Just days after announcing a launch date for the upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs on October 28th, AMD has started testing its upcoming GPU lineup on social media (and in Fortnite !?). The company announced on Monday the first official rendering of his ‘Big Navi’ graphics cardIt shows a massive two-slot reference design that is cooled by a triple fan setup.
According to TweakTownThe design showing 2x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI and 1x USB Type-C connector is likely that of the Radeon RX 6700 XT or RX 6900 XT. There is very little information beyond that, but we believe AMD will occasionally be releasing teasers about the upcoming Big Navi GPU and Zen 3 CPU lineups in advance of its launch next month, so we can expect more information shortly the following days.
Take a first look at the design of the new Radeon RX 6000 series. Our upcoming @ AMD # RDNA2 graphics cards feature a brand new cooler design, and you can explore every angle for yourself on our Fortnite Creative Island. 8651-9841-1639. pic.twitter.com/KGQAOXDivZ
– Radeon RX (@Radeon) September 14, 2020
AMD announced last week that it will unveil its next-generation Zenzen-based Ryzen desktop CPUs (codenamed ‘Vermeer’) on October 8th, followed by the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards based on the RDNA 2- Architecture based The former will probably take over the processor series ‘Tiger Lake’ from Intel, the latter will probably compete against the GeForce RTX 3000 cards from Nvidia.
One interesting aspect of the Big Navi cards is that they may power both the upcoming Sony and Microsoft game consoles. According to a teaser video released by AMD last week, the graphics cards will support both PC and consoles, apparently confirming ongoing rumors that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will both ship with these chips.
There’s no endorsement for the above from any of the three companies, but let’s hope we’ll get more information about it sooner rather than later.
Selected image courtesy of AMD