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AMD Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards can supposedly boost up to 4.0 GHz

AMD's upcoming graphics cards could operate at blazing fast clock speeds (image via AMD)
AMD's upcoming graphics cards could operate at blazing fast clock speeds (image via AMD)
Twitter leaker @9550Pro has some new information about AMD's RDNA 3 graphics cards. At least one high-end model can reportedly operate at 4.0 GHz, making it the world's first-ever GPU to do so.

At least one of Nvidia's upcoming Ada Lovelace-based RTX 4000 graphics cards has been shown to breach the coveted 3.0 GHz clock speed barrier during a 3DMark Time Spy Extreme run. AMD's Radeon RX 7000 models, on the other hand, have been shrouded by mystery, although one leak confirmed key specs of the RDNA 3-powered Navi 31, Navi 32 and Navi 33 GPUs. Twitter leaker @9550Pro now states that AMD has Nvidia beat once again in terms of raw clock speeds.

The insider states that one of the upcoming RDNA 3 graphics cards will be able to boost up to 4.0 GHz under normal circumstances. Its predecessor had great overclocking potential thanks to being manufactured on TSMC's N7 node. The Radeon RX 7000 series has the potential to come close to the coveted figure, at least under normal circumstances. Overclockers may be able to push it further with liquid nitrogen.

Real-world performance, on the other hand, isn't just dependent on raw clocks alone. AMD claims RDNA 3 will be at least 50% faster than its predecessor. However, the company's decision to use a chiplet-based design for the Navi 31 and Navi 32 GPU could result in remarkable performance deltas between monolithic monsters like the AD102 and AD103. AMD could undercut the competition, though. Some Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards should be cheaper to make thanks to its relatively inexpensive TSMC N7 MCDs. 

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Anil Ganti, 2022-09-19 (Update: 2022-09-19)