If you have been frustrated to get your hands on the new GPUs in the market, there is some good news for you. Next year, as we know both AMD and NVIDIA will announce their next-gen graphics cards that will be based on a multi-chip module basis.
This should significantly increase performance by two to three times compared to the current-gen as per speculations. Well, now a new rumour suggests the upcoming AMD Navi 31 GPU will indeed sport a multi-chip module (MCM) design and others from Navi 33 and below will continue to be monolithic.
Tipster @greymon55 on Twitter has said that the upcoming AMD Navi 31-based RX 7900 XT flagship GPU will be using a 5 nm + 6 nm MCM layout with 256-bit GDDR6 memory. While the so-called Radeon RX 7800 XT Navi 32 GPU will also be featuring the same MCM process but with 192-bit GDDR6 VRAM.
While the budget Navi 33 (RX 7700 XT) will be a 6 nm based GPU with 128-bit GDDR6 memory, we see there could be a reduction in memory bandwidth, however, with more cores that won’t be an issue. Also, AMD will eventually use the Infinity Cache to connect these multi-chip modules.
Coming to the pricing rumour, it is stated that the budget Navi 33, which should give more performance than the current-gen flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT, could be priced at only US$450. If this is true, this will be incredible and is not surprising as previously also budget GPUs outpaced the last-gen flagships in terms of performance, however, AMD achieving it with only a 192-bit memory bus is surprising.
Even the next-gen NVIDIA GPUs Ada Lovelace will also be using the same multi-chip concept and there could be GPUs from AD102 to AD106. While the flagship gaming AD102 GPU will be built upon a 5 nm process (Samsung?) and have a 384-bit GDDR6X video memory.
The little specs leaked so far is that Nvidia could be targeting a greater than 2.2 GHz clock with the RTX 4090 that in turn will be based on this AD102 GPU and sport a 384-bit 24 GB GDDR6X VRAM. Well, upcoming