AMD Navi Radeon RX 3080 XT Rumored To Match RTX 2070 Performance, Undercut On Price

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AMD has already confirmed that the first 7nm Navi-based GPUs will begin shipping in the coming months, which has many gamers excited. "We are well-positioned to grow GPU revenue in the second quarter and through the second half of the year as we expect to introduce our first 7-nanometer Navi gaming GPUs in the third quarter," said AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su during last week's earnings call.

Now we're beginning to hear some additional [alleged] leaked details about one of the first members of the incoming Navi family. The rumored Radeon RX 3080 XT will be based on Navi 10 and will reportedly come equipped with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. Other reported specs include a total of 56 compute units and a TDP of 195 watts. 

What everyone wants to know, however, is what will the Radeon RX 3080 XT deliver in terms of performance? Well according to sources for AdoredTV, the card will offer performance comparable to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, but will be priced at $330. To put that in perspective, the GeForce RTX 2070 has a street price of $500 (plus or minus a few bucks), while the GeForce RTX 2060 is priced at around $350. If AMD can truly deliver GeForce RTX 2070 performance while undercutting the GeForce RTX 2060 in pricing, the company is bound to have a massive hit on its hands (along with nearly immediate sellouts once released).

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Alleged Navi PCB

Moving up the range, speculation points towards a Radeon RX 3090 and Radeon RX 3090 XT which will both be based on Navi 20. The cards are rumored to feature compute units of 60 and 64 respectively and TDPs of 180-watts and 225-watts respectively. As for performance, the Radeon RX 3090 is alleged to offer performance comparable to the current Radeon VII at a price point of $430, while the Radeon RX 3090 XT will supposedly deliver roughly a 10 percent uplift in performance compared to the Radeon VII at a price point of $499.

For comparison, the Radeon VII is priced at $699. Now before you start scratching your head over the Radeon VII comparisons, keep in mind that these Navi 20 Radeons aren't expected to arrive until 2020, which will give the Radeon VII plenty of time to sit at the top of AMD's graphics totem pole.

With that being said, we'll need to take these figures and pricing with a grain of salt at this time, but the information doesn't seem too terribly out of line with expectations. We all know that AMD will need to deliver the goods to counter NVIDIA's expansive top-to-bottom lineup of Turing based GPUs (covering GTX and RTX families), and these Navi 10 and Navi 20 offerings would offer a compelling alternative.

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