New rumors suggest that the upcoming AMD Big Navi graphics card will almost challenge Nvidia’s all-new GeForce RTX 3080 card, which will excite some people and disappoint others.
It’s exciting because the new RTX 3080 is emerging as an impressive flagship graphics card – our RTX 3080 review will be explaining more shortly – and the idea that AMD is building a GPU that can rival one of Nvidia’s top performing cards has made is exciting stuff.
According to Moore’s Law is Dead, the RDNA 2 Big Navi GPU will be in close proximity to the RTX 3080 in terms of grid performance. If AMD doesn̵
Nvidia has been dominating the high-end GPU market for some time. So it’s good to see AMD launching a graphics card that rivals Nvidia’s flagship RTX 3080.
Anyone who hoped that AMD would bring out an ‘Nvidia Killer’ GPU could be disappointed, as rumor has it that while Big Navi will come close to, but not surpass, the RTX 3080’s performance.
Nvidia now also has the much more powerful RTX 3090 GPU. So it looks like Team Green will continue to dominate the high-end and enthusiast market unhindered.
More details on Big Navi
How Tweaktown reports, Moore’s Law is Dead claims it has more details about Big Navi. Apparently, it will be “significantly” more energy efficient than Nvidia’s Amp cards like the RTX 3080. This could be good news as the power hungry RTX 3080 and 3090 could mean some upgrades will need new power supplies to run.
It could also be smaller than Amp cards thanks to “incredible improvements in storage and bandwidth management through RDNA”. This, in turn, could make installing the GPU easier.
Big Navi will apparently also offer ray tracing lighting effects that outperform Nvidia’s last generation Turing graphics cards (like the RTX 2080) but don’t quite match Ampere cards.
Even though AMD takes Nvidia’s DLSS technology seriously, which offers huge performance gains at ultra-high resolutions, there’s no confirmation that AMD has an alternative.
Hopefully we will learn more about Big Navi at AMD’s launch event on October 28th.