What exactly is AMD RDNA 3 and what will be the release date? How does it compare with that of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 series? Find out in this updated guide.
2020 was an exciting year for gamers in each of in the PC as well as console realms. We got brand new GPU and CPU models by AMD as well as NVIDIA as well as received the long-awaited next-gen consoles made by Xbox as well as Sony.
TSMC already has already a 5-nm technology being developed as well as AMD is basing on its RDNA 3 and Zen 4architecture on it. Therefore, expectation for improvements in performance is extremely high!
Let’s find out the possibilities that RDNA 3 GPUs can do for you!!
AMD revealed its 2 new GPUs for flagship gaming that include they will be launching the RX 7900XTX and the the RX 7900XT the 3rd of the 3rd of November, 2022 in the jointly we advance gaming event. The GPUs will be released and be available to purchase on the 13th of December 2022.
Other GPUs that are part of the lineup are not yet announced, and they have no release date.
The NVIDIA’s RTX 4090, which is the company’s competitor RTX 4090 is already available for purchase, if aren’t looking to wait for AMD. Other mid-range card models, such as the RTX 4000 will be available in the near future.
If the current generation of GPUs isn’t satisfying your need for higher performance, we recommend waiting for AMD’s next-gen XDNA SoC.
In the event of the announcement, AMD also revealed pricing.
Here are the prices that have already been announced:
- Radeon RX 7900XTX $999
- Radeon RX 7900XT– $899
If you consider that NVIDIA’s newest flagship model is priced at $1599 as well as the RTX 4080 retails at $1199 AMD’s prices appear much more appealing.
The only thing to be determined is how performance compares with NVIDIA. However, for 600 dollars less, large performance gaps are possible to justify.
The rest of the lineup did not receive any news or price tags We’ve compiled a list of estimations based on leaks and rumors:
- Radeon RX 7800/XT $69
- Radeon RX 7700/XT – $599
- Radeon RX7600– $350
- Radeon RX 7500 250$
Navi 3 as well as RDNA 3 GPUs are equipped with the chipset design. The first gaming GPUs that have multiple chipsets merged into one. This same concept has been used on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs that brought lots of success for AMD throughout the years.
This die comes with One GCD (Graphics Complex Die) graphics and six MCD (Multi-cache Die) that adds up to the 96 CCUs.
Next-generation accelerators for ray tracing are also included in the chip, which means that better rendering of rays is expected in the coming time.
With the help of these MCDs, as well as the second-generation Infinity Cache, AMD managed to increase the GPU’s peak speed to 2.7X (up from 5.3 trillion TB/s.)
This multi-die configuration (and the 5nm process node) enabled AMD to pack 165 percent more transistors per mm2.
A new version of the RDNA design based built on the basis of a 5-nm manufacturing process (from TSMC) sounds promising.
However, will the switch to 5nm process nodes hurt GPU supply? Let’s see how Lisa Su had to say on the subject:
The company has been planning our supply chain over the past four or five quarters considering the potential growth we’ve seen from a product perspective as well as the trust we receive from our customers. In relation to the2022 supply situation we’ve made major investments in wafer capacity and capacity for back-end capacity and substrate capacity.
Q1 2022 AMD Earnings Call – AMD CEO, Lisa Su
We’re hoping to have a sufficient supply of GPUs between 2022 and into 2023.
Here’s an outline of the specifications that are rumored:
|The Navi 21||The Navi 31||Navigation 31||Navi 32 (RX 7800 XT? )||Navi 33 (RX 7600 XT? )|
|SKU Name||6950 XT||RX 7900 XTX||RX 7900 XT||RX 7800 XT||RX 7600 XT|
|Node||7nm||5nm + 6nm||5nm + 6nm||5nm + 6nm||6nm|
|Chiplets||One AMonolithic||One GCD plus 6 MCD||1 GCD plus 6 MCDs||1 GCD and 4 MCDs||1 GCD 1 GCD Monolithic|
|Boost Frequency||2310 MHz||2500 MHz||2500 MHz||?||?|
|Game Frequency||2100 MHz||2300 MHz||2300 MHz||?||?|
|Memory||16 GDDR6||24GB GDDR6||20GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||576 GB/s||960 GB/s||800 GB/s||576 GB/s||288 GB/s|
|Infinity Cache||128 MB||?||96 Mb||64 MB||32 MB|
|Version Date||May 10 2022||13 December 2022||13 December 2022||1H 2023?||1H 2023?|
At AMD’s conference, Lisa Su announced the new RX 7000 GPUs and she also shared details about how they perform and the specifications.
Let’s take a look at what AMD showed us!
Lisa Su first announced two GPUs on the Navi 31 die: the Radeon RX 7900XTX and the Radeon RX 7900XT.
