While AMD has historically struggled to beat NVIDIA’s best offerings, a new leak might turn the tables. In a new OpenVR benchmark leak, an upcoming Big Navi Radeon GPU has beaten the RTX 2080 Ti by almost 17% performance lead. What’s interesting here is that in the CPU column we only see an unidentified engineering sample number, which might point to a high-performance Navi card.
As of late, AMD has been making great strides recently in the consumer PC hardware business. Their recent RX 5000-series of cards, as well as Ryzen lineup of CPUs, have taken the world by storm. The company has already teased that 2020 will see the reveal of ‘Big Navi’, which will also see AMD introduce raytracing features in their consumer GPU lineup.
At CES 2020, AMD CEO Lisa Su also teased the arrival of Big Navi this year. While the conference itself only saw the reveal of the Ryzen 4000 lineup (and the RX 5600 XT), it’s clear that the company is holding its strongest cards close to the chest.
Regardless of when it’s revealed, we’ll be waiting for it. NVIDIA has long been the champion when it comes to high-end PC gaming, so to see a rival rise up to challenge them would surely be worth the wait. AMD has already invested a lot in the console marketplace and to see them enter the PC enthusiast-centric market would be a welcome move.