Latest leaks suggest that AMD could release a GPU more powerful than the Navi 31 in 2023
When the first Navi 3 / RDNA3 rumors started hitting the Net in 2021, it looked like the upcoming top-of-the-line Radeon 7000 cards could surprise us with some impressive specs leading to more than 2x the performance of current gen cards. In the meantime, the specs for the Navi 31 flagship were downgraded from dual-GCD 16384 Stream processors to single-GCD 12288 SP, but the top-of-the-line GPU would still be amost twice as fast as the current gen. The updated specs were first reported by Twitter user Greymon 55, who now claims that the 16384 SP Navi 3x model could still be on the table, although would most likely launch in 2023.
From what Greymon55 has unveiled thus far, the Navi 3x appears to offer double the SP count of a Navi 32 mid-range GPU with single-GCD and 8192 SP. This one is expected to release in Q1 2023, so the Navi 3X could launch in Q2 next year. The more affordable Navi 33 GPUs should be available just in time for the Holidays this year, while the Navi 31 flagships are scheduled to launch around the same time as the Ryzen 7000 processors this fall.
Videocardz points out that the 16384 SP Navi 3x appears to be very similar to a Radeon Pro workstation-grade model that RedGamingTech was mentioning just last week. However, if this is true, the dual-GCD design will not be making it into Navi 3 gaming cards, and we will need to wait for the launch of the fourth gen RDNA architecture.