Lenovo Revives AMD Radeon VII Design with Custom Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards for Legion Gaming PCs

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Lenovo is working on custom Radeon RX 6900 XT and Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics cards exclusively for select Legion gaming PCs. The PC giant confirmed the development with a teaser video on Chinese social media site Weibo yesterday, which revealed a design that was clearly inspired by the world’s first 7 nm gaming GPU: the AMD Radeon VII. Lenovo has echoed much of its craftsmanship with a clean, no-nonsense shroud and triple-fan design with a light-up “R” in the corner, but it decide manage to add some unique, gaming-oriented touches such as RGB lettering on the side.

The complete specifications of Lenovo’s custom Radeon RX 6900 XT and Radeon RX 6800 XT Legion Editions are unknown, but the reference models are similar in that they utilize the same Navi 21 GPU, 16 GB GDDR6 memory configuration, and 300-watt TBP. As for AMD’s Radeon VII, that graphics card was introduced in January 2019 and leveraged red team’s second-generation Vega architecture.

“[…] AMD Radeon VII provides 2X the memory, 2.1X the memory bandwidth, up to 29 percent higher gaming performance on average, and up to 36 percent higher performance on average in content creation applications compared to the current top-of-the-line AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card,” AMD explained at the time of its announcement.

“For gamers, AMD Radeon VII enables maximum settings for extreme frame rates at the highest resolutions. It also provides seamless, high-refresh HDR5 gaming at 1080p, ultrawide 1440p and 4K, and enables next-generation photo and visual creation applications on razor sharp, vibrant 8K monitors.”

Tsing Mui
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