AMD's new player graphics cards based on the RDNA2 architecture aka Big Navi are said to be released in Octo ber this year, as Wccftech has learned from an unspecified source. The same should also apply to the Zen 3 processors aka Ryzen 4000 for the desktop.
With a Announcement is therefore shortly before the release to be expected, for example in August or September. Due to the Corona crisis, however, the scope in which a product presentation could take place cannot yet be clearly predicted.
CPUs and GPUs launch together?
It initially seems unusual that new processors and graphics cards are announced at the same time and even start selling.
With a view to the Corona pandemic, however, it could be difficult organizationally to accommodate separate announcements and launches later this year. In official statements, Big Navi has already been confirmed for 2020 and Ryzen 4000 should also appear before the end of the year.
What we know about Zen 3 / Ryzen 4000
- Zen 3 architecture with partly completely new design
- Manufacturing in the improved 7nm + process at TSMC
- improved cache design
- 17 percent increase in performance per cycle (instructions per cycle, IPC) *
- 200-300 MHz higher clock speeds than Zen 2 (Ryzen 3000) *
- higher energy efficiency *
* Information not confirmed
What we know about Big Navi
Is securedthat AMD's RDNA2 architecture uses dedicated ray tracing computing units disposes. This was recently confirmed by the official specifications of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
In addition, the RDNA2 architecture is compatible with Microsoft's DirectX 12 Ultimate and thus also DirectX Raytracing (DXR) 1.1.
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In addition, much falls into the realm of speculation. Big Navi is said to be equipped with 5,120 computing cores, which corresponds to a doubling compared to the Radeon RX 5700 XT. There are rumors of up to 24.0 GB of video memory.
Test results from the OpenVR benchmark also see a nameless Radeon GPU 17 percent ahead of the fastest Geforce RTX 2080 Ti. The developer of the VR test even sees the Radeon 29 percent ahead of Nvidia's flagship.
However, it should be consideredthat the corona crisis can lead to unpredictable delays even in processors and graphics cards.