Early purported details regarding AMD and NVIDIA’s next-generation GPUs have surfaced courtesy of YouTuber RedGamingTech, who claims to know some of the specifics behind the architectures that will be driving GeForce RTX 50 and Radeon RX 8000 Series graphics cards already and has published a video titled “another revolution in graphics” to report on the rumored insights, which have been picked up by various publications since their release yesterday.
The GeForce RTX 50 Series will supposedly mark the biggest performance leap in NVIDIA’s history, alluding to a GeForce RTX 5090 that should blow away the current $1,599 flagship, which remains difficult to find at recommended pricing, while AMD’s Radeon RX 8000 Series is expected to feature clock speeds of up to 3.5 GHz, a number that would put to shame what’s offered even in today’s very best GeForce and Radeon graphics cards.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 50 Series Rumors
- Driven by “Blackwell” architecture, named after David Blackwell
- Entirely new SM structure
- Chiplet design expected for flagship models
- “Massive, MCM monstrosity” already being evaluated
- De-noising accelerator added to ray tracing pipeline
- “Biggest performance leap in NVIDIA history”
- NVIDIA “very” determined to keep its lead over AMD
AMD Radeon RX 8000 Series Rumors
- Navi 41 (144 CUs), Navi 42 (96 CUs), Navi 43 (48 CUs)
- GDDR7 memory likely, but not confirmed
- RDNA4 architecture targeting 3.5 GHz clock frequency
- Net performance-per-watt gain of around 50% to 60%
- Total increase in CUs of around 50%
- 100% gen-over-gen performance increase
- Navi 41 to offer 129 TFLOPs of FP32 performance
- Navi 43 GPUs may not be MCM design
RedGamingTech’s report comes just a week after AMD released its first Radeon RX 7000 Series graphics cards, which hit retailers on December 13, 2022, in the form of various Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT models.
NVIDIA released its flagship GeForce card, the GeForce RTX 4090, on October 12, 2022.
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40 Series starts at $1,199 (GeForce RTX 4080), while AMD’s Radeon RX 7900 Series starts at $899 (Radeon RX 7900 XT).