AMD is currently working on their next-generation chips, but apparently, fans will have to wait a really long time before getting their hands on those.
Kitguru reports that a leaker by the Twitter handle @Broly_X1 has revealed a general release window for RDNA3-based Radeon GPUs and Zen 4 CPUs: Q4 of 2022. The leaker revealed this in a Tweet:
RDNA3 and ZEN4 will be launched around the same time.— vegeta (@Broly_X1) June 7, 2021
RDNA3 will tape out later this year.
This rumored launch window seems a little too far out, especially because many leaked AMD GPU and CPU roadmaps suggested something much closer. If the rumor is true, then people will get their hands on theoretical RX 7000 and Ryzen 7000 products in time for next year's holiday season.
Oddly enough, though, the aforementioned release window for next-gen Ryzen and Radeon AMD chips also coincide with previous-gen releases. WCCFTech reports that it falls pretty much in line with the release dates of RDNA2 and Zen 3, which were both released in Q4 2020.
But then again, these are mere speculations as of now because Team Red didn't reveal a new chip roadmap during their Computex 2021 keynote, as stated by VideoCardz. Instead, they focused on announcing new Radeon mobile graphics, Ryzen 5000 APUs, and the fan-favorite FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR).
AMD Zen 4 and RDNA3: What's Behind the Hype?
If you're not among those who are hyped for next-gen AMD products, then you have to be. Because compared to their previous-generation counterparts, the assumed performance jumps are insane.
First off, let's start with the new Zen 4 processors. One of the biggest rumors about these chips is that they're going to be made on a really tiny 5nm node. And if there's something you should know about modern tech, the tinier the package, the more powerful it is (thanks, Moore's Law). According to a lot of tech sleuths, this can result in a massive 40% IPC (instructions per clock) jump over Zen 3.
Next, what about RDNA3? Well, the improvements are also nothing to scoff at, which can mean NVIDIA might be having some tough next-gen competition. It's still unconfirmed whether the graphics cards will be made on 7nm or 5nm+, but either way, they will also offer an astronomical performance jump over RX 6000.
Combined, the one-two AMD punch slated for Holiday 2022 is going to give it to both Intel and NVIDIA, who've been dominating the CPU and GPU market for decades before Team Red's major push into their market shares.
Will the Release Be Affected by the Shortage?
Let's hope not. AMD partner TSMC, who is their only chip manufacturer, is trying its absolute best to alleviate the chip shortage. They're even planning to build additional fabs in the middle of the Arizona desert, which seems a little counterintuitive from a tech manufacturing perspective.
By the time Q4 2022 kicks in, it would've been over a year since the massive GPU shortage began. This might be wishful thinking, but it would be an extremely happy Christmas for a lot of tech-starved gamers out there.
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Written by RJ Pierce