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Tomorrow is a big day for AMD, as it set to unleash the first two Big Navi graphics cards for desktop gaming enthusiasts: the Radeon RX 6800 and the Radeon RX 6800 XT. Both RDNA 2 cards are promising some massive improvement in performance over their predecessors at 4K and 1440p gaming resolutions, while adding support for hardware ray tracing. Luckily, post launch, we'll have both AMD's Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing and Scott Herkelman, CVP & GM of Radeon live to talk about all things pertaining to Big Navi on tomorrow's 2.5 Geeks broadcast. They'll be with us to answer our questions and yours, about performance, power consumption, and of... Read more...
AMD has a lot of to prove with its next-generation Radeon RX 6000 Series of high-end enthusiast graphics cards. NVIDIA has gone pretty much unchallenged in the high-end sector for the past two years; however, AMD is now looking to fight fire with fire and we've got the first pieces of hot hardware in our hands right now. We're of course talking about the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT, which we just recently took possession of. The Radeon RX 6800 is most directly comparable to the GeForce RTX 3070, while the Radeon RX 6800 XT will be facing the GeForce RTX 3080; AMD is promising similar (or superior) performance across-the-board at up to 4K gaming resolutions. ... Read more...
NVIDIA has supported real-time ray tracing in games for over two years now, starting first with the GeForce RTX 20 Series (Turing), and now with it current-generation GeForce RTX 30 Series (Ampere). AMD is just starting to get into the mix with the [not yet released] Radeon RX 6000 Series, and we're now getting an idea of how it ray tracing support will factor in with the cards. According to an AMD representative speaking to AdoredTV, the Radeon RX 6000 will only support ray tracing using industry-backed standards, and that means existing APIs like Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR) and Vulkan Raytracing. The AMD statement reads: AMD will support all ray tracing titles using industry-based... Read more...
This week might have included the launch of the GeForce RTX 3070, but the talk of the internet has been AMD's big unveiling of its RDNA 2 graphics architecture and the Radeon RX 6000 series of graphics cards, aka Big Navi. The Red Team claims to have undercut NVIDIA's Ampere cards at a couple of price points and meet or beat them at all performance points, which has gamers salivating for what is in store when the cards launch next month. AMD talked a big game when it compared its Radeon RX 6900 XT's 4K gaming performance to that of the GeForce RTX 3090, but those numbers (and all of AMD's numbers) still need independent verification.  While sanctioned performance review numbers won't come... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we'll be diving into the renewed GPU war between AMD and NVIDIA and discuss the just-announced Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT "Big Navi" GPUs from AMD, along with our full NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 review. We even sneak in some retro discussion while answering questions from the live chat, complete with some pictures of a BitBoys graphics card you may not have seen before. Enjoy -- and don't forget to like and subscribe to the channel! Show Notes: 05:17 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Review: Breakout Performance At $499 23:29 - AMD Unveils Three Powerful Radeon RX 6000 Series Big Navi Cards To Topple NVIDIA's Best... Read more...
AMD is tired of playing second fiddle to the competition and is making a spirited run for the performance crown, both in CPUs (Ryzen 5000 series, or Zen 3) and GPUs (Radeon RX 6000 series, or RDNA 2). At the very least, things are about to get very interesting. Coming along for the ride is EKWB, a stalwart in the liquid cooling business, which is teaming up with AMD to release some specially designed water blocks and cooling products. Frank Azor, one of the co-founders of Alienware who joined AMD as its chief architect of gaming solutions last year (and who we spoke with a few months on our 2.5 Geeks Podcast), gave EKWB a shout out during the Radeon RX 6000 series launch even yesterday. The image... Read more...
Back in September, AMD used Fortnite to tease the then-upcoming RDNA 2 Radeon RX 6000 GPUs. Now that the cards have been announced, AMD has updated the Fortnite maps to showcase both the AMD Ryzen 5000 series and the latest Radeon cards. AMD will also be hosting streamers from today until November 13th to celebrate AMD’s accomplishments this month. Diving into Fortnite, AMD has provided some images of what to expect when you get in. Previously, the teaser was the AMD Battle Arena map and an Easter egg to get to a floating version of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU. While the Battle Arena remains, AMD has split apart the GPU to show the whole thing off through a parkour map. If you... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage and officially unveiled the company’s high-performance Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series processors. Towards the end of that event, Dr. Su also snuck in a few juicy tid-bits of information regarding the company’s upcoming high performance RDNA 2-based Radeons, often referred to as “Big Navi”. After that initial sneak peek, which showed a Radeon RX 6000 series card trading blows with a GeForce RTX 3080, some speculated that AMD may have been playing coy and holding something back for today’s bigger reveal, which had already been scheduled weeks prior. It turns out that’s exactly what happened, as Dr. Su and... Read more...
