In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray review AMD’s enthusiast-grade Radeon VII, before the discussion wanders to all things graphics cards. This one goes long!
We kick things off with our Radeon VII review, and there’s a lot to talk about. AMD’s return to high-end 4K gaming is the first-ever 7nm GPU for consumers, rivalling Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 in raw frame rates—but there’s so much more than that. Radeon VII comes loaded with 16GB of cutting-edge HBM2 memory for a blistering 1TBps of overall bandwidth, and this card absolutely screams in content creation tasks. The gang wades through it all…and bemoans how 4K gaming has been stuck at the same price and performance level for roughly two years now.