AMD may have planned a new graphics card as a super-cheap GPU, to fit under the current RX 6400, or that’s a theory now circulating through the rumor mill.
This is from Phoronix.com (opens in new tab) which reported on findings in AMD’s Linux graphics driver (for Linux 5.19) that adds a new device ID for a ‘Beige Goby’ card.
The Beige Goby family is a low-end RDNA 2 (current-gen cards) built with the Navi 24 GPU, just like the existing RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 graphics cards.
We’re not sure what a potential new Navi 24 GPU could be: it could just be a refresh of an existing model, arguably the RX 6400, although we’re not sure how much sense it would make to have another GPU in the line-up. up here – or it could be a brand new product.
So a theory as mentioned suggests that AMD could be preparing an RX 6300 model to sit below the RX 6400 at an even more wallet-friendly price.
A lot of salt needs to be added at this point as this is clearly just speculation – the GPU in question could be anything, or even nothing, as code added to a Linux driver is hardly a confirmation that a new product is coming in. from Team Red. That said, we’ve already heard a rumor that an RX 6300 could be happening…
Analysis: Battle of the bargain basement GPUs?
Let’s discuss what this might mean, bearing in mind these caveats. It might make sense that AMD could explore further options in the budget GPU category when you consider that Nvidia is about to make a step into this space.
Think about the rumors – and again, they’re just rumors – around Nvidia producing a GTX 1630 as a new low-end graphics card, perhaps to finally give people a truly budget-minded option (speculation claims the 1630 could appear in just A couple of days).
AMD could therefore make a counter move against this supposedly incoming GPU. Looking at the RX 6300M - because yes, a mobile version of the 6300 already exists – the specs of this laptop GPU are considerably weaker than those of the RX 6400, and so a desktop variant could go the same route; which might make it a bit of a weak sauce for gamers. That said, there are concerns that this could also be the case for the GTX 1630…
Ultimately, without any idea what the specs of the AMD card might be, we’d be foolish to try and make comparisons to a also rumored Nvidia GPU.
We’ll just have to see how this potential budget card battle plays out, but one thing to keep in mind is that as there’s already some disappointment with the desktop RX 6400’s power, expectations around any lower-spec RX 6300 model will naturally increase. be tempered. It’s also possible that the 6300 is OEM only (at least to start with).
Via Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab)