Big Navi spotted? The Nvidia killer may have just turned up in a Korean RRA certificate and might be revealed on March 5
Competition in the graphics card market is furious at the moment, with Nvidia seemingly saturating both the desktop and mobile markets with numerous products to cover every price point. AMD has released a number of RDNA 1 based products but has seemingly fallen behind Team Green at the higher end of the market. But there are still plenty of loyal AMD fans that have been expecting the company’s Big Navi graphics solution to have a similar effect in the GPU world as the latest Ryzen series has had in the CPU sector.
It’s possible a Big Navi GPU has just been spotted in a Korean RRA certificate. The manufacturer is listed as ATI Technologies (Radeon), and the application has been made in regard to a video card with the model number D32310. It has been pointed out that in the past AMD graphics cards that had received their RRA certificate were generally released barely a month or so later. For example, the most recent Radeon RX 5000 series card, the Radeon RX 5600 XT (model number D32501), was listed on the relevant RRA certificate on December 3, 2019 and was released shortly after, on January 21, 2020.
This has led to reasonable speculation that video card D32310 could be a representative of the Big Navi series based on AMD’s RDNA 2 microarchitecture. Considering the timing of the certification, it’s a reasonable suggestion that the so-called Nvidia killer could be officially announced at the company’s Financial Analyst Day on March 5. This is just speculation at the moment, but clearly there is a new product in the pipeline that is being prepped for a reveal. AMD cannot afford to stall much longer with Big Navi, as the nickname “Nvidia killer” could end up being wholly inaccurate when Nvidia’s Ampere GPUs start turning up.
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