Gamers rejoice! The latest AMD graphics cards are now officially on store shelves for purchase globally. AMD had launched these cards on the 7th of July. AMD’s Navi-based Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT reference models are being sold by AMD’s AIB partners including Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, XFX, and Sapphire. While these companies are yet to release their custom Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT models, they are selling AMD’s blower-style versions under their brand name.
AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT Graphics Cards Prices USA
AMD’s Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT are now available with leading e-commerce retailers in the USA. You can purchase the AMD Radeon RX5700 graphics card for a price as low as $329. The Radeon RX5700XT graphics card is priced around $399. Both these reference models are marketed by MSI, Sapphire, Asus, Asrock, and Gigabyte. There is no difference between the different variants of the AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT reference models being sold by different companies, and you can pick the one that is the cheapest.
AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT Graphics Cards Prices UK
In the UK, AMD’s Radeon RX5700 from Sapphire costs £329.98. Its elder sibling, the Radeon RX 5700XT, comes with a price tag of £379.99 as of launch. Other brands, including MSI, Gigabyte, XFX, Sapphire, and PowerColor, are also selling the reference models for the RX5700 and the 5700XT in the UK.
AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT Graphics Cards Prices Canada
Gamers in Canda can purchase the Radeon RX5700 GPU for a price of around CDN$485. The more powerful AMD Radeon RX 5700XT will cost you CDN$540 at a minimum. As usual, Sapphire, Gigabyte, XFX, and PowerColor are a few brands selling the reference variants of these cards from AMD.
AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT Graphics Cards Prices India
AMD’s Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT are now being sold online in India. AMD Radeon RX5700 graphics card is being sold for ₹31,000 while the Radeon RX5700XT graphics card is priced around ₹35,000. Both these reference models are from Sapphire, and the prices are listed on the websites of online sellers, including PrimeABGB, MD Computers, and Vedant Computer.
AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT Specifications
AMD’s Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT graphics cards are based on the company’s new RDNA architecture. Both these cards use the Navi 10 chip; the RX5700XT has a full-fledged one while the RX5700 has a cut-down version of the same chip. Navi 10 is fabricated on the 7nm process making it the second GPU after the Radeon VII on the 7nm process. The complete specifications for Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT are listed in the table below.
|Specifications||AMD Radeon RX5700||AMD Radeon RX5700XT|
|VRam||8GB DDR6||8GB DDR6|
|Memory Bus Width||256-bit||256-bit|
AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT Performance
The performance benchmarks for the AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT graphics card are out. The AMD Radeon RX5700 performs better than the similarly priced Nvidia RTX 2060 graphics card in most titles. Its elder sibling, the Radeon RX5700XT performs equal to the newly launched RTX 2060 Super but is available at a lower cost. Both these cards are ideal for high refresh rate 1080p gaming (144Hz) as well as 1440p gaming.
AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT Reference Models
AMD’s Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT reference models are distinguishable from the AIB cards by their blower-style cooler. Engineers at AMD themselves designed these coolers. They have a single fan that exhausts the hot air outside the case. Reference coolers have an inferior cooling capacity as compared to dual and triple-fan coolers on the graphics cards from AIB’s. AIB cards keep the GPU cooler and allow it to achieve higher clock-speeds while minimizing throttling.
However, reference cards are preferred by the users for a few scenarios, especially in small computer cabinets, such as those with ITX or mini-ITX form-factor, as they don’t exhaust the heat into the case. Reference cards are also opted by people who want to water-cool their cards using custom loops.
Should You Buy AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT Reference Models?
The AIB models for AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT graphics cards are expected to launch within a month. PCPepper recommends customers to wait for the AIB models as they will stay cooler and might even clock higher, depending on the model. Computer owners who want a graphics card for a small form-factor cabinet, gamers who want to water-cool their cards using custom loops or those that need a graphics card right away can consider the reference models of AMD Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT graphics cards.