PCWorld reporters managed to talk to Frank Azor, AMD chief gaming and marketing architect, and get some details about the Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on the new RDNA 3 architecture.AMD's representative said why at the time of the presentation of graphics cards Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT novelties were not compared to models NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-series.Image source: VideoCardzAccording to Mr.Azor, AMD is positioning flagship gas pedal Radeon RX 7900 XTX as a competitor to the GeForce RTX 4080.Since NVIDIA has not yet released the card, AMD had no information about the performance of the gas pedal to add to its comparison charts.\"[The Radeon RX 7900 XTX] is designed to compete with the RTX 4080.We have no information about its performance.This is the main reason why you didn't see any comparisons with NVIDIA solutions \u003C...> the $999 card can't be a competitor to the RTX 4090, which is rated 60% more expensive.[The Radeon RX 7900 XTX's] competitor is the RTX 4080,\" Azor said.He also commented on the announcement of FSR 3.0 image scaling technology and noted that the decision to introduce a new version of FSR was not spontaneous.According to him, FSR 3.0 will not only be supported by RDNA 3-based graphics cards.\"Our decision to announce FSR 3.0 is not some kind of backlash or a desire to quickly introduce a competitor to NVIDIA DLSS 3.We have been developing this technology for some time.Why will it be available later than many would expect? The main thing is to remember the key philosophy behind FSR technology.After all, FSR 1.0 and FSR 2.0 do not only work on RDNA and RDNA 2 graphics cards.They are supported by other generations of AMD graphics gas pedals.They are also supported by our competitors' graphics cards.This is much more difficult to implement than if we just added FSR 3.0 support only for RDNA 3 graphics cards.We really want FSR 3.0 to work on other graphics cards as well,\" Azor commented.Hinting at DLSS 3, which is only supported by GeForce RTX 40-series gas pedals, Azor added that support for just one architecture is much easier to implement.However, AMD has made a promise that FSR will be supported by multiple graphics architectures.But it takes time to implement this.The company is not yet sure it can 100% keep that promise, but it will \"try very hard.\"
AMD introduced the Radeon RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX graphics cards - the older one is priced at $999
AMD introduced its flagship gaming graphics cards Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
New products are based on flagship graphics processor with RDNA 3 architecture, which AMD calls the world's first GPU with a chiplet design - it consists of several crystals.
AMD's new flagship RDNA 3 architecture GPU includes 58 billion transistors, and their density has increased by 165% compared to previous-generation (RDNA 2) GPUs.
The big crystal in the center is made by 5-nm process technology and has an area of 300 mm2.It is called GCD (Graphics Compute Die) and includes all GPU computing blocks, as well as other necessary elements. Next to it are six small crystals with high speed memory Infinity Cache.
They are 6nm processors, have an area of 37mm2 each and are called MCD (Memory Cache Die).The bus bandwidth between GCD and MCD is 5.3 Tbytes/sec.
Note that Radeon RX 6000 had Infinity Cache memory on the same chip as GPU, but had 2.7 times less bandwidth. The new chips have a theoretical peak performance of 61 Tflops in single precision floating point operations (FP32), 2.7 times higher than the previous generation GPUs could offer (23 Tflops).
AMD notes that it optimized its computing block architecture for gaming, dramatically increasing performance.It also doubled the number of instructions executed per clock cycle, and increased the processing speed of ray tracing operations (by 50% for each processing unit) and artificial intelligence (by 2.7 times).
According to AMD, the new flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX is 1.5-1.7 times faster in games than the Radeon RX 6950 XT.And when using ray tracing, which was not the strongest point of the last generation graphics cards, the performance increased by 1.5-1.6 times.
In general, AMD positions the new graphics card as a solution for 4K gameplay with high frame rate.And to achieve even higher frequency will help to scale FSR.Unfortunately, AMD did not compare its novelties with its competitors. Senior Radeon RX 7900 XTX has got graphics processor with 96 compute units (Compute Units, CU) with RDNA 3 architecture, which means there are 12,288 stream processors.
The chip runs at a clock speed of 2.3 GHz, which is the average frequency in games.Next to it is 96 MB of high-speed Infinity Cache memory, and the amount of GDDR6 video memory is 24 GB.It is connected via a 384-bit bus.
