The Radeon RX 6700 XT officially launched this week, targeting PC gamers looking to play at 1440p resolution. As we know though, this isn’t the end for AMD’s series of RDNA 2 based graphics cards. Another 1080p gaming focused graphics card is also due and according to leaks this week, we could see it next month.
A new report from known leaker, @KittyYYuko, AMD is preparing another GPU, codenamed ‘Dimgray Cavefish’, for an April launch. This graphics card will likely be based on the Navi 23 GPU and will be marketed for “premium 1080p gaming”. In China, this graphics card is supposedly going to carry a 2499 CNY price tag, which converts to around £275 here in the UK, although conversion pricing is never accurate, so do not take this to be the official launch MSRP. So far, we are told to expect this GPU to pack 32 Compute Units and 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. In terms of comparable GPUs, this upcoming graphics card is said to rival the RTX 3060.
Cezanne Desktop APU
Dimgray Cavefish GPU
<For Premium 1080p Gaming>
~1440p < RTX 3060 < 1080p
~32 Compute Units
~About 236 mm2
~64MB Infinity Cache
~128-bit 16Gbps GDDR6 with 8GB VRAM
— Yuko Yoshida (@KittyYYuko) March 18, 2021
It is possible that this graphics card will use the Navi 22 GPU instead and launch as the RX 6600 XT, which was recently listed on the EEC database. That’s all the information we have for now though, but if this leak proves to be true, we’ll be hearing official details in just a matter of weeks.
Aside from the upcoming RDNA 2 GPU, the leaker also claims that AMD’s codenamed ‘Cezanne’ desktop APU is launching in June.
KitGuru Says: Time will tell if these leaks are accurate, but it does seem in-line with what we would expect from a 1080p gaming card on paper. Are many of you still rocking a 1080p monitor? Will you be upgrading your graphics card this year?