Are the rumours true? Will we see new graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia this month?
This month looks set to be an exciting one in the world of computer hardware! AMD are already rumoured to be introducing new entry level General Processing Units (GPUs) to the market and it seems that Nvidia are also planning on releasing new graphics cards too.
Prepare yourselves for the battle of the GPUs
Nvidia already have a full range of graphics cards at both high and low-price points, but we still might see more from them.
And as for AMD who only have two current generation cards, we’re still hearing rumours of a ‘Navi 14’ GPU, which according to techspot.com is “a mid-range card that’ll compete with Nvidia’s growing GTX16XX Series”
Right now, the rumours suggest that these new graphics cards will probably target those who prefer the 1080P’s. According to windowscentral.com “1080p is the most popular configuration used today, but 1440p and 4K are still acquiring market share”
What’s still shrouded in secrecy though is the Navi 12 and we have no way of knowing whether or not it will take on the RTX2080.
The rumour mill is churning
It’s all about the spec though isn’t it, and, unlike other leaks that have happened recently, we’re starting to see some rumoured ones appear. Let’s take a look at some of the potential punches being thrown by these two technology giants.
In the Team Green (Nvidia) corner, the rumours circulating are:
- According to wccftech, we’re going to see a Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660 Super and a GTX 1650 Ti. Note that these aren’t ray tracing GPUs.
- The difference between the rumoured specs of the GTX 1660 Super and the regular 1660, is the VRAM. It will apparently be GDDR6, not GDDR5.
- As for the alleged GTX 1650 Ti, the rumours suggest that it will pack the same TU114 GPU that the GTX1650 will, but with additional Texture Units and CUDA Cores.
In the Team Red (AMD) corner, the rumours are:
- The rumoured Navi 14 will be an entry level chip. The rumour mill is in overdrive because it’s been suggested that the Navi 14 graphics processor will include 24 shade clusters with 1536 shade units and GDDR6 VRAM. We don’t know how these shade clusters will be measured, but if this is true, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 will take a battering.
- The next rumour IS to be taken lightly. The Navi 12 could take on the RTX 2080 Super, with 52-64 clusters! Eek!
- AMD’s Radeon RX5700 and 5700XT are based on the Navi 10 GPU. The rumoured Navi 14 is going to take on the mid-range, so you would think that the Navi 12 would sit somewhere in between the two? We’re not sure about this one, but weirder things have happened.
Because all of this is just rumour and speculation, we won’t actually know what either party are planning until they go the distance and reveal their next move.
What we are sure of though, is it would make sense for these two key players to go head to head in a battle to win customers so near to Black Friday and Christmas.
Come on then, which corner are you in? Team Green or Team Red? Also, with how many different GPU releases we’ve had over the last 12 months are you ready for an upgrade? Do you think the market needs yet another batch of GPU’s? Let us know your thoughts.