29 May 2019
At the ongoing E3 2019 event in Los Angeles, AMD took the stage to reveal all the crucial details about much-awaited Radeon RX 5700 series of GPUs. These include the Radeon RX 5700, Radeon RX 5700 XT, and Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition. They mark the debut of the Navi family of graphics cards and an all-new RDNA architecture that is claimed to offer significant performance as well as efficiency improvements.
The new AMD Navi GPUs are essentially successors to the previously widely used Vega family. The RDNA architecture is based on the 7nm manufacturing process which is a huge upgrade over the 12nm process. AMD is aiming to deliver the best possible gaming experience like 1440p gaming for all sorts of gamers including the one who participate in eSports. These new GPUs will be competing with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 GPUs in the market.
The new RDNA architecture "features a new computer unit design optimized for improved efficiency, and a multi-level cache hierarchy designed to provide reduced latency, higher bandwidth, and lower power". It is said to offer up to 1.25 times higher performance-per-clock and up to 1.5 times higher performance-per-watt. The new GPUs also have Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) technology to help deliver sharpest possible in-game images so that none of the crucial details get missed. It is said to be compatible with Direct X 9/12 and Vulkan gaming titles.
If we talk about technical specifications, here is a quick overview:
|Compute Units||Stream Processors||TFLOPS||GDDR6||Base Clock (MHz)||Game Clock (MHz)||Boost Clock (MHz)|
|Radeon 5700 RX||36||2,304||Up to 7.95||8GB||1,465||1,625||Up to 1,725|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT||40||2,560||Up to 9.75||8GB||1,605||1,755||Up to 1,905|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition||40||2,560||Up to 10.14||8GB||1,680||1,830||Up to 1,980|
Other than the change in some of the technical aspects, the 50th Anniversary edition also has Golden accented shroud as well as the signature of Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's CEO. The Radeon 5700 RX has been priced at $379, Radeon 5700 RX XT at $449, and the special edition GPU at $499. All the three GPUs will go on sale starting July 7th via online and offline channels.