Apparently, it’s very fitting that yesterday AMD announced an event to be held on November 3rd to introduce RDNA3. So for now, we know that we’ll have technical and commercial details on the Radeon RX 7000 lineup during this event . But there’s nothing to suggest that AMD will be ready to release the cards for sale on the same day, which is an unfortunate situation for sales at the end of the year. Most rumors suggest that AMD will release the top of the line RDNA 3 first, the Radeon RX 7900 based on the Navi 31 GPU. The Navi 33 and Navi 32 GPUs will follow. A strategy based on what we just experienced with Nvidia and its RTX 4090 (scheduled for October 12), followed by the RTX 4080 16GB and 12GB in November.
After Nvidia, it’s the turn of the next Radeon 7000
AMD RX 7000: a question of prices.
The Radeon 7000 series will also support AV1 encoding and decoding. This is a competitive edge that could benefit Arc Intel GPUs, which were the first to include AV1 encoding but whose color (and price) we are still waiting on from our resellers. Support for DisplayPort 2.0 and its 80Gbps bandwidth will allow RDNA 3 cards to stream video at up to 240Hz at 4K resolution.
Of course, it remains to find out more about the performance, because the rumors have been circulating in recent weeks as well. The price issue will be especially sensitive given Nvidia’s claims.