Not even the time to be impressed by the possible performance of the future top of the range AMD and NVIDIA that from the web promptly new rumors emerge that force us at least to curb the enthusiasm, this at least until we have official (or unofficial) details on those that will be the moves of the two US companies. We refer in particular to the most recent rumors about the Radeon RX 7000 range which, again according to the leaker Greymon55 , could have different characteristics from those discussed so far .
Nothing striking we could say, AMD has actually been pretty buttoned up (unlike NVIDIA) so it’s no surprise that the final technical specs may differ from the current ones. Going into detail, we talk about the internal structure and layout of the next Navi GPUs with RDNA3 architecture, news that essentially force us to “reckon” on the alleged specifications of the AMD Navi 31, 32 and 33 chips.
— Greymon55 (@greymon55) May 2, 2022
According to what reported, the future top of the range – Radeon RX 7900 XT it is assumed – will not be equipped with 15,360 Stream Processor, but with 12,288 SP ; this is a reduction in the number of cores equal to 20% which, considering a GPU clock of 3 GHz, translates into an FP32 computing capacity of about 73 TFLOPs and not 100 TFLOPs as discussed in yesterday’s article. Apparently, the alleged Radeon RX 7800 XT (Navi 32) will also be affected to the same extent, likely going from 10,240 SP to “only” 8,192 SP; the cheaper variant, Navi 33, should instead maintain the current characteristics with a total of 4,096 Stream Processors.
If needed, we reiterate that we are faced with unofficial information, the launch of the new Radeon 7000 is scheduled only for the end of the year and until then the cards on the table could further change. On the other hand, taking these new data for granted, the gap between the next-gen AMD and NVIDIA top-of-the-range flagships would be skewed in NVIDIA’s favor, a bit like it happened with the GeForce RTX 30 series and the Radeon RX 6000.