AMD is said to be preparing a next-generation GPU code named Navi 23 internally referred to as the & # 39; NVIDIA Killer & # 39; and it should come out next year. We heard rumors about the Navi 23 GPU in technology earlier in August of this year, but we only get confirmation that it actually came a week ago when it crept into a Linux dump code.  AMD Navi 23 & # 39; NVIDIA Killer & # 39; GPU First to Support Hardware Ray Tracing
Thanks to a recent Linux driver we know that Navi 23 is just one of three different GPUs that AMD builds on 7MCs of TSMC process and RDNA2 microarchitecture gaming , the others are Navi 21 and Navi 22.
Based on a number of unique patents registered by AMD as well as whispers in the industry and AMD's own official roadmap, Radeon DNA's 2nd generation architecture is set to become the first from the company that fully supports the beam-accelerated hardware.
However, according to this particular source, only Navi 2 3 is referred to internally as the "NVIDIA Killer". That's because Navi 23 is said to be the big Navi GPU that will compete with NVIDIA in the high-end segment where the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti currently sit flawlessly.
I would like to be careful here though, as this is just a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt. Companies typically do not refer to one of their products as competition killer, and on the rare occasion that they do so is often a hit and miss. Big Navi is certainly set to compete and add value to the high-end graphics market but don't expect to "kill" anything, not yet. It's too early to tell how this GPU will be competitive. Especially with NVIDIA's Ampere around the corner, which looks to bring quite a massive build up from Turing.
RDNA2 Navi 23 GPUs Take NVIDIA Competition in High-End Next Year
Based on all that we have been listening to today Navi 23 will be a huge GPU competing in the high-end segment by 2020 It is expected to bring full hardware accelerated beam lighting as well as a plethora of new architectural improvements.
Which thanks to some recently published patents we know may include:  – Variable rate shading
– Better mixed accuracy specification
– Smarter and faster caches
– Continuous computing and higher instructions on each clock
– More advanced voltage regulation for higher clock speeds along with a host of other improvements
AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed in comp calls with the latest earnings the focus of the next next year's generation of products is the architecture and not the node process. 5nm is years away from being ready for prime time and 7nm is here to stay somewhat. AMD is by far the most difficult part of a transition process, bringing the first set of products to a new node to successfully market it, which the company produced in the Ryzen 3000 and Navi series this year.
Engineers can now focus on making larger architectural changes and that's what we expect to see next year on both the CPU and GPU fronts. While this means AMD will not have the same lead process it has enjoyed with both Intel & NVIDIA this year. But fortunately for the company Navi 10 is relatively small GPU and there is room to create a bigger and more powerful GPU with 7nm technology.
The trick is going to power management to extract as much performance as possible from a specified 250W budget. The Navi 10 is a thirsty GPU for its relatively small size – It's 251mm² large (RX 5700 XT) and draws as much power as the 545m² big TU104 (RTX 2080) – and the real challenge for the red team will be bringing their architectural strengths closer to realization with NVIDIA to have any real chance of competing not only at the high-end but against next year's new NVIDIA 7nm Ampere graphics card.
One thing is for sure, 2020 is going to be an exciting one and we can't wait to see how the CPU and GPU markets are alike.
|Wccftech||AMD 400 Series||AMD 500 Series||AMD RX 5000 Series||TBA|
|Architecture||Polaris||Polaris / Vega||Navi RDNA1||Navi RDNA2|
|Node Process||GF 14nm LPP||GF 14nm LPP||TSMC 7n 7nm +|
|memory||GDDR5||GDDR5 / HBM2||GDDR6||TBA|
|] GPUs||Polaris 10 & 11  Polaris 20, 21, & Vega 10||Navi 10 & 14||Navi 23.22 & 21|
|Year||2016||2017  2019||2020|