A listing of the unannounced AMD Navi 14 has appeared on Compubench that shows some of the specifications of this GPU, which would possibly surpass the RX 5600. The specifications show that AMD is stationing Navi 14 as a potential alternative for NVIDIA’s GTX 1660 series and a possible replacement for Polaris GPUs like the RX 580.
We’ve witnessed AMD posting Navi 14 Linux kernel patches a few days ago in order to jump into the new Linux 5.3 kernel update cycle instead of waiting for the 5.4 version. AMD has already provided Navi 10 support for the Linux 5.3 kernel that’s going to merge by the end of this year, enabling the RX 5700 series cards, but users will still be able to use the new Navi powered Radeon GPUs on Linux distributions that are compatible with the Radeon Software for Linux software.
While there’s no official announcement for marketing designation of this card, but we can assume that it will be called the RX 5600 and will be AMD’s response to NVIDIA’s GTX 1660 series. The GPU is listed with just 4 GB VRAM, but there is definitely a possibility of both 4 GB and 8 GB SKUs like we saw with the Polaris cards such as the RX 480 and RX 580.
Strategically, rates are somewhere around USD $200 which could make this card an effective replacement for Polaris in the sub-150 W segment and also prove to be a game changer while giving a serious competition to the GTX 1660 series. A few more benchmark leaks in future will help show things with a clear perspective.
Also, there will be probably more Navi graphics cards arriving before the end of the year… Whereas AMD is not going to halt short at purely unveiling the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 and call it a climax. The red team has definitely a confidential strategy for challenging new cards.