AFOX Corporation limited has registered new AMD GPUs at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) including the RX 5959XT. The question arises, are these the new high-end GPUs by AMD being dubbed as “big Navi”? Are these going to have ray-tracing capability?
AFOX is a partner with both AMD and Nvidia, and helps them design the circuitry needed for the actual GPUs. AFOX filing new AMD GPUs promptly means that, we might get to get our hands on an either card pretty soon.
The registry link was first shared on Twitter by user Komachi Ensaka. Looks like Komachi knows the right place to dig. This discovery further lead to the discussions among Twitter users, having ideas about what could be next.
The registry enlists the following new products:
GRAPHICS PROCESSORS (VIDEO CARDS), MODELS: RADEON RX 5950XT, RADEON RX 5950, RADEON RX 5900, RADEON RX 5800 XT, RADEON RX 5600 XT, RADEON RX 5600, RADEON RX 5300 XT, RX VEGA 64 LIQUID, RX 5500, RX 550.
Yes, that is the exact extract from EEC’s website. Needless to say that the specific GPU version hasn’t been mentioned yet anywhere officially. But AMD has promised that they are bringing Ray Tracing to Radeon GPUs. So is it the Ray tracing version fans have been waiting for?
On the other hand, Komachi also posted earlier, about Sapphire Technology Ltd. registering GPUs as well back in June 2019. And we still haven’t reportedly heard anything about them. But the Sapphire and AFOX registrations have similarities within them.
This puts us into a dilemma about what AMD is really planning to launch this. With them focusing more towards processors, and promising us Zen 3 within 2020, we can only hope that AMD announces a flagship GPU this year.