Bear in mind when graphics playing cards had greater than two efficiency tiers, the line-ups had been simple to decipher, and you could possibly truly purchase one? We bear in mind, and that is why we have been disheartened by the dearth of any show gadgets beneath “upper-midrange” within the newest couple of GPU generations. Certain, there was the Radeon RX 5500 (and even an all-but-OEM-only RX 5300 mannequin), in addition to the GeForce GTX 1650, however none of these had been in notably lengthy provide—and all are missing DirectX 12 Final help.
That is why we’re cautiously optimistic about as we speak’s leak from outstanding Japanese Twitter leakster @KOMACHI_ENSAKA. Tweeting vaguely as common, Komachi mentions an “RX 6500XT” and “RX 6400,” elaborating in a quote reply that such playing cards may very well be mounted with 4GB of GDDR6 reminiscence.
In later tweets, the mostly-anonymous leaker went on to notice that the playing cards are listed together with the mannequin quantity, and that they could be primarily based on both the last-generation Navi 14 or the as-yet unannounced Navi 24 “Beige Goby” GPU, though Komachi did not share any details about the place or after they may need seen these listings.
That is all fairly obscure and unclear, however that is usually the character of those sorts of leaks and rumors. Navi 14 is similar GPU because the aforementioned Radeon RX 5300, and sadly will proceed to lack DirectX 12 Final help.
Alternatively, we have heard of Beige Goby earlier than, however it hasn’t seen launch wherever, but. These leaks line up with earlier info, and in the event that they’re correct, we might in all probability be taking a look at a really small Radeon GPU with some 1024 shader processors, 16MB of Infinity Cache, and a slender 64-bit reminiscence bus. One other earlier leak indicated that the entire graphics energy for the top-end Navi 24 mannequin would max out at 50W, though that info was speaking concerning the cellular model.
Nonetheless, given how the higher-end RDNA2 Radeons punch nicely above their weight class, we may very well be taking a look at a fairly potent little slot-powered GPU.