New leaked information reveals what will be the future of RX 7000 graphics cards, direct competitors of NVIDIA’s RTX 40. And it is that the architecture RDNA 3, despite fulfilling almost all the purposes and promises that AMD made at the time, it seems that internally it is not working. That is to say, those of Lisa Su are not happy and as reported at the time, it seems that the architecture and its first two chips have some hardware errors that were detected after the fact. Therefore, it seems that AMD will not release some RX 7000 Refreshthese would have been canceled.
It is a controversial issue like few others, above all, because those problems that we have already talked about are not specified, with this, for the second time. The bugs will be present in all chips, but many of them have been fixed for some models, which will come to the market later, but why then will it be left behind for the chips? RDNA 3+?
AMD RX 7000 Refresh cancelled, has NVIDIA won the game?
All RDNA3 refresh cancel.
All RDNA3 SKUs miss perform & efficient target.
RDNA3 bad all platform.
—All The Watts!! (@All_The_Watts) January 22, 2023
Well, if this is true, it seems so, likewise, take this with a lot of salt, precisely because nothing has been detailed and they are statements that, for the moment, are not supported by data beyond being a rumor that has been gaining strength since the beginning from December. Likewise, it is true that everything pointed to higher performance than RDNA 3which despite complying with the announced performance per watt ratio, has lagged far behind as an architecture compared to Ada Lovelace and above all, compared to the RTX 4090.
This low performance is present in the chips N31 current and new N33 low-end, where AMD would have found the performance issues late to change their designs, but the good news is that N32 yes i would incorporate certain modifications that would alleviate this deficit. We will also see this in Phoenix and unfortunately, these improvements seem to be the RX 7000 Refresh, because new GPUs are canceled as such.
A blow that changes future plans
As the leaker rightly states, all RDNA 3+ or RDNA 3 Refresh, as you prefer to say, are cancelled. AMD would have made the decision to do so for two reasons. The first, the palliations of the architecture through the modification of Navi 31 and Navi 33 have a cost of desEsports Extrasand time very high given the loss of performance and efficiency they have.
Secondly, this loss of time and resources would be applied to RDNA 4, and apparently, being a natural evolution of its predecessor, it sustains part of the problems that have been found in it. Therefore, the focus would be focusing on correcting these drawbacks in the next RX 8000 and leaving the RX 7000 with the models that were already raised, as such. That is, there will be no RX 7000 Refresh, since they would have been canceled internally.
All this does not exclude that AMD can launch new models with higher MHz or faster memorybut there will be no architecture changes and corrections of the same as they will have Navi 32 and Phoenix as such. This would mean that, except for the supposed dual GPU graphics card, NVIDIA would have won the high-end and mid-high-end game in the first round, although it would also at a higher price, obviously.