What you need to know
- Responding to a thread on Reddit, AMD's comms director outlined where you should be able to get the Anniversary Edition of the new RX 5700 XT.
- Should go on sale in 18 countries across Europe, North America, and China.
- AMD's last anniversary edition GPU was severely limited in global availability.
At E3 2019 at AMD's Next Horizon event, the company's CEO, Dr Lisa Su, showed off the forthcoming Navi based RX 5700 GPUs. The one that everyone really wants is the RX 5700 XT Anniversary Edition, which comes with a gold go-faster paint job (and some additional juice from the hardware). We got a price, but what wasn't mentioned was where it would go on sale, especially since it's to be an AMD.com exclusive.
Following reports that it would be exclusive to the U.S. and China, AMD's Corporate Communications Director, Drew Prairie, responded to the reports in a Reddit thread (via PCGamesN) not only to discredit them, but to offer insight into just where should be able to buy. And for Europe, at least, it's good news.
North America means the U.S. and Canada, and along with the 15 European countries takes the total launch markets to 18, assuming all goes to plan.
The RX 5700 XT Anniversary Edition should be on sale on July 7 for $499, a $50 premium over the regular RX 5700 XT. For this not only do you get the special paint job and CEO's signature, but a higher core and boost clock for a little extra performance, too.
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