AMD is preparing to introduce its new architecture for Navi graphics cards manufactured at 7nm, and is now filtering the alleged specifications and prices of the first models in this series.
According to the YouTube channel AdoredTV, the top of the range card will be the Radeon RX 3080, would be the competitor of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070.
This new nomenclature would have two objectives in terms of marketing: first, to use a number similar to the future Ryzen 3000 processors, and second, this number seems to be greater than the Nvidia RTX 2000 with better performance.
The RX 3080 would be based on a chip known as Navi 10 that has 8GB of GDDR6 RAM and a 150W TDP. Its performance would be about 15% higher than that of the Vega 64. Best of all, rumor says that it should cost half as much as an RTX 2070, i.e. $250 and offer the same performance.
In the meantime, the Radeon RX 3070 would use a Navi 12 GPU, also with 8GB GDDR6, but with a 120W TDP. Its operation would correspond to that of a GTX 1070 and compete with the future RTX 2060. But at a price of 200 dollars.
To complete the list, we have the Radeon RX 3060, a simpler version with the Navi 12 chip that would have 4GB VRAM GDDR6 and a TDP of only 75W, which means it wouldn’t have to use a 6-pin connector.