Items tagged with radeon rx 6000

For the past several weeks, it has been rumored that Big Navi will burst onto the GPU scene wielding 80 compute units (CUs), making it a potential monster. To put that into perspective, it is twice the number of CUs as the current generation Radeon RX 5700 XT. Now we have the closest thing yet to a confirmation, by way of reverse engineering a macOS driver. It seems AMD is getting its ducks in a row, and in the process, inadvertently (or perhaps on purpose) left a trail of finely ground bread crumbs, for those willing to look. Reddit user stblr did exactly that, and posted directions on how to view the data for yourself. It consists of the following steps... Install macOS 11 beta (obviously you... Read more...
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series launches haven’t exactly gone off without a hitch. The $699 GeForce RTX 3080 launched last week, and retail sites were quickly overrun (from both legitimate gamers and bots) with inventory selling out within minutes. The launch of the GeForce RTX 3090 yesterday wasn’t much better. However, it looks as though AMD doesn’t plan to have the same shortage when it launches its Radeon RX 6000 family of graphics cards late this fall. This confirmation comes Frank Azor, AMD’s Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Marketing. He made the comment in a tweet yesterday regarding the GeForce RTX 3090 launch. Twitter user Andre Elijah was commenting... Read more...
The bulk of the anticipation over AMD's upcoming graphics card launch is centered on Big Navi, and how whatever ends up being its flagship part from the upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series (assuming it's called that) will compare to the best NVIDIA has to offer. We will find out in due time. However, the enthusiast sector will not be the only next-gen GPU battleground. More affordable options will eventually emerge, and some leaked data from a Linux driver provides some potential specs of AMD's lower end Navy Flounder GPU. Navy Flounder is the presumed codename for Navi 22. Based on past leaks mixed in with a bit of speculation, Navi 22 will end up replacing the Navi 12 GPU that sits inside the current-generation... Read more...
AMD is up against it, folks. NVIDIA has already announced it GeForce RTX 30 series, and if you have not done so already, check out our review of the GeForce RTX 3080 (spoiler: it's a frigging beastly performer). AMD will attempt to counter with its Radeon RX 6000 series, but we still have to wait more than a month for the unveiling. Until then, we've had some render teases to look at, and now an actual look at one of the cards, and a render of a previously unseen two-fan model. What we have seen so far is presumably Big Navi, the unofficial name for the top dog that will represent AMD's second generation Radeon DNA architecture (otherwise known as RDNA 2). AMD has made it known that Big Navi... Read more...
Today, AMD made an announcement on Twitter showcasing the design of the upcoming Radeon RX 6000 graphics card. This RDNA2-infused AMD GPU features an all-new cooler design for the Big Navi architecture that we (you too) can also take a closer look at in Fortnite. In early September, a Fortnite Easter Egg was discovered referencing Big Navi. That teaser proclaimed “something big is coming to the AMD battle arena.” Since that time, AMD Big Wig Frank Azor hinted at an announcement from AMD which confirmed that the GPU would be unwrapped on October 28th. We have been expecting some additional news in the meantime, but when the Easter Egg... Read more...
Big Navi is coming, we have known that for quite some time now. Questions remain, obviously, such as how will it perform compared to NVIDIA's offerings, and where will pricing end up? Those will be answered in due time. For now, we are left to scour the alleyways and side streets in Leakville and Rumor Township, and to that end, some preliminary benchmarks have emerged. They come from a popular destination for this sort of thing—the Ashes of the Singularity database. One of the latest entries shows performance results for an "AMD Radeon Graphics" presumed to be from AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series, running at the Crazy 4K preset. It is situated in a testbed with an Intel Core i9-9900K... Read more...
It appears as though one of AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards has been spotted in the wild. While it is not clear which specific model is depicted, the photo purportedly shows an engineering sample installed in a test system, with some interesting details observable. Such as the onboard memory arrangement. The photo traces back to a post on the Bilibili forums, as discovered by @Avery78 on Twitter (hat tip to the eagle-eyed fellow). If looking closely, there are some potentially revealing stickers applied to the card. One of them reads, "Typical Samsung 16Gb," in presumed reference to the memory chips, to denote 16GB (with a capital "B") of GDDR6 memory (Samsung does not make... Read more...
Here we go, folks! AMD is finally giving us a firm timetable for its next big product releases, and we really do mean big. The company just informed us that its next major product reveal will occur on at noon on October 8th, during which it will unveil its next-generation Zen 3-based desktop processors, which we have all been referring to as Ryzen 4000. Ryzen 4000, AMD’s Incoming Desktop-Class Zen 3 “Vermeer” Processors Not to be confused with AMD’s existing Ryzen 4000 APUs used in laptops (and some desktops), the Zen-3 based Ryzen 4000 family will strictly be for desktop duty. These processors lack integrated graphics and will be geared for high-performance... Read more...
War is usually hell, except when we are talking about the GPU wars, of which a new skirmish is about to get underway. Hot on the heels of NVIDIA formally introducing its GeForce RTX 30 series based on Ampere, it is rumored AMD will look to undercut its rivals pricing with the release of its Radeon RX 6000 series, with Big Navi underneath the hood. Let the next-gen battles begin! Before we get to what AMD is cooking up, let's quickly recap NVIDIA's launch. The GPU maker introduced three cards, priced as follows... GeForce RTX 3090 (10,496 CUDA cores, 24GB GDDR6X): $1,499 GeForce RTX 3080 (8,704 CUDA cores, 10GB GDDR6X): $699 GeForce RTX 3070 (5,888 CUDA cores, 8GB GDDR6): $499 It is an enticing... Read more...