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AMD Navi 14 appears on Compubench, poised to be a viable alternative to NVIDIA GTX 1660 and a likely replacement for Polaris RX 580

Navi 14 could give some serious competition to the GTX 1660 series. (Source: PCGamesN)
Navi 14 could give some serious competition to the GTX 1660 series. (Source: PCGamesN)
A listing of the unannounced AMD Navi 14 has appeared on Compubench that reveals some of the specs of this GPU, which could eventually be christened the RX 5600. The specs indicate that AMD is positioning Navi 14 as a viable alternative for NVIDIA's GTX 1660 series and a possible replacement for Polaris GPUs such as the RX 580.

We've seen AMD posting Navi 14 Linux kernel patches a few days ago and now, we have the first leaked listing of the Navi 14 on Compubench giving us some information about the specs. From what we see, it looks like Navi 14 could shape up to be a viable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 series competitor.

The Compubench listing was first spotted by Komachi who says that the GFX 1012 moniker indicates that the GPU is indeed Navi 14. From the Compubench result, we see that this GPU shows the CL_DEVICE_MAX_COMPUTE_UNITS parameter as 12. Komachi notes that Compubench displays only half of the actual CU count in RDNA GPUs implying that the 7nm Navi 14 is a 24 CU part with 1,536 SPs. The listing also indicates that the maximum clock speed of this chip is 1,900 MHz with 4 GB of VRAM. 

While there's no official marketing designation to this card yet, we presume it will be called the RX 5600 and will be AMD's answer to NVIDIA's GTX 1660 series. We see the GPU listed with just 4 GB VRAM, but there is definitely a possibility of both 4 GB and 8 GB SKUs like we saw with the Polaris cards such as the RX 480 and RX 580

Strategical pricing somewhere equivalent to or south of US$200 could make this card an effective replacement for Polaris in the sub-150 W segment and also give some serious competition to the GTX 1660 series. A few more benchmark leaks down the road should help put things in better perspective.

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Navi 14 Compubench listing. (Source: Compubench)
Navi 14 Compubench listing. (Source: Compubench)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-07-14 (Update: 2019-07-14)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.