AMD Navi 14 8 GB variant shows up on CompuBench, viable NVIDIA GTX 1650/1660 competitor with up to 50% better OpenCL performance than the Radeon RX 570
We previously reported about an AMD Navi 14 listing on CompuBench with the device ID AMD 7340:C1. Now, another Navi 14 entry has been spotted on the benchmarking site by Komachi_Ensaka carrying the device ID AMD 7341:00. From the couple of data points we have on the benchmark, it looks like Navi 14 could be the replacement for the Polaris-based Radeon RX 570.
Before we move on, a quick reminder that this only an OpenCL test so Navi 14's actual performance in gaming is anyone's estimate at this point. That being said, AMD Navi 14 7341:00 (GFX1012) shows anywhere between 10 to 50% performance boost in OpenCL compared to the RX 570.
While the previously reported AMD 7340:C1 was shown as having 4 GB VRAM, CompuBench indicates the 7341:00 as having 8 GB VRAM. This implies that we could be seeing both 4 GB and 8 GB variants similar to the Polaris lineup. Other known specifications include presence of 24 CUs and a maximum clock of 1,900 MHz. Essentially, Polaris cards will be superseded by Navi 12 and Navi 14.
Of course, we are seeing only a couple of tests at the moment and other scores will likely show up as we head closer to the release date.
Speaking of release dates, it is very well possible that AMD would announce Navi 14 (RX 5500?) cards during the Ryzen 9 3950X launch on September 7. Now, this begets the question of whether Navi 12 would also see the light of the day around that time. As of now, we aren't quite sure what Navi 12 would be. After the recent Navi 23 rumor, we expect Navi 12 to be a mid-range offering to take on the NVIDIA GTX 1660.
An RX 570 successor means that Navi 14 can target the NVIDIA GTX 1650 and possibly even the GTX 1660 in some games. Competitive pricing between the US$150-200 mark could tilt the balance in AMD's favor.