The graphics card power consumption is 355W. The subflagship Radeon RX 7900 XT has a graphics processor with 84 CU, which carry 10,752 stream processors.The average gaming frequency is claimed to be 2 GHz.The card has 80 MB of Infinity Cache memory, and the amount of GDDR6 video memory is 20 GB, and it is connected via a 320-bit bus.The consumption level of the card is 300 W.
The new AMD reference graphics cards have a cooling system with three fans and take up 2.5 expansion slots in height.
For additional power each has two 8-pin connectors.AMD separately pointed out that \"its new graphics cards won't need new chassis or new power supplies.\" This was obviously a kick in the teeth for NVIDIA, whose flagship GeForce RTX 4090 turned out to be huge, and also uses new 12+4 pin power connector. Also AMD emphasized on the new graphics cards support of the latest DisplayPort 2.1 interface.
It provides the ability to output images in 8K resolution at up to 165 Hz or in 4K resolution at 480 Hz.The problem so far is that there are no monitors with this interface and these characteristics on the market.Here we should also note the support of hardware acceleration when working with AV1 codec.
The recommended price of AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX video card will be $999, while the junior Radeon RX 7900 XT is priced at $899.Both graphics cards will go on sale on December 13.
Recall that the GeForce RTX 4090 is priced at $1599, while the GeForce RTX 4080 will cost from $1199.
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.
ASUS announced graphics cards Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT in their own version TUF Gaming.The company is not ready to share the specs of new products, but the manufacturer has revealed some details about them.Image source: ASUSBoth gas pedals will get a massive cooling system, equipped with three fans.The thickness of video cards will be three expansion slots.Both will get a dual BIOS system with quiet and performance modes. Unlike the reference versions Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT, variants from ASUS have got not two, but three 8-pin connectors of additional power.In addition, new items will be the first gaming cards from ASUS, which will support DisplayPort 2.1 interface. Graphics card Radeon RX 7900 XTX has a graphics processor with 12,288 stream processors, the reference gaming frequency is 2.3 GHz.The card has 24 GB of GDDR6 memory with 384-bit bus support.The Radeon RX 7900 XT model is based on a GPU with 10,752 cores and has a reference frequency of 2 GHz.This gas pedal has received 20 GB of memory GDDR6 with support for 320-bit bus.ASUS has not reported with what frequencies will run GPUs in its video cards.Also unknown is the price of announced Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT TUF Gaming models.However, most of the prices for these graphics cards are close to the recommended ones, which are $999 and $899 respectively.The company only confirmed that the novelties will be on sale in December this year.
A photo of AMD Navi 31 GPU based on RDNA 3 architecture, which will form the basis of higher-end Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards appeared at Angstronomics' disposal.Recall that the official announcement of the latter will be held this evening.Image source: AMDThe presented photo of Navi 31 GPU confirms the use of chiplet design.In the photo you can note the main graphics chip Graphics Chiplet Die (GCD) in the center and six auxiliary crystals Memory Chiplet Dies (MCD).Image source: AngstronomicsThe same source previously reported the alleged specifications of the Navi 31 GPU.So, the main GCD chip with an area of about 308 mm2 contains 48 WGP (Workgroup Processors) blocks.Each WGP has two Compute Units (CUs).Thus, the total number of CUs in the chip is 96.And the total number of Arithmetic Logic Units (ALUs or Area Stream Processors) within the 96 CU's would be equal to 12,288 units.The area of one MCD chip, in turn, is about 37.5 mm2.The total area of the GCD with all the MCD chips is approximately 533 mm2.The area of the entire GPU package is 2612 mm2 (dimensions 55 × 47.5 mm).Each MCD contains 16 Mbytes of AMD Infinity Cache.Thus, Navi 31 GPU will get 96 MB of Infinity Cache, which is less than the same Navi 21 (128 MB) that powers Radeon RX 6900 XT/6950 XT.It is also reported that Navi 31 GPU supports 384-bit memory bus with up to 24 GB of GDDR6 memory at 20 Gbit/s per pin.This chip is expected to be the core of the Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics gas pedal. Expected specifications of AMD Navi 31, Navi 32 and Navi 33 graphics processors.Image source: VideoCardzIt is expected that during today's presentation AMD will present only the senior models of Radeon RX 7000 gas pedals based on Navi 31.Models based on Navi 32 and Navi 33 GPUs will probably be announced later.However, we will be able to find out the exact information in a few hours.
