There was talk today about AMD’s upcoming RDNA 3 GPU release happening just before Christmas, which would be great for a number of reasons.
According to Moore’s law is dead and reported by PCGamesNlooks like same as Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, AMD is gearing up to release at some point its next-gen Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards powered by RDNA 3 whether in November or December.
The report also states that both AMD and Nvidia will only release their top-tier cards this year, with later models rumored to launch in 2023. There is a good chance that this will be the case as the global silicon shortage is still taking its bite out of the technology supply lines across the world.
If you only have enough resources to release one card this year, why not make it the best you have?
Analysis: The more they fight, the more players will benefit
At first, this might seem like a difficult situation for players on a budget. But consider this: if Team Green and Team Red are putting out their best during the holiday season, that means we’re gearing up for some serious competition between the GPU giants. We could be looking at some serious price reductions, especially on current-gen hardware like the RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT, which is the best possible result.
With the AMD RDNA 3 and Nvidia Lovelace cards, we could see prices from $500 to over $2,000, depending on a number of factors, including a price increase from chipmaker TSMC. But AMD and Nividia are trying to capture the market, and that market has been suffering for over two years from low stock availability, rising retail prices, and Ebay and StockX scalpers.
Unless the two card makers want to break the spirit of even more players, those prices need to stay as close to the $500 starting price as possible, and there will be a lot of pressure to keep card prices lower in line with what they were with this current generation.
This is not a half-baked theory either. According to the well-known Twitter leaker kopite7kimi, Nvidia has long since abandoned work on the original Lovelace GPU and will instead use a new AD102 GPU, which is basically an entirely new architecture, rather than the originally planned upgrade. Probably the cause of the change in what’s powering the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 graphics cards is seeing the rumored performance in the competition’s Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.
Nvidia is feeling pressure from AMD in ways it hasn’t felt in many years, so if Nvidia could revise its development roadmap based on what AMD was cooling off, some healthy competition leading to lower prices isn’t idle hope. .
If we’re lucky, those release date rumors are true and we might see some proper competitive pricing. At the very least, we’ll be able to avoid the overinflated prices of the last generation.