The guy that decides the pricing at ASUS got a stroke and no one has noticed yet. First the stupidly expensive monitor and now this. It's beyond stupid.
The Navi 21 rumor is interesting, as is the rest of the article:
"What you should know however is that this data from Patrick is not based on AMD reference design. We have already been told that there are reference-based samples clocking up to 2.3 GHz, but there are also cards reaching 2.4 GHz. Those, however, are AIB models. A cut-down version (Navi 21 XL) should be clocked at around 2.2 GHz, our sources believe."
By that, we can infer that this is known info that most, if not all, the people in the industry are aware of, giving it some credibility. It also points at AIBs having cards ready or almost ready for launch day when we had some rumors saying otherwise.
"The big unknown is still the XTX variant. It all appears that Navi 21 XTX is AMD exclusive. It is possibly a higher clocked version with more CUs enabled, but AIbs have no further information at the moment."
While Navi 21XT is Big Navi, there seems to be an even bigger Navi. Personally, I don't think it will have more CUs, it will just be a binned Navi 21 XT with higher clocks like the RX 5700 XT 50th anniversary.
Yea according to the leak back in October 7th. Here are the potential variants:
XTX Liquid Edition
XT Limited Edition
XT Reference Edition
XL 16GB XTX Liquid Edition <Maybe>
XT Limited Edition
XT Referrence Edition
XTX Liquid Edition <Maybe>
If I had to guess, we probably saw the Reference edition card that back at AMD's press conference. XT Limited is probably the one with 2.4 Ghz and XTX will be their AMD Exclusive Limited Edition. If that assumption is true, XT Limited would be the one that might match the 3080 in Raster at 4k on average since with AMD's cherry picked benchmarks against 3080s paired with Intel, it matched in Borderlands and 10% slower in Gears compared to Eurogamer 3080 benchmarks.Last edited by Captain_Yuri - on 18 October 2020