AMD's new Navi GPU teased with leaked PCB board and GDDR6

Our first look at AMD's next-gen Navi graphics card, in PCB form at least.

Published Sat, Apr 27 2019 4:14 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:48 AM CST

AMD is expected to unveil its next generation Navi GPU architecture at Computex 2019 next month, with a full unveiling according to my sources at E3 2019. But now, we have our first look at the PCB.

AMD's new Navi GPU teased with leaked PCB board and GDDR6 02 |

A new post on Baidu shows off a purported Navi PCB that has provisions for GDDR6 memory, with either 8GB or 16GB of the faster VRAM. If the first wave of Navi GPUs arrive with a 256-bit memory bus and 12-14Gbps clocks on the GDDR6, we should expect between 384-448GB/sec of memory bandwidth.

This level of performance with the improvements under the hood courtesy of the Navi GPU architecture, we can expect what I've reported on before - - GeForce RTX 2080 levels of performance. It'll make Vega irrelevant (which is mostly was anyway) and allow AMD to once again compete in the high-end market (discounting Radeon VII which was never built as a consumer graphics card).

The PCB shows us we can expect 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors that would allow the card to use up to 300W of power, which isn't out of the norm for AMD. Most of their high-end cards have been power hungry for generations now, but I'm expecting much less power consumption from Navi, something we'll need to wait and see about.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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