IN A NUTSHELL:
- AMD has announced the Navi family of graphics cards - the Radeon RX 5000 series;
- The chips will be based on the new RDNA architecture;
- The products are designed to offer significantly improved efficiency and energy savings;
- The first Navi GPU will be the Radeon RX 5700, which is reported to be 10% faster than the GeForce RTX 2070;
- More information about the Radeon RX 5000 GPU will be available at E3 2019.
At the Computex 2019 conference, AMD announced the long-awaited Navi GPU, the Radeon RX 5000 line. The products will be based on the new RDNA (Radeon DNA) architecture, which will replace the seven-year-old GCN (Graphics Core Next) technology.
The RDNA is designed to increase the IPC (instructions per cycle) ratio, which will result in better energy efficiency. The architecture also introduces a new cache management method that allows the hardware to boast improved bandwidth and low latency. AMD boasts a 25% increase in performance-per-clock and up to 50% increase in performance-per-watt efficiency. The chips will also support the PCIe 4.0 standard.
The first card of the new line - Radeon RX 5700 - will debut in July (the specific release date is not known yet). The chip has GDDR6 memory and is said to be 10% faster than the competing GeForce RTX 2070 in the Strange Brigade demo. This is not a bad result, but it is worth noting that the aforementioned title favours AMD designs. Based on this type of boasting, it is impossible to deduce what the real performance of Navi cards will be.
More information about Radeon RX 5000 cards will be available soon - during AMD Next Horizon Gaming conference at this year's E3. The event will start on the night of June 10-11
- AMD - official website
- Nvidia - official website