AMD’s hotly anticipated RDNA 2-inspired Radeon RX 6000 Sequence will probably be formally revealed on 28 October, following months of hypothesis and leaks concerning the next-gen graphics card vary and the current reveal of Nvidia’s competing RTX 3000 Sequence. Following the success of the mid-range AMD Navi GPUs, avid gamers are hungry for the upcoming ‘Massive Navi’ GPU vary, and leaks counsel it’ll be one to concentrate to.
Right here’s all you want to know concerning the launch of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 sequence, nicknamed Massive Navi, together with the confirmed announcement, pricing rumours and spec leaks too.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Sequence launch date
AMD’s Massive Navi has been rumoured since late 2018, however probably the most credible pre-launch hearsay recommended we’d see Massive Navi revealed at Computex, however as we’re all conscious by now, huge commerce reveals like Computex have been cancelled in 2020 amid coronavirus restrictions all over the world. So, when ought to we see the AMD Radeon RX 6000 Sequence seem?
Sizzling on the heels of the announcement of the Nvidia RTX 3080 in early September, AMD teased the discharge not solely of its Zen Three desktop processor, however the hotly anticipated AMD Radeon RX 6000 Sequence too. As confirmed by the corporate, we’ll get to see the Massive Navi graphics playing cards simply earlier than Halloween, on 28 October 2020.
That’s solely a few weeks earlier than the discharge of the Xbox Sequence X and PS5, each sporting customized AMD GPUs primarily based on the upcoming RDNA 2 graphics structure.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 sequence pricing
Typically talking, AMD tends to undercut the likes of Nvidia in relation to its product choices, however that’s in all probability not going to be the case with the Massive Navi vary. Yeah, we’re gutted too.
In fact, isn’t set in stone at this level, however we will get a good suggestion at pricing by taking a look at AMD’s Radeon VII. The high-end GPU provided comparable efficiency to Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080, and the worth mirrored this within the US, costing $679 (round £540) in comparison with Nvidia’s £649/$699, though it was higher worth for cash for these of us within the UK. Not fairly often we get to say that as of late, is it?
Nvidia’s RTX 3080 prices £649/$699, and if the RX 6000 Sequence is as succesful as AMD is hinting, we count on it to value an identical quantity to Nvidia’s possibility.
The RX 5700 XT appears to be like good, however the RX 6000 will look even higher
AMD Radeon RX 6000 Sequence options and spec rumours
Like every huge product launch, there are many rumours circulating on-line, however we’re solely going to deal with these which are prone to maintain some weight.
The primary spotlight of the upcoming AMD GPU is the 4K efficiency, as that has already been confirmed by AMD itself. Throughout AMD’s monetary day, AMD doubled down on the efficiency of the RDNA 2-powered GPU vary, claiming that the top-of-stack RX 6000 Sequence would offer “uncompromising 4K gaming” alongside hardware-based ray-tracing and variable-rate shading, two options already current in Nvidia’s RTX GPUs.
It’s vital to concentrate to the give attention to the top-of-stack GPU, as rumours counsel it’ll solely be the top-end graphics card that boasts ray-tracing expertise, with the lower-end/mainstream choices merely not providing the capability to supply hardware-level raytracing at a aggressive body price. Contemplating the massive leap in efficiency from Nvidia’s 2080Ti to 3080, with even the 3070 providing strong 4K ray-traced gameplay, that doesn’t sound too attractive.
Raytracing apart, there are rumours that the flagship RX 6000 sequence GPU will sport an elevated 80 compute items, and a separate hearsay suggests not one however two of the vary will sport extra VRAM than Nvidia’s RTX 3080.
The hearsay appeared on Twitter, with person @_rogame claiming that the Navi22 (which we assume would be the flagship of the RX 6000 Sequence) will supply 16GB of VRAM, whereas a barely much less highly effective SKU dubbed Navi21 will supply a decreased however nonetheless highly effective 12GB of VRAM. It is price declaring that, if true, there will not be a direct competitor to the monstrous RTX 3090, with its 24GB of VRAM.
No matter VRAM specifics, that’s a number of tech to maintain cool, and the present blower-style coolers aren’t going to be adequate – even Nvidia switched to extra environment friendly dual-fan designs with the transition from Pascal to Turing – and AMD VP Scott Herkelman confirmed on Reddit that the upcoming GPU has to do the identical factor.
Then, in early September, AMD shared the primary take a look at the brand new RX 6000 Sequence, full with a brand new triple-fan setup as teased. If that wasn’t sufficient, there’s even an enormous mannequin accessible on Radeon’s Inventive Island in Fortnite for everybody to examine up shut (code 8651-9841-1639 should you had been ).
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September 14, 2020
There are additionally whispers suggesting the RX 6000 vary may very well be round 30 % sooner than the RTX 2080Ti, which was thrilling earlier than Nvidia introduced the RTX 3000 Sequence with unbelievable efficiency features in comparison with the 2080Ti, however now it looks as if that’ll need to be the minimal efficiency bump for AMD to remain aggressive within the GPU market.
In fact, that is all full hypothesis and we don’t but know for certain what AMD has deliberate for the discharge of the RX 6000 sequence, however with the October reveal quick approaching, it’s probably that we’ll see extra revealing particulars seem because the weeks go by.
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