Sapphire reveals details of upcoming Navi cards

midian182

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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.

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jbc029

TS Booster
There's a pretty substantial gap between 2070 and 2080. Saying it's stronger doesn't mean it's anywhere near a 2080/Radeon VII.
 
There's a pretty substantial gap between 2070 and 2080. Saying it's stronger doesn't mean it's anywhere near a 2080/Radeon VII.
Which makes the $499 price tag reasonable: more performance than the 2070 for the same price. The Radeon VII stays at the top of the AMD heap, roughly matching the 2080.
 

treetops

TS Evangelist
Poor Navi...until Amd makes multi chip module GPUs they won't have a real answer to Nvidia.
Besides the 2080+, they will completely own the video card market.(excluding used cards) Nvidia never lowers their prices.

I like Nvidia but AMD has been killing it lately. low to mid

"It will cost around $399 and offer performance somewhere between the GeForce 2060 and GeForce 2070"

So that likely means the vega 64(400$) will drop to 300$-330$, maybe even lower depending on how close it is to the 2070(500$). Making the 2060(350$) obsolete.

The vega 56(273$ amazon) is already lower then the 1660 ti(280$) despite the vega 56 having 8-10% higher gaming performance. Will that drop down too? 200-220$? Completely smashing the mid low range market.

And then at 500$ we have a new card that is better then a 2070 for the same price. I wonder if that will have an effect on the Radeon VII(680$ newegg). Dropping it down to maybe 580$-640$, making it competitive vs the 2080(700$).

And to anyone looking for a used card, when these cards finally come out with detailed specs or maybe even now. Used cards on ebay are going to drop crazy low as people start a selling frenzy for a few days to weeks.
 
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ShObiT

TS Maniac
Poor Navi...until Amd makes multi chip module GPUs they won't have a real answer to Nvidia.
Besides the 2080+, they will completely own the video card market.(excluding used cards) Nvidia never lowers their prices.

I like Nvidia but AMD has been killing it lately. low to mid

"It will cost around $399 and offer performance somewhere between the GeForce 2060 and GeForce 2070"

So that likely means the vega 64(400$) will drop to 300$-330$, maybe even lower depending on how close it is to the 2070(500$). Making the 2060(350$) obsolete.

The vega 56(273$ amazon) is already lower then the 1660 ti(280$) despite the vega 56 having 8-10% higher gaming performance. Will that drop down too? 200-220$? Completely smashing the mid low range market.

And then at 500$ we have a new card that is better then a 2070 for the same price. I wonder if that will have an effect on the Radeon VII(680$ newegg). Dropping it down to maybe 580$-640$, making it competitive vs the 2080(700$).

And to anyone looking for a used card, when these cards finally come out with detailed specs or maybe even now. Used cards on eBay are going to drop crazy low as people start a selling frenzy for a few days to weeks.
All looks good with rainbows and stuff, But we've been let down before, wont happen again.

I will be skeptical until Steve clear the sky for us.
 

G0DofPaiN

TS Addict
Besides the 2080+, they will completely own the video card market.(excluding used cards) Nvidia never lowers their prices.

I like Nvidia but AMD has been killing it lately. low to mid

"It will cost around $399 and offer performance somewhere between the GeForce 2060 and GeForce 2070"

So that likely means the vega 64(400$) will drop to 300$-330$, maybe even lower depending on how close it is to the 2070(500$). Making the 2060(350$) obsolete.

The vega 56(273$ amazon) is already lower then the 1660 ti(280$) despite the vega 56 having 8-10% higher gaming performance. Will that drop down too? 200-220$? Completely smashing the mid low range market.

And then at 500$ we have a new card that is better then a 2070 for the same price. I wonder if that will have an effect on the Radeon VII(680$ newegg). Dropping it down to maybe 580$-640$, making it competitive vs the 2080(700$).

And to anyone looking for a used card, when these cards finally come out with detailed specs or maybe even now. Used cards on ebay are going to drop crazy low as people start a selling frenzy for a few days to weeks.
How will AMD own low to mid range?Nvidia is already preparing a Turing refresh to combat Navi, and they aren't even using 7nm yet, AMD is one generation behind. Also, top 10 cards used by people on Steam are Nvidia.
 

ShObiT

TS Maniac
How will AMD own low to mid range?Nvidia is already preparing a Turing refresh to combat Navi, and they aren't even using 7nm yet, AMD is one generation behind. Also, top 10 cards used by people on Steam are Nvidia.
Owning the prices and offers, not exactly selling more...