There are still months to know what you have in the AMD furnace with your Navi 20 graphics, and although we already had the launch schedule of these Radeons, we do not know much about their architecture and which segment of the market they will aim for. It has only been rumored that AMD will launch a first round of mid-range or low-end Navi GPUs during the second half of the year, but what we have learned today is information about the other round, the high-end one, thanks to RedGamingTech. Apparently the Navi 20 will come with its own technology of raytracing and superior to that of Ti power RTX 2080.
The details that are known are divided into two, one would correspond with the graphics that will use the Navi 10 architecture, while the second would do with the Navi 20 high-end. Apparently, before Raja Koduri left AMD, one of his main responsibilities was to look for gaps in the GCN architecture to allow the Radeon Technology Group to focus on producing a new generation architecture, on the one hand, while developing the GCN architecture for remain competitive with Nvidia. This strategy has worked well in the mass market, but not so much in the most advanced graphics. But let’s sink the tooth already to the rumors, fire.
Rumors indicate that the Navi 20 would have its own ray tracing system. We imagine that this AMD raytracing will be open source and free, as are its technologies, and will possibly pull the Microsoft DXR API. On the other hand, and to corroborate the truth of this rumor, it is only necessary to remember that a few days ago Crytek tested his raytracing with an RX Vega 56. On the other hand, it has been elucubrado on the possibility that the graphs of new AMD will take much better with the route of rays that the own RTX of Nvidia. In addition, the data center versions of the Navi will be very different from the consumption models, with modified SoC. Same as what Nvidia does with its Tesla GPUs.
But keep in mind that the Navi 20 would arrive a year after the Navi 10. That is, we would go to 2020, and there is a lot left for that. Nvidia has already said that it is not in a hurry to manufacture in 7 nm, given the performance it is managing to squeeze from the 12 nm node FinFET, so it is possible to wait even longer, until the arrival of 7 nm + or even 5 nm. What do you think of Navi? Do you think that AMD will be able to offer a competitive product in the high-end GPU?