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.
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.
It will still be a major shareholder
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment has flogged off 34.9 million common equity shares in AMD and plans to convert 75 million warrants in the US fabless chipmaker.
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.
Strong fiscal year drives it forward
AMD has released its latest financial results showing that the company had both strong fiscal year as well as a strong quarter, showing it back on track and with a bright future ahead of it.
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.
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.
Hiring, promotions, and unification
AMD has announced a couple of changes in its senior leadership team which should, at least according to AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, strengthen its leadership team and sharpens the focus on continued growth and market share gains.
One for Anthem and Resident Evil 2
AMD has released its latest Radeon Software driver update which brings specific game optimizations for Resident Evil 2 (2019 Remake), Tropico 6, and Anthem Early Access Demo, as well as some bug fixes.