AMD’s Radeon Navi RX 3080 XT is rumoured to challenge the RTX 2070 for $330

AMD's Radeon Navi RX 3080 XT is rumoured to challenge the RTX 2070 for $330

AMD’s Radeon Navi RX 3080 XT is rumoured to challenge the RTX 2070 for $330

We already know that AMD’s Navi graphics architecture will power Sony’s next-generation PlayStation, which means that their next-generation Radeon graphics architecture is guaranteed to have a significant impact on the world of gaming, even outside of the PC market. 

Rumour has it that AMD’s Navi graphics architecture will be discussed at Computex 2019 and showcased at E3, a fitting location given the likelihood that the graphics architecture will power both the next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles.  

On the PC side, we know that Navi graphics cards will launch in Q3 2019 with pricing that is lower than AMD’s existing Radeon VII graphics card, with a report from Tweaktown stating that Navi will release with a GPU called the RX 3080 XT, which will cost $330. 

For $330, AMD’s Radeon Navi 10 graphics card is said to offer performance levels that are similar to Nvidia’s RTX 2070, a $500 graphics card, giving team Radeon a considerable advantage when it comes to pricing. The GPU is said to ship with a 190W TDP, and 56 compute units. Recently leaked PCBs suggest that the graphics card will arrive with 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus. 

AMD's Radeon Navi RX 3080 XT is rumoured to challenge the RTX 2070 for $330  

Pricing in the mid-range graphics card market has remained mostly unchanged for several years now, with Nvidia’s RTX series releasing with price tags that for the most part can be considered reasonable, but not game-changing. Buying a £200 graphics card today won’t yield much more performance than a £200 graphics card from two years ago, showcasing how little movement has been made within the mid-range GPU market since the launch of Pascal and Polaris in 2016. 

If Tweaktown‘s report is correct, AMD’s Navi architecture will be the game-changer that the PC gaming market needs to push the performance of mid-range gaming PCs forward. Beyond that, team Radeon might force Nvidia to decrease their pricing to remain competitive, which is great news for consumers. 

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