Thank NVIDIA For The AMD Radeon RX 5700 Price Cut!

This is what competition is all about! Thanks to the impending release of NVIDIA RTX SUPER cards, AMD has officially announced a substantial price cut to their Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 cards!

Let’s take a look at those price cuts, and find out how it affects their price-performance value compared to the NVIDIA RTX SUPER cards!

Thank NVIDIA For The AMD Radeon RX 5700 Price Cuts!

 

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 Price Cut

Just a day before their official release, AMD is cutting $50 off both the Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition, and the Radeon RX 5700 XT. They are also cutting $30 off the Radeon RX 5700.

Radeon RX
5700 XT
50th Anniversary
Radeon RX
5700 XT
Radeon RX
5700
Original Launch Price $499 $449 $379
NEW Launch Price $449 $399 $349
Difference -$50 (10%)
-$50 (11%) -$30 (8%)

This substantial price cut will make the Radeon RX 5700 cards more competitive against the NVIDIA RTX SUPER cards.

Good move, AMD! And how about a counter, NVIDIA? 😉

We have also prepared a number of local price analyses, before and after the Radeon RX 5700 price cut announcement :

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Value Comparison After Price Cut

So how does the AMD Radeon RX 5700 price cut affect their price-performance value? Let’s find out!

Specifications RTX
2080
SUPER
RX 5700 XT
(50th)
RX 5700 XT RTX
2070
SUPER
RX 5700 RTX
2060
SUPER
Launch Price $699 $449 $399 $499 $349 $399
Min. Texture Fill Rate 316.8 GT/s 268.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 211.0 GT/s 199.9 GT/s
$ Per GT/s $2.206 $1.670 $1.554 $1.943 $1.654 $1.996
Min. Pixel Fill Rate 105.6 GP/s 107.5 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 93.8 GP/s 94.1 GP/s
$ Per GP/s $6.619 $4.177 $3.885 $4.859 $3.721 $4.240
AVERAGE
$ / (GT/s + GP/s)
$4.413 $2.924 $2.720 $3.401 $2.688 $3.118

Based on the earlier price, the AMD Navi cards had a 20.8% better price-performance value than the NVIDIA RTX SUPER cards.

With the new Radeon RX 5700 price cut, they now have a 23.8% better price-performance value than the NVIDIA RTX SUPER cards. That’s a 14.4% improvement.

Specs-wise, the RX 5700 XT is virtually the same as the RTX 2070 SUPER, but it is now $100 cheaper.

The RX 5700, on the other hand, is about the same as the RTX 2060 SUPER, just $50 cheaper.

 

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Primer

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards is built around the new AMD Navi GPU that uses the new RDNA architecture and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

Its redesigned Compute Units deliver 1.25X higher performance per clock, and up to 1.5X better performance per watt.

Here is a quick comparison between the Radeon RX 5700 XT, and the Radeon RX 5700 models :

Specifications Radeon
RX
5700 XT
50th Anniversary
Radeon
RX
5700 XT
Radeon
RX
5700
Transistor Count 10.3 Billion 10.3 Billion 10.3 Billion
Die Size 251 mm² 251 mm² 1 mm²
Compute Units 40 40 40
Stream Processors 2560 2560 2304
Base Clock 1680 MHz 1605 MHz 1465 MHz
Game Clock Clock 1830 MHz 1755 MHz 1625 MHz
Boost Clock Clock 1980 MHz 1905 MHz 1725 MHz
Peak Performance 10.14 TFLOPS 9.75 TFLOPS 7.95 TFLOPS
Texture Units 160 160 144
Max. Texture Fill Rate 316.8 GP/s 304.8 GP/s 248.4 GP/s
ROPS 64 64 64
Max. Pixel Fill Rate 126.7 GP/s 121.9 GP/s 110.4 GP/s
Memory Interface 256-bits 256-bits 256-bits
Graphics Memory 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s
Board Power 225 W 225 W 185 W

 

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