It is about a year since we received the new one AMD Vega cards that the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 a run for their money. The rest of AMD's product line, however, still runs on Polaris and can continue to do so until AMD Navi finds its way to the market.
But what does AMD Navi look like?
Rumor has it that AMD Navi will probably not immediately materialize in a high-end graphics card, but instead will save its hand much later, according to a leaked roadmap reported by Wccftech. What this means is that gamers have to wait a short time before they can get hold of the next AMD gaming-ready cards.
AMD Navi & # 39; s delay may be a sign of AMD's change of course for its GPUs – catering to PC gamers is out, while custom GPU designs for companies such as Sony and Apple are in it. This seems to fit well in the rumor that AMD Navi is going to be designed with the Xbox Two and PS5 in mind.
Before we delve into all the juicy information, gossip and speculation must keep in mind that there is nothing in stone yet. However, make sure you make this page a bookmark, because we update it as soon as new information comes our way.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? AMD & # 39; s next generation 7nm GPU architecture
- When is it out? 2018
- What does it cost? The prices have yet to be confirmed
AMD Navi release date
At the moment, the only official proof that Navi will soon be launched is a small statement from AMD entitled "Expand our high-performance leadership with targeted 7nm development. "
In the release, AMD Chief Technology Officer Mark Papermaster states: "We have already tapped several 7nm products at TSMC, including our first 7nm GPU that will start later this year and our first 7nm server CPU that we want to launch in 2019."
Unfortunately, even with that statement, we do not really have a complete picture of when or how AMD Navi will enter the market. Especially when this 7nm GPU AMD refers to a Vega 7nm chip, which until now has only been packaged in Radeon Instinct cards intended for severs and workstations.
Much of the speculation currently revolves around Navi, designed to drive the next generation of gaming consoles, with gaming graphic cards to follow later.
This all comes from the leaked roadmap we mentioned earlier, suggesting that AMD Navi will appear in the second half of 2019. However, the whole line will probably not appear at the same time. Instead, the cards that will probably appear in 2019 will be more mid-range products for budget-oriented gamers with full 7nm cards for fans who will not appear until 2020.
However, this all comes from a leaked benchmark, but it seems to be in line with when we can expect the next generation of consoles – end of 2019 / early 2020.
We are sure that AMD will have more to share early next year – perhaps at CES 2019?
AMD Navi price
In the past decade, AMD has in fact built a name in the GPU space as budget king. And while Nvidia prepares to release his next generation Turing RTX graphic cards that cost more than a thousand dollars, AMD will probably earn twice as much – just as it is released Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper to stop Intel.
As for the exact price, we do not know for sure, but we expect that the pricing will follow in line with the Radeon RX 500 series. Those prices are below.
- AMD Radeon RX 550 – $ 114 (£ 99, AU $ 104)
- AMD Radeon RX 560 – $ 139 (£ 140, AU $ 235)
- AMD Radeon RX 570 – $ 280 (£ 250, AU $ 340)
- AMD Radeon RX 580 – $ 289 (£ 289, AU $ 450)
However, we can expect prices to rise, due to the probable recording of GDDR6 memory, which we will dive into later. Anyway, expect to pay more for the Radeon RX 650.
AMD Navi specifications
Apart from the rumor that it will run on a 7nm process and GDDR6, not much is known about AMD Navi. Because AMD Navi the first mainstream GPU processor to separate from the GCN architecture, we could see more shaders and faster clock speeds, while significantly improving efficiency.
However, we do not think that AMD will do much this time to compete on high-end with Nvidia. AMD Vega 7nm, who would have the horsepower to compete with Nvidia Turing, will not come to gamers. Instead, it will probably be more attractive to professionals and creatives – with Apple probably a big customer.
In the past, AMD would compete with high-end Nvidia GPUs by simply pushing multiple chips into a graphics card and passing them as a GPU of enthusiastic class. This time, however, AMD has made it clear that it is not interested in making multi-GPU setups, according to a report by Computer world. This is supported by the fact that only two of the AMD Radeon RX 500 series were even compatible with Crossfire.
So instead of an advanced GPU, we will probably see a Radeon RX 600 series that will continue the legacy of cards such as the AMD Radeon RX 580, which delivers respectable performance in modern titles at 1080p while the prices remain feasible for more budget – conscious gamers. So instead of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti rival, think more Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 in terms of direct competition.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait for concrete information about AMD Navi. But keep this page until that time as a bookmark for the latest news, rumors and speculations.