There has been talk today of AMD’s upcoming RDNA 3 GPU release taking place just before Christmas, which would be great for a number of reasons.
According Moore’s Law is dead and reported by PCGamesNit seems that just like Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4090, AMD is set to release flagship Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards powered by RDNA 3 at some point either in November or December.
The report also states that both AMD and Nvidia will only release their flagship cards this year, with later models rumored to launch in 2023. There’s a good chance that will happen as global silicon shortages continue to pinch them. technology supply lines around the world.
If you only have enough resources to start a card this year, why not make it the best one you have?
Breakdown: The more they compete, the more players will benefit
At first, this may seem like a daunting problem for budget gamers. But consider this: if Team Green and Team Red bring out their best during the holiday season, it means we’re in for some serious competition between the GPU giants. We could be looking at some serious price drops, especially on current-gen hardware like the RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT, which is the best possible outcome.
And with AMD RDNA 3 and Nvidia Lovelace cards, we could see prices from $500 to over $2,000, depending on a number of factors, including a price increase from chipmaker TSMC. But AMD and Nividia are trying to win the market, and that market has been suffering for the past two years from poor stock availability, rising retail prices, and Ebay and StockX scalpers.
Unless the two card makers want to break the spirit of even more players, then these prices need to stay as close to the original $500 as possible, and there will be a lot of pressure to keep card prices at least in line with what it was with this present generation.
This is not a half-baked theory either. According to a known Twitter hacker kopite7kimi, Nvidia had long since abandoned work on the original Lovelace GPU and will instead be using a brand new AD102 GPU, one that is basically a completely new architecture rather than the originally planned refresh. Most likely the reason for the change in what powers the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards is the rumored performance on the competition’s Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
Nvidia is feeling pressure from AMD in ways it hasn’t felt in years, so if Nvidia could reportedly revise its development roadmap based on what AMD was cooling, then some healthy competition leading to lower prices are not an idle hope.
If we’re lucky, those release date rumors are true and we might see some proper competitive pricing. At the very least, we might be able to avoid the over-inflated prices of the last generation.