According to Frank Azor who’s the Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing over at AMD, the Big Navi cards might be teased tomorrow, September 10th. Frank Azor hinted this via a tweet, though he didn’t mention a direct reference to the Navi 2x GPU. But we can hope to get some glimpse on AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU lineup, or even on the upcoming ZEN 3 CPU architecture, if this tweet is anything to go by.
Coming to the Tweet, it actually represents a song by Charles Strouse, which is Tomorrow. The tweet mentions one portion of the song’s Lyrics, and it pretty much conveys the following message, “The sun’ll come out Tomorrow, so ya gotta hang on ‘Til tomorrow”, which could possibly mean that anyone holding on for Big Navi shouldn’t have to wait much longer.
Though we don’t know for sure whether AMD will directly unveil its Navi 2x lineup, or the company might give us a teaser of some sort, but we expect them to announce something tomorrow. After all, Frank’s Tweet contains a hidden cryptic message.
"The sun'll come out
So ya gotta hang on
Come what may
I love ya tomorrow!
— Frank Azor (@AzorFrank) September 9, 2020
Nvidia has already announced its flagship Ampere GPU lineup, and now it looks like AMD wants to respond back with a teaser of some sort, or they could even possibly unveil something on Big Navi. Just few days ago, AMD teased a possible Radeon RX 6000 Big Navi via a Fortnite Easter Egg, in one of the custom maps. But AMD says that not all of the Easter eggs that they have placed in their custom map have been found yet.
It looks like this could be a GPU related unveil, or else we might get some info on the Zen 3 CPU lineup instead. But in any case AMD might announce something big. AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, has already stated before that we can expect a new RDNA 2 GPU and a 7nm RDNA refresh family to launch later this year.
RDNA 2 GPUs are expected to be fabbed on an optimized 7nm process node, and they will support hardware-level ray tracing as well, and are expected to deliver a 50% increase in performance per watt over previous-gen RDNA arch, along with an improved performance-per-clock (IPC), and a logic enhancement that helps reduce the design complexity and switching power. GPU clock speeds are also going to get a boost.
Stay tuned for more!
It appears that Sasa Marinkovic who is the Gaming Director at AMD has retweeted Frank Azor’s message, which further hints that this might be a consumer-focused product reveal. Still, make sure to keep your expectations in check.