Still, the RX 6000 GPUs based on the RDNA 2 architecture haven’t lost craze in the market, and AMD is willing to bring the RDNA 3 cards in late 2021. Attending an online interview, Rick Bergman, AMD’s Executive Vice President, said about the Zen 4 CPU and RDNA 3 GPU architecture. It is good to see that AMD is planning to bring some next-generation performance.
According to the report, Radeon RX 6000 GPUs based on RDNA 2 deliver a 50% performance per watt improvement over the RDNA 1 based GPUs. AMD has claimed that the same improvement will be seen with the RDNA 3 GPU architectures.
Bergman said in the interview, “Let’s step back and talk about the benefits of both. So why did we target, pretty aggressively, performance per watt [improvements for] our RDNA 2 [GPUs]? And then yes, we have the same commitment on RDNA 3.”
“It just matters so much in many ways, because if your power is too high — as we’ve seen from our competitors — suddenly our potential users have to buy bigger power supplies, very advanced cooling solutions. And in a lot of ways, very importantly, it actually drives the [bill of materials] of the board up substantially This is a desktop perspective. And invariably, that either means the retail price comes up, or your GPU cost has to come down.”
“So [there are] actually a lot of efficiencies…if you can improve your perf-per-watt substantially. On the notebook side, that’s of course even more obvious, because you’re in a very constrained space, you can just bring more performance to that platform again without some exotic cooling solutions…We focused on that on RDNA 2. It’s a big focus on RDNA 3 as well.”
About the RDNA 3, we can expect a 7nm EUV or 5nm node. If AMD gets the top spot against Intel on the desktop front and can get success, then NVIDIA will get some great competition in the future.
Finally, it is hinted that AMD is targeting 1440p as the standard resolution. The company hasn’t declared anything officially. At least we get an idea of where to keep the Radeon GPUs to land.
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