AMD: Next Generation RDNA 3 GPUs Expected to Arrive Later This Year
If you’re considering upgrading to AMD’s latest graphics cards, consider waiting. The company has confirmed that it will release next-gen RDNA GPUs later this year.
AMD mentioned Radeon cards when discussing its 2022 plans during an earnings call. “We look forward to another year of significant growth and sharing gains as we expand our current products and launch our next wave of Zen 4 processors and RDNA 3 GPUs,” said CEO Lisa Su.
Not much is known about RDNA 3. But GPUs are expected to offer even more processing power using a 5 nanometer manufacturing process, an upgrade from the 7nm technology used in most Radeon RDNA 2 series. 6000 current.
AMD hasn’t offered any specific time frame for the launch of the RDNA 3 GPU. But the products will likely arrive this fall, two years after the original launch of the Radeon 6000 series.
However, the main problem facing today’s graphics cards is their limited supply. Ongoing semiconductor shortages have prevented AMD and Nvidia from shipping enough graphics cards to meet high customer demand.
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During Tuesday’s earnings call, AMD’s CEO said the company had made “a lot of progress” improving its supplies last year, although demand continues to outweigh supply. “And I expect to make more progress,” Su added. “Really, the extra capacity will come online through 2022, especially in the second half.”
AMD rival Nvidia also said its own GPU supplies are expected to improve in the second half of 2022, citing new investment in chip production. Yet increasing manufacturing capacity may not provide sufficient relief. Other factors keep GPUs out of consumer hands, including rampant scalping and cryptocurrency miners buying up all the supplies. So customers may still face hurdles when trying to snag an RDNA 3 graphics card later this year.
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