AMD Big Navi might be twice as powerful as the Radeon RX 5700 XT. It could also challenge the rumored Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080.
The AMD Big Navi – believed now to be codenamed Sienna Cichlid – will pack 80 compute units (CUs) in its top-end configuration as per rumors say. Previously, some reports indicated that the AMD Big Navi would have 72CUs split into two 36CU clusters.
However, in its maximum configuration, the AMD Big Navi could bring double the CUs of the RX 5700 XT’s 40 CUs. The last graphics card is considered the most capable AMD GPU we can currently purchase, and it’s a Navi one that makes use of AMD’s recent RDNA GPU tech. Here are the latest details.
AMD Big Navi’s Leaked Features Prove its Efficiency and Skills
Tech tipster Rogame tweeted a table that displayed some of the specs of AMD Big Navi believed to be referred to as Navi 21 inside AMD. It also revealed that the next GPU would arrive with two shader arrays/shader engine, 10CUs/shader array, and four shader engines. Added up, that means 80CUs.
According to WCCFtech, 80CUs means 5,120 stream processors. If AMD succeeds in running Big Navi at 1,700MHz (the same goes with RX 5700 XT), then Big Navi could offer up to 17.5 teraflops/s of computing power by itself. Also, combined with a mighty CPU, we should expect Big Navi to provide a very powerful gaming PC.
So far, the leaks have indicated that the AMD Big Navi would be 40 % to 50 % more powerful than an Nvidia GeForce 2080 Ti. It could also beat the GeForce RTX 3080 – expected to be unveiled this year.
Regardless, going on these rumors, reports, and leaks, AMD Big Navi is going to be an impressive graphics card, one that could easily compete with other known graphic cards. More details should be released in the coming months.