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The Sapphire reps revealed details (via TechPowerUp) on two Navi-based graphics cards. First is the “Pro” product, which despite its moniker is the less powerful of the pair. It will cost around $399 and offer performance somewhere between the GeForce 2060 and GeForce 2070. Secondly, there’s the Navi “XT,” which has a $499 price tag and offers performance "stronger than 2070."
Back when AMD announced that Navi is launching in the third quarter of this year, Su declined to answer when asked if Navi would feature Nvidia-style real-time ray tracing tech. According to the Sapphire sources, these new cards won’t feature any dedicated ray tracing hardware, but the technology will be part of “next year's new architecture.”
Sapphire is apparently working on custom designs for Navi. It said “a 'Toxic' version of Navi is complete, and it is watercooled."
With these Navi cards seemingly designed for the mid-to-upper graphics card market, it appears AMD wants to keep Radeon VII as its flagship enthusiast card for at least the near future. It's worth remembering that Su did say the first Navi graphics cards will be cheaper than the Radeon VII.
We’ll find out more on Monday, May 27, when Navi is almost certain to be revealed at Computex. According to Sapphire, the products will launch on July 7.