AMD Adjusts Launch Price of Radeon RX 5700 Series: XT Down To $399, Standard Down To $349by Andrei Frumusanu on July 5, 2019 5:30 PM EST
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The new Radeon RX 5700 hasn’t even yet officially launched as we’re still awaiting Sunday the 7th of July, yet AMD in a rare event has now officially announced that is it adjusting the launch prices of the new Navi cards to lower price points.
Originally, the Radeon 5700 XT Anniversary edition, the XT, and the standard variant were priced at $499, $449, and $379. AMD has now lowered the price points to $449, $399 and $349.
|AMD Radeon RX Series Specification Comparison|
|AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT||AMD Radeon RX 5700||AMD Radeon RX 590||AMD Radeon RX 570|
|Throughput (FP32)||9.75 TFLOPs||7.9 TFLOPs||7.1 TFLOPs||5.1 TFLOPs|
|Memory Clock||14 Gbps GDDR6||14 Gbps GDDR6||8 Gbps GDDR5||7 Gbps GDDR5|
|Memory Bus Width||256-bit||256-bit||256-bit||256-bit|
|Typical Board Power||225W||180W||225W||150W|
|Manufacturing Process||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm||GloFo/Samsung 12nm||GloFo 14nm|
|Architecture||RDNA (1)||RDNA (1)||GCN 4||GCN 4|
|GPU||Navi 10||Navi 10||Polaris 30||Polaris 10|
The move isn’t unprecedented, but is something extremely rare. What is interesting is that AMD’s Scott Herkelman (CVP & GM AMD Radeon) yesterday posted an interesting but short tweet:
Jebaited— Scott Herkelman (@sherkelman) July 4, 2019
Scott's snarky tweet is suggesting AMD had planned the move all along- playing a bait & switch in terms of the pricing of the RX 5700, most likely in preparation and in response to Nvidia’s newest Super card line-up.
We’re looking forward to covering the RX 5700 series cards when the time comes – hopefully soon!
Source: @Radeon on Twitter
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catavalon21 - Friday, July 5, 2019 - linkAs someone who hasn't bought a new video card since 970, I'm very interested to see how both sets of new cards play out. I will be taking a plunge, and don't care whether Red or Green ends up in the box. I have one PC on a 970, one on a 760 (light gaming) and one on IGP (don't get me started - 7850 died recently), so yeah - this is a good time as a mid to upper range buyer, every several years.
chrnochime - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - linkAt least you got a 970. I still have a 770 that's appreciably slower :S
Xex360 - Friday, July 5, 2019 - linkGreat for us consumers, hopefully these cards will deliver something, while lacking any hardware RT acceleration in this price range it doesn't really matter because you need a much more powerful GC to using RT acceptable performance wise.
ianmills - Friday, July 5, 2019 - linkIts hilarious how AMD is doing an overpriced "Founder's edition" as well. With nvidia it made sense because they were the only cards available for the first few weeks. I guess if the cards don't sell well amd will lower the prices more in a couple months
Cooe - Friday, July 5, 2019 - linkSelling a pre-binned GPU for those that want it is an easy way to bring up the margins that AMD so desperately needs. Just like people whom bought FE cards for their well-binned "A" dies to liquid cool.
Koenig168 - Friday, July 5, 2019 - linkIt's for the 50th Anniversary, not FE. There are similar editions for some other AMD products.
guachi - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - linkThey should rename the 50th anniversary edition the LISA SUper edition.
RBD117 - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - linkI like this idea. You should be working in AMD Technical Marketing.
Samus - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - linkDepending on how well the 5700 overclocks, it could be a monster value for $300-$350. nVidia has lost their God damn minds lately, making their pre-RTX generation cards a far better value for the price. A 1080 can be had for well under $300 used and it's just as fast as a modern card costing twice as much.
tviceman - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - linkNvidia doesn't sell used GTX 1080's nor do they have control over the after-market sellers. That comparison is entirely invalid.
A $400 RTX 2060 Super is about 10-15% faster than the $500 initial MSRP GTX 1080. The $500 GTX 2070 Super is the same speed as the $700 initial MSRP GTX 1080 TI.