AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series GPUs now available starting at $350
Get 'em while they're hot!
What you need to know
- Alongside its new Ryzen chips, AMD's latest Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards are now on sale.
- Prices start at $350 for the base Radeon RX 5700 and go up to $450 for the 5700 XT Anniversary Edition.
- The graphics cards are available to buy now on Amazon.
If you've been holding out for an upgrade to one of the best graphics card options, today might be the time to pull the trigger. AMD's new Radeon RX 5700 Series is now on sale, with the base RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT now available on Amazon from PowerColor, Sapphire, XFX, and MSI.
What makes the new cards particularly attractive is their pricing. AMD this week announced that it was lowering its already aggressive pricing on each card — likely to raise the competition with NVIDIA's new Super cards. The base Radeon RX 5700 is priced at $350, while the Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 XT Anniversary Edition are priced at $400 and $450, respectively.
Each of the new cards is based on AMD's new Navi and RDNA architecture, which brings the Navi cards a significant performance increase over their predecessors. In terms of raw specs, the top-end Radeon RX 5700 XT packs 40 compute units, 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and a boost clock of 1.83GHz. That totals out to ust over 9 teraflops of raw power. The base RX 5700, meanwhile, takes things down a notch to 36 compute units and 7.95 teraflops of power, but with the same 8GB of GDDR6 memory.
If you're comparing the cards to NVIDIA's lineup, the Radeon RX 5700 is meant to go head-to-head with the GeForce RTX 2060. The RX 5700 XT, meanwhile, competes with the GeForce RTX 2070, while the RX 5700 XT Anniversary Edition will edge even higher.
We'll have to wait to see real-world benchmarks, but it appears AMD is set up to compete well on the price-to-performance ratio. If you're interested in snagging one of the new cards for yourself, you can grab the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT on Amazon now.
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