The rumor mill is rumoured that AMD and Nvidia''s next generation of GPUs will be power-hungry and capable in performance advancements over the present season. Some Nvidia offerings might even require 900 watts in certain jobs, and AMD is expected to once again divide their graphics silicon into chiplets.
There is still a lot we still don''t know about these upcoming GPUs, but industry observers have done some research that revealed a few key new details. For example, popular leaker and Twitter comment Greymon55 claims they''ve discovered evidence of a upcoming AMD RDNA 3 GPU that will provide up to 92 teraflops of compute performance.
For reference, the Navi 21 GPU is four times superior to the RX 6900 XT and RX 6950 XT graphics cards, with a previously reported 79 teraflops. At this point, it''s unclear how AMD might accomplish this, but it''s possible to increase GPU clocks (in the neighborhood of 3,000 MHz), the use of special instructions to accelerate FP32 data processing similar to Ampere, or a combination of both.
According to Kopite7kimi, Team Green might develop a powerful GPU. The full-fat AD102 kill might lessen the FP32 performance afforded by the RTX 3090 Ti and nearly triple the RTX 3090.
As usual, enjoy this tasty salt. If true, however, we may soon witness a teraflop war between Nvidia and AMD while Intel is warming up with its Arc Alchemist GPUs. It certainly makes sense to expect a significant generational increase in performance if the power requirements are truly above 450 watts.
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