- AMD plans to reveal next-gen GPUs on October 26.
- The leaks suggest at least three models.
- If they are confirmed, the company may cause a stir in mid-price segment.
Leaked specs of three AMD Radeon RX 6000 series models appeared on Reddit. Information about core and memory clocks, bus, RAM size, and computing units has appeared in the graphic drivers of MacOs 11 beta. It looks like AMD may pick up the gauntlet thrown by Nvidia.
Navi 21 (also known as Big Navi) is the strongest model in the RX 6000 series. According to the leaks, the card will offer 80 computing units, which is likely to translate into 5120 streaming units. The card is available in two versions - Navi 21a (2.05 GHz core clock) and Navi 21b (2.2 GHz core clock). This gives performance of 22.5 teraflops in FP32 operations.
The mid-range card will be Navi 22. It will be equipped with 40 computing units, 8 GB of VRAM and a core clocked to 2.5 GHz, resulting in 12.8 teraflops in FP32.
The other models were mentioned briefly. Navi 23 will be equipped with 32 computing units. There is also mention of Navi 31, which is likely to be nothing more than a slight refreshment of the strongest card based on the RDNA 2 architecture.
Additional information appeared on the blog of Newegg store (but was quickly removed). If we believe them, Radeon RX 6000 series cards will have a core clocked at 1.5 GHz. Radeon 6700 XT will be equipped with 6 GB of RAM, 192-bit bus, which will translate to 384 GB/s of bandwidth. The card's TDP is set at 150 W. The Radeon RX 6800 XT will offer 12 GB of RAM, same bus and a TDP of 200 W.
The strongest representative of AMD's new cards - Radeon RX 6900 XT - will be equipped with 16 GB of RAM on a 256-bit bus, which will achieve a bandwidth of 512 GB/s. TDP of the card is set at 300 W.
The new information matches previous leaks. Of course, it is best to wait for independent tests and reviews, but it seems that AMD will prepare a solid competition for Nvidia in the medium and high price segment. The GeForce RTX 3090 will remain out of reach, but Nvidia's strongest card in the gaming segment does not attract so much interest that AMD has to respond to it.
The official reveal of next-gen AMD cards is scheduled for October 28, 2020. Then we should get to know the full line of products that will appear on sale later this year.
- AMD - official website
Last update: 2020-09-28