What you need to know
- AMD's new Radeon RX 5700 GPUs are expected to be available starting July 7.
- The base Radeon RX 5700 will be priced at $380, while the beefier Radeon RX 5700 XT will cost $450.
- The new Radeon cards are launching the same day as AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen processors.
AMD took to its next-gen gaming event at E3 2019 to show off some more details around its upcoming Radeon 5700 series graphics cards, including prices and their release date. If you've been waiting to get your hands on the new cards based on AMD's Navi architecture, they'll be available starting July 7 for $380 or $450, depending on which one you go with.
The Radeon RX 5700 series is made up of two cards so far: the base 5700 and the 5700 XT. The 5700 XT sits on top at $450, toting a total of 40 compute units, up to 9.75 teraflops of power, and 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The base RX 5700, meanwhile, powers things down a notch with 36 compute units and 7.95 teraflops of power, but with the same 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
At its Computex reveal for the new Radeon cards, AMD stated that, when compared to its prior-gen Vega architecture, the new Navi-based cards feature, on average, 1.25 times the performance per clock and 1.5 times higher performance per watt. On stage, AMD showed the RX 5700 XT competing admirably against an NVIDIA RTX 2070 graphics card, while the base RX 5700 is meant to compete more with the RTX 2060.
With their July 7 launch, the Radeon RX 5700 cards will release alongside AMD's new 3rd Gen Ryzen processors as well.
You'll have to wait a few more weeks to get your hands on AMD's new Radeon cards and Ryzen chips, but we'd expect preorders to go up shortly ahead of their launch.
For the fans
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This special Ryzen chip celebrates AMD's 50th anniversary, and if you've been thinking of getting a 2700X there are some nice keepsakes included with this version.
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