AMD RDNA 3: Release Date, Price, Specs, And More

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AMD RDNA 3, a new architecture for AMD's graphics processors, is said to be heading our way and we've rounded up everything we know about a potential release date, plus, what price and performance they could be bringing with it.

While AMD RDNA 3 was certainly a huge topic of discussion, alongside all things AMD Radeon RX 7000, as we head into June, it appears that all has gone a little hush surrounding the exciting new architecture. That being said, there are some nuggets of information to go on that leave us hungry for more!

Let's take a look at everything we know so far.

AMD RDNA 3 Release Date

A recent tweet from reliable leaker greymon55 has suggested that we may be seeing the first RDNA 3 cards as early as this September.

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However, in a more recent leak, Greymon55 has suggested an October/November launch, as the architecture is apparently going into pre-production this month.

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Greymon55 has recently noted that Navi 31 may launch as soon as late October, which is in line with those previous suggestions, and also means that AMD could be set to launch both a new round of GPUs and CPUs within a matter of weeks of each other, which could be huge for the market.

Whether they'll arrive earlier or later than the Nvidia RTX 4000 series is still yet to be seen, although some comments do note that RDNA 3 has been in the works for a while now.

The release date of the AMD RDNA 3 hasn't been officially confirmed, but there are some reports that do give us a strong idea that we'll see them this year.

According to Seeking Alpha, during AMD's Q2 2021 earnings call, they mentioned that they 'remain on track to launch next generation products in 2022, including our Zen 4 processors built with industry-leading 5-nanometer process technology and our RDNA 3 GPUs'.

Read More: RTX 4000 - Latest Leaks, News, and More

Whether that is still the case, is yet to be seen, especially as there have been highly documented chip shortages which have had far reaching effects within the technology sector.

Asides from the earnings call, mention of the RDNA 3 GPUs has been quiet as of late, and that includes at the company's next earnings call and at CES 2022.

Elsewhere, prominent hardware leaker Kepler_L2 has noted that the RDNA 3-based SoCs are allegedly having their drivers enabled in Linux, as per some patch notes that reference GFX11 (believed to be RDNA 3, given GFX10 refers to RDNA 2). This is a key example of prep work that AMD is likely to be doing to prepare their GPUs for an autumn release.

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AMD RDNA 3 Price

Again, when it comes to the price, we're still in the dark here, but there are some that have made predictions on what we could expect.

3Dcenter.org shared a post on Twitter, with an accompanying table of predictions that claims that only Navi 31, 32, and 33 will be based on RDNA 3. According to the table, that would put their prices at anywhere between $450 - $1500.

These are speculative projections, so take with a pinch of salt, however, they don't seem to farfetched to us.

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Recently, however, Moore's Law Is Dead claimed that mid-tier RDNA 3 GPUs could be anywhere between $399-499 USD. And judging by what they expect we may be getting for a money, it's looking like an incredible deal...

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AMD RDNA 3 Specs

We don't know much about what to expect with AMD RDNA 3, but there are a few leaks that could point us in the right direction.

Reliable leaker Greymon55 has recently noted that the Navi 31 powered RX 7900 XT may well feature a clock speed of close to 3GHz as well nearly 100 teraflops of performance, which would make it rather powerful indeed.

One of the most recent leaks comes from YouTuber Moore's Law Is Dead, who shares details around the Mid-Tier Radeon RDNA 3 GPUs.

According to the video, they claim that the GPUs which use Navi 33 will offer rasterization performance in practically in line with the RX 6900 XT.

Read More: Intel Arc Alchemist GPUs: Everything We Know So Far

On top of this, they will apparently come with a memory bandwidth of 18Gbps and 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

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This sort of matches up to what @greymon55 suggested (and guessed) a while back, with their breakdown of what to expect for Navi 31, 32 and 33.

According to @greymon55, Navi 31 will have 60WGP, 16GB 256bit GDDR6, 256M 3D IFC, and 2.5gHz.

