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GPU leaks suggest AMD RX 8000 series cards will have bigger boost clocks

Last Updated on February 12, 2024
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 and AMD RX 8000 series.
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Though AMD has yet to unveil its highly anticipated RX 8000 series GPUs, the community is already buzzing with rumors and speculation. Reinforcing these rumors is an unavoidable leak that, although unfortunate, sheds some much-needed light on the tech company’s upcoming high-end graphics card.

According to tech YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead, AMD’s next-gen GPUs can boost between 3.0 and 3.3GHz. That’s a significant jump compared to an older model, like the RX 7900 XTX, which only reaches up to 2.5GHz. They also noted that “3.5GHz sounds completely off the table.” Unfortunately, this means those looking for a faster product may need to wait even longer. As with any leak, however, you’ll need to take this information lightly since they haven’t been confirmed.

When will AMD 8000 series GPUs be released?

Luckily, you may not have to wait too long. Per Moore’s Law is Dead, “RDNA 4 will be “ready” and “able” to launch in Q4.” These graphics cards will also reportedly have “a slim chance of a launch in Q3 2024 or Q1 2025.” However, based on additional details from the video, it seems more likely AMD will launch its RDNA 4 GPUs early next year. This alleged release window will also apparently be similar to Nvidia’s RTX 5070 launch (Navi 48’s main competitor), though, again, this has yet to be confirmed.

Of course, if these rumors come true, AMD’s RX 8000 series will present an incredible alternative to Nvidia’s ever-popular GPUs. For now, though, only time will tell whether these highly advanced cards will live up to the hype. Until then, check out our guide on how to remove a GPU so you can prepare for your eventual upgrade. Alternatively, you can learn how to overclock a GPU instead so you can push your graphics card to its limits.

Nico is a Tech News Writer for PC Guide. He is also adept at finding a good deal every now and then, stemming from his days penny-pinching as a broke college kid.