New AMD certification hints at soon-to-be-released Radeon "big Navi" graphics card
Is this AMD's 'Big Navi' 'Nvidia killer' graphics card?
Published: 3rd February 2020 | Source: PCGamesN |
New AMD certification hints at soon-to-be-released Radeon graphics card
South Korea's Radio Research Agency database contains references to many Radeon product. However, the site does list these under the "ATI Technologies ULC" banner, a holdout from the pre-AMD ATI days.
A recent tweet from @raa_bot on Twitter, as retweeted by @Komachi and later reported on by PCGamesN, has revealed a new ATI product listing that's dated today, suggesting that a new AMD Radeon product will be released within the next few weeks/months.
AMD has already confirmed that it will reveal more about its product roadmap at its 2020 Financial Analyst Day on March 5th. When combined with this Radeon listing, it also suggests that AMD's Financial Analyst Day will see AMD reveal new Radeon products.
PCGamesN has noted that AMD's Korean RRA listings typically come roughly a month before a new GPU reveal. AMD's RX 5500 XT (D18902) was listed less than a month before the graphics card's release on December 12th, while the Radeon RX 5600 XT was registered on December 3rd 2019 and released on January 3rd 2020.
This suggests that AMD's new D30201 graphics card will be released sometime within the next two months, with a potential reveal coming during AMD's Financial Analyst day in early March.
Why RDNA 2 matters
AMD's next-generation RDNA 2 graphics architecture is due to offer gamers new features and further IPC and/or power efficiency improvements over today's RDNA/Navi architecture. These changed will help Radeon become more competitive with Nvidia, and bring PC gaming in-line with the feature set of the next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
RDNA 2 is due to bring support for hardware-accelerated raytracing and variable rate shading (VRS) to AMD's Radeon graphics lineup, securing the future of real-time raytracing into the PC gaming landscape.
If AMD released a "Big Navi" graphics card, Nvidia would be forced to respond. That said, it is unknown how close Nvidia's next-generation RTX graphics are to market, or it AMD's next-generation Radeon graphics cards are strong enough to worry team Geforce.
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