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Is RDNA 3 worth waiting for?

With a somewhat mixed launch from team Green, RDNA 3 might be the better option

Updated: Nov 21, 2022 10:50 am
Is RDNA 3 worth waiting for?

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The forthcoming AMD Radeon 7000 series based on the new RDNA 3 architecture has a lot to offer. Performance and power efficiency are expected to increase significantly with the introduction of the next-generation GPU architecture.

Over the current RDNA 2 design, it will bring about a number of important enhancements. These consist of a new memory controller, ray-tracing capabilities, and a new compute unit design.

Secondly, AMD has declared that RDNA 3 will perform “significantly” better than RDNA 2. Gamers will want to benefit from this in no uncertain terms. Thirdly, compared to RDNA 2, RDNA 3 will be more power-efficient.

For gamers who wish to reduce their energy costs, this is crucial. Over 50% more performance per watt is anticipated after switching from RDNA 2 to RDNA 3. A new chipset design from AMD’s Ryzen GPU architecture will be used in RDNA 3.

This advancement in architecture allowed the company to expand the number of computing units per die. The multi-chip module allows for better yields of the process to get more out of its manufacturing.

RDNA 3 chiplet

RDNA 3 will probably only be available for PC users, unlike RDNA 2, which is also available on gaming consoles. This is because consoles have a four- to six-year lifespan, during which time the actual processing and graphics technology frequently remains unaltered.

RDNA 3 will be substantially more effective than RDNA 2. Although it has a much higher board power coming with that. As the RX 7900 XTX comes with a 355W rating which is still lower than 4090.

But if that is the case, gamers would be better off waiting for Team Red’s upcoming range to purchase something that is more power-efficient than the company’s current selection. 

According to AMD, I.T companies must find a method to build more robust machines that consume less power. For this reason, AMD is paying close attention to performance per watt.

As a result, they will be able to support more improvements while using less energy because we will be able to judge a GPU’s quality based on its efficacy and efficiency.

If you are present in a market looking for a new GPU and considering an RX 6900 XT or 6950 XT, you should save your money and hold off on purchasing one until AMD introduces its new RX 7000 series.

Especially with what Nvidia has unveiled, including the RTX 4080. Both the RTX 4000 series cards are expensive and power-hungry. As AMD’s lineup costs less than both it may be worth waiting just that bit longer to see what it has to offer as it aims to improve what it has.

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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