Both AMD and Nvida will be releasing new contenders for the title of best graphics card later this year, but Team Red claims the new approach to GPU design gives the company a big edge over its competitors. It all comes down to chiplets, which could replace the monolithic dies we’ve become accustomed to.
Samuel Naffziger, AMD senior vice president, corporate fellow and product technology architect, says Nvidia will soon be “forced” to join its competitors in designing graphics cards with chiplets in mind (via VentureBeat). “We have a big lead there and we see big opportunities with that,” continues Naffziger, the fruits of which we can see in some upcoming RDNA 3 GPUs.
Given that chiplets have appeared in AMD processors since 2019 and will undoubtedly play a big part in the success of its Ryzen 7000 CPUs, it’s no surprise that the company plans to carry these advancements over to its Radeon 7000 GPUs.
We’ll have to wait a little longer before we can say definitively how much advantage chiplets give new AMD graphics cards over Nvidia RTX 4000. However, there are already rumors that RDNA 3 can double the performance of the 6900 XT, so we should be on the eve of a real generational leap.