More details on upcoming products are coming out of Computex
, which began with a keynote by AMD
CEO Dr. Lisa Su on Monday, and runs through Saturday, June 1. AMD kicked things off with a bang—the Sunnyvale chip designer announced its Ryzen 3000 series lineup
based on Zen 2, and formally introduced the world to Navi
. We expect more details on the latter to be revealed at E3 next month
, but in the meantime, some images of the first Navi-based graphics cards are starting to appear.
In case you missed it, AMD announced that Navi's compute units are designed around a new RDNA (Radeon DNA) architecture, taking the place of the older GCN design. AMD says the entire graphics pipeline is optimized for improved responsiveness and smoother gaming
. In terms of performance, AMD showed off a Radeon RX 5000 series graphics card outpacing an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
in Strange Brigade by over 15 percent.
It was not made clear exactly what settings AMD was using. Nevertheless, AMD's claim is that its upcoming Radeon RX 5700 is about 10 percent faster than the GeForce RTX 2070 overall.
Sometime after the keynote, the folks at HWBattle
made their way to ASRock's
booth and snapped a pic of a couple of concept Navi cards (shown at the top of this article). Both cards are part of ASRock's Phantom Gaming line, each with a triple fan cooling solution and LED lighting.
There are several more photos of the concept cards at WCCFTech, which also visited ASRock's booth. According to the site, ASRock is actually showcasing three different models. The third iteration is a Taichi part, also with three cooling fans. All three take up 2.5-inch slots, which effectively makes them 3-slot cards.
The designs are not finalized yet, though with AMD already stating that Navi-based graphics cards will be available in the third-quarter
, we have to imagine that ASRock is close to hammering out a shipping product.
Rumor has it that the Radeon RX 5000 series will be available in two power envelopes—one with a 150W TDP and a higher-end version with a 180W TDP. In time, we suspect that lower TDP models will be introduced as well, in the entry-level space.