At the disposal of VideoCardz portal appeared the image block diagram of AMD Navi 31 graphics processor, which formed the basis of the new graphics cards Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT.Image source: AMDThe AMD Navi 31 graphics processor uses a chiplet design.In the center of the chip is a large GCD (Graphics Compute Die) crystal based on the 5-nm process, which includes all the GPU compute blocks and other necessary elements.Around it are six cache memory crystals (MCD).They are built using the 6nm process.Each MCD chip includes a dual 32-bit memory controller combined with L3 cache memory.To date, AMD has only confirmed that the full-size Navi 31 GPU contains 96 MB of L3 cache memory (Infinity Cache), but the manufacturer did not specify the size of L0, L1 and L2 cache memory.This information is clarified by a presentation slide which appeared to VideoCardz and to all appearances was shown to journalists at the presentation behind closed doors.It says that L0 cache memory is 3 Mbytes, which is almost 2.5 times larger than in Navi 21.L1 cache memory is three times larger and is equal to 3 Mbytes.L2 cache memory is up 50% to 6 Mbytes.L3 memory (Infinity Cache) is 96 MB, 32 MB less than that of Navi 21.Image source: VideoCardz / AMDThe diagram above shows Navi 31 with six shader engines using eight pairs of Compute Units.The Radeon RX 7900 XTX was originally supposed to have 12,288 stream processors.However, if you turn to the company's website, we can note the indication of the presence of 6144 stream processors, that is half as many.The reason for this is that RDNA 3 architecture is based on Dual Issue design, which means that it can execute two FP32 arithmetic instructions simultaneously, so we can talk about 12,288 FP32 blocks or thread processors.Meanwhile, the Navi 31 has upped its performance in single precision floating point operations (FP32) to 61 Tflops, more than doubling over the previous generation.The slide also mentions that the RDNA3 architecture is designed to operate at 3 GHz.The same information comes from journalists who visited the presentation of new graphics cards and discussed this issue with AMD representatives on the sidelines.However, it should be noted that the maximum Boost frequency of the reference Radeon RX 7900 XTX is claimed to be 2.5 GHz.That's what it says on AMD's website.How the company is going to implement the 3 GHz support in its RDNA 3 graphics cards is not known yet. Image source: Twitter / @Locuza_ Above you can see an actual photo of the Navi 31 processor with annotations of each chip block added on top, provided by one Twitter user.
AMD announced FSR 3.0 technology and HYPR-RX feature - both will boost FPS, but will not appear until 2023
As part of the presentation of the next generation flagship graphics cards Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT AMD also announced two new software technologies that will be part of the Radeon Software Adrenalin graphics driver in the foreseeable future.
We're talking about a new version of FidelityFX Super Resolution 3.0 image scaling technology, as well as AMD's new HYPR-RX feature.Amd Vice President Scott Herkelman said while speaking at the event that FidelityFX Super Resolution 3.0 (FRS 3.0) will get support for the Unreal Engine 5 game engine.
He also stated that FSR 3.0 will provide twice the gaming performance of FSR 2.0.Unfortunately, he did not share more details about FSR 3.0, but indicated that the technology will become available next year.
The Radeon Software Adrenalin graphics driver will also include the new AMD HYPR-RX feature.
It will allow with the click of a button to reduce gaming latency, enable FSR scaling technology, and activate the Radeon Boost feature to improve gaming performance.
According to an AMD spokesperson, in Dying Light 2, which was cited as an example, activating the AMD HYPR-RX feature allows for an 85% increase in gaming performance and a 1/3 reduction in latency.
AMD HYPR-RX will be a kind of combined response to NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA DLSS technologies.According to the company, the feature will appear as part of the Radeon graphics driver in the first half of 2023.
At the quarterly reporting event, company executives talked about changes in the processor supply mix only in relative terms, but the 10-Q reporting form released later allowed for specific numerical figures.AMD said the number of CPUs shipped in the quarter was down 43 percent, though the year-over-year average selling price was up 5 percent.Source image: AMDRemind that AMD's third-quarter revenue in the customer segment fell 40 percent from $1.7 billion to $1.0 billion, due to significant inventory build-up in customers' warehouses while demand decreased.While AMD has seen a 43 percent year on year decline in volume terms for the segment, the average selling price has even increased 5 percent although yesterday AMD officials said the number was down in sequential terms.AMD attributes the decline in processor shipments in volume terms to an accumulation of substantial inventory in the customer warehouse and a decline in demand for the product, but the year on year increase in average selling price is due to an increase in the share of more than 10 percent of the total sales volume.In this comparison, the number of CPUs sold to customers has decreased by 18%, and their average price has increased by 28%, but in this case due to the shift in demand towards more expensive mobile Ryzen models.Apparently, by the third quarter, the moment of inertia in sales of mobile processors AMD exhausted itself, and only desktop versions of Ryzen among the more expensive ones were in sane demand.By the way, AMD explained how its revenue changed in the gaming segment, which includes not only discrete graphics cards, but also components of game consoles.On an annualized basis in the third quarter, it grew 14% from $1.4 billion to $1.6 billion, but since the beginning of the year growth reached 34% and corresponded to the level of revenue of $5.2 billion.The engine of growth were gaming consoles, as noted yesterday, but gaming graphics cards have not only declined in revenue, but also reduced the number of shipped units.The weakness in video card demand is attributed to worsening macroeconomic conditions.
