As you may know, NVIDIA will be releasing a small update to its current range of graphics cards at CES 2022 in January. But to be honest … With the production crisis not going to subside until the summer of 2022, PC gaming enthusiasts are already looking to the next steps. Namely the AMD Radeon RX 7000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40.
And that’s a good thing, because the hostilities have already started!
AMD vs NVIDIA: The Next Generation Board War Has Begun!
So we have new “leaks” and rumors about the new generation of graphics cards, namely the AMD Radeon RX 7000 based on the RDNA 3 architecture and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 based on the Ada Lovelace architecture.
The new information comes to us through a source This is rarely wrong when it comes to graphics cards, so while rumors are still around, we can already begin to see what happens with our eyes. But let’s work in parts.
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
Apparently the Radeon RX 7900 XT will be based on the GPU Navi 31 (RDNA 3), with AMD abandoning the old CU (Computing Units) nomenclature to rely on WGP (Work Group Processors). Why? Well, the RX 7900 XT will use an MCM (Multi-Chip Module) design, which in turn will lead to a very aggressive increase in the number of shader processors.
However, it seems that the new GPU will have two key IPs, a 5nm GCD (Graphis Core Die) and also a 6nm MCD (Multi-Cache Die). Both produced on TSMC lines.
All in all, this results in a graphics card with 15,360 processing cores, which in turn means around 75 TFLOPs of performance. That is an increase of 226% compared to the current RX 6900 XT. It’s crazy!
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
As far as we know, NVIDIA will return to the arms of TSMC to take advantage of the 5nm process. In other words, it will be a goodbye to Samsung and its problematic production lines.
This results in a high-end AD102 GPU that can reach 2.5GHz, with 18432 CUDO processor cores, which in turn means around 85 ~ 92 TFLOPs of processing power. Again, this means more than doubling the performance compared to NVIDIA’s current high-end card. And according to the data above, that also means a more powerful selection of NVIDIA cards when compared directly to what AMD has to offer.
Besides, what do you think of all of this? It’s going to be a very interesting war! Please let us know what you think in the comments below.