AMD’s RDNA 3 graphics cards will launch on November 3rd, we just heard on Twitter.
Scott Herkelman of Team Red, who is senior vice president and general manager of graphics at AMD, tweeted to let us know the date and that more details on these next-gen RX 7000 GPUs will be released soon.
Join us on November 3rd as we release RDNA 3 to the world! More details coming soon! #RDNA3 #AMD pic.twitter.com/oftq1FjrgtSeptember 20, 2022
The 3rd of the month obviously coincides with RDNA 3, but what’s most revealing about the timing here is that today is the big day for Nvidia’s next-gen reveal.
As you’ve probably heard, Nvidia’s GeForce event at the GTC is all but confirmed to be an RTX 4000 – with super-heavy tips that have been dropped – and it’s widely expected that we’ll see a new RTX 4090 GPU, and possibly beyond.
Clearly, with the timing of this AMD tweet being two hours before CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC keynote, Team Red wants to crash the party and remind gamers that the RTX 4000 won’t be the only option for buyers later this year.
Analysis: A rather sneaky thunder stealing move
While it’s not uncommon to see this sort of attempt to shift the focus and spotlight – or at least some of it – in the tech industry, we have to say that this seems pretty unsportsmanlike from AMD to reduce its interference so close to Nvidia’s Lovelace launch. So it looks like the gloves are coming off well and truly in the high-end GPU showdown….
And interestingly, this announcement of an RDNA 3 reveal comes on the heels of a new rumor that the RX 7000 lineup will see AMD reach incredible boost speeds of nearly 4GHz. Now, take this with a wheelbarrow full of spice, but it’s certainly aiming for some seriously fast GPUs – and again, just on the cusp of Nvidia’s launch.
Keep in mind that the rumor has Nvidia’s RTX 4090 on sale next month, and we’ll soon find out the truth of that. With the release of AMD’s RDNA 3 taking place on November 3rd, the question is – how long will it be before high-end graphics cards hit shelves? At the moment, it looks like Nvidia will have a sales lead of around a month, at least for the main GPU – but which other cards will be revealed is still uncertain. Speculation points to the RTX 4090 plus a pair of 4080 models (with 12GB and 16GB of VRAM and a few other potentially important differences).
AMD is also believed to be getting started with its high-end offerings, presumably on sale in late November, but it may not be until next year before we see more affordable next-gen models – and indeed, that could be the Nvidia’s case, too. Rumor has it that the RTX 4060 will be released next year, and possibly the 4070 as well.