AMD this morning released the RDNA2 architecture, which is 50% more energy efficient than the current RDNA generation architecture, making it the biggest advance in AMD graphics in a decade. According to AMD, the RDNA2 architecture has three major upgrades, starting with a redesign of the GPU microarchitecture, followed by an upgrade of the 7nm plus process, and then the addition of hardware light-tracing and VRS variable frame rate technology, driving a significant improvement in GPU performance and energy efficiency in the next generation.
AMD did not explicitly mention when the RDNA2 graphics card would be released, but the rumored big Navi graphics card should be used on the RDNA2 architecture, after the leaked information showed that its floating-point performance reached 18TFLOPS, almost twice as much as the RX 5700 graphics card, 30% higher than the RTX 2080 Ti.
The bad news is that AMD’s RDNA2 architecture’s big Navi graphics card will go up as specifications and performance improve, with the latest announcement that the flagship graphics card will reach $999.
If the news is true, what is the price of $999? First of all, compared to the current RX 5700 series, $999 is 2.5 times that of the RX 5700 XT, after all, performance is also twice the level of the latter, and hardware light append.
The $999 price card is good compared to your friends, with the RTX 2080 Ti graphics card being $999 (FE version $1199) and the RTX 2080 Super graphics card being $699, which means that the price of the big Navi graphics card is directly higher than the RTX 2080 Ti.
High prices are not welcome, but AMD’s dare to set a high price actually shows one thing – RDNA2 architecture is very powerful, AMD in the current situation is sure performance exceeds the RTX 2080 Ti level graphics card to dare to price so, otherwise it will play last year’s RX 5700 XT did not go on the market on the embarrassment of reducing prices.