AMD recently announced that the official announcement of graphics cards on the architecture of RDNA 2 (that is, the same line of Radeon RX 6000 on Big Navi GPU) will be held in November this year. We have not long to wait, although today on the Web there are very interesting details: for the first time Radeon RX 6000 was lit up in the photo!
The user who published the image, said that on these frames – one of many graphics cards ruler Radeon RX 6000 on architecture AMD RDNA 2. Judging by the characteristics (about them below) – this is the same model, which was mentioned at the end of last week. Then, recall, it was reported that after the release of the new lineup GeForce RTX 30, AMD decided to reduce the cost of Big Navi to AMD graphics card, which provides performance at the level of GeForce RTX 3080, was $150 cheaper than a competitive solution.
Sources attributed 16GB of GDDR6 memory to that model. But it was also noted that it will be released a simplified version with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory with performance level GeForce RTX 3070.
Sticker on the graphics card says that 16 GB of its memory is packed with Samsung GDDR6 chips with a density of 16 Gbit (2 GB). Their mass production, we recall, began in 2018. Such chips provide data transfer rate of 18 Gbit / s per contact. The capacity of the memory bus – 256 bits, bandwidth – 512 GB / s. Analysis of the graphics card board suggests that there are different options – with 32 GB of memory, and with 8 GB.
Alas, it is not yet possible to speak with certainty about the characteristics of commercial versions of Radeon RX 6000 based on these data. At least, simply because the video card in the image is an engineering sample. The design of the video card, which is far from the commercial version, is clearly characterized by a cooling system with a tower cooler – a frequent solution used to test engineering samples of 3D cards Nvidia and AMD.
Other features of the 3D card include a large PCB and the presence of an LED indicator that reflects the load level of the GPU.