[Computex 2019] AMD Radeon RX 5700 to feature AMD Navi with RDNA
While AMD didn’t show us any AMD Radeon Navi graphics cards yet, we now know that it will be called the AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series, with performance that’s slightly faster than the GeForce RTX 2070. In Strange Brigade, which is an AMD optimized title, we see the AMD Radeon RX 5700 series pull ahead of the GeForce RTX 2070 by about 10%. How did they do this?
Instead of the GCN architecture which AMD has been relying on so far, the AMD Navi GPUs will use an all-new 7nm RDNA architecture. It will also be the world’s first PCIe 4.0 enabled gaming GPU, perfect for pairing with the upcoming 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors and AMD X570 motherboards.
While we don’t know the clock speeds of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 card tested against the GeForce RTX 2070, we know that the architecture offers 25% better performance per clock and 50% higher performance per watt. AMD could probably clock the AMD Radeon RX 5700 lower, well within their efficiency curve for better efficiency and thermals, while still offering the performance gamers demand. Or, they could probably just go nuts with the clock speed and still maintain some sort of efficiency as compared to preceding architectures.
In an interesting move, AMD will be calling their new cards the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series, commemorating their 50th Anniversary. The card that AMD pitted against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 was the AMD Radeon RX 5700, so we aren’t sure if they will go with an AMD Radeon RX 5800 later, or how they will even name their cards. Whatever it is, it is a huge leap from the RX 500 series to the RX 5000 series.
AMD is expected to reveal more details about the AMD Navi GPUs on 10th June at E3 2019, with availability commencing in July 2019. We definitely look forward to finding out more about AMD’s next generation graphics card!
Pokdepinion: I wonder if NVIDIA will release their next-generation of GPUs to counter the AMD Navi GPUs.