AMD compared Radeon RX 6700 with overclocked GeForce RTX 3060 Ti - the former has performance per watt up to 33% higher
AMD released the Radeon RX 6700 graphics card four months ago, but the announcement was more of a formal one.The manufacturer didn't report the performance data of the new product, but only added information about the card to its official website.And now the company has decided to share some official data about its performance.Image source: VideoCardzWhich writes VideoCardz, Radeon RX 6700, despite the entry into the market, is in short supply.There are no independent reviews on the web, so the data provided by AMD, in which the card is compared to a GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, allow you to evaluate its gaming potential compared to competitors.Recall that the Radeon RX 6700 is based on a cut down graphics chip Navi 22 with 2304 stream processors, 144 texture blocks, 64 rasterization blocks and 36 raytracing acceleration blocks.Almost the same chip is used in the mobile Radeon RX 6700M for laptops.In the reference version, the Radeon RX 6700 GPU's base frequency is 1941 MHz, the gaming frequency is 2174 MHz.In Boost mode it goes up to 2450 MHz.The novelty got 10 Gbytes of GDDR6 memory with 160-bit interface, 16 Gbit/s per pin and a bandwidth of up to 320 Gbytes/s.It also features 80 MB of dedicated Infinity Cache memory.Radeon RX 6700 power consumption is claimed to be 175W. Radeon RX 6700 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC.Image source: AMDRemind that NVIDIA recently introduced the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with GDDR6X memory, and Intel released its Arc A770 and Arc A750 graphics cards.They are all in the same segment.Perhaps that's why AMD decided to do a direct comparison between the Radeon RX 6700 and the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.The performance of the AMD gas pedal, based on the data provided, is at the level of the competitor.At the same time, both models are inferior to the older Radeon 6700 XT. Radeon RX 6700 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Ti OC.Image source: AMDIt is curious that the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti with overclocked GPU took part in the comparison test.Manufacturers usually do not conduct such comparisons, pitting cards without overclocking against each other.In the published data, AMD does not clarify whether the NVIDIA card was used with factory or manual overclocking.However, the company does point out that the power consumption of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti is 230W.So we are not talking about the Founders Edition reference version, which has a claimed TDP of 200W. AMD points out that the Radeon RX 6700 at 175W power consumption is up to 33% more favorable in terms of performance per watt than the overclocked GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, but still provides the same level of performance.
Unlike NVIDIA, which was even forced to announce early financial results for the second quarter due to a sharp decline in demand for its gaming graphics cards, AMD on the consumer graphics market was quite restrained, expressing hope for its growth in the fourth quarter.The general line of AMD management adheres to now, but points out that the consumer graphics market is a mess.Image source: AMDSimilar statements could be heard from AMD senior vice president Ruth Cotter (Ruth Cotter), which took part in the technology conference Goldman Sachs.She began her explanation by recalling AMD's recent restructuring of its financial statements.If earlier the semi-custom solutions, in particular, chips for game consoles belonged to the server line of business, now they are relegated to the gaming direction, neighboring it with discrete graphics processors.These two segments in the last quarter, according to the representative of AMD, developed multidirectionally.Demand for Microsoft and Sony game consoles at this stage of their life cycle is very high, as Ruth Kotter admits, and due to this growth in total revenue in this area will continue.At the same time in the discrete graphics segment, according to her, the company entered into 2022 with a very high base for comparison in the form of 2021.In the second quarter, the market sagged hard, as has been discussed extensively by other sources.The supply/demand ratio changed as consumer spending declined amid macroeconomic instability, all of which affected the discrete graphics market.In the second half of the year, specifically in the third quarter, as Ruth Kotter emphasized, the gaming graphics card market will continue to show weak demand as increased inventory remains in the retail channels.But the fourth quarter should bring positive changes for AMD.By the end of this year, the company will release a new product for gamers, and its appearance can help straighten out the situation.With all that said, as Ruth Kotter added, the second half of the year will force the company \"to deal with all kinds of peripeteia and confusion in the consumer graphics market.\" Directly AMD will help announce new products, but how will the situation in 2023, it is too early to say.AMD representatives also explained that in the server segment is very high demand for the company's products, as in the segment of gaming consoles, and only in market segments related to the consumer sector, the company has to deal with great confusion and try to overcome all sorts of related problems.
