AMD RDNA 3 release date, price & specs

AMD RDNA 3 release date, price & specs
Amaar Chowdhury Updated on by

AMD Radeon’s RDNA 3 release date will complete the final major release of the team red, green, and blue triumvirate. September saw the release of AM5 Ryzen CPUs, whilst October brought RTX 4090s and Intel 13th Gen CPUs to the table.

RDNA 3 heralds the next range of RX 7000 series GPUs, boasting a 54% performance increase ahead of RDNA 2. Quickly gaining a reputation for both energy efficiency and power, the RDNA 3 cards will be kinder to your energy bill than running its main opposition, the RTX 4080, and you can read our RX 7900 XTX vs RX 7900 XT piece here for a comprehensive comparison between the two.

In this article we’ll break down the release date and dive into the newly released specs, including discussions on raytracing, clock speeds and Hypr-RX.

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AMD RDNA 3 release date

It’s now been confirmed that RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT can be purchased from December 13th following their unveiling on November 3rd.

As evidenced by the tweet below – the RDNA 3 RX 7000 GPUs were revealed on November 3rd and will act as the only opposition to Nvidia’s RTX 40-series cards: The GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080.

Credit: Radeon

If you can stomach NVIDIA’s premium price and don’t fancy waiting for the December purchase date for RDNA 3, why not check out the availability for RTX 4090 here?

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AMD RX 7000 specs

The speculation is over! Below we’ve collected the newly released specs on AMD’s RX 7900 XTX and have broken them down beneath the table.

AMD RADEON RX 7900 XTXNavi 32
ArchitectureRDNA 3RDNA 3
GPU packageMulti-chip-moduleMulti-chip-module
Shader engines63
Compute units9660
Stream processors12,2887,680
GPU clock~3.0 GHzTBC
VRAM24GB16GB
Memory bus384-bit256-bit
Memory bandwidth960 GB/s18 Gbps (576 GB/s)
Infinity cache96 MB64 MB
PCIe interfaceGen 5Gen 5
Release12/13/222023
FP32 performance~56.5 TFLOPSTBC

After the reveal on the 3rd November, Radeon haven’t revealed any specific GPU specs for the rest of the RX 7000 series yet.

Based on rumours and leaks by Radeon employees – we’re seeing specifications for AMD’s Navi31, Navi32, and Navi33 GPU architectures.

Navi 31Navi 32Navi 33
FabricationTSMC 5nm + 6nmTSMC 5nm + 6nmTSMC 6nm
ArchitectureRDNA 3RDNA 3RDNA 3
GPU packageMulti-chip-moduleMulti-chip-moduleMonolithic
Configuration1x GCD + 6x MCD1x GCD + 4x MCDTBC
Shader engines632
Shader arrays1264
RDNA workgroups483016
Compute units966032
Stream processors12,2887,6804,096
GPU clock~3.0 GHzTBCTBC
Memory24GB GDDR616GB GDDR68GB GDDR6
Memory bus384-bit256-bit128-bit
Memory bandwidth18Gbps (864 GB/s)18 Gbps (576 GB/s)18 Gbps (288 GB/s)
Infinity cache96 MB64 MB32 MB
PCIe interfaceGen 5Gen 5Gen 5
ReleaseQ4 202220232023
FP32 performance~73 TFLOPSTBCTBC

Credit: WePC

From this we can interpret that the top tier RX 7000 card can have access to 24GB of GDDR6X memory, with the RX 7900 confirmed to have a max memory size of 24GB.

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AMD RDNA 3 price

The RTX 4090 release showed us that the silicon and semi-conductor shortage is still exhibiting knock on effects on GPU manufacturing. The good news for AMD RDNA 3’s release is that they are retailing for below $1000. In other words, AMD may have chosen not to challenge NVIDIA’s 4090 graphics card on performance, but price and value. ouch.

Here’s a breakdown of the current prices for AMD RDNA’s graphics cards.

  • RX 7900 XT: $899
  • RX 7900 XTX: $999

RX 7800 XT & RX 7700 XT release date predictions

Now that the flagship RX 7900 XT and 7900 XTX has been announced, we can expect RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT to be available from early 2023.

Unfortunately, there are far fewer rumoured specs and leaks currently available on the RX 7800 XT and 7700 XT.

AMD RDNA 3 FAQs

What cards will be released in December?

The RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX. If things continue as they have in previous years, we can expect RX 7900 XT and 7700 XT to hit retailers early 2023.

Will they release an RX 7950 XT?

We think that it’s likely that Radeon will release an edition of their flagship GPUs from the RX 7000 series with 24GB VRAM capabilities to match the RTX 4090.