AMD cuts Radeon RX 5700 Series pricing ahead of July 7 launch

What you need to know

  • Days ahead of their launch, AMD has announced some dramatic price cuts to its new Radeon RX 5700 Series of graphics cards.
  • The base RX 5700 is now priced at $350, while the 5700 XT and 5700 XT Anniversary Edition will be $400 and $450, respectively.
  • The price drop marks a cut of $50 on both XT models and $30 on the base 5700.

Updated July 7, 2019: The Radeon RX 5700 Series is now available at Amazon.

AMD isn't playing around when it comes to the value proposition of their new Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards. Just days ahead of the series' July 7 launch, AMD announced new prices for the cards that drop the cost of entry pretty dramatically.

At the top end, the Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition will now cost $450 instead of its previous $500. Meanwhile, the Radeon RX 5700 XT has dropped from $450 to $400, while the base Radeon RX 5700 will now cost $350 instead of $380.

For your money, you'll score graphics cards based on AMD's latest Navi chips and its "RDNA" architecture. We have yet to see independent benchmarks for the cards, but AMD claimed during its initial announcement that the cards sport up to 1.25 times the performance per clock and 1.5 times higher performance per watt compared to the company's previous Vega-based cards. This should place them within range of the best graphics cards available.

Compared to NVIDIA's lineup, the Radeon RX 5700 XT is meant to compete with the GeForce RTX 2070, while the base Radeon RX 5700 will offer performance closer to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 2060. The Radeon RX 5700 XT Anniversary Edition will offer even greater performance than the standard 5700 XT.

The new pricing makes AMD's offerings all the more appealing compared to NVIDIA's new Super cards that launch July 9, even if they fall a bit lower on the performance scale. Preorders aren't available for the new Radeon cards yet, but they're expected to launch alongside AMD's latest Ryzen processors on July 7. AMD is also running a promotion through which you'll get three free months of Xbox Game Pass for PC when you buy a Radeon graphics card or Ryzen CPU.

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