Following the first rumors regarding Nvidia GeForce RTX 50 graphics cards, the first rumors about the next generation Radeon lineup, which is expected to be called the RX 8000, have also appeared.
The same RedGamingTech resource claims that the RDNA 4 architecture will bring a monstrous 2x performance increase compared to RDNA 3. Each CU will have 128 ALUs, as it is now. Video cards will switch to GDDR7 memory, and older GPUs will retain the chiplet design.
The older Navi 41 GPU will allegedly receive 144 CUs, i.e. 18,432 ALUs. The core frequency will supposedly be around 3.5 GHz, which will provide performance of 129 TFLOPS. The conditional Radeon RX 8900 XTX (the name may be different) will receive a lot of memory, but here the source names several options. This is either 32 GB in the case of four chiplets, or 24/48 GB in the case of six. We can assume that the RX 8900 XTX can get 32 GB, and the RX 8900 XT will get 24 GB. In any case, the current top solutions from AMD and Nvidia also have a lot of memory.
Navi 42 will supposedly have 96 CUs or 12,288 ALUs. That is the same as the RX 7900 XTX now has. Navi 43 will have 6144 ALUs and even this GPU will be chiplet based.
Of course, as in the case of the RTX 50, these are just the first rumors. It can be recalled that the first rumors about the RTX 40 line ended up being true on many points, but the rumors about the Navi 31 were completely wrong, so for now, such information should be treated accordingly.
AMD Ryzen 7000 processors have fallen in price in the US. 8-core Ryzen 7700X drops $104, top-end 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X drops $210
AMD Ryzen 7000 processors continue to get cheaper in the US, and from different retailers, and not somewhere in one place. So, prices have decreased on Amazon, and at Microcenter, and on the Newegg site.
The best deal on the Ryzen 7 7700X is $345. The processor dropped 104 dollars from the official price. For comparison, for its rival in the face of the Core i7-13700K in the US they ask for $418.
The 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X has fallen in price more – by $ 132: the cost has decreased from the official $ 550 to $ 418. That is, there is just price parity with the Core i7-13700K.
The top 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X dropped $211 from $800 to $589. For the Core i9-13900K in the US, they ask for only a little more – $ 598.
These are prices on the Amazon site, but Microcenter has about the same discounts. At the same time, the Newegg and Microcenter sites have already fallen in price and the latest 65-watt Ryzen 7700 – by $ 10, but nonetheless. Recall that the Ryzen 7000 (without the X index) was presented only in early January.
Read speed up to 10 GB/s and cooling system with a fan. Corsair Announces Flagship MP700 SSD with PCIe 5.0 Support
Corsair has announced its flagship M.2 SSD, the MP700. The novelty, apparently, will go on sale in the coming months, but its cost has not yet been reported.
But the maximum data transfer rates for sequential reading and writing are known – 10 and 9.5 GB / s, respectively. In the picture below, Corsair even compared its current top-end MP600 Pro XT SSD to the MP700. The difference is noticeable.
However, the MP700 will be able to fully realize its high-speed potential only on the latest platforms from AMD (with processor socket AM5) and Intel (based on 600 and 700 series chipsets). The creators talk about the use of 3D TLC NAND memory chips in the SSD and support for NVMe 2.0 M.2.
AMD promised SSDs with PCIe 5.0 support back in November last year, but in fact there are only a few such models on sale.
Noctua has unveiled the NH-L9a low profile cooler for AMD AM5 processors. It is compatible with 65W Ryzen 7000 CPUs
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Obviously, due to its compact size, the cooler’s ability to dissipate heat is seriously limited – it is suitable for cooling Ryzen 7000 processors with a TDP of 65W. The design is a low radiator with two heat pipes and a fan with a diameter of 92 mm. The regular version of the NH-L9a is priced at $45, while the all-black version costs $10 more.
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