Nothing but speculation on the "Nvidia Killer".
Highly doubt it too AMD hasn't been competitive to Nvidia in a longggg time, going back to 290 X days.
Sometimes I wonder whether people really know the meaning of the word competitive. Because for AMD the definition of competitive apparently means "being faster, cheaper, more efficient and having zero flaws at the highest price level".
Im not sure what a Navi is, and honestly at this point I'm afraid to ask.
Cue the parks & rec meme. No joke though I have no idea what it is aside from involving a future GPU product.
It's a meme arch that's been "killing" nVidia for so long I can't even remember when the first Navi came out and of course failed to deliver. I want this thing to be brutal, but I'm not holding my breath at this point.
Please note it is not short for Navigator or any other nonsense that came up last time, it's just Ivan backwards because the guy discovered the star and had a sense of humor. How you pronounce it... it's LoZ OoT debates all over again. Nah-Vee will always be superior.
For those of us that grew up with Starcraft and a few other mediums though, it will be fun having a GPU named Arcturus. I expect it to emit a frequency that gives certain people headaches, attracts bugs, and occasionally kills off other important components for no reason.
I don't think I will ever understand the issue people have with new sockets. It would have made no difference at all if my x370, x470 and x570 motherboards had different sockets on them.
It's the difference between needing a new socket to support new features, and deliberately locking out an older socket that can easily work so that users on that old socket have to upgrade to a new one.
Imagine if the Ryzen 3000 series only came out on X570, despite it being perfectly capable of working on X470. You miss a few features, but that's for the customer to decide. That is a much better approach in favor of the consumer.
And obviously you're not going to develop Ryzen on AM3(+) because the limits are too large and will stagnate your technological advances.
In other words it's technological practicality vs predatory practices.