The war for domination of the gaming market is igniting again, thanks to the presentation of the new RTX 3000 GPUs from Nvidia, with the arrival of next-gen consoles (Xbox Series X and PS5) and AMD’s Big Navi RDNA 2 GPUs by the end of the year, the release of which was rumored to be expected more or less concurrently with future consoles from Sony and Microsoft. However, it seems that AMD has changed its plans and wants to crush the ambitions of Team Green even before the arrival of the Ampere GPUs on the market.
Don’t take these claims as 100% sure, we’re still talking about a rumor. However, it seems that AMD has suddenly accelerated its roadmap, probably following the presentation held by Nvidia for the launch of the new RTX video cards.
In response to the announcement of the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and the monstrous RTX 3090, AMD may unveil its next-generation GPUs based on the RDNA 2 architecture tomorrow and likely to hit the market as part of the RX 6000 series.
To suggest the possible announcement date is Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing at AMD and co-founder of Alienware, who on Twitter posted a small part of the lyrics of the song Tomorrow by Charles Strouse. So will AMD Big Navi GPUs be unveiled tomorrow?
"The sun'll come out
So ya gotta hang on
Come what may
I love ya tomorrow!
— Frank Azor (@AzorFrank) September 9, 2020
Recall that it is not the first enigmatic reaction of an AMD employee: a Tweet from Scott Herkelman went viral in the days following the presentation of the RTX Ampere. The CVP & GM AMD Radeon seemed dubious about the claim that RDNA 2 cannot come close to the performance of Nvidia’s new RTX 3000 series GPUs:
— Scott Herkelman (@sherkelman) September 1, 2020
What do you think about it? Will AMD finally be able to compete again in the high-end GPU market?