Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards and Ryzen 7000 processors confirmed on track for 2022 release

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 12:25 PM

With the current situation of the global chip shortage and graphics card shortages that have proven a massive problem throughout the year, many have been worried about what the future has in store for the next generation of graphics cards and processors from AMD. Thankfully, AMD has now confirmed that they are still on track for a 2022 launch of their RDNA3 GPUs and Zen 4 CPUs.

During their recent Q2 2021 investors call, CEO of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su, confirmed that their next-gen successors to the Radeon RX 6000 series of graphics cards and Ryzen 5000 series of processors will still be launching next year.

We remain on-track to launch next-generation products in 2022, including our Zen 4 processors built with industry-leading 5nm process technology and our RDNA 3 GPUs,” said Su.

Although AMD has long been behind Nvidia on high-powered gaming hardware when it comes to their GPUs, their recent RX 6000 series has caught up quite significantly, and recent rumors point towards the Radeon 7000 series being a major contender for high-end performance on PC.

AMD’s next GPU series will feature the first Multi-Chip Module (MCM) design in the industry, which essentially increases core count significantly by using a chiplet design as it's getting increasingly difficult to pack high core counts onto a single chip. The RX 7900 XT is even rumored to feature 3 times the core count of the RX 6900 XT, at 15360 cores compared to 5120.

In terms of availability though, things still aren’t looking too great. AMD again confirmed that supply for their hardware will still be limited throughout the rest of 2021, but should start to improve by early 2022. Hopefully the rumored release of the RX 6600 XT next month and the RX 6600 soon after will help with that.

Current rumors also suggest that the next generation of Ryzen processors based on the Zen 4 architecture, known as Ryzen 7000 (because Ryzen 6000 series has reportedly been cancelled for desktop PCs), will feature IPC gains of up to 25% and reach clock speeds of around 5GHz.

We can also expect both the Radeon RX 7000 series and Ryzen 7000 series to launch simultaneously in Q4 2022. Although that may seem like a long time away, hopefully by then we’ll see much better stock for PC hardware by then and subsequently much less inflated prices for hardware.

What do you think? Are you excited for the next generation of AMD PC hardware? What are you most excited for? Radeon RX 7000 series or Ryzen 7000 series? Will you wait until then to upgrade? Or will/have you upgraded recently already? Let us know your thoughts!

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21:08 Jul-29-2021

Well can't say im not happy, but still feeling a bit conflicted that i was actually right on what i said a while ago. Something along the lines of "The next gen GPUs are gonna come out before i can get this gen of GPUs". So yeah, woohoo for what is looking to possibly be another big up in performance, but holy balls, let there be enough for everyone at a price that isn't the same as an actual body part.

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11:04 Aug-01-2021

It seems the chip shortage is getting better. So GPU:s and CPU:s should be more readily available at the end of next year.

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14:06 Aug-01-2021

The current prices are still wayy over MSRP and may not return to MSRP, which would be quite disappointing as companies are still going to be raising prices for newer products. What was once a mid range GPU for 200$ is now 380$, and this is right now. The performance improvement doesn't matter, because im talking about ranges. The chip shortage might end, but the aftermath will possibly be felt long after it.

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12:11 Aug-02-2021

The 200$ MSRP rx 580 4gb's GDDR5 VRAM costed 22$, the 329$ MSRP rtx 3060s 12GB gddr6 costs 144$ by 2020 prices, VRAM has gotten even more expensive since.


They can't cost much less.

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12:15 Aug-02-2021

Now assuming 30-35% profit margin would be the target instead of the 45-60% they got right now, the rtx 3060 should be 300-310$ MSRP, but still it's priced very nicely at MSRP.

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10:28 Jul-29-2021

if ryzen 7000 series really does hit 5ghz + DDR5 + PCIEx5....i will be hated on by my family alot cause i wont be able to resist that processor one bit. ever since crysis 1 hit i've dreamed about a 5Ghz processor a 7 Ghz processor now its a

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10:35 Jul-29-2021

almost a myth in my head! **** i will really be upgrading way before my in head schedule. GPU wise i dont know at this point chiplets gpus are are the holy grail but the jump would be insane. you could potentially have Chips made only for r

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10:40 Jul-29-2021

Ray Tracing only, only for AI applications = IMAGE upscaling/reconstruction, Advanced physics simulations = Nvidia physx and AMD whatever but this i presume is still a long way to go before its real

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10:27 Jul-29-2021

APUs are likely to take over the low end GPU market because I highly doubt AMD and Nvidia will make them anymore.

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11:19 Jul-29-2021

Especially when 1Gb of GDDR6 costs 12$ and people want 8GB of VRAM minimum on their GPUs, even though 4-6GB on weaker cards would be ideal

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22:58 Jul-29-2021

oof

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22:50 Jul-30-2021

Indeed, the rtx 3060 has a msrp of 330$ because the vram alone is 144$, for example the rx 580s 4gb was 22$.

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22:50 Jul-28-2021

Well I'm waiting for the 150-200$ CPU and 200-300$ GPU here.

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10:53 Jul-29-2021

Those days are gone unfortunately, unless you want to build a low-end PC with couple of older components.

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11:18 Jul-29-2021

The main problem is how expensive GDDR6 VRAM is, at 12$ per GB a card with 8GB of VRAM can't possibly be good and cost 200$ when the VRAM alone is 96$.


We need cheaper VRAM really. The rtx 3060 for example is priced almost just right at 330$, considering the VRAM is 138$ alone compared to the rx 580 4gb with 22$ VRA

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15:38 Jul-28-2021

New ryzen Generation? YES PLEASE

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13:08 Jul-28-2021

Oh boy, I was just thinking about upgrading

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12:58 Jul-28-2021

I just built my PC this year so probably will skip for a least 3 4 years

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