AMD Radeon Navi 14 And Navi 12 GPU Specs Leak Alleges Up To 13 TFLOPs Compute

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While it might not exactly be the case right now, AMD is expecting to expand its Navi graphics architecture into a whole family of products from the low-end to the high-end. At the moment, we currently only have three SKUs that are firmly entrenched in the mid-range sector of the market: Radeon RX 5700, Radeon RX 5700 XT, and Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition.

However, there are reportedly two separate "factions" of Navi chips that are on the horizon to join the existing Navi 10 cards. Navi 14 allegedly references a cutdown version of the chip that will be used in entry-level cards, while Navi 12 refers to an even bigger chip that would go up against NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super.

Starting off with the Navi 14, we're reportedly going to see 24 RDNA compute units, which would add up to a total of 1,536 stream processors. Either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR6 will be available on a 128-bit memory bus according to the leaked specs which come courtesy of German website 3DCenter. Other tidbits include FP32 compute performance of between 4.4 to 5.8 TFLOPs and a TDP ranging from 120 watts to 150 watts.

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The cards that will use Navi 14 are rumored to be part of the Radeon RX 5600 family and will be aimed at the GeForce GTX family of Turing graphics processors.

Moving on to Navi 12, this will be AMD's true enthusiast-class offering with anywhere from 52 to 64 RDNA compute units and 3,328 to 4,096 stream processors. The 256-bit memory interface will have 8GB of GDDR6 on command, while FP32 compute performance is allegedly pegged at between 10 to 13 FLOPs which would put it squarely in GeForce RTX 2080 Super and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti territory.

At this point, we should take all of this information with a grain of salt, but it's no secret that AMD will have to broaden its horizons if wants to truly compete top-to-bottom with NVIDIA in the graphics arena. While AMD definitely has caught Intel flat-footed with its Ryzen family of desktop processors -- particularly with Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 SKUs -- we can't say that the company has had the same success in the GPU market against NVIDIA. NVIDIA has the gaming market blanketed with Turing cards starting with the lowly GeForce GTX 1650 and topping out with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (with a slew of cards in between, further crowded by the Super SKUs).

We're eager to see what AMD brings to the table to give NVIDIA some much needed stiff competition in this space.

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