Radeon RX 6000: Answer to Nvidia
The midrange Radeon RX 5700 series of AMD was the last batch of new graphics cards that didn’t wow with their designs or high-end performance. But the long-awaited answer to Nvidia’s flagship graphics cards could be the brand new Radeon RX 6000.
AMD release design on Twitter
The first image of the Radeon RX 6000 alias Big Navi of AMD was surprisingly dropped today, which will give Nvidia’s Ampere a run for its money for the best gaming graphics card. Announcement date for Big Navi on October 28 at 10 a.m. PT was announced by the chipmaker recently. So just to spice up the wait AMD decides to build up hype by dropping a small teaser before the event. The design of its new card has a triple-fan, giant shroud, and twin 8-pin power connectors show it’s visually ready to play the part.
In its own Fortnite Island, AMD is letting you check out a full render of the card, though we don’t expect many surprises that you can’t already see in the full image below:
RDNA 2 Architecture used
AMD’s RDNA (Radeon DNA) 2 microarchitecture is exploited by Big Navi. This RDNA 2 architecture has been in use to power the GPUs that will land inside Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5. However, RDNA 2’s true power will be shown by the next-generation Radeon RX 6000 series. For Team Red’s next wave of graphics cards, also keeping in mind AMD’s close relationship with TSMC, the foundry should continue to provide Big Navi on the 7nm FinFET process node. Support for the fast PCIe 4.0 interface is retained by Big Navi.
The Radeon RX 6000 is supposedly the reference edition and the color schema opted by AMD is a black and silver theme with some red highlights. It somehow shows resemblance to the Nvidia’s last-gen Founders Edition shroud, specifically due to the placement of the dual 8-pin PCIe connectors and the Radeon logo, which could have LED backlighting.
The Radeon RX 6000 may be the informal username but it looks to be a big graphics card, although images can be misleading the actual size. Be that as it may, the graphics card features a triple-fan cooling solution, and this tells that AMD wouldn’t implement three fans into the cooling solution unless they were necessarily required indicating that it has hefty cooling requirements.
The two 8-pin PCIe power connectors are a source of drawing power for graphic cards. Each 8-pin PCIe power connector can supply up to 150W and the PCIe slot delivers up to 75W. Total power up to 375W can be drawn by Radeon RX 6000. Don’t consider Big Navi to be a superpower consumer but this is the feature that is available in the graphics card requires it, so it knows what is needed to be done.
RX 6000: USB-C Port
RX 6000 has been equipped with one HDMI port, two DisplayPort outputs, and the previously rumored USB-C port are supposed to be present on certain Navi 21-based models. Given the lack of the lightning bolt symbol, it’s safe to assume that it’s not a Thunderbolt 3 interface and is a normal USB-C port. The port has been provided in the wake of knowledge as USB-C monitors are becoming popular these days.