Although Summer usually marks a big season for game announcements like E3 (replaced this year by Summer Game Fest and other developer/publisher showcases), it also means we’re getting closer to the launches of the next-gen graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, and the latter claims a pretty significant boost in performance for their RX 7000 series…
AMD recently said at their Financial Analyst Day that the RX 7000 series (powered by the next-gen RDNA3 architecture) has a projected performance-per-watt increase of more than 50% over the RX 6000 series (RDNA2), achieved through a 5nm process node and more architecture enhancements.
For instance, the RX 6900 XT has a TDP of 300W. So hypothetically speaking an RX 7900 XT will have a 50% performance increase at the same board power. That’s already pretty good, but considering that next-gen GPUs will likely have much higher maximum power draws, we’re looking at some serious performance improvements.
AMD also officially confirmed that they are moving towards a multi-chiplet design rather than monolithic, which will contribute to the increased performance uplift. Currently, the RX 7000 series is on track to be revealed and launch later this year, but rumors suggest that Nvidia could could be launching their RTX 40 series as early as July.
What do you think? Are you excited for the RX 7000 series? How do you feel about the projected performance uplift? What do you think will be the maximum TDP of AMD’s next-gen flagship GPU? Let us know your thoughts!