Monday January 14, 2019

HardOCP Interviews Scott Herkelman

AMD launched the their first 7nm GPU, the Radeon VII, at CES 2019. The company published some internal performance figures to back up their claims, which we analyzed, and the launch itself caused quite a stir, but there are still some details about the GPU that AMD left out of their CES event. So we sat down with Scott Herkelman, the Vice President and General Manager of the Radeon Gaming Business Unit, and got some more info on Radeon VII, the Vega architecture, and the future of AMD's gaming division. Check out the full interview here.

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HardOCP: Is the Radeon VII a true "Vega20" GPU? Beside the smaller process, what improvements are in the new Vega vs the old one? Can we get full specs? Scott Herkelman: Yes, Vega20 is the underlying architecture for this product. We made some surgical enhancements to the Vega architecture to scale to frequencies on 7nm. We also increased the memory interface from 2048 to 4096 bits, all while reducing the footprint from 495mm2 to 331mm2 and we are super happy with the results. This chart shows the full Radeon VII specs...