The latest roadmap for AMD products has been unveiled, revealing a host of planned hardware releases ranging from the release of Zen 4 processors later this year to new APUs for use in hubs. of data. Perhaps most exciting, though, is the news of new hardware coming later: RDNA 4 graphics cards and Zen 5 processors, both scheduled for release in 2024.(*5*)

RDNA 4 will (surprisingly) follow the new RDNA 3 GPU architecture scheduled for release later this year. This means we've just had our first look at the Radeon RX 8000 series gaming GPUs, codenamed "Navi 4x".(*5*)

To date no specific numbers on the RX 8000 graphic targets, the badge will probably be the RX 8900 XT and it is rumored that it uses a dual architecture with 3nm and 5nm processes. It looks like the Navi 4x family will exclusively use the RDNA 4 architecture, while rumors suggest that Navi 3x (the RX 7000 series coming this year) could use RDNA 3 for high-end GPUs and an updated RDNA 2 for high-end GPUs. menos caros.(*5*)

Details about the Zen 5 processors are even scarcer on the ground, beyond a 2024 release date and anything we can extrapolate from what we know about the Zen 4 microarchitecture. AMD promises a significant 35% performance boost. from Zen 3 to Zen 4, so you can reasonably expect a significant increase in Zen 5.(*5*)

Interestingly, AMD also mentions that Zen 5 includes "optimizations for AI and machine learning," but doesn't specify what this means. AMD's FSR scaling technology in particular doesn't use dedicated AI cores (unlike Nvidia's DLSS and Intel's XeSS), can we expect to see AMD dive into AI-powered hardware with these new processors? Either way, we can't wait to see more.(*5*)

Analysis: Will RDNA 4 be worth the wait?

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We don't even have a concrete release date for AMD's Radeon RX 7000 GPUs, which will compete with Nvidia's Lovelace graphics cards and Intel's Arc desktop GPUs later this year (assuming Intel manages to keep its ever-slick version of the plans). So it may seem silly to be happy with the RX 8000 so soon.(*5*)

But today's news provided more details about the 7000-series cards, and the reveal that some of these lower-end Navi 3x GPUs will run on the current RDNA 2 architecture (with a single GPU node) could come as a shock. for anyone looking for a more affordable graphics card.(*5*)

We'll have to wait for actual performance numbers, but this move could cause a significant gap in gaming performance between higher-end RDNA 3 GPUs and cheaper upgraded RDNA 2 models. If so, anyone looking to upgrade to 1080p or potentially even 1440p gaming may want to wait for the RX 8000 to drop and go straight from RDNA 2 to RDNA 4.(*5*)

From WCCFTech(*5*)

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