After releasing the budget AMD Radeon RX 5700 and high-end AMD Radeon 5700 XT in early July this year both of which received universal praise, AMD CEO now confirms that they are working on high-end AMD 7nm GPU based on their 7nm NAVI Architecture. Importantly, this means that it will be the most powerful graphics card by AMD. For those of you who are thinking why is this such a huge deal? This is because these cards could compete directly against the best graphics cards of Nvidia the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
During AMD’s second-quarter earnings call, AMD’s CEO Lisa Su was asked:
A sense on 7nm high-end NAVI and mobile 7nm CPUs
Following the question, Lisa Su replied, ”
You asked a good product question. I would say they are coming. You should expect that our execution on those are on track and we have a rich 7nm portfolio beyond the products that we have already announced in the upcoming quarters
AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series
Previously in June AMD released it’s aggressively marketed 7nm Navi based RX 5700 Series. The two GPUs launched were marketed directly against Nvidia’s RTX series. Due to this reason, Nvidia discarded them out of blue and launched the RTX Super series. As a result, the AMD’s RX Series wasn’t able to beat Nvidia. But its aggressive pricing made them a great choice in the budget category of GPUs. Moreover, this statement from AMD’s CEO indicates that this new high-end 7nm GPU may compete directly against RTX 2080 Ti.
It should be noted that the reason we are so sure that this new high-end 7nm Navi architecture cards will go in direct competition with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is that with the launch of AMD Radeon RX 5700 series it has destroyed the value proposition of its current flagship AMD Radeon VII. Given the CEO’s comment, we could assume that the new 7nm GPUs may arrive in late 2019 or early 2020.
Final thoughts on new AMD 7nm GPU
AMD is the only company making the 7 nm GPU, making you think that this new high-end 7nm GPUs will be really powerful. But there is a slight chance that they may not be able to dethrone Nvidia. For instance, last year’s high-end Vega GPUs arrived very late and underpowered the GTX 1080 Ti against which it was heavily marketed. But if everything goes right then AMD might takeover Nvidia as well just like it did Intel with its recent Ryzen Series.