Today is the big day for AMD's RDNA 2 architecture. The company is set to launch its next-generation Radeon RX 6000 Series of graphics cards that will replace the current RDNA-based Ryzen RX 5000 Series.  Needless to say, gamers are eager to see what AMD has in store, and you'll be able to get a [virtual] front row seat to the company's event today to announced the new graphics cards. The event will kick off at 12pm ET, and you can catch it via the YouTube embed below: AMD is promising a 50% performance-per-watt boost with RDNA 2 over RDNA and we're expecting very competitive performance against NVIDIA's newly-launched GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards. Recently leaked... Read more...
Blockchain is back, and cryptocurrency is coming up again. Earlier this week, PayPal announced that it would accept cryptocurrency payments, which gave Bitcoin a bump in price. With AMD Radeon RX 6000 "Big Navi" cards coming soon, there could be a new rush to mine cryptocurrency.  The fine folks at Phoronix, however, have discovered something called “navi10 blockchain SKU” in the AMD Linux drivers hinting at older hardware purpose-built for mining. When Bitcoin and Ethereum peaked several years ago, it lead to a mass frenzy of graphics cards for mining. At that time, GPU manufacturers started to produce display-less GPUs for cryptocurrency mining. These GPUs would, in theory,... Read more...
In exactly one week from now, AMD will unveil its Radeon RX 6000 series lineup, whatever that might ultimately consist of, finally putting to rest the bulk of related rumors and leaks. All we can say for 100 percent certainty right now is that the new cards will be based on AMD's RDNA 2 graphics architecture. That said, a roundup of leaks suggest the highest-end variants will be monster GPUs. Let's hope that is true, because we sorely need some competition in the high-end GPU space. For the past several years, NVIDIA has dominated the sector, with Pascal, Turing, and now Ampere. NVIDIA's latest generation GeForce RTX 30 series is a formidable lineup, setting a high bar for AMD to meet, exceed,... Read more...
NVIDIA’s problems with supplying ample GeForce RTX 30 Series Ampere graphics cards to customers have been well-documented on this site. CEO Jensen Huang indicated "the demand issue is that it is much greater than we expected - and we expected really a lot” and that "demand will outstrip all of our supply through the year." AMD has obviously been paying close attention to this whole debacle and doesn’t want a repeat with its two major product launches that are incoming. The company’s Ryzen 5000 family of Zen 3 processors are launching on November 5th and the company is announcing the Radeon RX 6000 Series on October 28th (with a later... Read more...
Halloween is right around the corner, but even closer is the official launch of AMD's highly anticipated Radeon RX 6000 series, based on the company's second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics architecture. Our questions will finally be answered. For example, will it have a 320W TBP (total/typical board power) rating as freshly rumored? Power envelopes are always interesting, in part because higher powered parts typically produce more heat and require burlier cooling setups, to run at their advertised and/or optimal speeds. Sometimes companies take a brute force approach to obtaining higher clockspeeds (and better performance) by going nuts with the power requirements. The topic also gets... Read more...
We are just 10 days away from AMD's Radeon RX 6000 "Big Navi" reveal. As a result, the gaming community is waiting with bated breath to get a look at the next-generation flagship graphics card family and what kind of performance it will bring to the table.  When AMD announced its Ryzen 5000 series of Zen 3 enthusiast processors earlier this month, it gave us just a little taste of what to expect with regards to performance. At 4K resolutions, the unnamed Radeon RX 6000 card that Dr. Lisa Su discussed easily outpaced the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and was within striking distance of the $699 GeForce RTX 3080.  But AMD appears to have something potentially... Read more...
