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** The AMD Navi Thread **

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by subbytna, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. subbytna

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    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
  2. TNA

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    OMG Navi thread!

    Everyone, all aboard the hype train!!!!!! :D

    I predict 2000 pages before release!
     
  3. JediFragger

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    Navi is Raja's first full-blown project, let's see what he's made of ;)
     
  4. humbug

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    Aww crap :(
     
  5. old gamer

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    Navi to retail at 499, well for the first 5 minutes anyway
     
  6. jjgreenwood

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    Looking at the positions of products on that chart and bearing in mind the actual release dates I'd say 2019 is more likely.
     
  7. TNA

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    This is what I am thinking. But don't worry, if it sucks, we will just say: Not Raja's fault, AMD have hardly any R&D budget vs Nvidia and much smaller driver team who cannot get the most out of his design ;)
     
  8. JediFragger

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    This is the part that concerns me most about Navi, esp as it's rumoured to be such a radical design.
     
  9. Burr

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    Well i hope Navi can leverage the multi-die infinity fabric tech seen on Threadripper, it should help them output cards that can compete whilst being cheaper. Though at this stage IPC will have to be improved as will power draw. No excuses - AMD don't come out competitive next time, i'll be jumping on Nvidia.
     
  10. HeX

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    Vega's delays shouldn't have any knock on effect to Navi. I'd imagine it's an entirely different team on that project that's been ticking along through all the Vega drama.

    Wasn't there meant to be a Vega refresh before Navi however?
     
  11. pagepack

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    Q3 2019.
     
  12. nashathedog

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    +1
     
  13. Lokken86

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    Choo Choo :)
     
  14. D.P.

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    2019 at the earliest, next year is vega20
     
  15. Rroff

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    Before anyone gets too excited - I highly suspect that first round of Navi cards will be essentially a shrunk Vega with some architectural changes to prepare for a subsequent release - on a matured 7nm+ - which will have more of the scalability implementation.

    IIRC GF 7nm goes into high volume production around 2H 2018 and likely risk production will commence on GPU sized stuff about the same time so probably at least 4 months beyond that before a release - being AMD I'd say Q2 2019 wouldn't be unexpected.

    The refined variant of the process that would be needed really for any kind of "chiplet" type implementation is pencilled in for 2020.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
  16. Chuk_Chuk

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    Hopefully gamers won't be second class citizens this time round.
     
  17. passifid

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    A Navi thread already before Vega 56 is out ?! And after Vega 700 pages.. I think
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Fishbait

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    If they make a meal of this launch, will it be a navi's breakfast?
     
  19. doodah

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    God, please not again.
     
  20. enfo

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    Hopefully the watercooled special edition navi will be close to 1080 ti performance ;)