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AMD's Next-Gen Radeon RX 8900 XTX aka RDNA 4: No More High-End GPUs

AMD's Next-Gen Radeon RX 8900 XTX aka RDNA 4: No More High-End GPUs
Aug 04, 2023

AMD's first-gen RDNA architecture was a great first step, but the RDNA 2 architecture was a fantastic evolution that gave birth to the Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs... not much can be said for RDNA 3 which powers the Radeon RX 7000 series, as the flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX can't keep up with NVIDIA's GPU juggernaut, the GeForce RTX 5090... which should be in your future Gaming PC.

But what about next-gen? According to the latest rumours, the next-gen RDNA 4 architecture will not have any high-end GPUs, with the rumour teasing "think of it like RDNA1 or Polaris generation". What did the leaker mean by that? Well, the original Radeon RX 480 was the flagship GPU of the time, and didn't scratch NVIDIA's best at the time.

No RDNA 4-powered Radeon RX 8900 XTX would NOT be a good thing for AMD, leaving all the high-end GPU market to NVIDIA (which it dominates, by a big margin). However, AMD has been using smaller chiplet-style designs for a while now... so we could see a dual-chipset GPU that would not be a new high-end GPU, but maybe something that could compete with the GeForce RTX 5080 when it drops in 2025. 

However, after dropping the ball with RDNA 3 and the Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards, especially after its hype-fueled marketing campaign leading up to the launch... this rumour feels too close to the truth. I guess we'll have to wait and see in the next 12-18 months or so.