Over five years ago, AMD launched the R9 Fury, R9 Nano, and showed off something called Project Quantum. Project Quantum would have been a wholly redesigned PC from AMD with its own hardware inside. As the GPUs came and went, Project Quantum went dark... until today. A Twitter user by the name @Pete_2097 discovered a patent from AMD, which was filed in February and granted last month, for the design of Project Quantum. 2015 was undoubtedly an intriguing year for computer cases. That was the year HotHardware gave away a CyberPower Trinity Xtreme PC, which had three separate chambers. AMD also had their interesting design with the Project Quantum PC. The PC was designed to be “the VR PC of... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su just wrapped up a livestream during which AMD's forthcoming, Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors was officially unveiled. Our coverage of the new Ryzen 5000 series has details of the initial line-up, along with some of its new features and expected performance. Before wrapping up the event, however, Dr. Su also pulled out a “Big Navi” based Radeon RX 6000 series card, and revealed some initial performance data. As you all know, the highly-anticipated Radeon RX 6000 is based on AMD's next-generation RDNA 2 architecture, which is leveraged in both the upcoming Microsoft Xbox Series X/S and the Sony PlayStation 5 consoles. RDNA 2 should offer significant... Read more...
How often have your heard that patience is a virtue? Forget that noise—when it comes to GPU launches (and technology in general), the leak and rumor scene thrives because there is so much interest in what is right around the corner. In this case, AMD is just a few weeks away from unveiling its Radeon RX 6000 series, which might tote a feature called Infinity Cache. What exactly is Infinity Cache? That is a good question, and also where that whole virtuous patience comes into play. If in fact the Radeon RX 6000 will lean on such a feature, AMD will undoubtedly discuss it when launching its next-gen graphics cards, based on its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) GPU architecture. For now,... Read more...
Something quite interesting popped up this weekend, that being an alleged photo of AMD's upcoming Navi 21 XT GPU, otherwise known as Big Navi. While we have no way of verifying if the photo is real or not, if we pretend that is really is representative of the final silicon, Big Navi will indeed be living up to its unofficial designation. Because it is quite big. Like, really BIG. The image you see above is a partial reflection of the alleged die obtained by Coretek from an unnamed source. To protect his source (as leakers are prone to do), he heavily edited the photo, removing every product reference and even changing the caps around the die. Those have been replaced in the photo with Radeon... Read more...
AMD first launched its Radeon RX 5700 Navi family of graphics cards on July 7th, 2019, and it now looks as though production of the popular line of mainstream graphics cards is coming to an end. The Radeon RX 5700 has been AMD's primary eSports-minded graphics card for 1440p gaming, while the Radeon RX 5700 XT is positioned as a higher-end 4K gaming solution. With Radeon RX 6000 “Big Navi” right around the corner, it makes sense that AMD would want to divert focus away from these legacy graphics cards as it wants to maximize the availability of its 7nm lines. The existing Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT are Navi 10 GPUs using AMD's first-generation RDNA architecture... Read more...
For the past several weeks, it has been rumored that Big Navi will burst onto the GPU scene wielding 80 compute units (CUs), making it a potential monster. To put that into perspective, it is twice the number of CUs as the current generation Radeon RX 5700 XT. Now we have the closest thing yet to a confirmation, by way of reverse engineering a macOS driver. It seems AMD is getting its ducks in a row, and in the process, inadvertently (or perhaps on purpose) left a trail of finely ground bread crumbs, for those willing to look. Reddit user stblr did exactly that, and posted directions on how to view the data for yourself. It consists of the following steps... Install macOS 11 beta (obviously you... Read more...
NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series launches haven’t exactly gone off without a hitch. The $699 GeForce RTX 3080 launched last week, and retail sites were quickly overrun (from both legitimate gamers and bots) with inventory selling out within minutes. The launch of the GeForce RTX 3090 yesterday wasn’t much better. However, it looks as though AMD doesn’t plan to have the same shortage when it launches its Radeon RX 6000 family of graphics cards late this fall. This confirmation comes Frank Azor, AMD’s Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions and Marketing. He made the comment in a tweet yesterday regarding the GeForce RTX 3090 launch. Twitter user Andre Elijah was commenting... Read more...
The bulk of the anticipation over AMD's upcoming graphics card launch is centered on Big Navi, and how whatever ends up being its flagship part from the upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series (assuming it's called that) will compare to the best NVIDIA has to offer. We will find out in due time. However, the enthusiast sector will not be the only next-gen GPU battleground. More affordable options will eventually emerge, and some leaked data from a Linux driver provides some potential specs of AMD's lower end Navy Flounder GPU. Navy Flounder is the presumed codename for Navi 22. Based on past leaks mixed in with a bit of speculation, Navi 22 will end up replacing the Navi 12 GPU that sits inside the current-generation... Read more...
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