Something very interesting showed up at the Eurasian Economic Commission site or EEC recently. A certain Radeon RX 5950XT, Radeon RX 5950, Radeon RX 5900 and Radeon RX 5800XT were listed. This went up after the announcement of AMD’s RX 5600 XT graphics card, which will launch on January 21. A few days ago, a certain AMD Radeon graphics was spotted as well; in the OpenVR benchmark database, outperforming NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti. Could this be the RX 5950 XT or RX 5950?
AMD Radeon RX 5950 XT – AMD’s Flagship Graphics Card, the RTX 2080 Ti Killer?
Looking at AMD’s current graphics card lineup, they have the RX 5500 series targeted towards 1080p gaming. Then they have the RX 5600 XT, releasing by next week, that is also geared towards 1080p gaming; but would offer a much better gaming experience in 1080p. Then AMD has the RX 5700 and RX 5700XT, basically their graphics card geared towards 1440p gaming.
What AMD is currently missing are graphics card for the “ultimate 1440p gaming experience”, and a graphics card for 4K gaming. The RX 5800 XT could possibly be AMD’s “ultimate 1440p” graphics card that would outperform NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super. While the RX 5700 XT could beat the RTX 2070 (Super) in some games, it’s not actually a clear winner for the 5700 XT.
The Radeon RX 5950 XT and RX 5950 could be on par with NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti; or better yet AMD’s “RTX 2080 Ti-killer”. Meanwhile, the RX 5900 and RX 5800 XT may be pitted against NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Super. However, the information on EEC doesn’t tell much about these products. These “upcoming” graphics card may be based on the existing RDNA or the newer RDNA2 architecture. Hopefully the latter.
The following months will be very interesting indeed. Finally, AMD is catching up, not only in the CPU department, but also in the graphics card as well. We may be seeing these RX 5800 and RX 5900 series by mid-2020 at Computex. Who knows?
But I’m positive that NVIDIA will not remain idle as well. Perhaps they’ll just wait for AMD’s move then suddenly release an “RTX 3080 (Ti)” or a similar product that would undermine AMD’s upcoming graphics card. NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti is nearing 2 years old already, and perhaps it’s time for NVIDIA to release a predecessor.