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We have seen a whole bunch of leaks and rumors referencing AMD's upcoming 'Big Navi' GPU, and even AMD has seen fit to use that term on occasion (unofficial as it might be). And perhaps with very good reason—two prominent leakers on Twitter claim to have the inside scoop on Big Navi, saying it will feature a whopping 80 compute units (CUs). Big Navi, indeed! For context, AMD's current generation Navi 10 GPU based on its first-gen Radeon DNA (RDNA) graphics architecture sports half (40) as many CUs. Navi 10 is what powers both the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5600 series, in different forms (Navi 10 XE, XLE, XME, XL, XT, XTX, and just regular ol' Navi 10). Otherwise known as Sienna Cichlid,... Read more...
One thing we know for sure is that Big Navi is coming. AMD has not kept this a secret, even going so far as to say it will be a halo product. How it will fare against Ampere remains to be seen, but make no mistake, AMD has every intention of competing at the high end of the graphics market. The question is, will Big Navi arrive with HBM2e or GDDR6 memory? Almost definitely the latter, though the rumor mill is undecided on the matter. AMD has not shied away from HBM memory in the past, which offers gobs of bandwidth. However, it is generally more expensive than GDDR memory. Combined with potential supply issues, it makes sense to choose GDDR6 for AMD's next-gen GPUs, as NVIDIA will presumably... Read more...
It is no secret that AMD is prepping a new generation of graphics cards based on its upcoming RDNA 2 architecture. We are all anxiously waiting to see what kind of performance the so called "Big Navi" variant delivers, which AMD has said will be a halo product. In the meantime, a leaker with a good track record claims Big Navi will arrive with 16GB of video RAM (VRAM) this year. RDNA 2 (the second generation of AMD's Radeon DNA architecture) is set to make a splash this year, both inside upcoming game consoles—Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Sony's PlayStation 5—and on PC. At least some of the cards based on RDNA 2 will feature hardware support for real-time ray tracing, just as NVIDIA's... Read more...
AMD has apparently changed its "Radeon" logo ahead of launching its next-generation GPUs, and namely its so-called Big Navi graphics chip. The slightly altered logo can be seen at the tail end of a PC gameplay trailer for Gearbox's upcoming Godfall, which will be available on both Windows PCs and Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 console. What this essentially amounts to is a swapping of the font used for the RADEON lettering (in all caps). The font appears to be the same one AMD has been using (and continues to use) for its RYZEN lettering (also in all caps). Notably, the distinct styling of the "R," "E", and "N" letters are identical in the new Radeon and existing Ryzen logos. The change was brought... Read more...
The GPU we have been waiting for from AMD is coming sometime later this year. Our collective hope is that AMD's so-called Big Navi GPU based on its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) architecture will at least bring parity at the top end with the best NVIDIA has to offer, but we will have to wait and see. As for how long, recent comments by AMD suggest Big Navi could arrive around the end of summer, before the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 launch in holiday 2020 (November or December). In other words, PC graphics cards based on RDNA 2 could land on retail shelves before both next-generation game consoles arrive. While this has not been officially confirmed, AMD chief financial officer Devinder... Read more...
This is shaping up to be a big year in GPUs. Intel is gearing up to launch its first discrete GPU of the modern era, NVIDIA recently announced its next-generation Ampere GPU (which will find its way into gaming graphics cards), and AMD is prepping a round of Navi GPUs based on its RDNA 2 architecture. As it pertains to the latter, a fresh leak purportedly offers up some interesting details. To recap, RDNA 2 is being injected into Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Sony's PlayStation 5 consoles, which are slated to arrive later this year. In addition, RDNA 2 will land on PC as well. Rumor has it RDNA 2 will offer a major performance uplift over RDNA 1, and it's been confirmed at least some of the GPUs... Read more...
AMD recently held its Financial Analyst Day and offered information about their plans for the future. Financial Analyst Day included a roadmap for the next-generation RDNA 2 Navi GPU or “Navi 2X”. To top it off, a photo was teased on the AMD subreddit that revealed that the upcoming reference graphics card will adopt a different cooler design. u/AnnieAreYouRammus and other Reddit users noted that there were no blower coolers. Scott Herkelman, Vice President & General Manager of AMD’s Graphics Business Unit, replied, “There will be no blower reference fans for gamers on next gen. So you are correct ;)” Herkelman commented in a follow-up post that AMD’s board... Read more...
