AMD’s Big Navi GPU is without a doubt, the company’s most hotly anticipated GPU architecture, but as it stands, we’re all still in the dark about its availability. Recently, however, Frank Azor, AMD’s Gaming Chief, may have hinted at the GPU’s launch date being “tomorrow”.
To be specific, Azor’s hint came in the form of a verse from the song, aptly named “Tomorrow”, that’s sung in the musical, Little Orphan Annie. Granted, the tweet can be interpreted from different points of view, but on the other hand, it’s unlikely that AMD’s Gaming Chief will break out in song without due reason.
"The sun'll come out
So ya gotta hang on
Come what may
I love ya tomorrow!
— Frank Azor (@AzorFrank) September 9, 2020
Also, the timing of Azor’s sudden theatrical love may also be too close in proximity to previous announcement to be considered a coincidence; last week, YouTuber and video game streamer, Gina Darling, made a discovery during a special Fortnite session, indicating that AMD’s upcoming Big Navi GPU may ship out as the Radeon RX 6000 Series. Which makes sense, seeing how the naming convention matches up to the current mid-range, Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards.
Big Navi is expected to be based around AMD’s next-generation RDNA2 GPU architecture that will also feature dedicated hardware for real-time ray-tracing and variable rate shading. Moreover, initial rumours suggests that the top-spec card in the lineup could be up to 15% faster than NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, although that doesn’t sound very impressive at this stage. Considering the prowess of its rival’s recently announced GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards.
Beyond the popular song verse, Azor’s tweet is still incredibly cryptic and clearly doesn’t contain anything else. That reading, and with the “reading between the lines” principle taken into consideration, fingers crossed that we’ll be hearing something exciting from AMD tomorrow.