AMD had source code removed from its GPUs with dmca requests from GitHub. An anonymous person published the source code of Navi 10, Navi 21 and Arden there. The person claims to have more source code and wants to have millions of dollars for it.
AMD confirms in a statement that someone contacted in December last year claiming to have test files that “ pertain to some of our current and future graphics products. ” AMD also confirms that some of those files have appeared online and are now taken offline again.
AMD also claims to be aware that the person has more files that have not yet been made public. In doing so, the manufacturer notes that these are intellectual properties that “are not at the core of the competitiveness or security of our graphics products”. A criminal investigation is underway.
The files on Github related to Navi 10, Navi 21 and Arden. The former is the GPU that is in the current RX 5700 video cards. Navi 21 is believed to be the major GPU AMD will use in future high-end video cards based on the RDNA 2 architecture. Arden is the code name of the AMD chip in the Xbox Series X. The files were removed by Github. AMD’s DMCA request now appears on the page.
TorrentFreak says it is in contact with the person who put the information online. The person tells the site that the source code was found on a computer or server in November last year that was not protected from certain exploits. The files were also not encrypted.
The person claims to be looking for a buyer for the files, citing $ 100 million. It is not clear on what that is based. “If I don’t find a buyer, I just leak everything,” the person would have said.