AMD will unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on the latest RDNA 3 architecture graphics processors tonight.The start of the presentation, entitled Together we advance_gaming is scheduled for 23:00 Moscow time.The presentation will be available for all those who wish to watch it on AMD official YouTube channel.AMD itself describes the upcoming event as follows: \"AMD executives will detail AMD's new high-performance and energy-efficient AMD RDNA 3 architecture, which will deliver a new level of performance, efficiency and functionality for gamers and content creators.\"At the moment, very little is reliably known about the upcoming new products.AMD showed the graphics chip Navi 3X back in August and already then it was known that the RDNA 3-based GPU will consist of several chips, by analogy with AMD CPUs.This should reduce the cost, which would have a positive effect on the price of graphics cards.At least, that should be so in theory.Crystals GPU, or at least some of them will be made at 5nm process on the production facilities TSMC.Also earlier head of AMD Lisa Su (Lisa Su) said that the next generation graphics will provide 50% higher performance per watt of energy compared to current solutions, meaning Radeon RX 6000 on the RDNA 2 architecture.Also AMD representatives said recently that they will not be getting a new (and potentially problematic) power connector with 12+4 pins.The latter is confirmed by recently leaked photo which seems to depict Radeon RX 7900 XT reference graphics card - it has a pair of 8-pin connectors.Novelty is larger than the current flagship in the face of Radeon RX 6900 XT, but still not as huge as GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards.Note that AMD is rumored to be preparing several graphics cards on the flagship GPU next generation: Radeon RX 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX.They are rumored to offer up to 24 GB of GDDR6 memory and up to 12,288 stream processors.Whether this is true we will find out in a few hours.
One of Twitter users shared photos of reference version of AMD Radeon RX 7900 graphics gas pedal.According to him, the pictures were published in one of the closed communities for enthusiasts.\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tImage source: Twitter / @9550pro The photo does not show the final version of the graphics gas pedal, but only an engineering sample.Such a conclusion can be made at least from the fact that the card uses a red PCB, on which in some places you can see contact points for voltage monitoring.However, the gas pedal cooling system is very similar to the one that the final version will receive.Its outlines could be seen back at the August AMD presentation.In the photos presented Radeon RX 7900 is compared with the reference version Radeon RX 6900 XT.Novelty is longer than its predecessor but has the same set of two 8-pin power connectors as the model on the RDNA 2 architecture.The appearance of cooling system has changed relative to the previous generation graphics cards Radeon.However, these changes are more of a cosmetic nature.\t\t\t\tThe cooling system of the reference version of the new generation AMD video card includes three fans.The source did not specify what gas pedal model on the RDNA 3 architecture has got on the photo.It could be either Radeon 7900 XT, or the flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX.Below in the table you can see the characteristics that are attributed to these gas pedals.In particular, GPUs of video cards will allegedly get up to 12,288 stream processors, and video cards themselves will be equipped with up to 24 GB of GDDR6 memory.\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tImage source: VideoCardz Video cards Radeon RX 7000 series will be officially presented on November 3.According to recent rumors, they will go on sale in early December.We expect the announcement of at least two models of gas pedals based on RDNA 3 architecture - the aforementioned Radeon 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX based on Navi 31 processors.If you believe the rumors, the older models Radeon RX 7000 will use the GPU with an innovative chip design.
