Intel is going to react with Alder Lake-S and its new concept based on big.LITTLE against Zen 4, and although little is known about the extent to which the IPC and multicore improvements will have an effect, the truth is that AMD is winning the battle for it. gaming and will do more with Zen 3+. In RDNA 3 GPUs it seems that it will be the final blow to NVIDIA and in terms of APUs, Intel seems that it will not be able to compete either.
No changes this year, but new GPUs and APUs are anticipated
What seems clear is that neither AMD nor NVIDIA have purposes for this year in terms of graphic novelties, especially after the latter has presented its RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti. Therefore, all efforts are on Ada Lovelace and RDNA 3 as key architectures. In principle they were scheduled for the end of next year, leaving the current models in stock for a while and preparing for the new nodes that promise interesting improvements, but above all they were waiting for sufficient wafer stock to guarantee a sufficient number of chips to satisfy the user demand.
This is quite interesting in itself, since the advances of TSMC with its 5 nm node and the increase in its production will advance the arrival of RDNA 3 to the market and therefore are forcing the union of NVIDIA and Samsung. Those of Huang are putting pressure on the Koreans not to lose ground when it comes to the node and its performance, since as planned AMD is going to definitively assault the throne of its rival.
RDNA 3 sounds like MCM architecture again
Rumors point to a double performance increase over the RX 6800 XT for the second time thanks to TSMC 3DC technology and AMD’s modular chip system. Therefore, AMD could launch a GPU with two full chiplets with 40 CUs each to hit the table against NVIDIA.
For its part, Intel will not be able to compete against these two because it continues with a certain delay in its GPUs, although it will face this year in the upper-middle range, but not for 2022, where it will have to put the batteries despite having architecture on Tiles.
NVIDIA has postponed Hopper, its MCM architecture, so it will compete with monodie against AMD and will have to put everything on the grill if it wants to be minimally competitive. And it is that what AMD raises represents that the low range of GPUs could move 2K at 60 Hz smoothly, leaving 1080p resolution for new APUs with the same RDNA 3 architecture by the end of 2022. Are we saying goodbye to low-end graphics cards?