AMD’s next-gen GPUs are 3x faster and will leave Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 in the dust
Well if that wasn’t an early warning shot to get Nvidia to sit down and be careful, I don’t know what it is. That’s because a new report just broke coverage that states “AMD’s next flagship GPUs are expected to be 3 times faster than the RX 6900XT.”
That’s 3 times faster than the GPU, which in T3’s Best Graphics Card Buyers Guide is the “best AMD premium graphics card”.
This means that the next generation of AMD graphics cards, if this report is to be believed, will be three times faster than the current king of the AMD GPU world, the RX 6900XT and, arguably even more importantly, is expected to leave the Nvidia. . GeForce RTX 3080 in the dust.
With three times the horsepower of the RX 6900XT, AMD’s new flagship GPU is also set to dethrone the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090. As such, this is really a shooting situation and, at least on paper, of course. something Nvidia needs to worry about, and especially given the ongoing stock issues that Nvidia graphics cards face.
The core of the report, which is courtesy of arstechnica, is based on information from wccftech, which itself reported information spilled by serial graphics card info leaker @KittyYYuko on Twitter. This tweet can be seen directly below:
In the leakster’s response to Twitter user Paul Eccleston’s comments about these next-gen AMD GPUs, @KittyYYuko said that “2.5x is too little”, which led wccftech to postulate that “this suggests that the next-generation flagship could finish nearly 3 times faster “.
This extra speed, if true, is likely due to the shift of these incoming “Navi 31” graphics cards to a 5nm architecture from a 7nm architecture, which has proven to offer huge performance gains and greater performance gains per watt. .
In terms of raw numbers, the current flagship Navi 21 provides 80 compute units and 5,120 shading units, while the incoming Navi 31 is expected to double those numbers up to 160 compute units and 10,000 shading units. And, at least according to these reports, this doubling in partnership with the move to 5nm will lead to three times the performance.
And, well, three times the performance will absolutely lead the fight with Nvidia’s current Ampere GPUs. It’s unclear at this time if Nvidia has anything up its sleeve to fight these new AMD cards, and given that these AMD cards aren’t expected until late 2022 at the earliest, this suggests the battle is far from over. ‘be already won.
Hopefully, when these AMD cards drop out, gamers won’t face the terrible inventory issues that have so far seen thousands of scalpers drinking champagne while avid PC gamers find themselves empty-handed.
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