Absolutely loving the support this game has been getting... If only all developers/publishers would take note!
It's a shame they haven't promoted more this new expansion, it's kind of a stealth release.
AMD Radeon RX 3080 XT "Navi" to Challenge RTX 2070 at $330
Rumors of AMD's next-generation performance-segment graphics card are gaining traction following a leak of what is possibly its PCB. Tweaktown put out a boatload of information of the so-called Radeon RX 3080 XT graphics card bound for an 2019 E3 launch, shortly after a Computex unveiling. Based on the 7 nm "Navi 10" GPU, the RX 3080 XT will feature 56 compute units based on the faster "Navi" architecture (3,584 stream processors), and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit wide memory bus.
The source puts out two very sensational claims: one, that the RX 3080 XT performs competitively with NVIDIA's $499 GeForce RTX 2070; and two, that AMD could start a price-war against NVIDIA by aggressively pricing the card around the $330 mark, or about two-thirds the price of the RTX 2070. Even if either if not both hold true, AMD will fire up the performance-segment once again, forcing NVIDIA to revisit the RTX 2070 and RTX 2060.
>>My biggest problem with this rumor is that AMD themselves confirmed during their conference call after the Q1 results that Navi would launch in the third quarter, so between July and September, and that goes against what this rumors says about an E3 launch.
I will believe it when I see it... For the Radeon RX 3080XT to match the Geforce RTX 2070 it needs to increase performance by 75% over Polaris... I just don't see it happening at this point... Not while still sticking with GCN. - 40% improvement, sure.
In saying that... With 2x 8-pin power connectors, AMD may have thrown any idea of energy efficiency (I.E. Vega/RX 590) and driving these parts as hard as they can go in terms of clockrates.
But that means nVidia is still going to be more efficient... And you get value added extras like Ray Tracing.
Should be interesting either way.
I believe that the 3080 or whatever is called will be in the Vega64/1080/2060 ballpark.
Most of it comes from the fact that it wouldn't be "that" hard, a 30-35% improvement, but also because of that Crytek Ray Tracing demo. I find it odd that they've choosen to show it running on a Vega 56 card, and it got me thinking that it's probable that Crytek, as well as many other studios, already have dev kits for the PS5/Nextbox and that maybe, just maybe, their GPU capabilities are close to that card, which is why they've used it to show what their engine will be able to do in 2020 which is when the consoles are expected to launch.
Add an extra few hundred MHz for the desktop parts as they will have better cooling, as the result is a card that's close in performance to the ones I mentioned.
Of course, I'm a bit bored as of late, so I'm probably overthinking it.
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