For several years now, AMD’s GPU lineup has been leveraging the same architecture. Codenamed Polaris, and featured in all the Radeon RX 400 and RX 500 cards, I believe it’s high time AMD brings something new to the table. If WCCFTech is to be believed, AMD has finalized their first Navi design, codenamed Navi 12.
As per the outlet, Navi 12 will feature 40 CUs which translates into 2560 stream processors. This new design is expected to power the Radeon RX 600 series and succeed the battered Polaris lineup. As per the report, Navi 12 will be primarily aimed towards the mainstream PC market, i.e- gamers. In case some of you are wondering if this is the same Navi designed for the PS5, then no. In fact, it is a derivative of the original Navi core.
Furthermore, this will be the first GPU from AMD that won’t be based on the GCN architecture. It will be the first new GPU uArch from AMD in a very long time. This new micro-architecture will also be powering the Navi 10/20 graphics cards down the line. In case you have forgotten, Navi 20 will be AMD’s answer to the RTX 20 series cards and are supposed to ship in 2020 or probably later.
AMD RADEON ROADMAP AS PER WCCF
- Vega 7nm will not be for gamers.
- Navi 12 will be the first Navi part to arrive sometime in 2019.
- Navi 10 has either been scrapped or will follow later sometime in late 2019 or early 2020. The performance level of this part will be on par with Vega and will be based on the 7nm node.
- Navi 20 is going to be AMD’s answer to NVIDIA RTX 20-series and will also be based on the 7nm node. Don’t expect it before 2020.
- Navi will also be the first architecture to transition away from GCN and will feature the first new uArch from team red in almost a decade