AMD Adjusts Launch Price of Radeon RX 5700 Series: XT Down To $399, Standard Down To $349

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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)​
2304
(36 CUs)​
2304
(36 CUs)​
2048
(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​
VRAM
8GB​
8GB​
8GB​
4GB​
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

$399
$379

$349

$279​

$179​

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:


Jebaited

— Scott Herkelman (@sherkelman) July 4, 2019

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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