AMD Navi 31 'Plum Bonito' GPU: more details drop on Radeon RX 7900 XT

AMD's next-gen Navi 31 'Plom Bonito' GPU detailed: configuration was finished in 2019, finalized in 2020, and no changes have been made since then.

Published Aug 12, 2022 9:14 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Sep 5 2022 12:04 AM CDT
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A new report from Angstronomics says that AMD's next-gen RDNA 3-based Navi 3X GPUs were finished in 2019, finalized sometime in 2020, and have had "no changes since".

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AMD's upcoming Navi 31 is the flagship GPU based on the RDNA 3 graphics architecture, which will reportedly feature 1 x GCD (Graphics Chiplet Die) and 6 x MCDs (Memory Chiplet Dies). Each of them will contain 16MB of Infinity Cache, joined by GDDR6 memory and 64-bit wide PHYs according to the report. Navi 31 is expected to rock out with 48 WGPs (Work Group Processors) and a 384-bit memory bus using GDDR6 memory.

According to this new information, Navi 31 will have a total of 96MB of Infinity Cache, which is actually lower than the current-gen RDNA 2-based Navi 21 GPU which has 128MB of Infinity Cache in total. Angstronomics adds that there will be a cut-down SKU that will be made available, packing 42 WGP and 5 x MCD (80MB of Infinity Cache in total, on a 320-bit memory bus using GDDR6 memory).

Angstronomics continues, saying that Navi 31 features an organic fanout layer with a 35-micron bump pitch, which is the densest available in the industry. AMD will be using a 3D stacked MCD that's being made on 1-hi using TSMC's SoIC (System-on-Integrated-Chips) which is the process of stacking multiple chips using chip-on-wafer bonding process.

AMD is expected to make the GCD on TSMC 6nm process node, while the MCD will be made on TSMC 6nm, which is something that has been in the rumor mill for a while now.

AMD Navi 31 tech specs:

  • gfx1100 (Plum Bonito)
  • Chiplet - 1x GCD + 6x MCD (0-hi or 1-hi)
  • 48 WGP (96 legacy CUs, 12288 ALUs)
  • 6 Shader Engines / 12 Shader Arrays
  • Infinity Cache 96MB (0-hi), 192MB (1-hi)
  • 384-bit GDDR6
  • GCD on TSMC N5, ~308 mm²
  • MCD on TSMC N6, ~37.5 mm²

We are expecting AMD to roll out its new Navi 31 flagship GPU with PCIe 5.0 x16 support, ready for AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors and new X670E + X670 motherboards that will have both DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 technology support. AMD will have a PCIe 5.0 x16 graphics card, with a PCIe 5.0-ready chipset, all later this year.

AMD launched the first PCIe 4.0-based GPU with its RDNA-based Radeon RX 5000 series, and the first PCIe 3.0-based Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs... and now we're walking into the gigantic bandwidth world of PCIe 5.0 x16 which offers a huge 128GB/sec (up from 64GB/sec on PCIe 4.0 x16 and 32GB/sec on PCIe 3.0 x16).

The post teases that AMD's upcoming Navi 31-based reference graphics card -- which should be the Radeon RX 7900 XT -- will have an "updated 3-fan design that is slightly taller than the previous generation". The iconic 3 red stripe accent on the section of the heat sink fins will be next to the dual 8-pin power connectors.

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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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