AMD’s RDNA 2-Based “Big Navi” GPU Will Arrive Before Next-Gen Consoles

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How will AMD’s “Big Navi” Radeon RX GPU fare against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX flagships? Apparently, we’ll be able to find out in just a few months, as company CFO Devinder Kumar has confirmed (via PC Gamer) that this will be red team’s “first RDNA 2-based product.” Being that the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles leverage this very same architecture and are expected to launch this holiday, Big Navi must be releasing relatively soon.

“There’s a lot of excitement for Navi 2, or what our fans have dubbed as the Big Navi,” Kumar said during yesterday’s Bank of America Securities Global Technology Conference call. “This will be our first RDNA 2-based product.”

“Big Navi is a halo product,” Kumar added. “….enthusiasts love to buy the best, and we are certainly working on giving them the best. The RDNA 2 architecture goes through the entire stack….it will go from mainstream GPUs, all the way up to the enthusiasts, and then the architecture also goes into the game console products…as well as our integrated APU products. This allows us to leverage the larger ecosystem, accelerate the development of exciting features like ray tracing and more.”

Of course, NVIDIA won’t be far behind with its rumored GeForce RTX 3000 series. An epic battle could be brewing for September or October.

Tsing Mui
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