AMD Radeon VII reaches end of life (EOL)
Stores selling their last stock
According to the latest report, it appears that Radeon VII has reached the end of life (EOL) and was killed by AMD as of last month, with stores now selling their last stock at a premium.
AMD officially unveils its 50th Anniversary SKUs
Great bundles in tow
AMD has officially announced its newest 50th Anniversary Gold Edition Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII SKUs as well as a special bundle that will mark the 50th anniversary of the company.
EKWB unveils Radeon VII EK-Vector series water block
Turns it into a single slot card
EK Water Blocks has officially announced its EK-Vector series water block for AMD's Radeon VII graphics card.
AMD adds Radeon Pro driver support to Radeon VII
But without workstation optimizations, certifications and support
AMD has added Radeon Pro driver support for Radeon VII graphics card but, unlike earlier rumors, it only gets partial support, without workstation elements.
AMD Radeon VII to get one-click UEFI-ready BIOS update
Won't bring any performance improvement
AMD has gone official saying that Radeon VII will eventually post one-click UEFI-ready BIOS update while its AIB partners have already got the new BIOS.
Powercolor confirms it won't make a custom Radeon VII
At least not in the immediate future
We already wrote that reference Radeon VII will be the only one that you will be able to buy, at least in the foreseeable future, and while there were some rumors that Powercolor might do a custom version, the company has now officially debunked those rumors.
AMD Radeon VII benchmarks leak ahead of the launch
Holds its ground in 3DMark benchmarks
Although it is scheduled to launch on February 7th, the first benchmark results have leaked ahead of time showing that the Radeon VII can indeed hold its ground against Nvidia's RTX 2080, at least in 3DMark benchmarks.
Radeon VII production cost $650+
Bill of Materials
Our original article about the HBM 2 cost gained a lot of traction and we decided to try to dig out how much the whole card BOM (bill of materials) might be.
Radeon VII 16GB HBM 2 memory cost around $320
Close to half of the MSRP
The marketing guys at AMD did a nice job naming the card Radeon VII (Roman 7) as it is a 7nm, launching on February 7 and costing $699 but our investigation shows that 16GB HBM 2 comes at a hefty price.
AMD Radeon VII rumored to be in short supply
No custom cards from AIBs, at least not yet
A new rumor regarding AMD Radeon VII supply has been spotted online saying that AMD will have just 5,000 pieces at launch and that there won't be any custom cards from AIB partners, at least not yet. As always, it should be taken with a grain of salt as AMD has quickly denied such rumors.