According to known leaker Kepler, AMD’s upcoming Navi4X graphics cards will not feature a flagship high-end model, similar to past Polaris and RDNA1 generations. Additionally, Navi 3X refresh GPUs will reportedly be integrated/mobile only.
AMD currently utilizes RDNA3 architecture across its Radeon RX 7000 desktop lineup, led by the Navi 31-powered RX 7900 XTX. But the next Navi4X generation may eschew an ultra-enthusiast offering.
No Navi4X GPU to Succeed Flagship RX 7900 XTX
Per the leaker, AMD’s plan with Navi4X skips creating a successor to its top-tier RX 7900 XTX. The company took a similar approach with mid-range Polaris and first-gen RDNA cards.
Without a new halo GPU to lead the lineup, Navi4X will likely concentrate on the mainstream and upper mid-range segments. Enthusiasts may need to wait for future generations for a new AMD flagship.
AMD’s roadmaps point to RDNA4 arriving in 2024 on an advanced node. This generation has better odds of producing a new top-end gaming GPU.
Refreshed Navi 3X Chips Rumored for Integrated Graphics
Additionally, leaks indicate AMD’s near-term Navi 3X GPUs will not come to desktops. Navi 3X is expected as more of a refined iteration of current RDNA3 graphics silicon.
But tipsters believe AMD will reserve Navi 3X for mobile and integrated graphics applications. This would leave desktop Radeon users on RDNA3 until the more robust architectural updates of RDNA4 emerge.
Of course, AMD’s roadmap can change. But current rumors dampen hopes of a major performance update to RDNA3 before its RDNA4 successor. Flagship gamers may need to wait another generation.
AMD’s Next-Gen GPU Strategy Takes Shape
AMD launched its first RDNA3 desktop GPUs less than six months ago, led by the RX 7900 XTX. This new leak hints at AMD’s next-generation graphics roadmap.
If the rumors prove accurate, mainstream and mid-range gamers will see the biggest updates with new Navi4X cards. But enthusiasts awaiting a next-gen AMD flagship have a longer wait ahead.