NVIDIA has long dominated the graphics card industry and the recent launch of its GeForce RTX 30 series cards has clearly put the brand far ahead of its only competitor, AMD. In light of this, there is now speculation that AMD could respond by dropping the price of its still unreleased “Big Navi” GPU.
According to a Twitter post by coreteks (@coreteks), AMD was initially planning to launch a 16GB Radeon RX 6000 series card at a price point of US$599 (~RM2485). However, with the RTX 3080’s starting SRP of US$699 (~RM2900), the analyst is of the opinion that AMD may drop that price down by US$50 (~RM207) and sell its upcoming card for US$549 (~RM2278).
Correction, there's no 8GB model (afaik). This was lost in translation as we were also discussing how AMD will probably promote Big Navi having 16GB versus the 3070's 8GBs. Sorry for the confusion! – btw source also said an HBM version for consumer is not planned 🙁 https://t.co/Umm9Ns8nZW
— coreteks (@coreteks) September 4, 2020
You’ll also notice that coreteks’ tweet mention the possibility of an 8GB variant of the Radeon RX 6000 series. However, he retracted that part of his statement, saying that something got lost in translation during a discussion pertaining to the RTX 3070. This is, of course, all merely speculation on coreteks’ part, and as it stands, there’s no official statement from team red that we can lean into about it.
Information about AMD’s Big Navi GPU is still limited, but what is known is that it is the brand’s 2nd generation RDNA2 GPU architecture and that its cards will have onboard hardware that supports real-time ray-tracing and variable rate shading. Additionally, a recent stunt in a Fortnite map hints that the graphics card lineup may officially be called the Radeon RX 6000 series.