AMD “Super Secret” Navi GPU Spotted In Linux Driver, 2018 Release Anticipated
AMD RX Vega is now available in the market and it is the perfect time to start eyeing for the future. It has been known to the patrons of AMD that Vega will be followed up by ‘Navi’ at some time between 2018 and 2020. Recently, the “Super Secret” Navi GPU has been spotted at Linux Driver.
According to Kitguru, the drivers leading up to Vega GPU was dubbed as GFX9. Currently, the newest Linux driver from AMD is consists of a reference to the imminent GFX10 chip: “new_chip.gfx10.mmSUPER_SECRET.enable [0: 0]”. Although it is already known that Navi is set to be AMD’s next-gen chipset, GFX10 is written off as ‘super secret’.
It has been speculated that the company seems to be keeping things under wraps to circumvent raising anticipations about a release date. Nevertheless, it was believed that the Navi may not make its first appearance until late 2018. It can be recalled that the official roadmap leaves a two-year gap, so it is safe to assume that launch schedule.
Furthermore, Wccftech has noted that it has been a tradition that the Linux driver code would be updated utilizing the names of forthcoming graphics architectures. That’s typically how the hardware leak scene becomes mindful of approaching new GPUs. Nonetheless, the RTG software team’s use of “Super Secret” seems to be somewhat of a hilarious effort to keep the code name of this specific chip confidential.
Apart from that, AMD already stated that their Navi GPU architecture would utilize “NextGen Memory” and it might end up being HBM3 or GDDR6. Keeping in mind that AMD is already using HBM2 in its existing fleet of Radeon RX Vega graphics cards, the modification to GDDR6 or HBM3 would be very exciting.
As of this moment, AMD hasn’t confirmed anything yet about the AMD Navi GPU release. But then, it is expected to spill some information in the future. What do you think of AMD’s upcoming graphics card? Please share your thoughts with us in our comment section below.