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Esteemed Contributor III

RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

It looks like it will not be long before real information will start to get released about RDNA2 and "Big Navi". 

I am opening this thread to capture information about RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and Big Navi Launch and Reviews.

I will only include information such as:

Benchmarks or Reviews of XBOX Series X and PS5 which include "RDNA2" GPU.

Information released by AMD on RDNA2 and Big Navi.

Information about any "RDNA Refresh" of the RX5000 series GPUs.

Benchmark data from AMD and YouTube Benchmarks and Reviews.

I will be watching out for the information and reading reviews anyhow so I will post data here if I see it.

If anyone has useful data such as described above then can you please add information here?

Please avoid wild speculations from "Tech YouTubers" who seem to make outrageous performance improvement claims based on "rumours" from "reliable leakers".

They often seem to yoyo their conclusions on a weekly basis just to get better viewing numbers or deny their predictions were complete rubbish when they get it wrong, and huff about it.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

https://wccftech.com/amds-big-navi-gpu-codenamed-sienna-cichlid-will-allegedly-feature-5120-stream-processors/

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

Some Big Navi Marketing.

Big Navi Easter Egg in Fortnite Map:
https://hothardware.com/news/amd-big-navi-easter-egg-discovered-in-fortnite-map 

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

Microsoft Boldly Outs DirectX 12_2 Feature Support For AMD Big Navi, Intel Xe-HPG And Qualcomm GPUs

https://hothardware.com/news/microsoft-leaks-upcoming-gpus-dx-support 

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

I think this technical video is worth watching: 
RDNA 2: The Path Towards the Next Era of Graphics - YouTube 

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

Zen3 and RDNA2.
October 8th 2020.

https://twitter.com/LisaSu/status/1303725578160349185?s=20 

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https:https://twitter.com/LisaSu/status/1303725578160349185?s=20//twitter.com/LisaSu/status/1303725578160349185?s=20

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

Radeon RDNA2 - looks like October 28th 2020 for information.
https://twitter.com/Radeon/status/1303726639013036033?s=20 
https://https://twitter.com/Radeon/status/1303726639013036033?s=20twitter.com/Radeon/status/1303726639013036033?s=20

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

It boggles the mind AMD isn't announcing something now. This close to launch date, about two months from when cards will be on store shelves, AMD should have already sent final approval to TSMC weeks ago to start making RDNA2 chips, so they know how it's going to perform at the base level with early driver software. AMD is already late to the party, by the time they arrive people are going to forget they are invited.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

Announcing Zen3 first make sense to me.
Lots of people waiting for information on Zen3 performance and pricing and motherboards before they decide to do new PC builds on Zen3 or stick with older Zen2.

I think it is a bad idea to announce both the new Zen3 and the RDNA2 GPUs in one event.

Delaying RDNA2 announcement until October 28th gives time for RTX3000 series reviews and benchmarks to complete, as RTX3070 is launching some time in October 2020.

This could be interpreted as meaning that the highest performing RDNA2 GPU will only compete with the RTX2080Ti/RTX3070 but that may be wrong.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: RDNA2, RDNA Refresh, and "Big Navi" Launch and Reviews.

This may change things. According to Chinese based tech media outlet, TecLab, the 3080 has tested to be 30% faster than the 2080 Ti. If that's true, then RDNA2 may have a chance, but that would have to mean RDNA2 is substantially faster than RDNA1, on the order of twice as fast...

https://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-graphics-card-benchmarks-game-performance-leak/