Based on the new RDNA gaming architecture, the new RX 5700 series has a new compute unit design, multi-level cache hierarchy, and streamlined graphics pipeline, all translating to 25 percent performance-per-clock and 50 percent higher performance per Watt, compared to the previous generation.
AMD is starting its Navi venture with two graphics cards in the RX 5700 series, the RX 5700 XT and the RX 5700. The RX 5700 XT will pack 40 Compute Units for a total of 2560 Stream Processors, offer compute performance of up to 9.75 TFLOPs, pack 8GB of 14Gbps-clocked GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory interface and work at the rather impressive 1605MHz base, 1755MHz game, and up to 1905MHz Boost clocks.
The RX 5700 has 36 Compute Units, for a total of 2304 Stream Processors, 8GB of same 14Gbps GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory interface, offer 7.95TFLOPs of compute performance and works at 1465MHz base, 1625MHz game, and up to 1725MHz GPU Boost clocks.
Both the RX 5700 XT and the RX 5700 should need an 8+6-pin power from the PSU.
AMD has compared its new RX 5700 series against Nvidia's RTX members, the RTX 2070 and the RTX 2060, with gains of up to 22 percent for the RX 5700 XT at 1440p, and up to 21 percent for the RX 5700.
AMD also redesigned the cooler and the PCB for RX 5700 XT (although we are not sure if RX 5700 uses the same one), pairing it up with new aluminum shroud and backplate, vapor chamber cooling, graphite-based TIM, and a 7-phase VRM for additional overclocking potential.
Special edition RX 5700 XT 50th anniversary edition coming as well
After some previews from various developers, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage to unveil a couple of surprises, pulling a Radeon 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition out of its hat. To be available exclusively from AMD, the special edition has the same number of compute units at the standard RX 5700 XT, but with higher clocks, hitting 1680MHz base, 1830MHz game, and 1980MHz GPU Boost clocks.
Priced at $499, it is one to have if you are a die-hard AMD fan and want the best of the RX 5700 series. It has gold accents on the cooler and is signed by Dr. Lisa Su.
Aggressive pricing for its mainstream RX 5700 series
AMD's new Radeon RX 5700 series will launch on July 7th and it comes with rather aggressive pricing.
The RX 5700 XT is priced at $449 and as it targets the RTX 2070, priced at $599, it is obvious that Nvidia will have to adjust its pricing, as the RTX 2070 starts at $499, with Founders Edition hitting $599. Of course, Nvidia has Ray Tracing up its sleeve so it will be a matter of choice.
The RX 5700 offers impressive performance at $379, but Nvidia RTX 2060, which is its direct competitor, is cheaper at $349.
AMD also announced that its RX 5700 series will come bundled with a 3-month Xbox Game Pass and Gears 5.