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 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.
AMD has announced an online broadcast titled \"Together we advance_gaming\", which will be held on November 3 at 23:00 Moscow time.This will be an online event dedicated to Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards based on RDNA 3 architecture, according to a press release that was published on AMD's official website.AMD will unveil the new AMD high-performance and energy-efficient architecture RDNA 3, which will provide a new level of performance, efficiency and functionality for gamers and content creators,\" - noted in the press release.AMD graphics processors based on RDNA 3 architecture will be the first GPU company, consisting of several chips.They will be manufactured at TSMC manufacturing facilities using 5-nm process technology.AMD has demonstrated Navi 3x graphics processor (presumably Navi 31) back in August this year, but did not disclose any details about it.According to unofficial sources, AMD plans to introduce two Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards based on RDNA 3 this year, starting their sales in the second half of December.AMD's graphics gas pedals are expected to get next-generation Infinity Cache buffer memory.During a recent Ryzen 7000 processor presentation, AMD head Lisa Su said that the next-generation graphics will provide 50 percent more performance per watt of power consumption compared to current solutions, that is, compared to the Radeon RX 6000 based on the RDNA 2 architecture.
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.
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 will release 4nm mobile processors with Zen 4 and RDNA 3 next year, and Zen 5 and RDNA 3+ cores in 2024
At an analyst event, AMD shared plans for various areas, including mobile processors.The company named code names for future generations of processors, outlined their release dates, processors and architectures for both processor components and graphics. At the moment, the most advanced AMD mobile processors are representatives of the Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt family.They combine the processor core Zen 3 + and integrated graphics RDNA 2.These chips are made by 6-nm process technology.Sometime next year, AMD intends to release a 4-nm mobile chips Phoenix Point, consisting of several chips, combining the new processor architecture Zen 4, as well as the new graphics RDNA 3.In addition these chips will be equipped with the Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE).Details about its features and capabilities is not available now, but it is known that its creation is the responsibility of Xilinx, recently acquired by AMD.It is noted only that AIE will get a scalable architecture with local memory, and will be able to offer high performance and efficiency in the work with AI and signal processing. And by the end of 2024 AMD plans to release Strix Point mobile processors, which will combine the Zen 5 architecture and integrated RDNA 3+ graphics.The latter will apparently not differ much from RDNA 3, probably offering better performance per watt.These processors will also get a dedicated AI engine from Xilinx.The Strix Point manufacturing process is not specified, but it is noted that it will be more advanced than the 4nm.
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 will unveil Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards on the latest RDNA 3 architecture graphics processors tonight. The start of the presentation,...