AMD confirmed earlier that it is holding an event next month to debut the next-generation of AMD GPUs. The announcement took place following a series of leaks and rumors surrounding the AMD Big Navi graphics cards. Apart from this exciting event happening very soon, a new image of the alleged AMD Radeon RX 6000 surfaced online, which could be the industry's first look at chipmaker's flagship GPU.
The latest image of the alleged AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics card came from Twitter user Avery78. It appears that the leaked image is the early test board that shows the next-gen RDNA 2 GPU. This component is believed to be used for
Based on the image, the upcoming GPU features a standard rectangular PCB. It is worth mentioning that the image is just an early test board. It means that it is highly likely that AMD might have tweaked the final version that would launch a few days from now.
The leak suggests that the PCB sports the Big Navi RDNA 2 GPU. While it does not explicitly state the said SKU, the board sports the XT label. Probably it is showing the entire GPU die under the cooler.
Possible Engineering Sample card of #BigNavi
Says it is a 16GB 256bit version@VideoCardz @boot_sequence @AdoredTV @hms1193 @RedGamingTech pic.twitter.com/4DWR2dyPt4 — Avery (@Avery78) September 9, 2020
Only the back of the PCB was pictured, which shows the markings for GDDR6 memory. Previous speculations claimed that the upcoming AMD Big Navi GPUs would use the HBM2e memory, but looking at the leaked image, it does not seem to be the case. Other reports claimed that the AMD Radeon RX 6000 would use 16 GB of GDDR6 memory along with the 256-bit bus interface.
This configuration means that there would be 8 GDDR6 dies at the front of the PCB through a 3+3+2 setup. Also, it means that the professional model of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 could sport double-side memory up to 32 GB. The 256-bit bus points out that AMD would either have a couple of 16 GB models with totally different core configurations, or a 16 GB and 8 GB option within the AMD Big Navi Radeon RX 6000 series.
AMD #RDNA2 architecture and Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards will bring the best of Radeon to gamers worldwide. Learn more October 28. pic.twitter.com/CZJRxTBe6m — Radeon RX (@Radeon) September 9, 2020
While all these details are impressive, unfortunately, these are not yet official. AMD announced earlier that it is launching the Radeon RX 6000 series on October 28, 2020. The company is anticipated to hold a couple of events in October and many enthusiasts believe that AMD has a surprise announcement for fans.