"RDNA 3 will decimate Nvidia in efficiency": AMD's Navi 33 GPU supposedly arriving with huge performance improvements and an enticing price
Serial PC hardware leaker Moore’s Law Is Dead has summarized everything he knows about AMD’s upcoming entry-level/lower-midrange Navi 33 GPU. Expected to be featured in the RX 7700 XT, Navi 33 is rumored to be based on a 6 nm node with a monolithic die. MLID’s sources put the die size within the 360 mm – 460 mm2 range.
MILD expects Navi 33 to pack in 128 MB of Infinity Cache. However, according to his sources, the possibility of 256 MB of Infinity Cache can’t be ruled out.
Moving on, the leaker suggests that Navi 33 will offer rasterization performance on par with Navi 21. We reported a short while ago that Navi 33 allegedly offers greater than RX 6900 XT performance. Information from MLID backs that report, at least at 1080p. Per MLID, Navi 33’s performance is going to be on par with the RX 6900 XT at 1440p and will trail behind at 4K. Raytracing performance will increase to a comparatively much larger degree.
To make sure that Navi 33 is a midrange/lower-midrange GPU, AMD has allegedly decided to cut back on some features. Sources claim that the chip will only come with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory with a 128-bit bus. Memory speeds are expected to be 18 Gbps as sources see 20 Gbps and 22 – 24 Gbps to be the midrange and high-end speeds moving forward.
Next, Navi 33 will reportedly have 8 PCIe 5.0 lanes and a 180 – 230 W power budget. MLID has claimed that, according to several AMD engineers, RDNA 3 will “decimate Nvidia in efficiency across the entire lineup.”
According to the YouTuber, Navi 33 will have a US$399 – US$499 MSRP. “AMD is intentionally shifting discreet GPU dies up a tier this generation as a result of the PC gaming market becoming more enthusiast focused with APUs planned to occupy the true low end soon,” says MLID.