These past few weeks have been rife with AMD rumors and leaks. We already know that the Ryzen 3rd generation processors will be a tough test for Intel and the Navi GPU lineup will have a rather unexpected naming scheme. Now, there’s another rumor regarding the Navi GPUs. As per a supposed source on Chiphell, AMD is planning to release a Navi 10 based GPU to compete with NVIDIA’s second-in-command, the RTX 2080.
As per the source, the new GPU will be part of the upcoming Radeon RX 3000 series and will deliver RTX 2080 level performance at the economic pricing AMD is known for. However, this rumor actually contradicts the previous one which stated that the RX 3080 would be a 2070 competitor. Furthermore, the source claims that the Navi 10 based GPU wouldn’t have raytracing support as already confirmed by AMD officials. This is the more believable claim, as an RTX 2080 competitor as the very first SKU is highly unlikely.
In case you haven’t been in the loop, AMD is expected to announce the Navi-based Radeon RX 3000 at CES the coming month. These Navi GPUs are expected to compete with NVIDIA’s Turing line-up, and unlike the latter will leverage the 7nm node and hopefully will be more affordable.