Anyone who desires a brand-new AMD Radeon VII better buy one ASAP. French hardware site Cowcotland has learned that the graphics card was declared “end of life” last month, which means it’s no longer in production and whatever is in stores is final stock. We’re treating this as an unconfirmed rumor at this point – we’ll update you if we find out something for sure.
Being the world’s first 7 nm gaming GPU, the Radeon VII does hold some value as a collectors’ item, but it is largely overshadowed by AMD’s new Radeon RX 5700 series. The VII manages to edge out the 5700 XT a tiny bit in terms of performance, but when price and architecture is factored in, the more sensible choice is clear.
The Radeon VII is AMD’s first 7nm-based graphics card featuring Vega 20 GPU with 3840 Stream Processors. The VII was also AMD’s first to feature 16GB memory for the consumer market.
With the announcement of Radeon RX 5700 series, it became clear that VII is simply not as power-efficient and cost-effective solution as Navi-based models.
This also puts an end to rumors about custom Radeon ‘7’ models.