We have only 10 days left from AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 “Big Navi”. As a result, the gaming community is waiting with bated breath to look at the family of next-generation flagship graphics cards and how much performance it will bring to the table.
When AMD announced its Ryzen 5000 series with Zen 3 enthusiast processors earlier this month, it just gave us small a taste of what to expect in terms of performance. At 4K resolution, the unnamed Radeon RX 6000 discussed by Dr. Lisa Soo was easily ahead of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and was a staggering distance from the GeForce RTX 3080 for $ 699.
But it seems AMD has something potentially innovative up its sleeve to not only challenge the GeForce RTX 3080, but perhaps even the mighty GeForce RTX 3090. Patrick Schur, who has been fairly reliable with past leaks, suggests that the Navi 21XT ( a la Radeon RX 6900 XT) will have a stunning 2.4 GHz gaming clock.
Ships 21 XT
16 GB GDDR6
255 W TGP
~ 2.4 GHz (game clock)
– Patrick Schur (@patrickschur_) October 17, 2020
To put this in perspective, the Radeon RX 5700 XT (RDNA) has a base clock speed of 1.6 GHz, a gaming clock of 1.75 GHz and a gain of 1.9 GHz. At 2.4 GHz, this is the highest clock speed we’ve seen for any consumer graphics card from the factory. And given that only the gaming clock is mentioned, we could consider even higher speeds for maximum clock speed with the new RDNA 2 architecture. The Xbox Series X, which shares its RDNA 2 architecture, has a fixed GPU frequency of 1.825 GHz.
According to previous rumors, Radeon RX 6900 XT has a total of 80 KOs and 5120 stream processors. With a 2.4 GHz gaming clock, we are considering approximately 24.5 computing TFLOP compared to the 9,754 TFLOP for the Radeon RX 5700 XT. In other words, it will be a performance monster.
The Navi 21 XT, built on an advanced 7-nm processor, is reported to have a TGP (total graphics power) of 225 watts compared to a TDP (total design power) of 320 watts for the GeForce RTX 3080. The GeForce RTX 3090 has a TDP of 350 watts. Finally, Schur claims that the Radeon RX 5900 XT contains 16 GB of GDDR6 memory compared to 10 GB of GDDR6X for GeForce RTX 3080 and 24 GB of GDDR6X for GeForce RTX 3090. It is also about increasing the manageability of Infinity Cache for internal memory.
We just have to sit back and hold on until October 28him to really see what AMD is storing, but based on all the leaks we’ve seen so far, AMD is preparing to make a few waves with its Radeon RX 6000 family.