- Feb 24, 2013
- ASUS WS X299 SAGE/10G
- Radeon VII
- Mobile Phone
It's most likely not going to end up in the "Pro" line of Apple desktops. Navi is a Polaris replacement and for the iMac.Let’s see reviews of VII in the next few days... I think Navi will be less powerful and more cost effective than VII since they say it will feature GDDR6
But who knows, maybe the "2019 Mac Pro" will have both Navi and Radeon VII support.
Radeon VII is definitely AMDs most powerful card in 2019, they are killing time for their next gen 2020 card. Radeon VII is basically a stripped down Instinct card they have for servers/workstations.
People have to realize that HBM2 prices have gone down and GDDR6/HBM2 are not too far apart.
The only reason AMD is using HBM2 on Vega is because the Vega architecture is bandwidth starved, hence why they went down to 7nm and increased memory bandwidth by double. One of their reps even said if they go down to 8GB on the Radeon VII it's not going to make a much price difference.
I think AMD is just inefficient when it comes to GPU building compared to NVIDIA. Even if they go down to 5nm and double to 32GB HBM2 RAM, it will still be a hot card with boosted speeds, probably beat out the 2080Ti, but will it be worth it for them?