The veil of secrecy surrounding AMD’s high-end and low-end Radeon Navi GPUs is slowly being lifted. 3DCenter.org has shared new details on “big” Navi 12 and “small” Navi 14, which are rumored to launch this year.
The more powerful sibling, Navi 12, could feature as many as 4096 stream processors and a memory clock of 16 Gbps. That’s a definite improvement over the current top-performing RX GPU (5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition), which tops out at 2560 stream processors and a memory clock of 14 Gbps. Navi 12 is expected to put up a good fight against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER.
On the lower range is the Navi 14, which will offer 1536 stream processors, 4/8 GB of GDDR6 memory, a 128-bit memory bus, and 190 to 240 GB/s of memory bandwidth. This guy will challenge NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1660.
If these rumoured specifications are correct, AMD has set themselves up for a lot of success in late 2019, challenging Nvidia with strong products in all areas of the GPU market. The question now is, when does Nvidia plan to respond with their own post-Turing graphics offerings? Nvidia still has the option to jump to a 7nm lithography node.