Big Navi Could Come in Both 16 GB and 12 GB Variants

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If we had a dollar for every rumor that has come out this summer for AMD and NVIDIA, we’d probably be able to buy a whole box of their upcoming cards. The latest comes, once again, via a user on the website Chiphell.

They state that Big Navi could come in two variants featuring either 16 GB or 12 GB of VRAM. It does, however, pose an interesting notion about the VRAM options for Big Navi. This could be very plausible considering the claims of AMD’s top-tier card(s) rivaling NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Since the RTX 2080 Ti features 11 GB of VRAM, it would seem likely that a competing card would need to match or exceed that for 4K gaming. Giving it more memory also provides a more affordable path for compute-intensive tasks. AMD has been known to compete favorably in this arena, and at lower price points, than similarly matched NVIDIA cards.

This latest rumor also collaborates another made back in May by well-known leaker  _rogame. Back then, it too was stated that Big Navi would have at least two variants. If we’re to believe that each rumor has even a smidgen of truth, then the picture of Big Navi is slowly coming together. It was also said that PCB proofing has been completed, and this, too, is another step on the road to release.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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