Are you ready for some more Xbox Series X rumors? Well, a new "throwaway" account over at reddit is dishing out some highly plausible details on Microsoft's next-generation game console, and what we might see this week at AMD's Financial Analyst Day. According to the redditor, Microsoft will be on hand at the AMD event, which will take place on March 5th. There's a lot to digest here, but we'll start off first with the RDNA 2-based Radeon GPU that will be inside the game console. This rumor alleges that the RNDA 2 architecture will be exclusive to Microsoft and the Xbox Series X, seemingly leaving the Sony PlayStation 5 completely out of the equation. In addition, it's... Read more...
A new report from Jon Peddie Research is giving us some insight into GPU shipment for Q4 2019, and it shows that AMD had a big quarter. According to the firm, overall GPU shipments were up 3.4 percent compared to Q3 2019. Intel saw its shipments fall by a scant 0.2 percent, while NVIDIA’s shipments decreased by 1.9 percent. AMD shipments of GPUs, however, surged by 22.6 percent for Q4 2019 compared to Q3 2019. Looking at overall GPU market share, Intel is still far and away the leader with 63 percent of the market, a decrease of 2 percent compared to Q3 2019. NVIDIA’s overall share decreased by 0.9 percent to 18 percent. AMD’s overall share, however increased from... Read more...
AMD's current family of 7nm Radeon RX Navi midrange graphics cards are no doubt impressive, as witnessed by the recently released Radeon RX 5600 XT (our full review). The Radeon RX 5600 XT is flanked by the Radeon RX 5500 just below it , and the Radeon RX 5700 above. However, AMD doesn't currently have a flagship-class graphics card that is capable of taking on the likes of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and that's hopefully where "Big Navi" comes in. According to recent rumblings, Big Navi could have some big performance credentials backing it up, if a new report from ChipHell is accurate. The GPU running the show is reportedly called Navi 21 and it features second-generation... Read more...
For AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, product development is the most fun part of her job. She revealed that nugget during an interview on an AMD sponsored show call The Bring Up, though the real reason you are reading this article is to see what she said about the so-called "Big Navi" GPU that we all know is coming. In case there was any doubt, AMD is still planning to bring out its big GPU gun in 2020. Launching is also fun, Dr. Su said, and to that end AMD will be bringing out new products this year. Big Navi is one of them, and on the CPU side, Zen 3 is another. "My main message to our fans is this is just a beginning for us in 2020. I’ve heard a little bit through Twitter and Reddit that people... Read more...
There's no doubt that "Big Navi" is on the way from AMD. In fact, CEO Lisa Su confirmed as much during a roundtable interview at CES 2020. However, there has been no clear-cut timetable on when this flagship graphics card will arrive on the scene. With that being said, it appears that AMD OEM board partner AFOX may be jumping the gun a bit with listings for a number of unannounced and unreleased graphics cards. First spotted on the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) website by VideoCardz, AFOX provides the following SKUs that could be coming in the future: Radeon RX 5950XT Radeon RX 5950 Radeon RX 5900 Radeon RX 5800 XT Now there is no guarantee that either of these names could be applied... Read more...
Could this be the year that AMD finally offers up a competitive solution in the high-end graphics space? I'm talking about the very top, where NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti occupies the throne without much threat to its crown. Interestingly enough, a leaked benchmark might possibly point to an unreleased Navi GPU that is faster than NVIDIA's top consumer card. Mayyyyyybe. Forgetting about NVIDIA's Titan RTX and professional Quadro lineup, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is quite simply the best performing graphics card for gaming, with dedicated hardware for real-time ray tracing to boot. It's also expensive, and perhaps not the kind of generational leap in performance some people were expecting, compared... Read more...
It is fair to say 2019 was a very good year for AMD. It came out with Zen 2, which marked a wholesale shift to 7-nanometer manufacturing, and has positioned itself for long term growth in the CPU and GPU sectors. Now that 2020 is upon us, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su shared a bit about what we can expect from the company going forward, during a question and answer session with a small gathering of press. The round table Q&A session covered a variety of topics, including why AMD's newest round of APUs are still using Vega for the graphics side of the equation, rather than Navi. It is an especially interesting question, since AMD plans its products out several years in advance. "It's always how we integrate... Read more...