AMD Announces Radeon RDNA 3 GPU Livestream Event for November 3rdby Ryan Smith on October 20, 2022 11:00 AM EST
Following on the heels of AMD’s CPU-centric event back in August, AMD today has sent out a press release announcing that they will be holding a similar event in November for their Radeon consumer graphics business. Dubbed “together we advance_gaming”, the presentation is slated to be all about AMD Radeon, with a focus on the upcoming RDNA 3 graphics architecture and all the performance and power efficiency benefits it will bring. The event is set to kick off on November 3rd at 1pm PT (20:00 UTC), with undisclosed AMD executives presenting details.
Like the Ryzen event in August, next month’s Radeon event appears to be AMD gearing up for the launch of its next generation of consumer products – this time on the GPU side of matters. Back at the start of the summer, AMD confirmed that RDNA 3 architecture products were scheduled to arrive this year, so we have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of AMD’s next generation of video cards.
Though unlike AMD’s CPU efforts, the company has been far more mum about its next-gen GPU efforts. So details in advance on what will presumably be the Radeon RX 7000 series have been limited. The biggest items disclosed thus far are that AMD is targeting another 50% increase in performance-per-watt, and that these new GPUs (Navi 3x) will be made on a 5nm process (undoubtedly TSMC’s). Past that, AMD hasn’t given any guidance on what to expect for performance.
One interesting aspect, however, is that AMD has confirmed that they will be employing chiplets with this generation of products. To what extent, and whether that’s on all parts or just some, remains to be seen. But chiplets are in some respects the holy grail of GPU construction, because they give GPU designers options for scaling up GPUs past today’s die size (reticle) and yield limits. That said, it’s also a holy grail because the immense amount of data that must be passed between different parts of a GPU (on the order of terabytes per second) is very hard to do – and very necessary to do if you want a multi-chip GPU to be able to present itself as a single device.
We’re also apparently in store for some more significant upgrades to AMD’s overall GPU architecture. Though what exactly a “rearchitected compute unit” and “optimized graphics pipeline” fully entail remains to be seen.
Thankfully we should have our answer here in two weeks. The presentation is slated to air on November 3rd at 1pm Pacific, on AMD’s YouTube channel. And of course, be sure to check out AnandTech for a full rundown and analysis of AMD’s announcements.
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haukionkannel - Thursday, October 20, 2022 - linkThe high end. AMD also have to sell old stuff, so expect to see high end about the same price and Nvidia.
nandnandnand - Thursday, October 20, 2022 - linkThey will have to undercut Nvidia's prices substantially to sell. Watch the 7900 XT cost $400-600 less than the 4090.
People are choosing to buy high end instead of mid range cards just to make AI images, and Nvidia GPUs just work for that. That's a disaster years in the making.
Qasar - Thursday, October 20, 2022 - link" Watch the 7900 XT cost $400-600 less than the 4090." that would be good , here at least, the 4090 here, starts @ $2220 and top out at $2780
scineram - Friday, October 21, 2022 - linkBullshit. The 4080 is $400 less than the 4090. They will easily beat that.
HarryVoyager - Monday, October 24, 2022 - linkFrom what their BOM costs are expected to be, they should be able to do that and still make a good profit margin.
The chiplette tech we're looking at is expected to let them make a 4080/4090 raster competitive card using the 6nm and 5nm nodes, using smaller individual dies.
Material costs should be much lower and yields should be much higher than Lovelace on the 4N node.
Chaser - Monday, October 24, 2022 - linkI'm not expecting AMD to present a game changer, except for faster rasterization performance and competitive pricing. Same thing as last gen, just faster. And I do not believe they will equal or surpass Nvidia's dedicated RT performance. But, I could be wrong, and I hope I am wrong.
meacupla - Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - linkfrom the rumors I have seen, AMD thinks their 7900XT will be competitive.