Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by WhiteLightning, Sep 28, 2018.
Soon we will know what Navi is
COMPUTEX 2019 continues its position of Building Global Technology Ecosystems from May 28 - June 1, 2019
AMD to Simultaneously Launch 3rd Gen Ryzen and Unveil Radeon "Navi" This June
TAITRA, the governing body behind the annual Computex trade-show held in Taipei each June, announced that AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will host a keynote address which promises to be as exciting as her CES keynote.
It is revealed that Dr. Su will simultaneously launch or unveil at least four product lines.
High up the agenda is AMD's highly anticipated 3rd generation Ryzen desktop processors in the socket AM4 package, based on "Zen 2" microarchitecture, and a multi-chip module (MCM) codenamed "Matisse."
This launch could be followed up by a major announcement related to the company's 2nd generation EPYC enterprise processors based on the "Rome" MCM.
PC enthusiasts are in for a second major announcement, this time from RTG, with a technical reveal or unveiling of Radeon "Navi," the company's first GPU designed from the ground up for the 7 nm silicon fabrication process.
It remains to be seen which market-segment AMD targets with the first "Navi" products, and the question on everyone's minds, whether AMD added DXR acceleration, could be answered.
Lastly, the company could announce more variants of its Radeon Instinct DNN accelerators.
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So they're announcing that they will announce Navi in June...?
Hopefully some actual launch dates.
this is April 1 post or not
Almost the same as AdoredTV Leaks from December
Im not sure about Navi66+ but i know that ATI/AMD experimenting now with 3D stacking....
So it's possible that Big Navi is just like Thread Ripper for CPUs, on one interposer 2x or more small chips.
Closer to Computex the more leaks we will have.
I'd love that to be true, but everything I have read says multi chip GPU stacking is still years away.
IMO not initially, but in Time sure...That's why Big Navi is 2020 chip.
GPD Win 2
Back in December 2017, HEXUS reported upon the GPD Win 2 handheld release and benchmarks. This device was the successor to the original GPD Win with a faster modern processor, double the RAM, faster more capacious storage and a bigger screen. Now we have seen some early details of a further improved device dubbed the GPD Win 2 Max, with details via Liliputing and Reddit.
The GPD Win 2 (pictured above) was marketed as a handheld gaming PC and relied upon an Intel processor for its processing and pixel pushing duties. The Intel Core M3-7Y30 Kaby Lake with Intel HD Graphics 615 was a significant upgrade compared to the previous generation, and GPD showed off a comparative gaming frame rate chart to back this up, as reproduced below.
I look forward to an update to this chart featuring the GPD Win 2 Max
Much of the HEXUS discussion with regard to the GPD Win 2 was about how well the device would work if it came packing an AMD APU instead. The GPD Win 2's Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor is configurable between 3.75 and 7W TDP, which lead to questions about what AMD APU could be substituted. By the sounds of the reports/leaks we are seeing, GPD has thrown caution to the wind and has chosen an APU with configurable TDP from 15 to 30W. Hopefully such a jump would be accompanied by a bigger battery (or batteries) too.
In addition to the change of the processor, other significant changes indicated by the rumour mill are; the inclusion of a GPD Pocket-style keyboard for a better typing experience, a quieter dual-fan cooler (pictured above), and a slightly higher resolution display of 1280 x 800 pixels.
AMD Navi Preliminary Support Added To HWINFO As AMD Gears Up For Launch
Looks like AMD is finally gearing up for the launch of the anxiously anticipated Navi GPU.
Before the launch of any major silicon product, device IDs are generated and preliminary support for these is added to testing, benchmarking and detection tools
– one of which is HWINFO. In a recent change-log, the tool has added preliminary support for AMD Navi – an indicator that the GPU is finally ready to launch and that its machine IDs have been finalized.
AMD’s Navi GPU, the first non-GCN GPU, is ready for launch
NAVI GPU is a very special GPU, in fact, it is slated to be the first graphics card from AMD that will not be made on the GCN macro-architecture.
This is something that I was told in my talks with AMD insiders more than a year back – the same people who told me that NAVI is not landing before 2H 2019.
While we have no idea what specs AMD will decide to go with, we do know this will be the first GPU architecture capable of breaking the 4096 SP limit imposed by the GCN macro arch.
This is exciting stuff because it will put AMD back in the GPU game.
That said, it would make sense for the company to start off slow and with mainstream segment cards rather than the high end one.
