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AMD’s GPU ‘Big Navi’ Takes Aim at the RTX 3080

by Morgan Shaver

In a new video posted to AMD’s YouTube channel, the company showed off their powerful Ryzen 4th Gen Processors including the impressive AMD Ryzen 9 5900X. While the processors served as the main focus of AMD’s presentation, we did get a glimpse at another highly anticipated piece of hardware towards the end.

Look out, here comes Big Navi!  

AMD’s GPU ‘Big Navi’ Takes Aim at the RTX 3080

AMD didn’t share much in regards to the Radeon RX 6000 series aka ‘Big Navi’ outside of a few 4K benchmarks that show the GPU running on the aforementioned Ryzen 9 5900X. Three games were used to convey these benchmarks which are as follows:

  • Borderlands 3 – 61 fps (Badass Quality)
  • Gears of War 5 – 73 fps (Ultra Quality)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 88 fps (Ultra Quality)

We don’t know which RX 6000 was being referenced for this benchmark test specifically. It could’ve been the 6800 XT, or it could’ve been the 6900 XT. It’s hard to say based on how little was shown.

We also don’t know how much these GPUs from AMD will cost in comparison to the RTX 3070 at $499, the RTX 3080 at $699, and the RTX 3090 at $1,499. If they’re comparable in performance at a lower price point, AMD could have a real winner on their hands with Big Navi.

Something else that’s worth noting is the RDNA 2 architecture of the Radeon RX 6000 series can also be found in the custom GPUs of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

According to AMD, the RX 6000 series will be the most powerful lineup of gaming GPUs the company has ever built. The statement has us excited for the full RX 6000 series reveal later this month, and for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 release in November thanks to shared RDNA 2 architecture.

AMD plans to share more information about their RX 6000 series on October 28. Hopefully this information will include pricing and a release date.

With the AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs available on November 5 and next-gen consoles available on November 10 and November 12, we have a feeling the RX 6000 series may drop during the week of November 16 through November 20.

Of course, this is speculation on our part. We won’t know the exact release date until October 28 (hopefully) when AMD gives us all of those juice RX 6000 details.

Until then, what do you think of the early look at AMD’s Big Navi? How do you think it’ll compare to the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090? Share your thoughts with us on our social media channels!

Morgan Shaver

Morgan is a writer, metalhead, horror lover, and indie game enthusiast. When it comes to games, they love nothing more than to wax poetic about all the latest and greatest indies to anyone who'll listen. They're also a Tetris fanatic who's fiercely competitive in games like Tetris 99... and all games in general. But mostly Tetris. You can follow Morgan on Twitter @Author_MShaver