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New AMD Navi Leak On 3DMark Shows Card With 8GB VRAM, GDDR6 Support Likely

AMD has been in the GPU business for a long time but in Nvidia’s shadow for the most parts. They have consistently lost their GPU market share to Nvidia. Recent releases like Vega 56 and Vega 64 were decent but failed to make a big impact in the high-end range. AMD is hoping to turn things around with Navi, which is an upcoming series of GPUs.

AMD Radeon Navi Shows Up In 3DMark And AOTS

These were tweeted by @TUM_APISAK, who is a very reliable source. You will see two cards with different IDs, although we have some details on the first one. The card dubbed 731F:C1 has 8GBs of VRAM, a Core Clock of 1000MHz and a Memory Bus Clock of 1250MHz. While the core clock is on the lower side, we can presume this is probably from an old engineering sample.

Leak Deatils

We reported on a previous leak about these Navi cards and the recent information here lines up well. “According to the anonymous source, the next GPU to be announced by AMD will be a mid-range offering – performing somewhere between an RX Vega 56 and a GTX 1080. The alleged card shall be available for an asking price of $259, which is astonishing considering that even a used GTX 1080 costs much more than that.”

Furthermore, specifications disclosed that the GPU in question will boost over 1800 MHz and will bear a 150W TDP (thanks to 7nm process). No names were specified here but according to previous rumors, the specs coincide with the RX 3080, the RX 580 successor. This card will feature 8 GB of GDDR6 video memory and a 256-bit bus. The extra VRAM will probably provide AMD an advantage over the Nvidia counterparts, the RTX 2060 and the GTX 1660 Ti.

Navi can also support Ray Tracing as there have been some rumors on that. It will still be based on AMD’s GCN architecture, although the last series to do so. Navi will also be on TSMC’s 7nm node, so power efficiency should improve. Release dates haven’t been confirmed, but reports so far place it in Q3 this year. Again, take the information above with a grain of salt as its all speculation at this point.


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