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Radeon series 5700

June 11, 2019.

AMD Radeon RX 5700XT.

Radeon RX 5700XT. © AMD.

At the E3 show in Los Angeles, AMD unveiled the first two RDNA-architected 5700-series graphics cards. Available as of July 7, the 5700XT (USD450) and 5700 (USD380) are upper-mid-range cards intended to tackle the ever-popular Nvidia cards for gamers, the GeForce RTX 2070 (USD500) and the RTX 2060 (USD350). The Radeon VII (USD700) remains available, to compete against the RTX 2080. The chips are built on TSMC’s 7nm manufacturing process, a significant shrink from the 12nm process used on the Radeon RX 590, and on Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080, for a much-improved performance-per-watt. Both models come with 8GB of GDDR6 memory.

At the beginning of the presentation, AMD talked about the company’s design wins, pointing out that AMD is supplying graphics chips to both the next-gen Xbox and Playstation consoles, Apple’s Mac Pro, and Google’s Stadia game-streaming platform. AMD also recently inked an RDNA licensing deal with Samsung, which will build the graphics technology into its Exynos SoCs for smartphones and tablets. With this new generation of RDNA cards, AMD seems to want to take on Nvidia in the PC market.

The Verge, “AMD’s Radeon 5700 XT wants to put a dent in the world like the dent in its chassis.”

Ars Technica, “AMD launches Navi as the $449 Radeon RX 5700 XT.”