AMD to unveil RDNA 3 graphics cards on November 3

AMD RDNA 3 GPU close up first look.
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Update October 21, 2022: AMD has now formally announced that it will be hosting a "livestream event" to show off the new Radeon graphics cards on November 3. An announcement on its press site reads:

"AMD today announced "together we advance_gaming," a livestream event to unveil the next generation of AMD Radeon graphics. AMD executives will provide details on the new high-performance, energy-efficient AMD RDNA 3 architecture that will deliver new levels of performance, efficiency and functionality to gamers and content creators.

The show premieres at 1:00 p.m. PDT on Thursday, November 3, on the AMD YouTube channel. A replay can be accessed a few hours after the conclusion of the event at"

That means we'll get the latest details on what will presumably be called the Radeon RX 7000-series of cards in a few short weeks. The event will go live at 1pm Pacific | 4pm Eastern | 9pm UK time on November 3. And we'll be on hand to make sure you get all the details direct from the event.

Original story September 20, 2022: AMD's next-generation RDNA 3 graphics cards will be unveiled on November 3, and the company is teasing impressive performance per watt from its brand new GPU architecture.

We've been expecting this moment for quite some time; AMD has reiterated multiple times throughout this year that RDNA 3 graphics cards will launch this year. Well, would you believe, this year is nearly up, and in just over a month we'll see what AMD has to muster against Nvidia's RTX 40-series, expected to be unveiled later today.

Presumed to be called the Radeon RX 7000-series—though that's not confirmed—this next-generation is already shaping up to be a doozy. Impressively, AMD has kept a great deal of information about its next-generation cards under wraps, but it has unveiled some promising performance per watt numbers.

AMD's CEO Dr. Lisa Su also recently confirmed that AMD would be pursuing a chiplet architecture for its RDNA 3 GPUs—a heavily rumoured approach that could be quite radical for GPU development in the long run. Though unlike some rumours (call it wishful thinking) it seems these cards will use chiplets to combine a GPU block with the necessarily I/O die required to hook it up to a wider system and extract top performance, rather than hook up two GPUs in some kind of multi-GPU behemoth.

Hey, maybe some day we'll see that. For now, we have RDNA 3 to look forward to in the imminent future.

Also confirmed for RDNA 3 is the use of a 5nm process node from TSMC, a new compute unit design, an optimised graphics pipeline, and a next-gen version of AMD's impressive Infinity Cache—first introduced with RDNA 2 GPUs. So plenty to look forward to on the day.

Expect to hear more at the event, which can't come soon enough.

Jacob Ridley
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