One of Twitter users shared photos of reference version of AMD Radeon RX 7900 graphics gas pedal.According to him, the pictures were published in one of the closed communities for enthusiasts.\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tImage source: Twitter / @9550pro The photo does not show the final version of the graphics gas pedal, but only an engineering sample.Such a conclusion can be made at least from the fact that the card uses a red PCB, on which in some places you can see contact points for voltage monitoring.However, the gas pedal cooling system is very similar to the one that the final version will receive.Its outlines can be seen back at the August presentation of AMD.In the photos presented Radeon RX 7900 is compared with the reference version of the Radeon RX 6900 XT.Novelty is longer than its predecessor but has the same set of two 8-pin power connectors as the model on the RDNA 2 architecture.The appearance of cooling system has changed relative to the previous generation graphics cards Radeon.However, these changes are more of a cosmetic nature.\t\t\t\tThe cooling system of the reference version of the new generation AMD video card includes three fans.The source did not specify what gas pedal model on the RDNA 3 architecture has got on the photo.It could be either Radeon 7900 XT, or the flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX.Below in the table you can see the characteristics that are attributed to these gas pedals.In particular, GPUs of video cards will allegedly get up to 12,288 stream processors, and video cards themselves will be equipped with up to 24 GB of GDDR6 memory.\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tImage source: VideoCardz Video cards Radeon RX 7000 series will be officially presented on November 3.According to recent rumors, they will go on sale in early December.We expect the announcement of at least two models of gas pedals based on RDNA 3 architecture - the aforementioned Radeon 7900 XT and Radeon RX 7900 XTX based on Navi 31 processors.If you believe the rumors, the older models Radeon RX 7000 will use the GPU with an innovative chip design.
AMD confirmed that Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards will not receive the new 12+4-pin 12VHPWR power connector
AMD has confirmed that the next generation Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards will not be equipped with the new 12+4-pin 12VHPWR power connector found on the older GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards from NVIDIA.Source image: AMDThe fact that the new series of AMD graphics cards will not use the new 12 + 4-pin connector, which in recent days have raised questions, confirmed via his Twitter page AMD Corporate Vice President Scott Herkelman (Scott Herkelman).In a communication with the users of social network Herkelman commented on the picture of the melted power connector 12VHPWR on the video card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.In response to the publication, AMD Corporate Vice President said that neither the current Radeon RX 6000 series graphics gas pedals, nor the upcoming series of graphics cards on the RDNA 3 architecture will not use this connector for power.It turns out that the new AMD graphics cards will be equipped with conventional 8-connector PCIe power connectors that can pass up to 150W of power to the gas pedal.Models with high power consumption, in turn, may be equipped with two, and perhaps three or more such connectors.All the details about the new graphics cards Radeon RX 7000 on RDNA 3 architecture will be available on November 3.On this day, AMD has planned the presentation of new gas pedals.
AMD corporate vice president Scott Herkelman announced via his Twitter page that the launch of the next-generation Radeon RX 7000 graphics gas pedals based on RDNA architecture will take place on Nov.3.Image source: Twitter / @sherkelmanIn last month's Ryzen 7000 processor announcement, AMD CEO Lisa Su (Lisa Su) pointed out that the next generation graphics will provide 50% more performance per watt of power consumption compared to current solutions (Radeon RX 6000 on RDNA 2).Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards are rumored to use a new multi-chip GPU packaging technology for the first time.Navi 3x Series GPUs, which will find their place in the Radeon RX 7000 video cards, will be manufactured on a 5-nm process.It is also confirmed that the cards will receive a new generation of buffer memory Infinity Cache.According to the latest rumors, in the composition of the flagship graphics chip Navi 31 will be present 12,288 stream processors.This is twice as much than the current flagship chip Navi 21 on RDNA 2 architecture, which is used in video cards Radeon RX 6900 XT and Radeon RX 6950 XT.
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.
AMD also shared some details about its next generation graphics cards at today's Ryzen 7000 series processor announcement event and even showed a glimpse of one of them.Also the company has demonstrated the RDNA 3 graphics, and announced its release date. The head of AMD Lisa Su (Lisa Su) said that the graphics processors on the RDNA 3 architecture will consist of several crystals (chipsets), made by the 5-nm process.Obviously, to produce them will be TSMC.Glimpses of the shown graphics card is quite large, and by the looks, it seems that we will see the development of the design of reference graphics cards Radeon RX 6000-series - continuity is immediately visible.It was also indicated that the new generation graphics will provide 50% more performance per watt of power consumption than current AMD solutions (Radeon RX 6000 on RDNA 2).During the presentation, Lisa Su also confirmed that the next-generation Radeon graphics is currently being tested in AMD's labs.And its performance is \"amazing.\" The graphics capabilities were demonstrated in the game Lies Of P, which is being prepared by Neowiz Games and will be released in 2023.AMD did not show FPS or any other data about the graphics card performance.It was only noted that the gas pedal was paired with the new flagship - Ryzen 9 7950X.Finally, the head of AMD promised that the next generation graphics cards will be released by the end of this year.More specific terms were not named.
