD’s AIB partners has confirmed that they have any plans to launch non-reference Radeon VII graphics cards, though AMD has released a statement which says that their partners are allowed to released “modified versions” of the GPU to meet the needs of their users. At this time it remains unclear whether or not any of AMD’s Add-in-Board partners are willing to take AMD up on that offer. 
 

Our AIB partners are free to develop modified versions to meet customer needs.

AMD’s statement opens the door to the possibility of custom Radeon VII graphics cards in the near future, though for now, it doesn’t appear as if any major graphics card manufacturer is eager to make sell a non-reference version of AMD’s first 7nm graphics card. It is worth noting that both AsRock and MSI both decided to not create custom versions of AMD’s Radeon RX Vega series, so the lack of non-reference designs isn’t exactly out of the question for this release. 

You can read our review for AMD’s reference Radeon VII graphics card here. 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s statement that their AIB partners are free to create modified Radeon VII graphics cards on the OC3D Forums.