You've followed the rumors and ignored the hype; you waited for the reviews and finally slapped down your dollars and walked away with one of the latest graphics cards from AMD or Nvidia. Inside these, lies a large graphics processor, packed with billions of transistors, all running at clock speeds unthinkable a decade ago. Welcome to our architectural comparison of the newest GPUs from AMD and Nvidia.
In the world of computer chips, bigger numbers are often better. More cores, higher GHz, greater FLOPs, all desired by engineers and users alike. But there is one measure that's hot news right now and the smaller it is, the better. Let's take a journey into the world of process nodes, to find out more.
The Radeon VII is AMD's latest GPU offering aimed at gamers. CEO Lisa Su has stated that the Radeon VII performs competitively with Nvidia’s RTX 2080 and as such will go for the same $700. It’s believed AMD’s not turning a profit on these things, even at this price. But is it any good?