AMD Radeon RX 7000 Series Flagship Rumored with 2X Faster Raster, Over 2X Ray Tracing Improvement

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Navi 31, AMD’s new flagship gaming GPU destined for graphics cards such as the Radeon RX 7950 XT, is rumored to offer twice the raster performance and over twice the ray tracing performance of its predecessor. The purported figures stem from Greymon55, one of the first leakers to reveal the design of the Ryzen 7000 Series’ uniquely shaped integrated heat spreader, who tweeted “2X” today in response to someone who was seeking some early insight into what Navi 31 should be capable of, noting “amazing TBP” and how some AIBs already have the chips and are testing them. Those who believe the numbers have already begun speculating that the Radeon RX 7950 XT could beat NVIDIA’s new $1,599 flagship, the GeForce RTX 4090, in certain aspects.

From a Wccftech report:

It is not mentioned in the RDNA 2 GPU is the RX 6900 XT or RX 6950 XT but even if we look at the 6900 XT, the RDNA 2 chip offered superior performance in raster vs the RTX 3090 and came pretty close to the RTX 3090 Ti while the RX 6950 XT excelled over it. A 2x improvement in this department would mean that AMD would easily compete and even surpass the performance of the RTX 4090 in a large section of gamers.

In ray tracing, a gain over 2x means that AMD might end up close to or slightly faster than the RTX 30 series “Ampere” graphics cards, depending on the title. The Ada Lovelace RTX 40 series cards do offer much faster ray tracing capabilities, offering close to 2x gains in ray tracing performance over the RTX 30 lineup. So ray tracing will see a major improvement but it may not be able to close the gap with RTX 40 series.

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