Mainstream RDNA 3 architecture GPUs will be available in 2023Q2
AMD has just announced its first quarter results for 2023, posting a loss similar to its competitor Intel, albeit with a slightly better outlook. This marks the first decline in revenue for AMD since 2019, with the Ryzen processors being particularly affected. In addition, Radeon graphics card sales have been lackluster in recent quarters, with the gaming division relying more heavily on semi-custom products for significant revenue.
According to Seeking Alpha, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed in a subsequent quarterly earnings call with investors and analysts that AMD plans to expand the Radeon RX 7000 series lineup in the second quarter of 2023. These GPUs, based on the RDNA 3 architecture, will target mainstream markets.
This development indirectly corroborates recent rumors that the Navi 33-based Radeon RX 7600 series graphics cards will be arriving soon. Reports suggest that the Radeon RX 7600 XT may go on sale on May 25th. Of course, AMD may launch more than one product, such as the Radeon RX 7600 or even the RX 7500 XT. In comparison to its competitor NVIDIA, AMD’s pace in replacing its current generation GPU architecture appears somewhat slower.
Dr. Lisa Su stated that sales of the Radeon RX 6000/7000 series graphics cards have seen consecutive growth, with the high-end Radeon RX 7900 XTX performing strongly in the first quarter of 2023. With the release of a new generation of mainstream products, AMD will expand its RDNA 3 architecture GPU portfolio. It is understood that AMD has been steadily clearing Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card inventory by employing price cuts and other means to stimulate sales, thereby making room for the arrival of the new Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards.