AMD’s next-generation Big Navi GPU will reportedly boast a whopping 80 compute units (CUs), twice as many as the Radeon RX 5700 XT.
This latest leak comes courtesy of Twitter tipster Rogame, who claims that ‘Sienna Child’ – also known as Navi 21 and Big Navi – will feature 4 shader engines, two shader arrays per engine, and 10 CUs per shader array. This means, if this GPU configuration is accurate, that AMD’s next-generation flagship graphics card will boast a most of 80 CUs, or 5,120 stream processors, incomplete.
A second, extra cryptic leak Komachi_Ensaka provides further weight to this rumor, with the tipster tweeting vaguely “10 (20)*4 : 80.”
As identified by Wccftech, this might translate right into a neatly 17.5 TFLOPs of power if AMD is ready to run every of those at a minimum of 1700MHz. Nevertheless, it is value noting that with a most of 80 CUs, it’s possible that AMD’s top-end consumer Big Navi GPU – more likely to arrive because the Radeon RX 5950 XT -–will sport 76 CUs
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that Large Navi will boast 80 CUs (5,120 stream processors), but given it comes by way of a distinct supply, it’s wanting possible that the rumor is true.
This is a large deal, and AMD’s present high GPU, the Radeon RX 5700 XT, runs with ‘only’ 40 CUs, yet manages to breeze by way of video games in 1440p, struggling solely to match Nvidia’s perfect graphics cards such because the GeForce RTX 2070 Tremendous and RTX 2080 Ti.
This implies Large Navi has the potential to be a monstrous GPU, and with ray-tracing assist additionally set to be on the playing cards, it might ship some critical competitors to Nvidia’s incoming Ampere-based graphics playing cards. Nevertheless, early benchmarks have proven the RDNA 2-based GPUs might battle to topple Team Green’s high GeForce 3000-series GPUs.
AMD is extensively anticipated to launch its first Large Navi GPUs in early-September, simply days earlier than the launch of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3070 and 3080 GPUs.