AMD's next-gen Navi 31 April Leaks: RDNA 3-powered MCD to beat NVIDIA

AMD's next-gen Navi 31, the MCM-based GPU that should power the new Radeon RX 7970 XT, has been spotted in a new changelog.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Apr 28 2022 6:59 PM CDT   |   Updated Fri, May 20 2022 8:27 PM CDT

AMD's next-gen Navi 31 GPU isn't too far away now, scheduled to debut later this year in Q4 2022 -- and will be the first consumer-focused MCD (multi-chip die) GPU for gamers and enthusiasts.

The new Navi 31 GPU and its "MCD" die will be made on 6nm, with some serious performance beef against not just the Navi 21 that it will replace (the GPU that powers the Radeon RX 6900 XT and soon-to-be-released Radeon RX 6950 XT) but also NVIDIA's current, and possibly even next-gen GeForce RTX graphics cards.

AMD's new Navi 31 GPU will be a multi-chip die, similar to the chiplet technology used on the Zen CPU architectures by AMD. In his latest leaks, Tom @ Moore's Law is Dead is continuing what I thought was established -- RDNA 3 will deliver twice the performance over RDNA 2, as RDNA 2 was over double the performance of the original RDNA GPUs.

We are expected to see AMD debut its new RDNA 3-powered Navi 31 GPU on the latest PCIe 5.0 x16 standard, which their new Zen 4-powered AM5-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs will be able to handle with their new motherboards (as well as DDR5 memory).

Q4 2022 launch is the current target, but this can obviously change... most launches are pushed by weeks or months, and I'm sure this won't be any different. There are a million and one things that can happen in the next 6-8 months.

AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 7970 XT graphics card would tote its 32GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus, and have a TDP of between 375-450W. As for the Navi 31, it is an MCM (multi-chip module) GPU and packs up to a ridiculous 15360 FP32 shading units (Navi 21 GPU inside of the RX 6900 XT has 5120 shading units)...at least according to the current rumors and leaks.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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