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AMD set to launch Radeon RX 7000 today, full details inside

AMD will introduce its new graphics cards on the 3rd, which is today! and we here at Techum will obviously be keeping an eye on what team red will be bringing to the table. First and foremost AMD will unveil its RDNA 3 micro architecture, in its next gen flagship card the AMD Radeon 7000, which arrives to face the GeForce RTX 40 recently released by Nvidia.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for that announcement, the event will be live on Thursday (03/11) will start at 16:30 or 4PM ET.

WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW:

AMD has already detailed updates on future technologies. The Radeon 6700 GPU for example will one of the first without ‘RX’, AMD also confirmed the fact that its next architecture will be the first built with an advanced chip set. The models process will be 5nm and, according to the schedule presented by AMD, RDNA3 will be released later this year with its Navi 3x GPUs.

It is possible that the focus will be totally on Radeon RX 7000 cards, but the company has also anticipated future releases related to Radeon graphics. The schedule includes the release of its architectures and confirmed RDN4 for next year. Without specifying the dates or even the different node that the brand only defined as ‘most advanced’, the architecture was announced to debut in 2024. The company also confirmed that its ‘Phoenix Point’ mobile processor will use the Zen 4 core architecture mixing together with the RDNA3 and AIE graphic architecture, and is also scheduled for 2023. The next model in the works is, “Zen 5 Strix Point”, which should debut in 2024.

Something we also know is that AMD is not going to incorporate the new PCIe 5.0 connector, the 12VHPWR, which has been stirring up a lot of online discussions about its safety and possible problems in initial units. The answer came directly from AMD Managing Director Scott Herkelman via Twitter: ‘The Radeon RX 6000 series and upcoming RDNA 3 GPUs will not use this power cord’. Intimating that the next Radeon RX 7000 will not use the 12VHPWR connector.

RUMORS

According to rumors, the launch of the Radeon RX 7000 could bring two models: the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the Radeon 7900 XT. There are still no traces of the 7800 or 7700 series, and it is natural for companies to launch with only  high-end models to later introduce the intermediate and entry line-up of the new line of video cards. There are also rumors that these products, based on the Navi 32 and 33 chips, may be delayed in production and will take longer to reach the market.

The visuals of the cards may have also been leaked, insider HXL (@9550pro) published what appear to be the first full images of AMD Radeon RX 7900, confirming that AMD’s new video card will not use the PCIe Gen5 12VHPWR connector, present in the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, but two connectors in the 8-pin standard.

The photographs show the AMD Radeon RX 7900 GPU alongside a reference Radeon RX 6950 XT. The new card is slightly longer and thicker, and will take approximately 2.5 slots.

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