AMD Navi 23 entry-level desktop gaming GPUs expected to launch this April for a bit over $350
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According to a new tweet from trusted leaker KittyYYuko (fka KittyKorgi), AMD is almost ready to launch its entry-level desktop gaming GPUs with the Navi 23 SKUs. With all the shortages and paper launches going on for all GPUs, we were not really expecting to see the Navi 23 cards so soon, but it look s like AMD is trying to ramp things up at least for the lower-end segments, as the leak mentions an April launch.
Kitty is confirming some of the Navi 23 specs previously leaked by Igor’sLAB last December. AMD’s internal codename for the Navi 23 GPUs is Dimgrey Cavefish, and we have already seen this name in a few Linux and macOS lines of code. These models will feature 32 CUs cummulating 2048 stream processors, which is 25% less than what Navi 22 sports. Speaking of reductions, the die size of the Navi 23 chips would be 236 mm², so around 100 mm² smaller than the Navi 22 chips. Navi 23 is also limited to 64 MB of Infinity Cache and it would get a maximum of 8 GB of 16 Gbps GDDR6 VRAM with 128-bit bus.
Navi 23 will be advertised as a “Premium 1080p gaming” experience and could cost around $384 (converted from Chinese currency). Might be priced a bit lower in the US, but that would only be the MSRP, which does not really count these days with all the scalping and low stocks. The guys over at VideoCardz are suggesting that the Navi 23 chips may end up marketed under the RX 6500 moniker with mobile versions, since the RX 6600 is rumored to get a 192-bit bus.
Cezanne Desktop APU— Yuko Yoshida (@KittyYYuko) March 18, 2021
Dimgray Cavefish GPU
<For Premium 1080p Gaming>
~1440p < RTX 3060 < 1080p
~32 Compute Units
~About 236 mm2
~64MB Infinity Cache
~128-bit 16Gbps GDDR6 with 8GB VRAM