AMD Senior Vice President Sam Naffziger was interviewed by Tom's Hardware.There, he said that AMD will focus on power efficiency in future generations of graphics cards, but may also implement power efficiency improvements over current graphics cards.It is not said explicitly, but perhaps we are talking about video cards Radeon RX 7000 on 5-nm graphics chips with RDNA 3 architecture.Image source: VideoCardz \"The demand for high gaming and computing performance is constantly growing.At the same time, the adoption of new processors that deliver that performance is slowing down,\" Naffziger noted.So in order to improve performance, we have to raise power consumption.But, according to the AMD representative, the company has planned a lot of solutions to improve energy efficiency.To keep a balance between performance and consumption.Note that earlier AMD said that the Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards will provide a 50 percent increase in performance per watt compared to the current Radeon RX 6000.\"Performance is critical.But even if our solutions are more energy efficient, that doesn't mean we won't increase power consumption when our competitors do.On the other hand, they will have to increase power consumption much more than we do\", - stressed AMD representative.Thus, AMD says that along with improving energy efficiency, it can also increase power consumption, but not as much as competitors.First of all, this applies to the flagship solutions, as it is more difficult to increase performance there.Future senior AMD Radeon graphics cards (not necessarily RX 7000) will likely consume more power compared to the Radeon RX 6000.In this case, to ensure the consumption lower than NVIDIA will not be so difficult, because in the Network has long been rumored that the power consumption of some GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards based on Ada Lovelace architecture will be higher than 400W. Image source: AMDNaffziger didn't share any specific details about AMD's future graphics cards during the interview.It is not yet known whether AMD plans to equip its new gas pedals with more power connectors.In the reference version Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards are equipped with one or two 8-pin power connectors.Among the non-reference versions there are models with three such connectors.Whether Radeon RX 7000 will have three such connectors in the reference version or the company will use the new 12+4 pin PCIe 5.0 power connector is still an open question.However, the new 12+4-pin connector is already attributed to GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards.Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards are expected to be announced this fall.Previously, there were rumors that some GPUs in the new series will consist of several chips with different technological processes (5 and 6 nm).Naffziger confirmed that in the future AMD GPUs will have a complex chip layout.
Radeon RX 7000 may get support for DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR20 interface - it allows to display a picture in 16K
Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on RDNA 3 architecture may get support for DisplayPort 2.0 interface with VESA UHBR20 mode, indicating their ultra-high signal bandwidth - up to 80 Gbps.This information was shared on Twitter by a popular leak writer under the nickname Kepler, who found hints of this feature in AMD drivers code.Image source: VideoCardzThe user shared a link to a site that demonstrates changes to AMD drivers for graphics cards.The patches trace references to the DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR20 standard.Devices supporting this mode have up to 80Gbps of throughput, 32Gbps more than the HDMI 2.1 standard and 48Gbps more than DisplayPort 1.4a.Theoretically Radeon RX 7000 gas pedals will be able to display up to 16K resolution with DSC compression, or up to 10K without compression, or two 8K signals at once with 120 Hz and HDR. Source image: FreedesktopIn January of last year the Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA), an organization dedicated to standardizing displays, confirmed that DisplayPort 2.0-compatible displays would be available by the end of 2021, but that timeline has been pushed back to a later date.Source image: Tom's HardwareIt is possible that widespread support for the new standard will begin simultaneously with the release of next-generation graphics cards.VESA has also recently reported that Ryzen 6000 mobile chips have received DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR certification.
AMD will unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on the latest RDNA 3 architecture graphics processors tonight. The start of the presentation,...