Yes, Big Navi is coming
When most people out there are thinking that AMD might have gone blind with the launch of NVIDIA’s RTX 30-series GPUs, it seems Lisa Su’s team is ready to battle against their sole rival Jensen Huang. Big Navi is the next big thing expected from AMD’s side and it seems they are confident enough against the likes of the mighty RTX 3070 that will be both cheaper and powerful.
AMD has always never tried to dominate NVIDIA at the top-of-the-line, whereas their focus always remained on efficient low cost GPUs that are value for money. AMD’s Navi based Radeon RX 5700 & 5700XT were the best 1440p gaming GPU last year and the price at which they came totally dominated RTX 2070’s market. So, a lot of expectation surrounds around Big Navi as well because it is touted to overtake the might RTX 2080 Ti from last year as well.
This means a similar GPU with RTX 3070 like performance is expected from AMD but the fact remains how they will price it against NVIDIA’s lucrative pricing of $499. Now, in between all these rumors, AMD has planted a major easter egg by planting in a Fortnite map, which was found by a streamer passing via the AMD Battle Arena that was launched a few days ago.
The game streamer GinaDarling found a teasing text that stated “Something big is coming to the AMD battle arena,” after having entered a passcode “6000” into a terminal to proceed. Although this is just a hit but via this easter egg one thing is clear that AMD’s ‘Big Navi’ is real and will be named after Radeon 6000 series.
Now, if you think this is quite irrelevant, then don’t be because AMD’s Scott Herkelman, CVP & GM at AMD Radeon, as even congratulated Gina on finding the easter egg, so this actually means something. So, the AMD Radeon 6000 series GPUs are surely arriving soon along with the Zen 3 based Ryzen 4000 CPUs as well and rumors point out that the launch might happen on October 7th rather than the previous date in September. So, we could expect a big announcement from AMD as well.
via Tom’s Hardware
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