And so it begins. As we approach the Summer of 2022, both Nvidia and AMD are also gearing up to announce their next generation of graphics cards shortly after. We’ve heard a few rumors here and there about performance and specs, but this latest report could spell great things for fans of the Red Team.
According to the report, AMD’s RX 7700 XT could be equal to the performance of an RX 6900 XT in rasterized graphics, and even faster with ray tracing. It comes with a few caveats but so far those leaks of a massive jump in performance for next-gen GPUs are looking more and more likely.
|GPU||Package||Cores||Bus Width||Memory||Infinity Cache (MB)||TBP|
|Navi 21 (RX 6900 XT)||Monolithic||5120||256-bit||16GB GDDR6||128||330W|
|Navi 33 (RX 7700 XT)*||128-bit||8GB GDDR6||128-256||200W|
|Navi 32 (RX 7800 XT)*||MCM||10240||192-bit||?GB GDDR6||384||300W|
|Navi 31 (RX 7900 XT)*||15360||256-bit||?GB GDDR6||512||400W|
*All specifications are speculative based on preliminary reports.
The RX 7700 XT will reportedly have 8GB of GDDR6 memory, which may be a little low for some in 2022 but should allow for better availability as well as lower power consumption at a $400-$500 price range. Compared to the reported power draw of Nvidia’s upcoming RTX 40 series, the RX 7700 XT comes in at an astonishingly low 200W TBP, apparently.
Additionally, AMD is working on multi-chiplet (MCM) designs for their new GPUs, which will come with dramatically increased core counts on the RX 7000 series. According to the same report, the RX 7700 XT will feature 5120 cores (same as the RX 6900 XT), whilst higher models will have 10240 and 15360 cores.
Obviously take all this information with a grain of salt, but with more and more leaks coming out from respectable insiders, the patterns are beginning to show. We’ll have to wait and see exactly what AMD and Nvidia are cooking up when they’re ready to announce them, but for those who were excited for an even bigger leap in performance over the last generation: 2022 might be your year.
What do you think? Are you excited for the RX 7000 and RTX 40 series? How do you feel about the reported specs and performance of the RX 7700 XT? Do they sound accurate? Or too wild to be true? How do you feel about the price range and power consumption? And the comparisons to higher models and the previous generation? Let us know your thoughts!