AMD’s RDNA 3 graphics card will launch on November 3, we just heard about it on Twitter.
Team Red’s Scott Herkelman, AMD’s senior vice president and general manager of graphics, told us the date on Twitter that more details on these next-gen RX 7000 GPUs will be released soon.
Join us on November 3rd as we roll out RDNA 3 to the world! More details coming soon! #RDNA3 #AMD pic.twitter.com/oftq1FjrgtSeptember 20, 2022
The third day of the month obviously coincides with RDNA 3, but more tellingly, today is a big day for Nvidia’s own next-gen showcase.
As you’ve probably heard, Nvidia’s GeForce event on the GTC is all but confirmed as the RTX 4000 – overweight hints have been removed across the board – and we’re widely expected to see a new RTX 4090 GPU, and most likely beyond that.
Apparently, since AMD posted this tweet two hours before CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC keynote, Team Red wanted to break the party and remind gamers that the RTX 4000 won’t be the only option for buyers later this year.
Analysis: A rather sneaky mine-stealing move
While it’s not uncommon to see this kind of attempt to divert the focus and the limelight — or at least some of it — in the tech industry, we have to say that AMD reduced its distraction so close to the Nvidia Lovelace launch. So, it looks like the glove is doing well in the clash of next-gen GPUs, and it’s really good….
Interestingly, the release of RDNA 3 comes on the heels of new rumors that the AMD RX 7000 series will achieve incredible boost speeds close to 4GHz. Now, get that out of the way with a wheelbarrow full of seasonings, but it’s definitely pointing to some really fast GPUs — again, right on the cusp of Nvidia’s launch.
Keep in mind that the rumor mill is releasing Nvidia’s RTX 4090 next month, and we’ll find out soon. With AMD’s RDNA 3 set to launch on November 3, the question is – how long will it take for these next-gen graphics cards to hit store shelves after that? For now, it looks like Nvidia will have a sales lead in a month or so, at least for flagship GPUs – but it’s still uncertain what other graphics cards will be revealed. Speculation points to an RTX 4090 and a pair of 4080 models (with 12GB and 16GB of VRAM, and possibly some other major differences).
AMD is also thought to launch its high-end products, which will probably go on sale in late November, but it may not be until next year that we see a more affordable next-generation model — in fact, that may be the case with Nvidia, as well. Rumor has it that the RTX 4060 will launch next year, and the 4070 could be coming as well.