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Mini i5
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The RDNA2 - aka Big Navi - product reveal will be October 28th.

Rumors say AMD will be aggressive with their new card pricing (as we all are sort of expecting, at this point).  

Glad the new 6000-series red cards are officially on the calendar.

But seven weeks seems like a long time to wait... 🤔

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Eightarmedpet
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Thanks for sharing that info! Assume you got it from a reliable site/source?

Everyones cards should be down by that time, Nvidia have already played their hand, both next gen consoles and hopefully the first ARM Mac finally telling us where we are with eGPUs and Bootcamp (I suspect emulation in macOS).

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Adding to this, from the rumors I've heard, I don't think AIBs will have cards ready on launch day and looking at the linux driver commits, I'm not sure the drivers will be there on launch day either. We could see another launch like the RX 5000 Navi where it takes another month or 2 for well designed custom cards to come out.

I'm hoping the efficiency gains of RDNA 2 make it worth it though. If they get the 1.5x perf per watt they're claiming then these cards could match or maybe even beat nvidia's new cards in power efficiency.

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It's pretty clear making an announcement to announce making another announcement later is just to try to make sure any nVidia 3000 series fence sitters stay on the fence as much as possible. It's no matter nVidia will sell out of all their 3000 series stock anyway as fast as they can make them available.

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I'm looking forward to USB-C monitor output ports. That would give them the competitive edge over Nvidia Ampere.

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@itsage, VirtualLink is dead and the USB-C connector was just added cost so Nvidia removed it from Ampere. Sad. You think AMD will have USB-C?

 

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@joevt, I have to agree, if the dominant market player is removing it, it's probably on the way out.

 

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Mini i5
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Someone found references to USB-C support and the reported code name for RDNA2 cards in the Linux driver. 

Could be a possible feature as @itsage is hoping. 

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@mini-i5, would be welcome, I'm not sure it would sway me away from buying an nVidia card though. AMD just isn't as mature on the software and feature side for the only thing I care about using the GPU for, gaming.

 

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Mini i5
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So far, rumor-land has only found more of a “Medium Navi” level card benchmarking around Nvidia RTX 3070 / RTX 2080ti performance in Ashes of The Singularity.

Hopefully “Big Navi” actually exists somewhere in AMD’s late October pipeline.

If not, we can all see the “Big Disappointment” memes coming from a mile away ... 🤦‍♂️

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