AMD’s reportedly working on a GPU they’re calling “Nvidia Killer”

AMD's reportedly working on a GPU they're calling

AMD’s reportedly working on a GPU they’re calling “Nvidia Killer”

Navi is only the start of AMD’s RDNA journey. AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, has already confirmed that the company has execution on those [products] are on track” when asked about high-end Navi and Zen 2 mobile hardware.

Furthermore, AMD has already confirmed that RDNA 2 is coming in a 7nm manufacturing process. This is the same process which is set to be used to manufacture AMD’s Zen 3 Milan processors, which are due in Mid-2020. With this in mind, it looks like RDNA 2 is coming in 2020, and rumour has it that AMD is internally calling these GPUs “Nvidia Killer”. As always, please take this rumours with a grain of salt. 

This report comes via Red Gaming Tech, who claims that AMD’s Lisa Su is “frustrated” and the fact that AMD has no products that target Nvidia’s highest-end SKUs. With their next-generation of RDNA products, AMD’s rumoured to be positioning itself to target Nvidia’s market leadership. 

Red Gaming Tech claims that AMD’s “Nvidia killers” come in the form of Navi 21 and Navi 23. Their report also states that the company’s first Radeon Navi cards released late due to Radeon’s radically redesigned core architecture. 


With their “Next Gen RDNA” graphics cards, AMD plans to enter the world of hybrid ray tracing. This shift will bring the company’s graphics cards in line with Nvidia’s RTX series, at least in terms of raytracing capabilities. This move will mark a time where Radeon will hope to have its own form of Ryzen Revival, leveraging RDNA’s use in both next-generation console and their gaming-focused architectural changes to gain market share within the graphics market. 

AMD's reportedly working on a GPU they're calling  

Ultimately, the success of AMD’s next-generation RDNA parts will depend on the strength of Nvidia’s response. Nvidia’s RTX 20 series currently dominates the high-end, despite using 12nm lithography. With their RTX 30 series, Nvidia has the option to utilise 7nm manufacturing to enable a significant performance/efficiency leap over their current-generation components.

If AMD plans to target Nvidia’s market dominance in 2020, their next-generation RDNA graphics cards will need to be able to handle anything that Nvidia can throw at them. If Red Gaming Tech’s report is accurate, AMD is very confident about Radeon’s future. Regardless, AMD needs to be ambitious within the GPU market, as 2020 will also mark Intel’s entry into the discrete GPU market, a move which will give AMD a new competitor. 

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