AMD RDNA 3 “Radeon RX 7000” GPUs reportedly hit nearly 4GHz clock speeds, refined adaptive power management and next-gen infinite cache confirmed

AMD’s next-generation RDNA 3 GPUs featured on the Radeon RX 7000 could reach clock speeds close to 4 GHz according to the latest rumours.

AMD RDNA 3 “Radeon RX 7000” GPUs Could Be First Chips To Reach Almost 4 GHz Clock Speeds, Rumors Claim

The rumor comes as a tweet published by hardware geek, HXL (@9550Pro) which quoted a 4 GHz GPU speed for the upcoming RDNA 3-powered Radeon RX 7000 GPUs. HXL says that these new chips will be able to reach “Almost” 4 GHz clock speeds and even getting close to 4 GHz would be a huge achievement for AMD.

If we go back a bit, AMD was the first to the 1 GHz clock speed barrier with its 28nm Tahiti GPUs on the GCN-based Radeon RX 7970 GHz Edition graphics card. The company also delivered some insane clock speeds in the previous generation with its RDNA 2 series, hitting over 3.0 GHz clock speed with ease. Now the company is going to use TSMC’s 5nm process node and it seems that the red team is clearly looking at a new milestone, and that is the 4 GHz GPU frequency mark.

AMD has already demonstrated a large clock speed boost using TSMC’s 5nm process node for its Zen 4 cores. Considering that AMD is applying key know-how from their Zen CPUs to other IPs like the RDNA GPU series, there should be no doubt that we’re going to get some impressive speeds from the next generation GPU series.

Refined adaptive power management and next generation infinite cache for RDNA 3 have been confirmed

In addition to the 4 GHz rumor, AMD’s SVP & Technology Architect, Sam Naffziger, emphasized that the next-generation RDNA 3 GPUs on the Radeon RX 7000 GPUs and next-gen iGPUs will offer a range of new technologies, including a refined adaptive power management technology to set workload-specific operating points, to make sure the GPU uses only the power required for the workload. The GPUs will also feature a next-gen AMD Infinity Cache that will provide a higher density, lower power cache and reduced power requirements for the graphics memory.

What’s next?

Looking ahead, we continue our pursuit of more efficient gaming with AMD RDNA 3 architecture. As the first AMD graphics architecture to leverage the 5nm process and our chiplet packaging technology, AMD RDNA 3 is on track to deliver an estimated >50 percent better performance per watt than AMD RDNA 2 architecture – which is truly top-of-the-line -the-line gaming brings performance to gamers in cool, quiet and energy-conscious designs.

Adding to this energy-conscious design, AMD RDNA 3 refines the AMD RDNA 2 adaptive power management technology to set workload-specific operating points, ensuring that each component of the GPU uses only the power it needs for optimal performance. The new architecture also introduces a new generation of AMD Infinity Cache, which is projected to offer even higher-density, lower-power caches to reduce the power needs of graphics memory, helping to cement AMD RDNA 3 and Radeon graphics as a true leader in efficiency.

We’re excited about the improvements we’re making with AMD RDNA 3 and its predecessors, and we believe even more can be drawn from our architectures and advanced process technology, delivering unmatched performance per watt across the stack as we continue our push for better gameplay.

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Some of the main features of the RDNA 3 GPUs highlighted by AMD will include:

  • 5nm Process Node
  • Advanced Chiplet Packaging
  • Rearchitected Compute Unit
  • Optimized graphics pipeline
  • Next generation AMD Infinity Cache
  • Improved ray tracing capabilities
  • Refined adaptive power management
  • >50% Perf/Watt vs RDNA 2

The AMD Radeon RX 7000 “RDNA 3” GPU series based on the Nav 3x GPUs is expected to launch later this year, with reports listing the flagship Navi 31 launch first, followed by Navi 32 and Navi 33 GPUs.

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