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AMD Radeon RDNA 4 expected release date and rumoured specs of RX 8000 GPUs

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Updated: Feb 14, 2024 4:00 pm
AMD Radeon RDNA 4 expected release date and rumoured specs of RX 8000 GPUs

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You might not be too happy with the current selection of AMD graphics cards, or you’re curious about’s what coming ahead. If that’s the case, we look toward AMD’s expected Radeon RDNA 4 release date and all the information that might be floating around about the next generations’ graphics cards from Team Red. One thing’s for certain, the teams at AMD will have their workout. Nvidia is rumored to be massively increasing horsepower in their next generation of cards – likely called the 50 Series – so all eyes are on how Team Red responds.

Although RDNA 3 has just been released and coming out, it has been a bit of a slow start. With only the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT coming out during the release of the generation, it is lacking in some better options even months down the line. Especially with Nvidia offering a bit wider choice, even if the pricing doesn’t feel like it.

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RDNA 4 expected release date window

The release of graphics cards is fairly cyclical, as the technology develops year after year, the improvements are vast. This means that the generational improvements are significant, with the changes giving between 1.2x to 2x the performance improvements of the previous option. So it does offer a good increase to offer up to people.

As such, we expect that trend to continue, with the same cycle of releasing, and so we expect RDNA 4 to come out two years after RDNA 3. Which will likely be the end of 2024. Similar timing as to what Intel Battlemage release date is said to be expected. This does seem rather soon compared to what is currently on offer, but there is still time for the manufacturers to release more of the current options.

Moor’s Law is Dead (MLID) is a renowned leaker and has a more recent update to this. He says that the new architecture will be ready and able to launch in Q4. But there is still a slim chance of that coming in Q3 or Q1 2025 instead.

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RDNA 4 predicted price

Unlike Nvidia, AMD has managed to keep the pricing of its cards the same over the generations. Where we see the likes of the RX 7900 XTX not increasing the MSRP over the RX 6900 XT. Even with the performance improvements, it manages to lower costs with the move to an MCM design to decrease die sizes and limit waste.

As such we would expect RDNA 4 to continue that sort of pricing arrangement. So the top end might still be under the $1000 mark unless the company tries to increase power to catch up to Nvidia’s top-end choices. The mid-range is expected to fall as usual, with the lower model dropping to around $800, and it would keep dropping down as such.

RDNA 4 suspected specs

With the introduction of AM5, there has been an introduction of the PCIe 5 lanes in motherboards. But since the RDNA 3 cards didn’t add it in, it could be that the new cards will. With a doubling of available bandwidth, there is a lot of potential available across it, so it still might not be necessary. Even in the next-gen, the power might not fulfill its full potential so won’t need adding.

Since it’s so far away there is still little information on what is expected from it. Especially as Radeon seems to have fewer leaks with fewer partners than Nvidia. What else might change is the process node. The 5nm node might stay the same but the second choice may drop to 3nm in the Navi 4X family.

MLID also suggests a look into what we might expect from the Navi 44 and 48 options. 48 is expected to have a die size of between 300 and 350mm², with a 256-bit memory bus with 20 Gbps GDDR6 memory for launch putting the performance between the 7900 XT and XTX. As for the Navi 44, that would have a 210mm² size with a 128-bit controller, putting the performance between the 7600 XT and 7800 XT.

When will RDNA 4 be released?

RDNA 4 is expected and rumored to be launching in Q4 2024. Although there may be variations to that yet since it has not been confirmed.

Is AMD releasing a new GPU in 2024?

Yes AMD has already released a new GPU in 2024 with the RX 7600 XT but we also expect the see the next generation of RX 8000 GPUs at the end of the year.

With a background in engineering and PC gaming, Seb is a staff writer with a focus on GPU, storage, and power supplies. Also one of tech supports in the office he likes helping and solving problems.

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