AMD will be detailing its next-gen Navi GPU architecture at its Computex 2019 keynote and Next Horizon Gaming event before E3 2019, but now VideoCardz is reporting major AIB partner SAPPHIRE is launching not one, but two Radeon Navi graphics cards on July 7.
The news is directly from a PR manager for SAPPHIRE during a chat with Chinese press, with the rep saying AMD is working on two Navi SKUs: the first is going to cost $399 while the higher-end Navi will cost $499. The $399 card will reportedly compete with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 while the $499 model will fight with the RTX 2070. This new rumor blows out the $330-priced Radeon RX 3080 XT that would be a RTX 2070 competitor, but there's no mention of the name here.
We can expect the previous rumors of AMD calling its new Navi-based cards the Radeon RX 3000 series with these two cards most likely breaking down into the Radeon RX 3080/XT and the 3090/XT depending on what AMD brand these new cards as. But for $399 and $499 is it going to be enough to pull people away from GeForce RTX cards?