AMD graphic cards are renowned for outperforming their Nvidia counterparts despite their relatively lesser popularity. This time AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, also known as Navi 31, is here to challenge the upcoming GeForce RTX 4090, the best of the next-gen 4000 series by Nvidia.
As AMD CEO has already confirmed the launch of the newer GPU, it’s the best time to take a glance at everything we know about AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT “Navi 31” so far.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Release Date Speculations
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT is rumored to release in December 2022. AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed in a recent earning call that AMD RDNA 3 GPU architecture, on which Navi 31 is based, would be available this year.
Unfortunately, no official date is revealed for the launch of the same. Also, AMD does not have a defined GPU launch cycle, unlike Nvidia, which makes it difficult to predict the launch of its future products.
If AMD decides to follow Nvidia’s pattern of releasing a GPU series every two years, then we can surely expect AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT to debut around December 2022 as AMD launched the Radeon RX 6900 XT in the Winter of 2020.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Rumoured Specifications
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT “Navi 31” wields the latest AMD RDNA 3 GPU architecture. Its rumored specifications are as follows:
I. AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Specifications
|Work Group Processors||48|
II. Clock Speeds
|Base Clock||1800 MHz|
|Game Clock||1900 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2200 MHz|
|Memory Clock||2250 MHz 18 Gbps effective|
III. Graphics Features
|DirectX||12 Ultimate (12_2)|
IV. Render Config
|L0 Cache||32 KB per WGP|
|L1 Cache||128 KB per Array|
|L2 Cache||4 MB|
|L3 Cache||512 MB|
Greymon55, the well-known hardware leaker on Twitter, has revealed that the RDNA 3 GPU will reportedly feature double the number of cores in the RX 6000 Series GPUs, and the Navi 31 chip will consist of 12,288 stream processors.
It is also a possibility that Navi 31 may become the first-ever graphics card to use a PCIe 5.0 interface, which can feature over twice the bandwidth as its predecessor, PCIe 4.0.
However, nothing is set in stone as of now, and all the mentioned specifications of Navi 31 are subject to changes until the final product is released.
Navi 31 is a substantial upgrade from its predecessor Navi 21, making it a probable candidate for the title of Best Graphics Card for at least a couple of upcoming years.
|GPU NAME||NAVI 21||NAVI 31|
|GPU Package||Monolithic||MCD (Multi-Chiplet Die)|
|GPU WGPs||40||30 (Per MCD) |
60 (In Total)
|SPs Per WGP||128||256|
|Compute Units (Per Die)||80||120 (per MCD) |
240 (in total)
|Cores (Per Die)||5120||7680|
|Cores (Total)||5120||15360 (2 x MCD)|
|Peak Clock||2250 MHz||2500 MHz|
|Memory Capacity||16 GB||32 GB|
|Infinity Cache||128 MB||512 MB|
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT “Navi 31” is rumored to cost around $999, similar to its predecessor.
However, there is no official price tag on this upcoming beast of a graphic card as of now. Unfortunately, due to the rise in the manufacturing costs, you may have to pay around 10% more for an RDNA 3 GPU.
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AMD develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets. AMD’s main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations, personal computers and embedded system applications.