AMD Rumours Are Flying Just Before The Big Reveal At Computex
It’s Just A Week Away
There is quite a bit of speculation about upcoming AMD products after several leaks hit the internet leading up to their big reveal at Computex, including Navi, Rome and the X570 chipset. Starting at the heart of the system, the new X570 chipset will be known as Valhalla and a diagram showed up over at TechPowerUp.
As you can see in the diagram above, there are a total of 28 lanes of the much anticipated PCIe 4.0 of which 16 are reserved for your GPU slots and from the leak another eight will be dedicated to a pair of M.2 slots. The rest will offer GbE and WiFi connectivity, a wide variety of USB ports and the ASMedia ASM1143 onboard audio. All that power does come with a drawback, the TDP of this chipset is reported to be three times higher than the previous generation; 15W will likely require some active cooling.
The second leak comes from WCCFTech and concerns the new Navi XT and Navi Pro cards, which they have dubbed the RX 3080 and RX 3070 for obvious reasons. The RX 3080 is suggested to be slightly faster than NVIDIA’s RTX 2070 and should sport an MSRP of $499, while the performance of the RX 3070 should fall in between the RTX 2060 and 2070 and is expect to come with a $399 price tag. The price makes sense for the Navi XT, as it matches the competition reference card pricing and one could reasonably expect the overclocked models to be similar. As long as the performance of the Navi Pro is closer to an RTX 2070 than the 2060 it’s price is also in line with the current market. We’ve heard previous rumours that this generation will bring ray tracing to AMD’s GPUs; which is why it is very interesting that the post concludes with a prediction that there will not be any dedicated ray tracing hardware on these cards. We should find out for sure in early July.
Finally, we have more Rome results thanks to another SiSoft Sandra results page which The Register heard word of and posted about. The results show a different processor than the original leak, this one sports 32 cores and 64-threads with a base frequency of 1.7GHz, turbo of 2.4GHz, with 16MB of L2 cache and 128MB of L3. The clock speeds are lower than the current 32 core EPYC, possibly due to the likelihood this is an engineering sample but could possibly reveal a side effect of moving to a 7nm process for the first time. The performance was impressive nonetheless, with the overall Sandra score ranking this mysterious second generation EPYC chip in 631st place globally.
Some, or all of these rumours will be revealed as truth or fiction on May 27th so stay tuned.
The spokesperson confirmed that AMD is in fact planning to announce two Radeon RX Navi graphics cards, code named Navi XT and Navi Pro . AKA the AMD Radeon RX 3080 and Radeon RX 3070. The announcement is allegedly coming as early as next week on Monday, the 27th of May.