On November 3, AMD will reveal its next-generation RDNA 3 graphics cards, promising excellent performance per watt from its new GPU architecture. This day has been a long time coming, as AMD has promised numerous times this year that RDNA 3 graphics cards will be released this year. The year is almost finished, and we’ll see what AMD has come up with to compete with Nvidia’s RTX 40-series, which is rumored to be introduced later today (opens in new tab).
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The next generation, rumored to be called the Radeon RX 7000 series but not confirmed, looks promising. Many details concerning AMD‘s next-gen GPUs have been kept secret, although the company has released some encouraging performance-to-power ratios (opens in new tab). Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s CEO, recently reaffirmed the company’s intention to pursue a chiplet design for their RDNA 3 GPUs(opens in new tab), confirming a widely speculated strategy that might be highly disruptive to the GPU industry in the long run.
Although some rumors (call it wishful thinking) suggested that these cards connect two GPUs in some multi-GPU monster, they will instead use chiplets to combine a GPU block with the necessary I/O die required to hook it up to a broader system and extract the top performance. Maybe one day we’ll be able to witness that! There is RDNA 3 coming out soon, so that’s something to look forward to right now.
Additional features of RDNA 3(opens in new tab) include a 5nm process node from TSMC, a new compute unit architecture, an improved graphics pipeline, and an updated version of AMD’s outstanding Infinity Cache debuted in RDNA 2 GPUs. There will be a lot of exciting things to do that day. More information will be shared during the upcoming event.