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AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Unleashed – See Features, Specs, Price and Some Benchmarks

AMD recently announced their latest Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards at E3 2019. The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 are based on a 7nm process technology featuring AMD’s new RDNA gaming architecture. The RX 5700 XT features 40 compute units, 8GB of GDDR6 memory and up to 1905MHz of boost clock speed. Meanwhile, the Radeon RX 5700 features 36 compute units, also 8GB of GDDR6 memory and up to 1725MHz of boost clock speed. Both graphics cards are not AMD’s flagship GPU. The Radeon VII is still faster than both graphics cards and I’m guessing AMD still has something under their sleeve. The Radeon RX 5700 XT comes with an MSRP of $449, while the RX 5700 comes with an MSRP of $379. AMD also announced a Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition, offering a slightly faster performance compared to the RX 5700 XT. It comes with an MSRP of $499. The RX 5700 series graphics cards will also be available on July 7, same time the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and X570 motherboards are released in the market. Check out more of their features and specifications below.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Announced

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Graphics Cards

Both the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 graphics cards are geared towards 1440p gaming. They don’t (natively) support real-time ray tracing, but AMD built these GPUs with new features that would enhance the gaming experience of a user. These new features are the following:

Ground-breaking RDNA gaming architecture – Built from the ground up for superior performance, scalability and power efficiency, RDNA was designed to power the future of PC, console, mobile and cloud-based gaming for years to come. It features a new compute unit design optimized for improved efficiency, and a multi-level cache hierarchy designed to provide reduced latency, higher bandwidth and lower power. It also includes a streamlined graphics pipeline that is optimized for performance-per-clock and high clock speeds. Delivering up to 1.25X higher performance-per-clock and up to 1.5X higher performance-per-watt compared to the previous-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, RDNA provides the computational horsepower to enable thrilling, immersive gaming by enhancing explosions, physics, lighting effects and more, and by delivering fluid, high-framerate gaming experiences.

AMD RX 5000 Series GPU Features

Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) – Restores clarity to in-game images that have been softened by other post-process effects. RIS combines with GPU uspcaling to provide sharp visuals at fluid frame rates on very high-resolution displays, and works across DirectX® 9, 12 and Vulkan® titles.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT RIS Off On

FidelityFX – An open-source developer toolkit available in the coming weeks on GPUOpen that makes it easier for developers to create high-quality post-processing effects that make games look beautiful while offering a balance of visual fidelity and performance. FidelityFX features Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS) that draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines. Developers plan to integrate CAS into a number of popular games, and Unity Technologies plans to integrate it into its real-time 3D development platform.

Radeon™ Anti-Lag – Optimized for eSports, Radeon™ Anti-Lag improves competitiveness by decreasing input-to-display response times by up to 31 percent4, delivering an experience similar to higher framerates.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT RAL

Extreme refresh rates – RDNA enables DisplayPort™ 1.4 with Display Stream Compression (DSC) to deliver extreme refresh rates, color depth and resolutions up to 8K HDR at 60Hz or 4K HDR at 144+ Hz on cutting edge displays, including the world’s first monitor to support DSC: the new ASUS Republic of Gamers 43-inch monitor previewing at E3. The new monitor is capable of delivering 4K HDR at 144Hz with a single DisplayPort™ 1.4 cable.

Largest gaming display ecosystem – With over 700 supported monitors to choose from, gamers can enjoy stutter-free, tear-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync™ and Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Features AMD Ryzen and Radeon Lineup

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series vs the Competition

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 are mid-range graphics cards and they aim to compete against NVIDIA’s RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 respectively. AMD showed some in-house benchmarks showing that the RX 5700 XT is generally faster than the RTX 2070, and the RX 5700 is also faster than the RTX 2060.

AMD Radeon RX 5700XT vs RTX 2070

AMD Radeon RX 5700 vs RTX 2060

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Specifications

SpecificationsRadeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniv.Radeon RX 5700 XTRadeon RX 5700
Compute Units404036
Stream Processors256025602304
TFLOPsup to 10.14up to 9.75up to 7.95
Base Clock1680 MHz1605 MHz1465 MHz
Game Clock1830 MHz1755 MHz1625 MHz
Boost Clockup to 1980 MHzup to 1905 MHzup to 1725 MHz
Memory Size / Type8GB GDDR68GB GDDR68GB GDDR6
Memory Clock14 Gbps GDDR614 Gbps GDDR614 Gbps GDDR6
Memory Bus Width256-bit256-bit256-bit
TDP225W225W180W
MSRP (At Launch)$449$399$349

AMD Radeon RX 5700 (XT) Photos

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Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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