Today at Computex 2019 keynote, AMD unveiled the Radeon RX 5700, which is its first ‘NAVI’ GPU with the all new RDNA architecture. AMD pretty much skipped the RX 600 naming nomenclature and we straight for RX 5000 series, which is based on AMD’s 50th anniversary in the industry.
What’s new with RDNA
The RX 5700 is the first NAVI graphics card to make its debut at Computex 2019 keynote, which is based on the all-new 7nm RDNA architecture and also the world’s first PCIe 4.0 enabled gaming GPU. As we have yet to see any PCIe 4.0 related update from Intel, AMD will be taking the lead in bringing PCIe 4.0 to the market along with its 3rd Generation Ryzen desktop processors and X570 chipset motherboards.
AMD is moving away from the GCN architecture and now focusing on the new RDNA architecture which overcomes many of the existing limitations of the GCN architecture. With the new compute unit design, RDNA can deliver up to 1.25 times the IPC and 1.5 times the performance per watt over.
This could mean that the future AMD Radeon GPU will be able to achieve a much higher clock speed with the same amount of power that we’re currently seeing on the existing GCN based Radeon GPU.
Available from July 2019 onward
AMD is expected to release the Radeon RX 5700 on July 2019 and further information on the specifications and pricing will be announced during their next presentation at E3 2019 on June 10th, 2019. It took AMD quite a while – years in fact, but we can finally see some pretty interesting showdown between both AMD and NVIDIA in the near future. Hopefully.