Some rumours about AMD’s next-gen “big NAVI” GPU surfaced earlier this month. Now as you may have noticed, we didn’t report on those rumours as they felt “fishy”. And today, SK hynix has issued an official statement in which the company debunked them.
These latest AMD rumours were shared online by Twitter user CyberPunkCat. According to those rumours, AMD’s big NAVI GPU would be using HBM2E memory. Furthermore, the big NAVI would have 5120 shading units, 320 TMUs, 96 ROPs and 80 compute units.
However, SK hynix stated that the company has not created or distributed such specifications. Moreover, the document asserted to be leaked by an internal source was fabricated.
As SK hynix stated:
“First of all, the specifications of our HBM2E shown in the document are incorrect.
Secondly, for those of you who are not familiar with Korean, the text in the document says “With Local Communities… 2020 Happiness,” which is not related to HBM2E development or GPU. Moreover, we found out that this text actually appeared on the main page of our Korean Newsroom as a title for one of our content.”
And that is that everyone. No HBM2E memory for the big NAVI GPU. Let’s hope that AMD will reveal more official details about its big NAVI GPU sooner than later.
Kudos to our reader Metal Messiah for bringing this to our attention.