Both AMD and Nvidia are preparing for the next gen, and it’s possible team red could offer four times as many TFLOPS as its current flagship GPU.
According to a recent report from Videocardz, which references a tweet from known leaker Greymon55, it’s possible that AMD could release a flagship product in its upcoming RDNA 3 range which may blow one of its most powerful current cards out of the water. The leak suggests that the tech giant could potentially unleash a GPU that features 92 TFLOPS, or teraflops, of FP32 performance. Previous speculations suggested that this elusive piece of hardware could have 75 TFLOPS, so that’s quite a step-up.
For reference, the current AMD RX 6900 XT, which came out in December 2020, has 23.04 TFLOPS, so that means the company’s flagship RDNA 3 product could be four times as powerful as the former. There are a number of things that need to be pointed out, however. Firstly, this is only based on speculations, and there’s been no about what the spec of any upcoming Navi31 card confirmation will be. Second, more TFLOPS does not necessarily mean it will be four times as powerful across the board, but it is still an interesting thing to note.
With just a few months left until the next generation arrives, both AMD and Nvidia are looking to squeeze a bit more life out of this era before the market moves on. Recent rumors suggest that AMD’s RX 6950 XT could be as pricey as the RTX 3090 Ti, not to mention that team red has also just launched a budget graphics card. There’s also Intel to contend with.
With the Arc desktop graphics cards coming this summer, team blue will be another rival in the GPU industry. However, both the long-running giants have been preparing for the future of the technology, which could leave Intel lagging behind. With RDNA 3 coming from AMD Later this year, and Nvidia hoping to launch its RTX 40-series in September, the fact that the shortages now seem to be ending, and prices are coming down, suggests the end of this year could be an interesting time for PC gamers.
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