AMD’s new GPU is here, and is it a blunder from the past?

The gaming laptop market is booming, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet the demand, AMD would have developed a new, very powerful graphics card for this segment. The AMD Navi 32 GPU is very interesting, since apparently it will use a similar design to one of his crap graphics cards.

Maybe you don’t even remember, but a few years ago AMD launched the Radeon Vega 64 on the market. This graphics card was characterized by using a Vega architecture GPU initially designed for the professional segment. A total of 4 HBM2 memory chips were integrated together with the GPU DIE.

That graphics card was a total disaster, which even ended with the departure of Raja Koduri from the company. It did not offer bad performance, but it was very expensive due to the HBM2 memories and it had serious temperature problems. Such was the disaster that his little sister, the Radeon Vega 56, was only on the market for a month.

A rather curious bet from AMD

First of all, we must say that the company has not officially presented this new solution. It has been seen in a Forbes video, like who doesn’t want the thing, along with AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors. We know it’s a GPU by design, as it has a metal frame.

This new solution from AMD has quite a few similarities with the AMD Radeon Vega 64. The new ship 32 uses the architecture RDNA3, like the current RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT. According to rumors, this graphics chip would be focused on laptops.

amd navi 32 graphics card

We can see that this GPU has a central core that would measure about 200 square mm. This central core is called Graphics Compute Die (GCD). It is accompanied by four additional smaller chips that are nothing more than high-performance cache. They receive the name of Multi-Cache Die (MCD).

According to rumors, this silicon would have a total of 3840 Stream Processorsa bus 256 bit memory and 64 MB of Infinity Cache memory. Initially it would be focused on laptops, but it could also bring the RX 7800 and RX 7700 to life.

The information speaks of a consumption up to 250 W, but it would be lower for your laptop version by adjusting the frequencies. Of course, the launch would not be until Q4 2022Come on, it would arrive by the end of the year.

Be careful… Navi is not Vega

Although we have talked about the disastrous Radeon Vega, the Navi architecture is infinitely better. Vega’s problem was that it was designed for professional graphics cards. For this reason, HBM2 memory was used, because its performance was highly dependent on the memory bus.

Navi is different, it is an architecture purely focused on gaming and does not depend on the memory bus. Also, what we have are cache chips next to the processor, not memory. They are more efficient and construction has improved a lot.

Let’s remember that the HBM2 memories of the Vega 64 had an installation problem. Not all the chips were at the same height, there were small height differences of millimeters that generated thermal problems. This no longer exists in Navi 3x, as we already see in the current Radeon RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT.

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