It may compete directly against Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 (10GB).
If this card costs $499 … I’m going to be ALL over it! And I can’t wait to see how it performs against the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080.
Taken from Digitaltrends … AMD’s next-generation Radeon RX graphics, which will use the company’s upcoming RDNA 2 microarchitecture, could be ready to take on Nvidia’s best Ampere-based GeForce GPUs. Recently, it was leaked that AMD’s flagship desktop graphics, code-named Navi 21, could ship with 16GB of video RAM, while a second high-end model, code-named Navi 22, could sport 12GB of memory.
Memory specifications for the cards come by way of Twitter user @_rogame. AMD’s RDNA 2 microarchitecture is also known as Navi 2x or more colloquially as Big Navi, which promises a 50% performance uplift compared to the first generation RDNA architecture.
For comparison, Nvidia’s top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 3090 ships with 24GB of VRAM, while the RTX 3080 flagship ships with just 10GB of memory. Thanks to using the faster GDDR6X memory standard, which is exclusive to Nvidia, along with a 320-bit bus, the company was still able to get a bandwidth of 760 Gbps with the GeForce RTX 3080. Still, with 16GB of RAM, AMD’s card would come with 60% more memory than Nvidia’s flagship.