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)
(36 CUs)
(36 CUs)
(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
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





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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  • Korguz - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    and where are you getting navi 12, 14, 21 etc from ?? all amd has announced is navi 10, correct ? or are you just speculating ?
  • Samus - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    it leaked by an OEM

    But reportedly yields are 70%, which isn't bad for a new process

    And I understand these are reddits but there are sources...
  • Dragonstongue - Friday, July 5, 2019 - link

    umm....NO, historically AMD has had better yield parts, mainly cause they
    go the extra mile
    when comes to their base design, Nv tends to do the most "base of base" for things like VRM etc (up until the pricey 1000 series and now RTX..kind of for RTX which absolutely was "rushed out the droo at a massive price for a "oops my bad"

    anyways...AMD 7nm is "better than average" yield as they have had 3 generations+ of "getting ready for it"

    started with" the 16nm then 12nm etc, AMD went GF to TSMC AND they really really "fine tooth comb" to get what they could "initially" so far it seems they hit another Radeon 4870 moment, now they just need to keep pulling, Nv will do another "rush" and fubar...wait and see.
  • eek2121 - Friday, July 5, 2019 - link

    If you are referring to my post, the news I mentioned earlier came straight from TSMC. NAVI is a great architecture with a bright future ahead of it. We've seen a few leaks of what big NAVI can do (you have to dig to find them) and those leaks happened to make it the fastest card around for the limited set of benchmarks that were leaked (not AMD specific titles).
  • cheshirster - Friday, July 5, 2019 - link

    Equal perf/watt and perf/transistor ... on different nodes.
    That's like 1/4 of "4870 moment".
  • V900 - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link


    What sort of nonsense is this?

    Would you have some sort of inside information about AMDs and Nvidia’s yields the last five years?


    Ah, so you’re just pulling “historically they had better yield parts” out of your rear then, I got ya!
  • V900 - Saturday, July 6, 2019 - link

    And no. AMD isn’t having a “better than average yield at 7nm” and they certainly didn’t have “3 generations getting ready for it.”

    You’re either just making this up on the spot, or you have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Both Polaris and Vega were made on Global Foundries 14nm process.

    (Aside from a small run of the much bigger Vega 7nm chip)

    GF 14nm process is completely different from TSMC 7nm process.

    Very little of their GF experience would have been useful at TSMC, and parts of the chips would have to be redesigned.

    (Even if GF HAD a 7nm process, you’d still need to redesign parts of the chip to make it on TSMCs 7nm node.)

    TSMCs 7nm process is still new and very expensive. Even with a relatively small chip like the Navi, yields won’t be ideal.

    Compare that with Nvidia, who are using TSMC 12nm process, which is more mature and naturally has higher yields.

    When the latest 20XX Super GPUs hit the street, Nvidia has been using that process for TWO YEARS, which means they had plenty of time to refine it.

    (And Nvidia’s previous Pascal cards were manufactured on a very similar 16nm TSMC node.)

    Nvidia is absolutely getting much better yields than AMD right now, and at a lower price.
  • Korguz - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    " You’re either just making this up on the spot, or you have no idea what you’re talking about.
    " sounds like you might be doing the same, would you mind sharing where you are getting all this info from ?
  • V900 - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    All this info? What info? What process the different cards were made with? You can read that on Wikipedia or in most cases here on anandtech.

    As for Nvidia getting better yields than anandtech, you can ask any industry insider on Twitter or look it up at Beyond3D forums. It’s simple logic that you get much better yields with a mature process that you have been using for years, than you’d get with a brand new node that you haven’t worked with extensively.
  • Korguz - Sunday, July 7, 2019 - link

    the info in your post i replied to...
    " any industry insider on Twitter or look it up at Beyond3D forums " yea.. and i am going to believe some random person on twitter or worse some forum.. yea ok...

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