So Navi is apparently coming out sooner than I thought (I thought it would be Q4 2019 but they claim Q3 2019). I was anticipating this GPU more than anything else CPU and GPU related this year TBH since AMD needs an answer to NVidia which they clearly don’t have.
Apperantly AMD is announcing two new SKUs for Navi and…and…
Not reassuring at all to say the least. To add my two cents in, the RTX 2070 is basically a joke among the Turing GPUs, which is saying something TBH. It’s barely faster than the RTX 2060 (11%), but costs $100+ more and it’s much slower than the RTX 2080 and even the GTX 1080 Ti that can be found used for $550 if I recall. That’s not different from the RX 580 vs RX 590 when the RX 590 was $80 more for a 10% gain, a crude joke might I say.
Anyways to summarize, the Navi XT GPU is listed at $499 and it’s faster than RTX 2070 but slower than Radeon 7, which is slower than the RTX 2080. Pretty meh though because I can’t understand why AMD is more concerned about selling low quantity bins of Radeon Instinct for $700 that will quickly run out of stock anyways cause AMD doesn’t have that many of them than trying to actually compete with NVidia. I mean beating the RTX 2070 by what I assume would be by around 10% at $50 months later is an incredibly low bar in my opinion.
Navi Pro at $399 is between RTX 2060 and RTX 2070, which is the terrible one because you can get an RTX 2060 or Vega 56 for $350 or in some cases even less. I mean that’s where Vega 64 already was, what the heck? Does AMD actually believe that Vega is doing that well in the consumer space or anywhere for that matter? And the kicker is this doesn’t have HBM2 so what’s causing it to be so expensive, 7nm?
If this is it from Navi and Turing, then yes, I would wait for the next GPU generation, because this isn’t worth it. At least we will hear more about Navi soon enough, hopefully it isn’t that bad in the long run but this don’t sound too good.