Rumor: AMD’s “Big Navi” Sits between the GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3080

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Igor Wallossek has shared new information pertaining to AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series. According to a translation posted on r/AMD, “Big Navi” will not be able to compete with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3090 in any way, shape, or form, but it should measure up pretty well with the GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3080. Actually, red team’s next flagship may even match NVIDIA’s in performance, depending on power consumption.

“The AMD part starts at about 13:40 min.,” johnieboy82 wrote. “According to him Big Navi with 275 watts is somewhere between 3070 and 3080 and possibly with more power consumption (300W+) somewhere around 3080 performance. Big Navi will not be able to attack the 3090. Take this with a lot of salt.”

Igor also mentioned that Big Navi GPUs should launch this year, but we’ll probably be limited to AMD’s own reference cards. That’s because AIB partners don’t even have a bill of materials yet. If third-party cards do make it out for the holidays, Igor thinks they’ll be rush jobs.

“The AIB part starts at 15:10 min.,” johnieboy82 added. “He says the AIBs do not yet have a bill of material for the Big Navi cards. It takes roughly 3 month from the bill of material to product on the shelfs so every Big Navi card this year will come directly from AMD. He says if there somehow will be AIB cards this year then these will be rush jobs and come around christmas. The guy is very well connected within the industry, so this is as close a confirmation as one can get.”

Finally, Igor claims that AMD has purposely delayed the announcement of Big Navi. That’s because Ryzen 4000 is also launching this fall, and both products deserve ample time in the spotlight.

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