Shortly after AMD’s first CES keynote, journalists had the opportunity to ask NVIDIA CEO about the new product from a competitor.
“AMD Radeon VII is underwhelming”
During an interview with PCWorld and other journalists, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang was asked about the new addition to Radeon family, the Radeon VII or Radeon 7.
Jensen was clearly not in a mood to give compliments to Radeon team, what he said was more than surprising:
It’s underwhelming […] The performance is lousy and there’s nothing new.
He then added:
[There’s] no ray tracing, no AI. It’s 7nm with HBM memory that barely keeps up with a 2080. And if we turn on DLSS we’ll crush it. And if we turn on ray tracing we’ll crush it.
It is rather uncommon for a competitor to share such opinions before the product even reaches the market. The Radeon VII will not be available till February 7, no independent reviews have been posted yet.
Interestingly PCWorld had the chance to ask Lisa Su about Jensen’s critique and this is what she said:
What I would say is that we’re very excited about Radeon VII, and I would probably suggest that he hasn’t seen it yet.
Jensen was also asked about the differences between FreeSync and G-Sync monitor, days after NVIDIA announced G-Sync compatible monitor certification. Check the full review at PCWorld.