7700 XT will be Navi 33 from what I understand.
It is? Okay, so that would make it based on a 4096 shader core design (if Navi 31 being 12,288 shader cores is right...and it might still be 15,360 for all we know). That's not too much more than what the Series X has already (3,384), but it'd be less than what a PS5 Pro with doubled the shaders would be (4,608), and I think Sony's strategy would still rely on doing the butterfly type of thing.
So either the new rumors of Navi 31 being 12,288 shader cores are BS, or the idea each one down the ladder just removes a third of the shader cores and Infinity Cache are wrong, or at least the PS5 Pro would be based on something aside the 7700 XT, like maybe a super cut-down 7800 XT?
Because the other RDNA3 rumors are Navi 31 and 32 are MCD, but Navi 33 is monolithic. If Navi 33 is 7700 XT and the new shader count rumors aren't wrong, then how could Sony do the butterfly approach with less shaders? So something's off there.
Then again I don't think Pro models are really coming this time around. But if that gets proven wrong so be it.
How do you know? You think they're going to do slim or pro versions using 7nm?
Also, didn't Sony build/started building a new factory to make these not long ago? I'm not sure if it's done or not. That also should help.
From what some other people've said seems like that new factory is for older node process chips, not anything 7nm or newer. It was someone on this forum who said it in response to a comment a long time back.
Would have to look more into it.
given the TDP size this could well fit into 20TF range. Anything above will break the TDP limit.
Yeah; 20 - 25 TF would be the most realistic. But the systems would really need some dedicated hardware for ML and RT, and maybe faster CPUs.
...that's if any Pro models are coming at all.