At AMD’s keynote conference at Computex they unveiled their first gaming graphics card based on the Navi micro-architecture. The Radeon RX 5700 is now official and is being directly pit against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2070. AMD showed that the Radeon RX 5700 has a 10% performance uplift over the RTX 2070 in the Strange Brigade demo.
The Navi GPU is powered by AMD’s new RDNA macro-architecture, which is the first non-GCN architecture from AMD. According to the slides there is up to a 1.5x performance per watt advantage for RDNA over GCN and that should be reflected in the Radeon RX 5700 GPU. AMD CEO Lisa Su did hint that the chip is “small” and that “we like small” which does indicate that the RX 5700 will have a small die leveraging the capability of the 7nm process. AMD did also confirm that the new series of cards will utilize GDDR6 memory technology.
For those wondering about the naming, the Radeon RX 5000 series is basically to commemorate 50 years of AMD.
More details on Navi at AMD’s “The Next Horizon” event in two weeks at E3 2019. AMD did promise that the Radeon RX 5000 series will be available in July. Could they launch these cards on 7/7/2019 like they are with their new Ryzen 3000 series chips?