July 18, 2024
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AMD RX 8000 GPUs Rumored to Be Coming to CES 2025, and in Very Few Models

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As we approach the next generation of Graphic cards It seems like we're getting more and more information about what we can expect from them and when they might appear. The most recent addition is the AMD Radeon RX 8000 Release Date Rumors and the expectation of what processors will come with them.

Kepler_L2 in X has suggested that RDNA 4 will be announced at the CES convention, which is scheduled for January 7-10, 2025. That should start the year off with a bang for hardware enthusiasts. However, it looks like the N48 will be the first to be announced, with the N44 to follow in Q2. This is a different naming scheme than before and the likes of the 7900XTX and XT are at Navi 31 and go up with lower models. But still, the N48 is expected to be close to the X700 class, as Radeon might keep things minimal for this generation.

Rumors about RDNA 4 announcement, Kepler_L2 source on X
Rumors about RDNA 4 announcement, Kepler_L2 source on X

Minimum VRAM requirements and next-generation expectations

The tweet originated under 3D Centers HardwareUnboxed’s video summary on modern games’ VRAM requirements. They found out what the requirements are based on the resolution and quality settings used. There it was found that 1080p games ranged from 6.5GB to 10.7GB, so 8GB is mostly the entry level and 12GB would be more advisable. While 1440p ranges from 7 to 11.4GB and 4K from 8 to 13.1GB. That would suggest VRAM requirements of 16 and 20GB.

With that, Kepler also responded that GB206 and N44 are in danger, so they might not meet those requirements as games get bigger and harder to run. But that might not be too surprising since AMD supposedly already Archived high-end RDNA 4 plans Just to have limited production. Supposedly moving limited silicon to the ever-growing AI sector, might as well focus on that and try to follow Nvidia's growth.

Instead, it could use the generation to try and improve and catch up as well. As ray tracing has always been behind what Nvidia can produce with a bigger performance hit than the RTX series and could be an overhaul. As long as it can offer good competition where it matters at good value, it could be a good alternative alongside the RTX series. Intel Battlemage Released expected also

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