It is the RX 7900 XTX model is AMD’s top-of-the line model, so it will come with 96 CPUs, a game clock speed of 2.3 Ghz, 24GB GDDR6, all of this at a total capacity of 355W.
It’s an 15 percent rise in the frequencies on the RX 6950XT, and an 20 percent increase in the CUs(Compute units.)
The flagship’s smallest cousin is the RX 7900 XT has been reduced to just 84 CPUs with a 2 GHz gaming clock, 20GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and the maximum power draw of 300W.
Another new addition to the RDNA3 lineup is DisplayPort 2.1. With DP 2.1 users will be able to enjoy 8K@165Hz and 4K@480Hz. The flagship NVIDIA RTX 4090 is still stuck with DP 1.4a which is restricted to 8K@60Hz and 4K@120Hz.
Finally, let’s examine some performances!
AMD has shared a number of benchmarks/slides that show the performance, but don’t consider these for taking for granted. Always look for benchmarks from third parties to determine the actual performance of these products.
With native 4K, in comparison with its predecessor, the RX 6950 XT, RX 7900 XTX is able to deliver as much as 1.7X higher performance. That’s an impressive increase in generational performance without the need for upscaling.
Ray tracing also delivers as high as 1.6xmore FPS in Doom Eternal. NVIDIA has been the top player on RT performance for quite a while and we’re thrilled to witness AMD finally making a move to compete in this field.
AMD is also promoting that it is possible to play games with 8K resolution with a high-refresh-rate making use of the RX 7900 FSR and XTX.
and the ability to perform above 60FPS at 4K , with ray tracer enabled.
At the moment, those are the performance numbers we’ve gotten So, make sure you revisit this article as soon as the RX series comes out to know how the GPUs can perform!
Power Draw and Efficiency
It’s thrilling to think about the potential efficiency and performance enhancements of RDNA 3. It’s a huge improvement over RDNA 2. Consider the power per watt boost between AMD’s previous GCN technology as well as RDNA 1. as an illustration.
Then, we witnessed another awe-inspiring 50% increase in performance per watt between RDNA 1, to RDNA 2.
In RDNA 3, AMD surpassed its goals and reached 54% higher performance-per-watt compared RDNA 2. RDNA 2.
There were many speculations about AMD could follow NVIDIA’s footsteps and increase their power draw to 400W. However, fortunately for us, this doesn’t seem to be the scenario.
Its RX 7900 XTX can only be powered up only to 355W total power of the board and doesn’t require any type of connector or adapter similar to the NVIDIA RTX 4090.
To further reduce power consumption, AMD dissociates clocks from different areas within the GPU die. This lets front-end clocks operate in more 2.5 GHz speeds while shaders run at 2.3 GHz. This can lead to up to 25% energy savings.
In RDNA 3 we are also getting two advanced and new technologies. The most notable of these include FSR 3.0 and Hypr-RX.
According to the report, it could offer two times the FPS compared with FSR 2. The release date is 2023, however. This is all that we have at the moment right now.
It is also true that Radeon Super Resolution will be also available to RX 7000 users.
This is the place where things become exciting.
AMD has also revealed a brand new technology dubbed “Hypr-RX” that is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2023. Hypr-RX is expected to increase the FPS and reduce latency by a significant amount.
In the brief preview of the conference, AMD demonstrated an 85 percent rise in FPS and an almost 60% reduction in latency.
These are very serious claims, and we are eager to learn more about the Hypr-RX. It may be like AMD’s DLSS 3/Frame Generation.
Encoding and Decoding
With a brand-new Media engine, AMD can also improve the process of media decoding, encoding, and stream transcoding. This has been an issue with AMD GPUs for many years. The NVIDIA NVENC was miles ahead of the competition.
With the AV1 code, the streaming and quality of videos will improve significantly and could even be superior to NVENC.
Additionally, AMD announces SmartAccess Video that is able to connect Ryzen as well as Radeon together to give an 30% boost in multi-stream transcoding 4K. It’s likely that this will bring additional boosts in other workloads similar to this.
RDNA 3 in APUs, 3 In Mobile CPUs, And Mobile CPUs
RDNA 3 will be included in the future Zen 4 (Phoenix) APUs that will offer the same performance as an 3060M RTX, as per greymon55.
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According to the reports, the RDNA 3 GPU that is included in these APUs will be equipped with as high as 6-WGPswith 1.536 processors for stream. If it has a sufficient rate of clocking ( ~3 GHz) it is likely to be the most powerful iGPU ever built.
We believe that in the future, ultra-light laptops will be capable of gaming at a high level due to AMD’s Ryzen7000 APUs.
For more specification-related information, check the Specifications Rumors heading.
We’ll be sure to inform you of any changes to specifications price, date of release here!