AMD Next-Generation Radeon GPUs Pass RRA certification Confirming Launch Of ‘Big Navi’ Radeon RX 5950 XT?

AMD’s premium Radeon GPUs are coming soon. A new family of Graphics Card bearing the name ‘ATI Technologies’, were just certified by the Korean RRA. The Certification from the agency is a sure indicator that AMD is in the final stages of a commercial launch of its latest line of GPUs.

The Korean RRA has just listed a few AMD graphics cards for certification. This strongly indicates AMD is preparing a launch pretty soon. Although there’s no official confirmation or announcement from AMD, these new AMD Radeon GPUs could be based on the latest Big Navi GPU Architecture.

South Korean RRA Certifies New AMD Radeon GPUs, Hinting Arrival Of Next-Gen Big Navi Based GPUs:

The South Korean RRA Certification (National Radio Research Agency) is mandatory for all Consumer ASIC Products. It is similar to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Certification in the US. However, unlike in the US, the RRA publishes its certifications in the public domain. The website often serves as concrete evidence of upcoming products from tech giants.

The AMD ATI-102-D32310 GPU received its RRA certification yesterday. This essentially means AMD has not only finalized its plans for the upcoming GPU family but submitted it to the authorities as well. This is confirmed proof that AMD will be launching a final commercial and production-grade GPU family soon because modifications and alterations after the RRA Certification aren’t permitted.

It is important to note that RRA Certification is merely the first step that confirms a market-ready commercial-grade product. It doesn’t mean AMD will start selling its new GPUs immediately. Still, AMD’s upcoming Financial Analyst Day, which takes place on March 5, is meant to announce the new next-gen RDNA2 architecture. It is quite possible that the company could use the opportunity to confirm the next-gen GPU family that will be based on the Big Navi Architecture.

AMD To launch Radeon RX 5950 XT and Family?

The RRA Certification doesn’t openly confirm which AMD products are now commercially ready for launch. However, last year in June, AMD registered two graphics cards: D16302 and D18206. A month later, AMD released the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards. Then in November, the company registered D18902, and a month later, released the Radeon RX 5500 XT. In the same month, AMD registered D32501, and in January this year, the company launched its new Radeon RX 5600 XT.

[Image Credit: RRA via WCCFTech]
AMD’s Hawaii boards were named C6XXXX, Tonga boards C7XXXX, Fiji boards C8XXXX, Polaris boards C9XXXX, Vega boards D12XXX and small Navi boards were named D18XXX, reported WCCFTech. Specifically, the ‘Small’ Navi had the D18205 code name.

Based on the information within the RRA Certification, the GPUs appear to be based on the RDNA2-based Big Navi die that will support ray tracing at a hardware level. We had previously reported that such premium and powerful GPUs could be produced for the next-generation PlayStation 5 and the Xbox. Hence it is quite likely that AMD is finally launching the first product family that will be based on the Big Navi Architecture.

Based on the aforementioned information, gamers and professional multimedia editing system owners can expect AMD to announce Big Navi towards the end of March. The launch date could give the company a significant boost at the upcoming Game Developers Conference (GDC), which is being hosted in San Francisco between March 16-20. AMD could also publicize its products during the NVIDIA’s own GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, which is scheduled to take place between March 22-26.

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