Read More: AMD Radeon RX 7000 Series - Everything We Know

Navi 32 is predicted to have 40WGP, 12 HB 192bit GDDR6, 192M 3D IFC, and between 2.6 - 2.8 GHz.

And finally the Navi 33 is said to have 16 WGP, 8GB 128bit GDDR6, 64M IFC, and between 2.8 - 3.0 GHz.

Navi 32 would in turn have 40 workgroup processors, 12GB of GDDR6 on a 192-bit bus, have 192MB of 3D Infinity Cache, and run between 2.6 and 2.8GHz.

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Whether this all turns out to be the case, is still yet to be seen, however, there are some that are suggesting that AMD RDNA 3 could see a massive 60% performance improvement over the previous generation.

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On the front of performance increases, reliable leaker Kepler_L2 (via WCCFTech) has recently noted that the high-end Radeon RX 7000 chips based on Navi 31 may feature support for PCIe Gen 5.0 x16, which would make them rather speedy indeed, with an alleged support transfer rate of 128GB/s.

With this being said, Greymon55 has recently posted what are purported to be revised core counts for AMD's upcoming Navi 31, 32 and 33 GPUs that actually puts them as being less powerful than initially expected, which is intriguing. Even with these revised core counts,

Greymon55 has stated that the performance goals for the RDNA 3 GPUs remain the same as before, and could actually be even higher, which could suggest these cards will be more efficient.

A new leak from Greymon55 suggests that even AMD's lower-end integrated APUs will pack a punch with the so-called 'Phoenix' APU designed for notebooks allegedly being equivalent to an RTX 3060

Recently, the likes of 3D Center have noted that the Navi 31 may operate as a single GPU as opposed to using a multi-chip module, and revert back to their traditional monolithic design that AMD has always used.

Intriguingly, Greymon55 has highlighted that the top end Navi 31 may feature a 384-bit memory bus as opposed to 256-bit. In the real world, this may mean that the card will need fewer memory modules, which could make them cheaper and easier to keep cool.

The memory bus upgrades aren't just expected to be limited to the top-end Navi 31 GPUs, either, if Greymon55 (via WCCFTech) is to be believed. Navi 32 is also in line for a bus upgrade to 256-bit, complete with 16GB of memory.

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A recent leak from Kepler_L2, according to a recent Linux patch, has noted that the RDNA 3 architecture looks to be one of the first to support DisplayPort 2.0 output, which in theory could allow for 16K output at 60Hz.

AMD themselves have officially noted a huge performance uplift from these RDNA 3-based cards, with the Senior Vice President of Engineering David Wang noting that they will have over 50% more power per watt over the current RDNA 2 GPUs.

In addition, the GPUs will feature a brand new Compute Unit and a new generation of its Infinity Cache, as well as being based on a 5nm processing node.

Interestingly, Seasonic, manufacturer of PC PSUs, looks to have accidentally listed the wattage figures for the upcoming GPUs, which look to be the same as the current RX 6000 series (via TweakTown).

For reference, the top-end Radeon RX 7900 XT will require a 750W for the GPU only, with the Radeon RX 7800 XT having the same output, and the Radeon RX 7700 XT requiring 100W less power required.

This could be indicative of the fact that the data inputted for RX 7000 is just a placeholder, or possibly that the cards are aiming to run at the same power output, which would make them more efficient than Nvidia's RTX 4000 series, according to leaks.

Intriguingly, a new leak from Moore's Law Is Dead (via TweakTown) relating to the potential Steam Deck 2 has touted the device as being powered by an AMD RDNA 3-based GPU which may provide over 50% more performance than the current AMD GPU inside, which would make it seriously powerful.

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Greymon55 has touted that AMD may be developing an even more powerful card than the current most powerful Navi 31 options, which he has called Navi 3X.

As for specs, they stated the card is expected to come with 8 shader engines and 16,384 stream processors, although according to the leaker, specs are still TBC ahead of a potential 2023 release. It's unclear as to what this card will be put into, or used for, but it may be the case that it forms part of a new Radeon Pro series.

We're excited to see for our own eyes! Roll on end of 2022...hopefully!