AMD Navi: Radeon RX 3080 XT will challenge GeForce RTX 2070

ByMia Carla 2019-05-20 1601

Information on the run before the announcement scheduled for June

AMD will officially announce its Radeon "Navi" in a few weeks. This is enough to fuel rumours, such as the arrival of a Radeon RX 3080 XT capable of shading Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070.


As usual, the arrival of a new generation of graphics cards, whether AMD or Nvidia, is accompanied by rumors and other leaks that are becoming increasingly important as we get closer to their launch date. This is the case today with AMD's future graphics cards, which will be named after the Navi code name of its architecture.


So far, the official details of Navi remain rather sparse. We know that the graphic architecture has been designed above all to take place on the next game consoles - the PS5 in the lead - and that the chips will be engraved in 7 nm. The question now was to know which level of performance AMD intends to turn to. This is what the latest leaks "answer" to, if they prove to be correct, of course.


Since Navi's announcement, it seemed certain that the first series (Navi 10) would replace the aging mid-range Radeon RX 500s, with the high-end being expected later with Navi 20 chips expected to emerge in 2020. According to WCCFT, the Radeon RX 3080 XT would represent the top of the basket for this first roll of Navi charts. This one would offer a level of performance positioning it against Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 while being less expensive (there is a question of $330 for the AMD against $500 for the Nvidia). A lesser evil in the face of a graphics card released in September 2018.


Below that, we would find the Radeon RX 3080, whose performance would be 10% higher than that of a Radeon RX Vega 64. Three other models are also planned: the Radeon RX 3070 XT, Radeon RX 3070 and Radeon RX 3060. The latter would offer performances close to the current Radeon RX 580 while being much less energy consuming (75 W thermal envelope compared to 185 W). While the Radeon RX 30 won't revolutionize performance, it should use its 7 nm engraving to better match Nvidia's energy efficiency offering. This fine engraving should also allow AMD to be more aggressive on pricing. The table also includes Radeon RX 3090 XT and Radeon RX 3090. These two models would house a Navi 20 chip and would therefore not be expected before 2020.


The official announcement of AMD's Radeon "Navi" is expected at Computex at the end of the month, or at E3 in mid-June. Until then, there is no doubt that other data will be made public.

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