No Nvidia Killer? Big Navi's best could match the RTX 2080 Ti, fall short of the RTX 3080 Ti

published 31.07.2020 08:50

It was expected that Big Navi would be a direct competitor to Nvidia’s top-end RTX 3080 Ti, but it seems that the RTX 3080 is a more realistic target.

They say the performance level of the high-end card—codenamed Sienna Cichlid—is just 15 percent better than Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti, and that’s only in select AMD “optimized” games.

There had been talk of Team Red’s flagship being an “Nvidia Killer” that offered 50 percent more performance than the RTX 2080 Ti, but it seems the card won’t be as monstrous as that claim suggests.

Not only is Nvidia set to release its consumer Ampere cards within the next few months, but AMD is also launching the RDNA 2 ‘Big Navi’ products.

While that might disappoint AMD fans, there is some good news: the company is reportedly going to undercut the RTX 3080, offering gamers what will still be excellent performance for a lower price.

by Rob Thubron from

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