Images of possible printed circuit board for AMD's Navi graphics cards leaked
Guru3D has unearthed a couple of pictures of a new PCB that had been uploaded to the Chinese website Beidou that could belong to AMD’s Navi lineup. As the source has painstakingly pointed out, the board in the images (see below) could be an engineering sample or simply an unknown and unrelated board. But of course, there is always the chance it could be part of a future Navi graphics card, too.
The report has offered some reasons for why these images could be of a board that AMD will use for its Radeon Navi products. It’s believed Navi will be unveiled within the next few months, so leaks of actual hardware images can now be expected. There’s the familiar AMD logo present, and Guru3D has reasoned that the card will feature 8 GB or 16 GB memory, which for Navi will likely come in the form of GDDR6 so it can compete on an equal footing with some of Nvidia’s recent hardware.
A speculative bandwidth of 384 or 448 GB/s is mentioned in regard to the PCB in question. Not long ago, we reported on an alleged leak of Navi specifications (for the “AMD Radeon RX 3080”) that seems to correspond with this latest report. The previous leak stated 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, a 256-bit memory bus, and a 410 GB/s bandwidth, which lands near the middle of Guru3D’s estimates.
Naturally, this could be just a case of mistaken identity. But there’s also the possibility that we are finally having a look at some physical hardware that’s related to AMD’s Navi GPUs.