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Less than a week ago, I reported on the AMD Radeon RX 7000 series GPU leaking online. The big takeaway from reference cards for the GPU is that it would slightly compromise power in favor of a familiar connector. Today, the chip giant unveiled the 7000 family of Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards at the Together we advance_gaming event.

According to AMD, the announcement brings in the next generation of graphics. Company CEO Lisa Su says the new RDNA 3 GPUs in the Radeon RX 7000 series push performance-per-watt and have “a lot of innovation.”

AMD describes the RDNA 3 technology as modular, which means the chiplet design and be mixed depending on the requirements. It has a 5nm graphics compute die and a 6nm memory cache die with 96MB of Infinity Cache and a memory subsystem.

“As a result, we have incredible capabilities with 61 teraflops of compute,” Su points out, claiming the company’s chiplet is has a faster interconnect than rivals such as Nvidia.

“With RDNA 3, our vision was to engineer the most advanced, 4K and 8K gaming platform for gamers and creators containing the features performance and efficiency to provide the best gaming experience,” AMD says. “To achieve this vision, we have brought unprecedented innovation to all aspects of the design.”

“So we created two very different chiplets connected with high bandwidth interconnects specific to graphics,” AMD adds. “With the graphics compute die, we spend that precious five-nanometer silicon where it matters in the core GPU engine, where all the computation occurs to enable great performance and performance per watt.”

Connector

As was teased with the recent leak, AMD is using a tried and tested connector. The power connector for the AMD RX 7000 RDNA 3 will max power at 375W, less than the 450W power limit of the Nvidia RTX 4090.

The reason the power connector is currently an important topic is that Nvidia’s RTX 4090 power connector is burning and even catching fire to power cables. Nvidia’s connector is burning power cables and causing performance issues. AMD is compromising but will avoid any such problems.

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