AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 7000 'RDNA 3' GPUs get Vulcan 1.3 support

AMD's soon-to-be-released Radeon RX 7000 series 'RDNA 3' graphics cards get official Vulkan 1.3 support ahead of their November 3 reveal.

AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 7000 'RDNA 3' GPUs get Vulcan 1.3 support
Published Oct 26, 2022 5:36 PM CDT
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AMD will be unveiling their next-gen RDNA 3 GPU architecture and at least a couple of members of the Radeon RX 7000 series graphics card family on November 3, but ahead of that the RDNA 3 GPUs get official Vulkan 1.3 support.

The Vulkan 1.3 specification was unleashed earlier this year in January 2022, supported by all three major GPU vendors: AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA. NVIDIA's just-launched GeForce RTX 4090 powered by the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture has support for the latest Vulkan 1.3.3.1 specification, with AMD's new Radeon RX 7000 series and the new RDNA 3 GPU architecture supporting Vulkan 1.3, too.

AMD's next-gen Radeon RX 7000 'RDNA 3' GPUs get Vulcan 1.3 support 01

The conformance list for Vulkan 1.3 has the Intel Arc A-series GPUs, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and RTX 40 series GPUs, as well as AMD and its upcoming "RDNA 3 sGPU" product family. AMD themselves have confirmed that some of their "undisclosed products" based on the RDNA 3 GPU family have successfully completed Vulkan 1.3.3.1 conformity test suite.

In recent news about AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 7000 "RDNA 3" series GPUs, AMD has confirmed it will NOT be using the new PCIe Gen5 "12VHPWR" power connector, which has been catching fire and melting NVIDIA's new flagship GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards.

As for the Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs themselves, AMD is rumored to unveil two new flagship graphics cards: the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT. Both of these cards will be using the new Navi 31 GPU, and will be direct competitors to NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 and upcoming GeForce RTX 4080 16GB.

It all happens on November 3, be sure to tune in!

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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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