Next-gen RDNA 2 Navi GPUs with raytracing could be revealed by AMD in March

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 2:10 PM

AMD will be ready to talk about the next-generation RDNA 2 graphics architecture on March 5th, 2020, CEO and president Lisa Su has confirmed.

During AMD’s FY2019 Financial Report, Su was asked to provide some details on which GPUs we can expect to see launch through the rest of 2020, to which Su said:

“In 2019, we launched our new architecture in GPUs, it's the RDNA architecture, and that was the Navi based products. You should expect that those will be refreshed in 2020 - and we'll have a next generation RDNA architecture that will be part of our 2020 lineup. So we're pretty excited about that, and we'll talk more about that at our Financial Analyst day. On the data center GPU side, you should also expect that we'll have some new products in the second half of this year.”

The important parts in all of this are that yes, RDNA 2 will be a part of AMD’s 2020 graphics card lineup and, crucially, AMD will be ready to talk about RDNA during its own Financial Analyst day.

As for when AMD’s next Financial Analyst actually is, well that’s on March 5th of course. It takes place in Santa Clara from 1pm to 6pm PST, and it’s here where we can expect to hear some more about AMD’s juicy plans for next-gen graphics hardware.

A full-blown reveal during a relatively dry business seems a remote prospect but, in all likelihood, it’s here where we’ll begin to get a firmer picture of when the Navi refreshes may launch, as well as perhaps the arrival of Big Navi. Based on the chatter surrounding the next-gen consoles, which are expected to be powered by AMD RDNA 2 hardware, real-time ray-tracing will surely be on the cards for these new GPUs. Team Red’s going to have to come out all guns blazing though, that’s for sure, with Nvidia’s GeForce 3000 series lurking on the horizon.

In terms of AMD’s financials though, they’re currently sitting pretty. A new earnings report has revealed AMD has increased its revenue by 50% over the past year alone, halving its debt in the process.

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23:06 Jan-29-2020

Unlikely. They would want to keep it under wraps until Computex or E3 because 'gamers'

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19:54 Jan-29-2020

I've had my 970 GPU for over 5 years now and my CPU for almost 2 years. With the new console gen. on the horizon, is this finally a good time to upgrade to one of these AMD GPUs? My 970 is still quite competent in 1080p, but def. not in 4k.

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20:33 Jan-29-2020

Cant really it keeping up some AAA games in 1440p high settings. I stepped up to a 1080ti(100% performance uplift) to pair with my 1440p 144hz monitor.

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21:35 Jan-29-2020

I'm sorry, what? My monitor is only 60hz 4k, but I'm fine with that for now. I'm just asking if this is a good time to upgrade. I was very lucky to last an entire gen. with the same GPU from the beginning, so I wonder if I can do it again.

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12:52 Jan-31-2020

I'd say yes and no. Yes you would gain a good amount of performance, but I doubt that the RX 5800 and RX 5900 will have good ray tracing performance just like all of the rtx 2000 series cards. Wait for the rx 6000 and rtx 3000 series if you want to get good futureproof performance.

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15:07 Jan-29-2020

As long as AMD competes in every gpu category thats all i care for.

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15:16 Jan-29-2020

There's literally zero point for them to do that, check steam surveys and look at how many people actually buy a 2080/super. It's less then .5% or wtv it is, it's a complete waste making GPUs for that category, in a financial sense.

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15:20 Jan-29-2020

Its about the "halo" product and the image of Nvidia has THE best and AMD tries to keep up.

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20:09 Jan-29-2020

Nope, only ones that think that are the ones that have no clue. Most people buy based on price/performance and what the salesperson reports as the better GPU. There is no incentive to compete in the top tier GPU since it's only for no-lifers and the percentage of those people is really low. Create great mid/high tier GPU and entry level GPU and all is well.

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20:19 Jan-29-2020

People see THE best gpu and buy a few tiers below it. People who research probably find issues with AMD drivers, BIOS confusion, black screen in games say what you will about nvidia but you can stick your gpu in your pc and forget about it.

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21:10 Jan-29-2020

And yet as of late I've heard more problems about Nvidia drivers and geforce experience then i have AMD.

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19:44 Jan-31-2020

For me has been the complete opposite. I haven't heard many people (not at all really) complaining about Nvidia gpus whilst with Amd I always see BIOS or driver related issues.

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19:47 Jan-31-2020

Nvidia have multiple times screwed drivers in a way that killed gpus, and their power management of the gtx 1000 series caused some of the top models to leak capacitors.
And various other.
Nvidia tries to keep everything under rugs though

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15:00 Jan-29-2020

As much as I like the idea of Raytracing, I feel the feature is over-hyped and rather pointless compared to what is really important, gameplay.

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02:58 Jan-30-2020

gameplay is barely improving, I guess. Last time I checked it was cool to do parkour in historic settings. Now, we have same gameplay mechanics still but with different historic settings.

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14:22 Jan-29-2020

cool

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