We have been listening to about AMD’s next-gen Navi 31 design for some time now, but it surely seems the MCM (multi-chip module) GPU is gearing up for an enormous 2021 reveal. However how a lot of a beast is Navi 31? It may very well be large.
AMD’s next-gen Navi 31 can be an MCM-based design that might see a chiplet-based GPU — the primary ever on desktop — just like the chiplet design used within the Zen-based Ryzen CPUs. Rumor has it Navi 31 will pack 80 CUs and the highest SKU has 2 of them for a complete of 160 CUs which suggests as much as 10240 cores — 2 x Navi 31 MCM GPUs… that sounds so good.
The brand new RDNA Three structure can be coursing by way of the veins of Navi 31, which ought to have an enormous injection of energy into ray tracing efficiency over the Radeon RX 6000 sequence and its new RDNA 2 structure. It is nowhere close to NVIDIA and its ray tracing prowess with the Ampere structure, however an MCM-based RDNA 3-powered GPU might do the trick.
AMD can be making the new Navi 31 GPU and all other RDNA 3-based graphics cards on 5nm at TSMC, one thing that we discovered about again in Could 2020. NVIDIA’s next-gen Hopper GPU, Intel’s next-gen Xe GPUs, and even AMD’s next-gen Zen four CPUs will all be made on TSMC’s next-gen 5nm node.