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Alleged AMD Radeon RX 6000 "Big Navi" GPU benchmarks leak, trade blows with stock Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

An unnamed AMD Radeon GPU scored 63.9 at 4K/Crazy in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. Is this Big Navi? (Image via Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database)
An unnamed AMD Radeon GPU scored 63.9 at 4K/Crazy in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation. Is this Big Navi? (Image via Ashes of the Singularity benchmark database)
A recent leak of benchmark scores from an unnamed AMD Radeon GPU in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation may point to how well AMD's upcoming RDNA 2 "Big Navi" graphics cards will perform. While this leak should be taken with a grain of salt, the AMD GPU is about on par with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. However, this puts it roughly 55% behind Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 3080.

AMD is set to release its next generation of GPUs at the end of October, but we may already have the first glimpse of how the RDNA 2 graphics cards will perform.

Noted leaker rogame and a hardware tipster known as APISAK both posted results from the Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation benchmark. These results showcase various flavors of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, but tucked away in the list is an unnamed AMD Radeon GPU that trades blows with the stock RTX 2080 Ti.

The AMD Radeon GPU scored 63.9 FPS in the game’s benchmark at 4K with Crazy (highest) settings. This puts it about 35% ahead of a stock Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 and roughly on par with a stock Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Overclocked 2080 Ti cards still have a sizeable lead (~15-20%) over the AMD GPU. It is unknown whether or not the AMD card was overclocked in this benchmark.

The unnamed GPU scored about 20-25% higher than AMD’s current flagship GPU, the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

If this is indeed Big Navi, this performance is a double-edged sword for AMD. On one hand, AMD’s Radeon cards are typically priced lower than Nvidia’s; the Radeon RX 5700 XT was priced at US$400 at launch. A GPU with the performance of an RTX 2080 Ti (which started at $1000 upon release) but the price of a Radeon RX 5700 XT would likely sell well, especially with the upper mid-range crowd and value hunters.

On the other hand, a recent leak showed the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 hitting 98 FPS in the same benchmark (Ashes of the Singularity, 4K, Crazy), which would put it about 55% ahead of the alleged AMD Radeon 6000 GPU. If this is indeed AMD’s top-of-the-line GPU, the gap between the two rivals’ flagship cards will be wider. AMD will need to focus on price-to-performance to win any part of the market. That seems to AMD’s forte.

Of course, take these numbers with a quarry’s worth of salt. These are leaks, and they are unverified. At this time, we don’t even know where this alleged Radeon GPU sits in AMD’s stack. It’s equally likely for this GPU to be either AMD’s top-tier card or bottom-of-the-barrel entry-level GPU. The point is that we don’t know yet. Judgement should be reserved until October 28, when AMD officially releases its RDNA 2 GPUs.

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Sam Medley, 2020-09-12 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.