In fact, I have been told that one of the earliest SKUs will have just 40 CUs – which translate to a core count of 2560 SP IF the CU to SP ratio is the same as GCN (of which there is no confirmation as of yet).
If that is the case then we are looking at a performance metric that will go up against the GTX1660 Ti/RTX 2070 class of cards – which is really the most profitable and voluminous segment.
We are also pretty sure that AMD will be launching the Navi GPU very soon (more on this soon, stay tuned) which is why if you are someone who is still on an old RX 480/580, wait just a little bit longer and you will have the perfect card to upgrade too.
AMD has taken its merry time with the GPU segment and its clear that they are in no rush.
Navi will be a new microarchitecture and the same IP that powers the succeeding Navi die.
THX to WCCF
AMD Holding Partners Summit On April 23 – 7nm and Navi On The Agenda
So I had a short follow up that I wanted to share with everyone. AMD is switching into gear as it prepares for the launch of its 7nm Ryzen parts.
We have learned that certain partners and AIBs will have a lot of information revealed to them at a Partners Summit that is happening around April 23 later this month. I am told that 7nm chips and Navi are on the agenda for discussion.
AMD (US-NA) Partner’s Summit: Embargoed information on AMD 7nm chips and Navi GPU
AMD has only launched the 12nm Ryzen 3000 series so far (unfortunately, the 7nm lineup has the same name so confusion ensues anytime we mention it) and we have heard very little about the
Navi GPU series but AMD was planning to discuss the same with (regional) partners that are invited to the Partners Summit happening at the end of the month.
While we can not be certain that tangible, embargoed information is going to be revealed to them – it does make that one of the highest probability events.
From what the rumour mill has been saying so far, AMD is planning to launch its 7nm CPU and Radeon GPUs (anyone’s guess whether this will include Navi) at
Computex 2019 and if that is the case, it is very likely embargoed information will be disseminated at the summit.
So without any further ado, here’s the lowdown:
The AMD Partner’s Summit will happen somewhere around the 23rd of this month.
This will be a regional event (probably North America only), not a global event, and the company plans to have more of these throughout the year.
Ryzen 7nm CPUs and Navi GPU are on the agenda.
There is a high likelihood that the embargo for Ryzen 7nm and Radeon (Navi?) will be revealed here (read: launch date).
We have heard nothing on NVIDIA’s 7nm GPUs so far and if AMD can actually meet a Gamescom launch timeframe.
There have been rumours about actual availability in late 2019 but all the chatter does point to a Computex 2019 launch.
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Rumor: AMD Navi Debuting at E3, Launching July 7 With RTX 2080 Class Performance
We’re getting closer to summer and the rumor-mill is winding up with whispers of AMD allegedly planning to introduce its next generation family of 7nm based Navi gaming graphics cards at E3 with a hard launch less than a month later on the 7th of July.
That’s 7/7, if you missed it. There’s chatter that the company will be playing the 7nm card hard and that includes using the number 7 a LOT when talking about Navi. They say if you have it flaunt it, and that’s exactly what AMD intends to do.
AMD Navi Debuting at E3, Launching July 7 With RTX 2080 Class Performance
So a quick breakdown of what AMD’s near-term roadmap looks like is this :
Radeon Navi Announcement in Los Angeles at E3 – 12-14 June
Radeon Navi hard launch – July 7th
A July launch for Navi is highly consistent with what we have been hearing for months in the techsphere.
It’s also important to remember that NVIDIA isn’t standing still and is hard at work with its own 7nm based products, rumored to be called Ampere, which are expected to make an appearance sometime later this year.
But as long as AMD has the 7nm advantage you can rest assured they will play it up.
With that being said, when we talked about Navi a few months back everything we heard pointed to it being a mainstream offering in terms of pricing and a high performer in terms of horsepower.
How fast exactly, well what we had heard was to expect around RTX 2070 performance.
But if the latest rumors are anything to go by, Navi could be even slightly faster than that and deliver performance “close to the RTX 2080”.
AMD’s Rumored Radeon Navi RX 3080, RX 3070 & RX 3060 Graphics Cards
According to previous leaks and rumors AMD is working on three different Radeon RX 3000 series graphics cards based on the 7nm Navi architecture.
These are the RX 3080, 3070 and 3060 and they will target the mid-range and down in terms of price points.
These cards will be based on the Navi 10 GPU as well as a smaller variant called Navi 12.
Navi 10 will allegedly power the RX 3080 which is rumored to be priced around $250 and deliver Vega 64 or 56 class performance.