It has been a long time coming, but we could finally be getting an official announcement regarding AMD’s next line of consumer graphics cards today. We first started getting hints of Big Navi nearly three years ago to the day. A year after that, a roadmap was produced showing a new 2020/2021 planned release date. During all this time, AMD’s RTG leadership changed as Raja Koduri left AMD for Intel. Then, in 2019, we saw Alienware co-founder Frank Azor join AMD as its Chief Gaming Officer. An unusual tweet came from Mr. Azor yesterday that could allude to a possible Big Navi announcement today.
“The sun’ll come out— Frank Azor (@AzorFrank) September 9, 2020
So ya gotta hang on
Come what may
I love ya tomorrow!
Now, quite frankly, this could be for just about anything. However, we’ve seen how NVIDIA’s recent Ampere launch has dominated much of the news in the tech world. We also saw how AMD has quietly been slipping teasers into Fortnite regarding the Radeon RX 6000 Big Navi. Even if AMD is unable to truly compete with NVIDIA’s flagship cards, many in the industry do believe a big fight will happen in the low- to mid-tier segments. AMD has consistently shown significant strengths there for a number of years now. Stay tuned for the latest updates!