Graphics cards trends have become more lively thanks to AMD’s participation in the marathon. With AMD RX 5700 and RX 5700 XL with Nvidia’s RTX super series lineups’ performance helps people to make a more informed purchase with the latest offerings. There is a weird placement of a graphics card Radeon VII which was released earlier this year, only to have reports of its discontinuation.
AMD may have taken one step. According to a report from Cowcotland, AMD Radeon VII’s production has been stopped, therefore bringing it to the End-of-life category. Allegedly, the claim goes to a point that was done one month ago by AMD.
Discontinuation makes sense…
Radeon VII is a relatively new graphics card. But it got overshadowed so it wouldn’t be shocking if it is true. The card is based on 7nm Vega 20 graphics chip with 1400/ 1750 MHz base/boost clock. It is paired with 16GB HBM2 memory clocked at 1,000 MHz. With the Navi-based RX 5700 XT which provides better performance with lesser power, lesser transistors and replacing fewer yielding HBM2 with GGDR6, it makes sense to axe out Radeon VII. It brings out the question “Why does it even have the need to exist?” since AMD has to pool so many resources by the name it fabricates its GPU cores. AMD had the Radeon VII as its first 7nm graphics card. Discontinuation of older models is nothing new. Its noteworthy in this case because Radeon VII looks like a namesake stopgap graphics card which confused people.
— Hardware BBQ (@HardwareBBQ) July 14, 2019