MacOS Big Sur Beta Exposes Many AMD GPUs: First Confirmation of Navi 31

Apple’s first macOS Big Sur beta reveals a number of AMD GPUs that are still under development. But the leak is AMD’s driver, not Apple’s, so it’s not clear that the graphics devices will be equipped with Apple devices in the future. The Navi 31 graphics card was confirmed for the first time based on the leaked driver information. Given the third generation code name, it may use RDNA 3.

MacOS Big Sur Beta Exposes Many AMD GPUs: First Confirmation of Navi 31

MacOS Big Sur Beta Exposes Many AMD GPUs: First Confirmation of Navi 31

MacOS Big Sur Beta Exposes Many AMD GPUs: First Confirmation of Navi 31

There are also navi 21/22/23 different devices that have not found much useful information in this drive, although these names have been exposed many times before.

MacOS Big Sur Beta Exposes Many AMD GPUs: First Confirmation of Navi 31

It is assumed that Navi 21 is the successor to the current 5700 series, while Navi 23 is more cost-effective. Six Navi 22 devices are mentioned in the macOS Big Sur driver, and Rogame, which found the data, says they are all unique to Apple. But it’s hard to know which device will end up in the MacBook or other Apple product lines.

MacOS Big Sur Beta Exposes Many AMD GPUs: First Confirmation of Navi 31

Interestingly, two data center GPU accelerators, MI100 and MI200, are mentioned. They will be the first to use AMD’s new computing architecture, CDNA. All of this will be countered with Nvidia’s recently released Ampere A100 GPU. There is evidence that the MI100 will have a core number similar to the A100. Finally, the Cezanne APU, which will replace the current Renoir APU (Ryzen 4000), was mentioned.

MacOS Big Sur Beta Exposes Many AMD GPUs: First Confirmation of Navi 31