AMD’s next generation GPUs will ‘decimate’ the entire Nvidia lineup

As we approach the arrival of Nvidia and AMD’s next-generation graphics cards, more details about the GPUs, especially in the latter’s case, have begun to emerge.

Moore’s Law Is Dead’s latest video took a deeper look at AMD’s Navi 33 GPU, which is powered by the RDNA 3 architecture and is said to be the silicon that Team Red’s next generation entry-level and mid-range video cards will use.

According to the doctor’s most trusted sources, the Navi 33 is actually a monolithic 6nm matrix “designed to bring Navi 21 performance to midrange matrix sizes.” Another interesting treat from the leak indicates that the Navi 33 “uses faster GDDR6 over a smaller than Navi 21 bus, removes a few advanced features to reduce the matrix size, and utilizes the RDNA 3 architecture for lower power at high clocks.”

Sources said that 18Gbps GDDR6 memory is expected to be categorized as “low end” by the end of 2022, and they believe that 20Gbps will become the new standard for midrange memory, while 22 to 24Gbps is reserved for high-end premium memory. Map. We’ve already heard that some flagship Nvidia Ada RTX 40 series GPUs will have around 24 Gbps of memory, which Moore’s Law Is Dead also expects will be the case for the best RDNA 3 cards.

As reported by NotebookCheck, Moore’s Law Is Dead also believes that the Navi 33 comes with 128 MB of Infinity Cache. He adds that there is a “narrow chance” that the Infinity Cache volume could theoretically reach 256 MB, but he expects the former amount to be retained to “support Navi 21-like performance.”

One of the areas where AMD is reportedly cutting back is the bus size, which is expected to be reduced to a 128-bit bus, along with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. However, Moore’s Law Is Dead emphasizes that the Navi 33 will deliver significantly faster RAM speeds (within the 20 Gbps range) compared to the current gene RDNA 2 architecture.

“Limiting the Navi 33 to 8 GB was a deliberate design decision. This is definitely a midrange or even lower midrange card.”

The above technical specifications therefore “should” offer an upgrade in rasterization performance compared to the current generation premium RX 6900XT graphics card. As a result, Navi 33 entry-level GPUs will apparently offer superior 1080p performance as well as “trade-blows” at 1440p. One area it may fall short is 4K, but Moore’s Law Is Dead underscores the fact that the Navi 33 is predominantly aimed at 1440p gaming.

Elsewhere, Moore’s Law Is Dead believes that radiation tracking will be significantly upgraded, emphasizing that the jump will represent a “much larger increase” compared to the rasterization improvements.

The power consumption level of the Navi 33 was originally expected to hit the 200-watt limit. But as the card is “becoming the new midrange, or perhaps even the new lower midrange” GPU, which “will compete with the latest generation of flagships” with lower power consumption, that number has been revised to be between 180 – and 230 watt range.

Rounding off the rumored specifications for the Navi 33 is its PCIE 5.0 lanes, which “most sources” believe are eight lanes.

A rumor about concept rendering of AMD's next generation RDNA 3 Radeon RX 7000 GPUs.
A tease of what the Radeon RX 7000 Series GPU might look like. Source: Wccftech / Moore’s Law Is Dead

RDNA 3 vs Nvidia Ada

As for the price of Navi 33 boards, Moore’s Law Is Dead estimates that the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is between $ 399 and $ 499. If all of the aforementioned technical specifications come true, that price tag will make the RDNA 3 graphics card an extremely attractive option for the entry / midrange market. For reference, the RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6900XT sells for $ 999, which means that Navi 33 cards may well offer similar performance for half the price.

As one YouTube comment aptly points out, “given that so many people are moving to 1440p games, a 6900XT level card at lower midrange prices is smart. And if they can pump enough stock out, they’ll sell as fast as they can. can make them. “

And that’s what many expect will be the focal point of the battle for the next generation between Nvidia and AMD: If there are enough stocks to meet demand. After all, the generational upgrade we’re hearing about in terms of RDNA 3 and Nvidia Ada is shaping up to be one for the times, so there will be a significant amount of interest around these next generation GPUs.

Efficiency is another area that has been an important point of discussion regarding next-generation AMD and Nvidia graphics cards. The previous Moore’s Law Is Dead leak already hinted that Nvidia is facing a “real, true efficiency issue coming up”. Confidence in this claim is that several AMD engineers apparently say that “they are 100% sure that RDNA 3 will destroy Nvidia in efficiency across the entire series.”

Moore’s Law Is Dead also teased a future video by showing a teaser of a concept rendering for an upcoming RX 7000 graphics card. In particular, he says we want to take a closer look at the products that use more advanced packaging techniques, as he is “100% sure of the crazy things AMD is doing in future architectures.”

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