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AMD Radeon RDNA 4 expected release date and more

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Updated: Apr 8, 2023 9:58 am
AMD Radeon RDNA 4 expected release date and more

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 work out. Nvidia is rumoured to be massively increasing horsepower in their next generation of cards – likely called the 50 Series – so all eyes are on how Team Red respond.

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.

And it might be a tremor after the shortages and inflated prices. This has made the market still all over the place, with companies knowing some will spend that extra price, and the value has fallen. But there is some time for that to change with all the other options as reports show that the GPU shipments have been falling.

RDNA 4 expected release date

The release of graphics cards is fairly cyclical, as the technology develops year on 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.

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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 so 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. With 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.

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