AMD Navi 14 8 GB SKU appears on Compubench; wipes the floor with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 but trails the GeForce GTX 1660
AMD is prepping new RDNA GPUs, of which the Navi 14 is one. Codenamed the GFX1012, a 4 GB variant appeared on Compubench last month with a 1.9 GHz boost clock and 24 Compute Units (CU). More recently, we saw an 8 GB variant appear on Compubench too, although it was missing plenty of benchmark information. Please keep in mind that while Compubench reports the GPU as having 12 CUs, benchmark displays half the CUs of RDNA cards according to frequent and reliable leaker @KOMACHI_ENSAKA. Hence the assertion that Navi 14 has 24 CUs.
We previously suspected that AMD had 4 GB and 8 GB SKUs planned as it did with the RX 480 and RX 580, which a new set of Compubench listings reinforces. OpenCL identifies the GPU, listed as AMD 67DF:3C, as a GFX1012, which means that it is another Navi 14 variant. Compubench reports the GFX1012 as having 8 GB of VRAM and a 1.9 GHz boost clock just like the previous GFX1012 GPUs on which we reported, but that is where the similarities end. As the screenshots below demonstrate, the AMD 67DF:3C scores considerably higher than the 4 GB Navi 14 (AMD 7340:C1), with the former scoring almost seven times more than the former in some benchmarks. Additionally, it achieved much better scores than the previous 8 GB SKU (AMD 7341:00) on which we reported.
However, while we have previously supposed that AMD will pitch the Navi 14 against the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, the early indications are in the green team's corner. Comparing the GeForce GTX 1660 against the AMD 67DF:3C in Compubench reveals that the former beats the latter by some margin in all but one benchmark. However, the AMD 67DF:3C has a clear advantage over the GeForce GTX 1650. Perhaps, the Navi 14 will sit between the GeForce GTX 1650 and GeForce GTX 1660, with AMD undercutting NVIDIA on price.
Alternatively, AMD could have three Navi 14 GPUs planned, with the AMD 67DF:3C being a higher-end version of the AMD 7341:00 and AMD: 7340:C1. Ultimately, we would not recommend drawing conclusions from one benchmark, especially with what will be results from an engineering sample. Instead, take it as an indication of things to come, with the retail version likely to outperform the engineering samples currently being benchmarked.