10/19/2022 at 6:41 p.m. by Andreas Link – Board partners are said to have already received Navi 31 chips and are testing them, while the flagship Radeon RX 7000 is rumored to be entering the race with double the grid and ray tracing performance. So far, however, nothing has been announced about AI-supported imaging processes for RDNA 3.
At the beginning of November, AMD wants to say something about RDNA 3 and it’s about time, because the competition is already ahead. Intel has finally launched its Arc products with a considerable delay, and Nvidia even allows itself the luxury of canceling previously announced products from the Geforce RTX 40 series. And what does AMD do?
According to rumors, Navi 31, which is expected to be the fastest GPU with RDNA 3 technology, will (probably) achieve twice the raster and ray tracing performance of the direct predecessor in the flagship. With the latter even “more”, as the otherwise well-informed “Greymon55” reveals on Twitter. Based on these rumors, there is now hope that AMD is in the Geforce RTX 4090 area. Nvidia still has a few coals to add to the AD102, but in these price ranges only super and ultra enthusiasts would be interested in the majority. Especially since the performance of a Geforce RTX 4090 and comparable models covers almost all situations adequately, as our test shows.
On the other hand, the rumor mill hasn’t had any hints of AI-powered upscaling technologies for RDNA 3 like those used by Nvidia and Intel. But according to “Greymon55” the TBP (Total Board Power) of the reference design should be “fantastic”. Speaking of reference design: A few board partners from AMD are said to have already received the chips and started testing. We’ll find out more by November 3 at the latest, when AMD breaks the silence.