For a long time AMD presentation makers hesitated to admit what exact process technology will be used to make RDNA 3 graphics processors, scheduled to debut before the end of this year.Now the time has come to partially reveal the cards: it will be a 5nm technology combined with a chip layout.Image source: AMDThe relevant revelations were made at AMD's event for financial analysts, which ended this business week with a flood of noteworthy news items for the general public.As the target audience of this information was mainly investors, AMD also considered the near evolutionary perspective: GPUs with RDNA 4 architecture, belonging to Navi 4x family, are supposed to debut by the end of 2024.They will be released with more advanced technology compared to 5-nm, but whether it will be a 3-nm processor, is not specified openly.Image source: AMDNo less important is the fact that graphics solutions with RDNA 3 architecture will be released by the end of this year.How wide their range will be in 2022, it is difficult to judge, about this will probably be made relevant statements closer to the time of the announcement.AMD promises that the Navi 3x family will provide \"industry's best performance per watt\", will use advanced packaging technologies and support advanced multimedia features.The latter includes support for DisplayPort 2.0.Picture source: AMDA separate slide in the presentation was dedicated to a 50% increase in performance per watt power consumption over RDNA 2 architectures.It is reported about using 5nm production technology and multi-chip layout, combined with next-generation Infinity Cache memory.It is not specified whether the latter will be somehow optimized in terms of performance or limited to an increased amount.Navi 3x family GPUs will undergo architectural improvements to improve performance.AMD cautions that predictions on the value of the increase in specific performance are based on preliminary engineering calculations, and therefore actual test results may differ.
AMD company named the games, which will be given away as part of the promotional campaign to buyers of graphics gas pedals Radeon RX 6000.Recall that the action Raise The Game was launched almost two weeks ago.Image source: VideoCardzA AMD decided to stimulate the sales of its graphics cards by holding game giveaway action.As expected, depending on the purchase of one or another Radeon RX 6000 model, you can get Saints Row and Sniper Elite 5 for free.Curiously enough, both have yet to be released.For example, Sniper Elite 5 is scheduled for release on May 26, and Saints Row is not expected before August 23.Image source: AMDThe AMD campaign runs from May 10 to August 13.During this period, when purchasing Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards, customers will be given a special code that must be activated by September 13.The list of countries and retailers involved in the campaign can be found on the AMD website.Russia is not on the list.
To attract new customers AMD is preparing a promotion in which it will give away free copies of games when buying Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards.The names of the games are unknown at the time of this writing.Image source: VideoCardzThe idea of giving away licensed copies of games when you buy this or that gaming computer equipment is well known.Usually, manufacturers conduct such actions when they release a new product or when the life cycle of the product in this or that generation comes to an end.During the last year and a half AMD and NVIDIA companies did not very often offer such promotions with free game offers (though there were some exceptions).Simply because video cards were always on sale due to scarcity, regardless of their cost.However, in recent weeks the situation on the video card market has changed rapidly.Firstly, the prices of gas pedals have come as close as possible to the recommended prices, and secondly, right now the cryptocurrency market is crashing.Both factors collided at the most inopportune moment for AMD - during the release of updated Radeon RX 6x50 series gas pedals.By the way, you can read their reviews here and here.Prices of Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards: left - recommended, right - actual.Source image: AnandTechTo stimulate graphics cards sales AMD has announced a promotion Raise The Game, in which when buying Radeon RX 6000 series gas pedals to buyers will be given licensed copies of games.The company is in such a hurry with the promotion that it hasn't even indicated which games will be part of it.This has never been done before. The company itself does not yet know what games will be giving away.Image source: AMDPortal AnandTech managed to get more information about the event.According to them, with Radeon RX 6000 gas pedals will be offered copies of the games Saints Row (released on August 23) or Sniper Elite 5 (released on May 25).However, this information has not been officially confirmed yet.The rules of the promotion also don't say anything about which games with which graphics card will be given away.However, they do confirm that even the entry-level gas pedal Radeon RX 6400, which simply can not be called a gaming one, participates in the program. The list of participating graphics cards.Image source: AMDThe Raise The Game campaign will run from May 10 to August 13.All indications are that the company did not plan to launch it so early, but the rapid reduction in the price of graphics cards left it no other choice.It is very likely that in Russia this campaign will not be held.Recall that AMD officially suspended its work in the Russian market as part of the sanctions.
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