Ever since AMD launched the Navi 10 based Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards, we’ve been hearing whispers and rumors about two more GPUs based on the same architecture. These would be the Navi 12 (supposed NVIDIA killer) and the Navi 14 parts. The former is expected to challenge NVIDIA’s flagship RTX 2080 Ti and the 2080 Super while the latter will succeed the dated Polaris lineup in the budget segment. Well-known leaker, KOMACHI_ENSAKA has posted his latest cheat-sheet of the upcoming AMD graphics cards which makes the launch of these SKUs imminent.
Here as you can see, Navi 12 and Navi 14 are the next products supposed to launch after the RX 5700 lineup. Arcturus is the fourth in line with an expected release date of December 2019. This means that we’ll be seeing high-end and low-end Navi in the next three months, most likely November 7th.
As for how the Navi 12 graphics cards will be positioned, I expect them to compete with the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super, rather than the RTX 2080 Ti. With the discontinuation of the Radeon VII, this would be the ideal spot for team red to focus on. The ultra enthusiast space is a very limited niche anyway, and will probably be the target next year with Navi 20.
Speaking of Navi 20, that GPU is expected to launch in Q3 2020. It’ll be based on RDNA 2.0, ditching the last few remains of GCN and sporting hardware-level ray-tracing capability. This will be a relative of the part supposed to power the Xbox Scarlett and PS5 consoles.
There’s also mention of Renoir, the 4th Gen APU lineup that’ll pair Zen 2 cores with a Vega GPU. We’re not sure when it’ll be unveiled. There’s a good chance it’ll be pushed to 2020, as this year is already packed. It is estimated that it’ll feature 13-15CUs which is a notable upgrade over Picasso which topped out with the Vega 11.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more!
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