This could one of AMD’s great releases of 2020. I can’t wait to see what the new Big Navi has to offer, and how well will it compete against Nvidia’s new and upcoming GeForce based on the latest Ampere architecture.
Taken from Tom’s Guide … The AMD Big Navi graphics card has long been rumored as a GPU that will take on the very best Nvidia’s GeForce range has to offer. Set to be a high-end Radeon graphics card, it will be built on AMD’s latest Navi graphics card architecture and has been championed as an upcoming GeForce-killer, hence its unofficial moniker of “Big Navi.”
However, AMD has been very tight-lipped about any details surrounding Big Navi. Company CEO Dr Lisa Su has said that PC gamers games can expect such a graphics card in 2020 and that it will use “next-generation RDNA architecture,” but that’s the only bit of official news we’ve heard so far.
As it stands, Navi graphics cards that use the RDNA core graphics architecture are already out in the wild in the form of the Radeon 5000-series. Both the GPUs in the PS5 and Xbox Series X will use RDNA 2 architecture, so it stands to reason that the next Navi Radeon graphics card will also have RDNA 2.
Big Navi could be the real shot in the arm AMD’s Radeon range needs. Its last proper Nvidia-chasing graphics card, the Radeon VII, didn’t quite live up to the hype and has since been killed off. So here’s what we know about AMD Big Navi so far, and if it could be the next GPU to throw down with Nvidia’s greatest GeForces.
AMD Big Navi release date
All the rumors so far point towards AMD Big Navi being revealed in September time. AMD’s last major Navi reveal was the showcase of the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT in June 2019 at last years E3. But E3 2020 was cancelled, likely meaning that any plans AMD had for a big June showcase were scrapped.
However, like many game publishers, AMD could have a virtual Radeon reveal in the works, possible around August or early September to coincide with Gamescom 2020. AMD has previously had a presence at Gamescom, so it would be a good place to showcase its next-generation high-end graphics card.
AMD’s CFO Devinder Kumar more recently said that AMD’s next-generation graphics cards based on RDNA 2 will launch “late 2020″, further lending credence that Big Navi will come before the year is out.
Source: Tom’s Guide