AMD Unveils Radeon VII, the First 7nm Gaming GPU

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       1 Week Ago #10

    I really wish that AMD would come out with top end cards that actually did threaten the 2080/2080 Ti at lower prices. Forcing Nvidia to drop the prices on the ridiculously overpriced cards would be good for everyone.
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       1 Week Ago #11

    The worst is that AMD rushed the Radeon VII to reviewers with unoptimized, buggy drivers. They should have put it off till they had half decent drivers for the reviewers. I think the card will perform really good when the drivers mature a bit.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #12

    I agree that this card seems to be quite nice for content creators but not so good for gamers. I guess it will perform superbly under Vulkan but so many few games use that API.
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       4 Days Ago #13

    AMD Radeon VII Has No UEFI Support


    In what is turning out to be a massive QA oversight by AMD, people who bought retail Radeon VII graphics cards report that their cards don't support UEFI, and that installing the card in their machines causes their motherboard to engage CSM (compatibility support module), a key component of UEFI firmware that's needed to boot the machine with UEFI-unaware hardware (such as old storage devices, graphics cards, NICs, etc.,).

    To verify this claim, we put the stock video BIOS of our Radeon VII sample in a hex editor, and what we found out startled us. The BIOS completely lacks UEFI support, including a GOP (graphics output protocol) driver. A GOP driver is a wafer-thin display driver that runs basic display functions on your GPU during the pre-boot environment. Without UEFI support for the graphics card (i.e. with CSM running), Windows 10 cannot engage Secure Boot. Since UEFI Secure Boot is a requirement for Microsoft Windows 10 Logo certification, we are having doubts whether AMD can really claim "Windows 10 compatible" for Radeon VII, at least until a BIOS update is available.
    AMD Radeon VII Has No UEFI Support | TechPowerUp
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