Here’s a graphics card manufacturer you’ve probably never heard of before: Afox. The company follows a sporadic cycle, occasionally dropping an RTX 2070 here or RX 590 there. But what brings it to our attention today is a registration on the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database for the following Radeon graphics cards: RX 5950 XT, RX 5950, RX 5900, and RX 5800 XT.
I’ll begin by saying that EEC registrations do not alone confirm the existence of said graphics cards. Think of them more like pointers of potential kit to come. Back before the RX 5700 series was announced, heaps of would-be names were registered at the EEC by stalwart AMD partner Sapphire – many of which have so far failed to materialise.
This may well be a manufacturer covering its bases, albeit sparsely, just in case AMD gets wild with the naming again. The company has been known to do that in the past, and we’re still not sure how it intends to roll out a “consistent model naming scheme for the next five to 10 years” when it’s already seemingly made a bit of a mess of things.
Nonetheless, Afox has registered every card from the last decade, if not before, with the EEC, including unannounced RX 5950 XT, RX 5950, RX 5900, and RX 5800 XT graphics cards. We’d take a guess that at least one of these names be true to life if big Navi is indeed on the way.
“You should expect that we will have a high-end Navi,” Su said during a CES roundtable last week, “although I don’t usually comment on unannounced products.”
Su also confirmed ray tracing is on the way with AMD’s next-gen Radeon graphics cards.
The specs of high-end Navi are just about as speculative as its name. It has been suggested that the Navi 21 GPU could be equipped with 5,120 RDNA cores – truly a whopper. This graphics card could end up falling within the next-generation of cards, however, and therefore may not be privy to any of the grandiose titles listed above.