It’s been less than a year since AMD debuted its RDNA 2 graphics cards, and already the company is preparing to take the wraps off of its next generation of GPUs. On November 3, AMD will hold an event to reveal its RDNA 3 graphics cards, which promise even better performance and power efficiency than their predecessors.
RDNA 3 is AMD’s third-generation architecture for its Radeon GPUs, succeeding the RDNA 2 architecture introduced last year’s Radeon RX 6000 series cards. The new RDNA 3 cards are based on the 5nm process node, allowing them to pack even more cores and transistors into a smaller space than previous generations. That means more performance and lower power consumption. In addition, AMD is also introducing a new memory technology with RDNA 3 that it says will offer twice the bandwidth of GDDR6.
All of this sounds very impressive, but we’ll have to wait until November 3 to see how much of an improvement the new cards offer over their predecessors. Nevertheless, AMD is sure to have some surprises in store, so tune in to the Livestream if you’re interested in seeing what the next generation of Radeon GPUs offers.
What to Expect from RDNA 3 Graphics Cards?
Performance isn’t the only thing that will be improved with RDNA 3; power efficiency is also said to be getting a boost. This is thanks to the new process node AMD will be using for RDNA 3, which is said to offer a 25% improvement in power efficiency over the current 7nm process node. This means that RDNA 3 cards will not only be more powerful than their predecessor but also cooler and quieter as well.
Another big change coming with RDNA 3 is support for ray tracing. Ray tracing is a rendering technique that allows for incredibly realistic lighting effects by tracing the path of light rays as they bounce off objects in a scene. While it has been used in movies and TV shows for years, it has only recently become possible to use ray tracing in real-time video games thanks to extremely powerful GPUs like NVIDIA’s RTX 3080. With ray tracing support on RDNA 3 cards, AMD will finally be able to compete with NVIDIA on this front.
AMD’s next-generation RDNA 3 graphics cards are just around the corner, and from what we know so far, they sound like they’ll be a real powerhouse. Be sure to tune in to AMD’s Livestream on November 3 to get all the details on these new cards as they’re revealed.
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