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What just happened? AMD will launch its new Radeon RX 5700 cards at a lower price point than expected when they become available this weekend on July 7. The latest Radeon Navi cards will be priced lower than what they were announced for at E3 and we've got confirmation of a 50th Anniversary overclocked RX 5700XT joining the lineup.
We got our first tease of the Radeon RX 5700 series back in May during Computex. At the time, details were sparse. AMD mainly wanted everyone to know that it had a couple of gamer-centric cards in the pipeline. It wasn’t until E3 that we learned more details about the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700. AMD claimed the GPUs are set to outperform Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2070 and RTX 2060, respectively. We also learned that both cards would be priced lower than Nvidia’s offerings with the RX 5700 costing $379 and the XT version ringing in at $449 at launch on July 7.
To the dismay of many who had recently shelled out for RTX cards, Nvidia introduced the RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super on July 2. The move seemed to be an attempt to sabotage AMD’s pending debut of its new Navi cards by proffering a more competitive line.
According to a VideoCardz report which has now been confirmed by AMD, the upcoming Radeon offerings will receive a discount ahead of release. The RX 5700 XT will go for $399 and the RX 5700 will be priced at $349 — a $50 and $30 discount, respectively.
- 50th Anniversary Edition AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card -- $449
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card -- $399
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics card -- $349
Powered by AMD's new RDNA architecture, the new Radeon family brings support for PCIe 4.0 and 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
Also announced recently, gamers who purchase a qualifying AMD Radeon GPU or Ryzen processor, will receive three months of access to Microsoft's Game Pass for PC.
On the GPU side, the list consists of the Radeon RX 5700 series, Radeon VII, an RX Vega 64 or 56, and all RX 500-series GPUs, including the RX 590, 580, 570, and 560. In terms of qualifying CPUs, we have the Ryzen 7 2700X or 2700, and the Ryzen 5 2600X, 2600E, 2600, 2500X, 2400G, or 2400GE.
Update: Story was updated to reflect AMD's confirmation on new pricing.