AMD reveals RDNA 3 GPUs on November 3rd

AMD has announced that it will unveil its new RDNA 3 graphics cards (Radeon RX 7000) on November 3.

Scott Herkelman, AMD’s foreman for the Radeon brand, announced the date on his personal Twitter. The tweet was posted on the official AMD account, among others. Other than the date for the event, not many details were provided, though they should be coming soon.

The announcement comes, most likely not unintentionally, shortly after Nvidia’s unveiling of the first RTX 40 cards. AMD wants to compete directly with the new offering from Nvidia with the Radeon RX 7000 GPUs. AMD previously spoke about the difference in power efficiency, claiming that RDNA 3 indeed consumes more power than RDNA 2 (Radeon RX 6000), but that the increase is still smaller than with the competitor.

In addition, it is still uncertain to what extent AMD will switch to the new PCIe 5.0 interface, for both the motherboard connection and the new 12VHPWR power connector (16 pins). Nvidia has already switched to the new power cables, but still seems to be sticking to PCIe 4.0 for data transfer. AMD’s introduction of X670E motherboards (with PCIe 5.0 support over the PCIe slot) suggests that AMD could switch to PCIe 5.0 interfaces with RDNA 3.

RDNA 3, like the first Zen 4 CPUs, will be baked on a 5 nanometer process from TSMC. This generation uses Nvidia as well as a similar node from the same manufacturer. However, AMD wants to provide its new GPUs with a chiplet design, in which several memory controllers operate separately from the graphics processor.

The primary compute cluster will also be divided into new compute workgroups and the Infinity Cache (introduced with RDNA 2) would also be upgraded. According to AMD, RDNA 3 innovates and improves the entire graphics pipeline.

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