According to a recent leak from one of its graphics card partners, AMD will soon be announcing two more GPUs with its 7-nanometer Navi technology.
The leak comes from Sapphire, one of AMD’s largest graphics cards partners, so this leak has some credibility behind it. According to the leak, AMD CEO Lisa Su will reveal the Navi XT and NAVI Pro at Computex. The Navi XT seemingly has the stronger performance out of the two. The leak suggests the XT will have better performance than the NVIDIA RTX 2070. As for the Pro’s performance, it should fall somewhere between the RTX 2060 and RTX 2070.
AMD vs. NVIDIA
Both companies and their cards seem to have their advantages. When it comes to price, the cards don’t really differ. When comparing the NAVI XT and NVIDIA RTX 2070, their prices are identical. They both cost $499. It’s the same case with the RTX 2060 and Navi Pro, both of which cost $399. AMD’s cards will lack NVIDIA’s ray-tracing capabilities, but it does seem their power efficiency could be more powerful. That’s thanks to its more advanced 7-nanometer technology.
Sapphire also said that it has plans for custom water-cooled models of the Navi GPUs. This could end up helping AMD surpass NVIDIA in performance. When cards keep cool, they run better. So, they could potentially challenge NVIDIA’s cards under heavy computer tasks, like video editing or gaming.
Can we trust this leak?
As with every leak, this should be taken with a grain of salt. Nothing has been confirmed by AMD. But, this leak is happening awfully close to Computex and leaks near major shows tend to be slightly more accurate.
If the leak is correct, we should see AMD CEO Lisa Su reveal the Navi XT and Navi Pro at AMD’s Computex 2019 on May 27th. According to the leak, the cards will be released on July 7th.
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