AMD to Launch Navi Graphics Cards at E3 - Rumour

Should we also expect AMD-powered console announcements?

AMD to Launch Navi Graphics Cards at E3 - Rumour

AMD to Launch Navi Graphics Cards at E3 - Rumour

Rumour has it that AMD is preparing to announce their Radeon Navi graphics architecture at E3 2019, rather than Computex 2019, which takes place a few weeks earlier. 

E3 2019 will be between June 12th and 14th in Los Angeles, with TweakTown reporting that Radeon's initial Navi offering will deliver performance levels which could "easily" best the RX Vega 64 and come "close" to Nvidia's high-end RTX 2080 in some instances. Yes, this means that Nvidia will still rule the roost with the RTX 2080 Ti, but it looks like Navi will enable AMD to fully compete in the higher volume segments of the graphics market. 

Navi's full launch will reportedly take place on 7/7, July 7th, perfect timing given AMD's use of TSMC's 7nm lithography. AMD's Navi graphics architecture is also likely to be used to create next-generation consoles from both Sony and Microsoft, a factor which will likely see Navi age well when it comes to AAA gaming.    

AMD to Launch Navi Graphics Cards at E3 - Rumour  

With Computex 2019 and E3 2019 on the horizon, AMD is likely to finally unveil their next-generation graphics architecture, which has so far never been seen outside of years old product roadmaps. 

At this time, not much is known about Navi, though it is said to be a major departure from AMD's existing GCN-based designs, offering a larger architectural leap than both Polaris and Vega, which is great news for Radeon fans. At this time it is unknown whether or not AMD will offer support for Ray Tracing acceleration through DXR, a feature that is exclusive to Nvidia's RTX series graphics cards. 

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15-04-2019, 11:58:48

Should we also expect AMD-powered console announcements?


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15-04-2019, 13:06:14

I'm not really sure how to interpret that, doesn't close to RTX2080 imply even closer to VII? I'm guessing if true that means a beefier than Polaris' 256-bit bus unless they've managed to depart from GCNs relatively memory bandwidth hungry nature, maybe 384-bit (Upto 768GB/s ie directly between VII and VegaI) at the top which I guess would maybe line up with console rumours of 12GB VRAM chunks.

Hard to draw conclusions about CU count without knowing if they've reconfigured their layout alot but I think we can assume they've gone for a smaller than VII die here so either slimmed CUs or a chunk less than 64 but if it was a straight x1.25-1.35 speed up of 7nm that'd land it in ~48CU territory to pass Vega64 (Coincidentally? also x1.5 more than Polaris' config as with memory) or maybe less if they've pulled out stronger IPC gains.

So to me this leak kinda implies Navi (10?) is more like Hawaii than Polaris if it's true, and I guess a smaller die (256-bit/~32-36CU Polaris10 esque) will come to fill the gap between the inevitable budget die.Quote

15-04-2019, 13:25:37

"Radeon's initial Navi offering will deliver performance levels which could "easily" best the RX Vega 64 and come "close" to Nvidia's high-end RTX 2080"

So a Radeon 7 then, If that's true then Radeon 7 only having a 4-5 month lifespan before it's replaced is a bit of a kick in the teeth.Quote

15-04-2019, 13:50:34

I have re-worded things to say that it can get "close" to the RTX 2080 in some instances. Remember that this comes from a leak, and that initial Navi GPUs are also said to be better than the RX Vega 64.

The RTX 2080 is expected to be ahead of early Navi cards, which by extension means that the Radeon VII will also be better.Quote

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