AMD's RDNA 2 GPUs are reportedly up to 225% faster than RDNA

RDNA 2 will represent a HUGE performance leap for AMD

AMD's RDNA 2 GPUs are reportedly up to 225% faster than RDNA

AMD's RDNA 2 GPUs are reportedly up to 225% faster than RDNA

AMD's RDNA 2 architecture is going to be a gamechanger for the company, offering its users a transformative performance increase over today's Radeon products while also acting as the baseline for both next-generation consoles. 

We already know that AMD's RDNA 2 architecture will deliver Radeon a reported 50% gain in performance-per-watt over RDNA, beyond that, AMD has also confirmed that its RDNA 2 architecture will deliver customers much higher GPU clock speeds than today's RDNA 2 products.

When speaking to Analysts, AMD has also referred to their RDNA 2 flagship as "Big Navi", alleging that AMD's top RDNA 2 graphics card will be much larger than their RX 5700 XT, at least in terms of die size. Add that to AMD's faster clock speeds and increased performance-per-watt, and AMD has an incredibly strong product on its hands. 

Looking at the peak clock speeds of Sony's RDNA 2 powered PlayStation 5 console, we know that AMD's next-generation GPUs will be able to deliver peak clock speeds that meet or exceed 2.23 GHz. Compare that to AMD's RDNA-based RX 5700 XT's boost clock speed of 1905 MHz, and you will see that the PlayStation 5's peak clock speeds are 17% higher than what we have seen with AMD's current RDNA flagship, the RX 5700 XT. 

A new report from Moore's Law is Dead has claimed that AMD's RDNA 2 flagship will be 195%-225% faster than AMD's RX 5700 XT. That makes AMD's RDNA 2 flagship around three times as much performance as AMD's top RDNA graphics card. In addition to this claim, Moore's Law is Dead reported that AMD's RDNA 2 flagship would feature a total of 72 compute units, which is 32 more than AMD's RX 5700 XT.  

If these claims are valid, AMD's RDNA 2 flagship will feature 80% more compute units than AMD's RX 5700 XT, clock speeds that are at least 17% higher, and IPC increases on top of that. If RDNA 2's leaked CU count is legitimate, AMD's next gaming flagship will almost certainly be more than two times faster than anything that AMD has offered before.  

With these factors in mind, AMD's RDNA 2 flagship will surpass Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti. Remember that AMD's RX 5700 XT is an RTX 2070 competitor, and Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti isn't two times faster than an RTX 2070. Nvidia will need next-generation graphics cards to counter AMD's launch of RDNA 2. 

AMD's RDNA 2 GPUs are reportedly up to 225% faster than RDNA  

The boosted clock speeds on Sony's PlayStation 5 console are likely to represent a minimum of what RDNA 2 will offer on PC. Consoles have strict TDP restrictions and need to be rock stable over time. This often means that PC hardware can boost to higher speeds and sit a little higher in the performance-efficiency curve. 

With this in mind, our guess is that RDNA 2's peak clock speeds will be 20-30% higher than what we can see on PlayStation 5. RDNA 2 also features many major features and architectural updates over RDNA, which means that AMD will be able to get more work done with each RDNA 2 clock cycle. That will add even more performance into the mix.

RDNA 2 is going to be a gamechanger for AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, but Radeon's success will ultimately be defined by the competitiveness of Nvidia's next-generation products. If Nvidia's Ampere architecture delivers some major improvements over Turing, Nvidia will be able to steal AMD's thunder. 

Thanks to RDNA 2, AMD has a real shot at becoming a performance leader within the GPU market, and that fact should have Nvidia worried. Ultimately, this high-end competition will be good for consumers, and it should deliver PC gamers a lot more value for money in both the high-end and mid-range GPU market. 

You can join the discussion on AMD's rumoured RDNA 2 graphics performance on the OC3D Forums.   

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Most Recent Comments

20-07-2020, 07:42:28

Even though I will never be able to afford a decent card I really do hope this is true.Quote

20-07-2020, 08:04:12

Originally Posted by RobM View Post
Even though I will never be able to afford a decent card I really do hope this is true.
Same, I'm dying to see a competitive AMD GPU without having to qualify the statementQuote

20-07-2020, 08:17:37

I really do want this to be true but I cannot see it and this time I'm not pre-ordering, I'll wait a few months.Quote

20-07-2020, 08:20:48

The last few times amd has gone after performance with large high transistor count gpus it has been underwhelming. Radeon vii, vega 64, fury x I am not hopeful.Quote

20-07-2020, 09:55:19

PS5 GPU frequency is fake.Quote

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