NVIDIA Ampere has already made the move, will the new card of AMD RDNA 2 architecture be far away? Both are said to be releasing next-generation game cards in September. AMD officials have long confirmed the existence of the Big Navi Core, codenamed Navi 21, which is the flagship and high-end domain, as well as the mainstream Navi 22 and low-end Navi 23.
The Navi 21 core is manufactured using a 7nm process based on the new RDNA 2 architecture, with a specification of approximately 505 square millimeters of core area, the integration of up to 80 computing units and 5120 flow processors, and up to 50% more energy efficiency than the current Navi 10.
According to the latest excavations, the Navi 21 has at least 12 versions, including four high-end game cards: Navi 21 XTX, Navi 21 XT, Navi 21 XL, Navi 21 XE, the first two are full versions, the last two are castrated, and the products are similar to the current RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition, RX 5700 XT, RX 5700, RX 5600.
There are two versions for professional graphics workstations: the Navi 21 Pro XT, the Navi 21 Pro XL, similar to the present Radeon Pro W5700X and the Radeon Pro W5700.
Four other versions are apple-specific: the Navi 21 XTA, the Navi 21 XLA, the Navi 21 Pro XTA, the Navi 21 Pro XLA, the first two of which are likely to be used for iMac, Mac Pro, and the last two are apparently supplied to the Mac Pro.
Interestingly, the current Navi 10 Core will not be retired quickly, but will be co-located for some time in the Navi 2x series, and at least three new versions have been found, namely, Navi 10 XM plus, Navi 10 XTE, similar to the current RX 5700 XT, RX 5600M, RX 5600 XT.