We’re only 10 days away from AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 “Big Navi” unveiling. As a result, the gaming community is waiting with bated breath to take a look at the next generation of flagship family and what kind of performance it will bring to the table.
When AMD announced its Ryzen 5000 series of Zen 3 enthusiast processors earlier this month, it just gave us a small taste of what to expect in terms of performance. At 4K resolutions, the unnamed Radeon RX 6000 card, which Dr. Lisa Su discussed the easy NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and was within striking distance of the $ 699 GeForce RTX 3080.
But AMD seems to have something potentially groundbreaking up its sleeve to challenge not only the GeForce RTX 3080, but possibly even the mighty GeForce RTX 3090. Patrick Schur, who has been pretty reliable with previous leaks, suggests that the Navi 21
Ships 21 XT
16 GB GDDR6
~ 2.4 GHz (plays)
– Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_) October 17, 2020
To put it in perspective, the Radeon RX 5700 XT (RDNA) has a base clock of 1.6 GHz, a clock clock of 1.75 GHz and a boost frequency of 1.9 GHz. At 2.4 GHz, it is the highest clock speed we have seen for all graphics card consumers from the factory. And considering that just the game clock is mentioned, we could look at even higher speeds for the maximum boost clock with this new RDNA 2 architecture. The Xbox Series X, which shares its RDNA 2 architecture, has a fixed 1,825 GHz GPU clock.
Based on previous rumors, the Radeon RX 6900 XT has a total of 80 CUs and 5120 stream processors. With a gaming clock of 2.4 GHz, we are looking at about 24.5 TFLOPs calculated compared to 9,754 TFLOPs for the Radeon RX 5700 XT. In other words, this will be a performance monster.
The Navi 21 XT, built on an improved 7nm process node, is reported to have a TGP (total graphics power) of 225 watts compared to a TDP (total design power) of 320 watts for the GeForce RTX 3080. The GeForce RTX 3090 has a TDP of 350 watts. Finally, Schur claims that the Radeon RX 5900 XT packs 16GB of GDDR6 memory compared to 10GB of GDDR6X for the GeForce RTX 3080 and 24GB of GDDR6X for the GeForce RTX 3090. It also features performance-enhancing Infinity Cache for the built-in memory.
We’ll just have to sit back and hold on until October 28thth to really see what AMD has in store, but based on all the leaks we’ve seen so far, AMD is shaping up to create some waves with its Radeon RX 6000 family.