It’s been over a month and a half since the release of Vega 7. Now with driver updates Vega 7 is starting to look competitive. For the first time since the release of the R9 290X I think AMD has the best high end GPU. It wins some and loses some against the RTX 2080. It’s more like 50/50. And for the first time AMD has something that can do 4K 60 FPS in nearly all games maxed out. Vega 64 can’t do that. What’s more it has 16GB. Perfect for future proofing since games are already pushing 8GB at 4K. I wouldn’t touch the RTX 2080 with a 10 foot pole due to it only having 8 GB. I know memory limitations can have an effect on Gaming. Got a Fury X which had 4 GB while it was good for 2015 and AMD did memory optimization’s through drivers but how long would have AMD done that going forward in newer games say games for 2018/2019. Only reason I brought it was because it was $50 cheaper than the 980 Ti or else I would have brought the 980 Ti. But I quickly sold the Fury X since it was overkill at 1080P and wanted something future proof with more memory. Happy with my 1060 6GB for now especially since games now are already using more than 5 GB at 1080P. But I digress.
So, is the Vega 7 the best high end GPU AMD released in over 5 years? It certainly addresses two of the issues that I think affected the image of their last two high end GPU’s. Fury X had slightly less performance than the 980 Ti and 2 GB less than the 980 Ti but costs the same as the 980 Ti at launch. Vega 64 only matched the GTX 1080 and couldn’t do 4K 60 FPS maxed out in games.
Vega 7 addresses both. I just wished it was $50 cheaper than the 2080 that would have put more pressure on the 2080 and would have made it far more competitive.
What do you guys think?