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
Stream Processors 2560
(40 CUs)
2304
(36 CUs)
2304
(36 CUs)
2048
(32 CUs)
Texture Units 160 144 144 128
ROPs 64 64 32 32
Base Clock 1605MHz 1465MHz 1469MHz 1168MHz
Game Clock 1755MHz 1625MHz N/A N/A
Boost Clock 1905MHz 1725MHz 1545MHz 1244MHz
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
VRAM 8GB 8GB 8GB 4GB
Transistor Count 10.3B 10.3B 5.7B 5.7B
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
Launch Date 07/07/2019 07/07/2019 11/15/2018 08/04/2016
Launch Price $449

$399
$379

$349

$279

$179

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:

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!

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Source: @Radeon on Twitter

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  • BenSkywalker - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    Make yourselves look bad at E3 in front of the gaming world to say gotcha in front of the tiny niche GPU tech community a month later?

    Best case scenario they best nVidia perf/$ and look like fools who had to back pedal, worst case they are comparable to nVidia or worse and look incredibly greedy and foolish.

    AMD PR only looks good to rabid AMD fans. To anyone with a passing blue about PR it's 'what the f45k are you doing?'
    Reply
  • AshlayW - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    Okay, AMD. I see what you've done here.

    Consider my RTX 2070 Super purchasing plans on hold.

    5700XT for 399 looks really very nice for the performance there. But part of me still wants to wait till these cards are 250-300, like next year. But also Idk if I am "comfortable" spending like 400 quid on a GPU without hardware ray tracing capabability. I know it doesn't mean a lot right now, but it's just a part of me thinking it's not as forward looking as I'd like it to be (hence i want to pay lower prices).

    Ugh.
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  • V900 - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    Looks like AMD panicked and blinked first, when the 20XX Super’s were announced.

    Too bad.

    A 50$ price cut will absolutely cut into their profits, and the extra sales they’ll make probably won’t make up for it.

    Why? Simple:

    If an Nvidia card costs the same as a Radeon card and has similar performance, most GPU-agnostic gamers would go for the Nvidia. Not just because of the power of their brand, but also because the better features like Raytracing and DLSS.
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  • V900 - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    Looks like Navi is a slightly better buy now, but the price cut won’t be enough to move the needle in a major way.

    The 5700XT has similar or slightly higher performance as the 2060S. But it lacks Raytracing, so many gamers would go for the more futureproof 2060S.

    (And it’s just 100$ more for a high end card like the 2070S)

    And it’s the same situation with the 5700. The same price and similar performance as the 2060 hardly makes it a great buy.
    And when the 2060S only costs 50$ more, most folks would go for that.
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  • Korguz - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    v900..that may be the case in the US.. but in other countries.. the price difference.. could be A LOT more, and there fore..the better buy.. could be with the navi cards.... but until navi is released.. and there are 3rd party benchmarks out.. this is still unknown.... who knows what the prices for the the super cards and navi will be in other countries yet .... Reply
  • Gigaplex - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    This generation of raytracing isn't powerful enough to be future proof. Get what works best for the games you play today. Reply
  • webdoctors - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    This a joke? These price drops is basically the sales tax and shipping depending on the retailer you get it from in the USA.

    If a Mercedes and a KIA have the same HP and priced the SAME which car would you get? Its not even a debate....The cards need to drop by $100 to make it more clear to the consumer, otherwise without the raytracing feature its DOA.

    Its like the Ryzen CPUs, I'm buying it over the Intel ones at the same price because I get the SMT multicore too, that's a huge win!
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  • Korguz - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    IF navi is less then the 2070/2060, and has the same performance, why bother with ray tracing ???? personally, id grab a navi based card in that case, NONE of the games i play have ray tracing, and in some cases.. the performance hit.. isnt worth it unless you go 2070 or 2080, and then, those cards are way to expensive... no one i know personally, even cares about ray tracing right now, for pretty much the same reasons i have. in some ways.. its funny how some put so much weight into ray tracing, considering how so few games can use it.. even saying its " future proof " isnt all that good, as by the time other games use it.. the next version of the hardware will be out, and maybe the performance hit.. wont be as bad....

    as for your comparison between the Benz and the KIA.. i'd take the kia, over all it would be cheaper to maintain, and personally.. i just dont like Mercedes to begin with :-)
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  • UltraLeader - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    $399 is still too expensive. Why compare with nVidia extremely overpriced company ? Why not just make a real reasonable price ? RX 5700 XT only worth $249 because no ray tracing tech and only 2560 Stream Processors. In 2019, Stream Processors must be double to 5120 !!! 2560 is like nothing special !! and can not play 4K 60+ FPS !! Why make card that can not run 4K 60 FPS ? and still sell expensive ? Reply
  • silverblue - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    You can't ever go off stream processor count. Navi != Polaris in this area. In the case of Navi, they should be more efficient and far better utilised. As such, there's little chance that a 5700 will perform like an RX 590. Reply

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