As we approach the next gen graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, more details about GPUs, especially the latter, are beginning to emerge.
Moore’s Law Is Dead’s latest video provided an in – depth look at AMD’s Navi 33 GPU, which is powered by RDNA 3 architecture and is said to be the silicon used by Team Red’s next-gen entry-level and midrange video cards.
According to Liquor’s most reliable sources, the Navi 33 is actually a single 6nm tie “designed to bring the Navi 21 performance to midrange tie sizes.” The Navi 33 “uses GDDR6 smaller than the Navi 21 bus, removes some high-end features to minimize mortality, and uses the RDNA 3 framework for low power at high clocks” is another interesting piece of leak.
Sources say that by the end of 2022 18Gbps GDDR6 memory will be classified as “low level” and they hope that 20Gbps will become the new standard for midrange memory, while 22 to 24Gbps is reserved for high level premium cards. We’ve already heard that some flagship Nvidia Ada RTX 40-Series GPUs have around 24 Gbps memory, which Moore’s Law Dead expects to apply to the top RDNA 3 cards as well.
According to a NotebookCheck report, Moore’s rule also believes that the Navi 33 will come with a 128MB Infinity cache. He adds that the Infinity cache size is theoretically “slim chance” of reaching 256MB, but he expects the previous amount to be retained “to support performance like the Navi 21”.
One of the areas that AMD is said to have reduced is the bus size, which is expected to be reduced to a 128-bit bus, and will be paired with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. However, Moore’s Law Is Dead insists that the Navi 33 offers significantly faster RAM speeds (within the 20 Gbps range) compared to the current General RTNA 2 architecture.
“Limiting the Navi 33 to 8GB is a deliberate design decision. This is definitely a midrange or lower midrange card. “
The above technical specifications should provide an improvement in rasterization performance compared to the current Zen Premium RX 6900XT graphics card. As a result, Navi 33 entry-level GPUs offer better 1080p performance and “trade-offs” at 1440p. One area where it can be downgraded is 4K, but Moore’s Law Is Dead, emphasizing that the Navi 33 mainly moves towards 1440p gaming.
Elsewhere, Moore’s Law Is Dead believes that ray tracing will be significantly improved, emphasizing that the jump represents a “huge increase” compared to rasterization improvements.
Meanwhile, the power consumption level for the Navi 33 was initially expected to touch the 200-watt mark. However, since the card could be a “new midrange, or a new lower midrange” GPU, with a low power draw that would “compete with last-gen flagships”, that number was changed to between 180. – and 230-watt limit.
Completing the rumored specs of the Navi 33 is the number of its PCIE 5.0 paths, which most sources believe to be eight paths.
RDNA 3 vs Nvidia Ada
Moore’s Law Is Dead believes that the manufacturer’s recommended retail price (MSRP) for the Navi 33 boards ranges from $ 399 to $ 499. If all of the above technical specifications come into play, that price tag will make RDNA 3 graphics cards a more attractive option for the entry / midrange market. Of note, the RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6900XT sells for $ 999, meaning the Navi 33 panels can deliver similar performance at half the cost.
As one YouTube comment aptly puts it, “Considering many are switching to 1440p gaming, the 6900XT Level Card is smart at a low midlevel price. If they can pump enough inventory, they will sell them as fast as they can.
Many expect this to be the focal point of the next generation war between Nvidia and AMD: if there are enough stock levels to meet the demand. After all, the generation of upgrades we’ve been hearing about RDNA 3 and Nvidia Ada is evolving into epochs, so there will be considerable interest around these next generation GPUs.
Performance is the mainstay of the next generation AMD and Nvidia graphics cards. The previous Moore’s Law Is Dead League had already suggested that Nvidia was “facing a real, real performance problem”. Many AMD engineers give credibility to that claim, saying that “RDNA 3 is 100% confident that it will destroy Nvidia in full lineup performance”.
Moore also teased a future video of La Is Dead showing the teaser of the concept render for the upcoming RX 7000 graphics card. In particular, he says we will take a closer look at products that use advanced packaging techniques, which “is 100% sure of the crazy things AMD is going to do in the upcoming architecture.”
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