AMD Navi

Discussion in 'Technology' started by bfun, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. #1 bfun, Jul 5, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2019
    There are now some reliable rumors that AMD might be dropping the prices of the 5700 series in response to Nvidia's Super cards. From my limited understand the Navi chips are cheaper to make than the Turing Supers so this might be an easy move for AMD. It's also possible AMD faked the rumor to influence the Super reviews. It'd be great to finally have a price war. We'll find out on Sunday.

    RX 5700XT: $449
    RX 5700: $379

    RX 5700XT: $399
    RX 5700: $349,39802.html


    And it's true.

  2. #2 cmdrmonkey, Jul 7, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2019
    AMD has beaten nVidia on performance per dollar this round. The 5700XT is the new performance per dollar king. It's basically a 2070 Super for $400. I doubt most people care enough about ray tracing to spend $100 more. The regular 5700 is competitive with the 2060 Super. I wonder if nVidia will cut their prices.

  3. Some sites show more than -5% but yeah, -5% is really good for -$100. Also keep in mind that AMD said their blower might be thermal throttling the card just a little. I bet an aftermarket cooler will net another 5% and get it even closer to the 2070s. It might also raise the price $30 to $50. That's what happened with the RX580. The reference blower boards were $200 and sold out fast. After that, they were all $240 non-reference boards.

    AMD murdered the 2060 and 2060s on value but I'm not sure Nvidia will drop prices. They still have ray tracing and a loyal customer base.

    I hope we see some custom 5700XT coolers by August. That's when I'll decide if I'm team red or team green.
  4. #4 cmdrmonkey, Jul 8, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019 at 4:08 PM
    Yeah I'm torn myself. I'd like to upgrade soon. AMD is offering up some legit competition here to the point where I don't know what I'll go with. It will be interesting to see what Navi is like with aftermarket cooling. I'm thinking the vanilla 5700 will just straight up be a good deal faster than the 2060 Super, and that 5700XT and 2070S may be even closer in performance.