AMD Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT: features and price of $ 379
Although AMD takes the lead in Intel sales, the company has not yet managed to catch up on NVIDIA. RTX is a pledge of technology, and launching top-of-the-line models that can compete with them is more complicated than it seemed. For the moment, the date of sale of the RX 5700 It was also announced at Computex for July this year, and we already know the price, features and performance of both models.
Navi offers 25% more performance per frequency, 50% higher efficiency per watt, thanks to its 7nm base and new architecture with RDNA. However, while technical data was shown, many were missing. Now, we all know them.
The AMD RX 5700 XT has 40 computing units, 64 ROPs and 2,560 stream processors. The base frequency is 1.605 MHz, 1.755 MHz clock and 1.905 MHz in Boost mode, an interesting novelty being the fact that there is a new frequency to play, but it is not the maximum. The card will have 8GB VRAM GDDR6, with a maximum performance of 9.75 TFLOPs. The TDP is 225 W. Your price will be $ 449, much cheaper than the RTX 2070.
With it will come a cut model, the AMD RX 5700, with 36 calculation units, 64 ROP and 2 304 flow processors. The frequency is also a bit lower, with 1465 MHz base frequency, 1625 MHz gaming clock and 1725 MHz boost clock. He has 8 GB of VRAM, and 7.95 TFLOPs performance. The TDP is 180 W. Your price will be $ 379, a figure similar to RTX 2060.
Both cards have HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC and support PCIe 4.0. Coding with HEVC is enhanced, supporting 8K and HDR, with speeds up to 40% higher. The sale will be July 7 and when you buy a RX 5700 card, you get 3 free months of Xbox Game Pass for PC (the pack will also come with a Ryzen processor).
AMD also announced FidelityFX, a suite of open source tools for developers, to include new technologies that improve the level of detail of games. This tool is a response to NVIDIA DLSS, with the advantage of being open and not scrambling images. Radeon Image Sharpening will do the same and will be available for new cards on launch day.
To avoid any delay, AMD also announced the Radeon Anti-Lag solution: a feature that reduces the lag between the images produced by the graphics card and what it takes to reach the monitor, including the delay of the input mouse or keyboard. With this, with a RTX 2070 at 60 FPS, the latency is 59 ms, while in the RX 5700, it is 55.7 ms without Anti-Lag and 45 ms with the function enabled; almost a framework of advantage. On average, it's 31% faster.
Finally, AMD also announced a 50th anniversary edition of the 5700 XT in honor of the 50th anniversary of the company. The specifications of the card are the same as those of the basic version, but with a higher boost clock. It will only be available on the company's website.
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: your new beast 16 hearts to play
At Computex 2019, AMD announced the first Ryzen 3000 to Zen architecture 2 out of 7 nm, with the Ryzen 9 3900X in the lead with 12 cores and 24 wires. However, we all knew that the company could equip 16 hearts, because the chiplet presented at the beginning of the year included 8 hearts, one and the space needed to add 8 other hearts.
That said, AMD booked its best processor for the end of its conference at E3, where it revealed the Ryzen 9 3950X. This chip is a real beast, equipping 16 cores and 32 wires, with a Basic frequency of 3.5 GHz and 4.7 GHz boost. The TDP remains at "only" 105 W, the same consumption as the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 9 3900X, although they have fewer cores and frequency. The key is in the base frequency, which must go down to 3.5 GHz to compensate. The total sum of the cache is 72 MB.
The processor will be available later than the rest. While the first will go on sale July 7, this chip will go to September, with a price of 749 dollars (ay). The company has broke the Cinebench record with this chip for the 16 cores.
New APU: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD did not show these new APUs, but they let filter hours before the conference: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 2400G. Both are based on the ancient Zen architecture of 12 nm because they are intended for an entry-level market with integrated GPU. Both have a consumption of 65 W.
The Ryzen 5 3400G at 4 cores and 8 wires, with a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and a 4.2 GHz boost, its selling price is 149 dollars. It incorporates an integrated RX Vega 11 graphics processor and the AMD Wraith Spire heat sink for dissipation up to 95 W. It also has the IHS soldier.
The Ryzen 3 3200G at 4 cores and 4 wires, not counting on SMT. The base frequency is 3.6 GHz and the Boost 4.0 GHz. The price is $ 99. It features a built-in RX Vega 8 graphics processor and the package includes AMD Wraith Stealh as a heat sink.