Sunday, July 7th 2019

AMD Unleashes Ultimate PC Gaming Platform with Worldwide Availability of AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics Cards and AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop

Today, AMD announced the global availability of its new leadership PC gaming platform based on AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors, as well as AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Processors with Radeon Graphics (APUs). Together, these offerings take gaming performance, immersive experiences, and visual fidelity to new heights.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards redefine what is possible in 1440p gaming. Built on the ground-breaking all-new AMD RDNA gaming architecture and 7nm process technology, the new graphics cards deliver superior visual fidelity, lightning-fast performance and advanced features to power the latest AAA and eSports titles. Starting today, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 graphics cards are available on AMD.com and from leading etailers and retailers for $399 and $349 USD SEP, respectively, and the 50th Anniversary Edition Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card is available while supplies last for $449 USD SEP from AMD.com and JD.com.
Our exhaustive coverage of AMD's 7/7 Launch Day includes the following content:
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core processor | AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-core processor | AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card | AMD Radeon RX 5700 graphics card | AMD Zen 2 Memory Performance Scaling | Ryzen 3900X and 3700 on X470 vs X570 platforms | Radeon RX 5700 XT Navi PCI-Express 4.0 Performance Scaling | ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard

With up to 12 cores and 24 threads now available, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors are another powerful demonstration of the technology leadership of AMD, delivering the first high-performance 7nm processors in consumer desktop PCs. Building on the legacy of high-performance "Zen" architectures, the "Zen 2" microarchitecture incorporates enhancements that deliver a significant IPC uplift of an estimated 15 percent generationally for faster gaming and content creation. Beginning today, 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors, including the new Ryzen 3000 Series Processors with Radeon Graphics, are available globally at leading etailers and retailers starting at just $99 USD SEP.
"We are proud to deliver our newest AMD Radeon graphics cards and AMD Ryzen processor products to create the ultimate PC gaming platform with leadership performance at every price point," said Dr. Lisa Su, President and CEO, AMD. "AMD is committed to driving innovation and competition across the computing and graphics markets to give PC enthusiasts, gamers and creators incredible experiences and unmatched value."

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics Cards: Amazing Value and Performance for 1440p Gaming
AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards harness the RDNA gaming architecture, which was built from the ground up for superior performance, scalability and power efficiency, and designed to power the future of PC, console, mobile and cloud-based gaming. The new RDNA architecture supports high-speed GDDR6 memory, provides PCIe 4.0 support, and provides up to 1.25X higher performance-per-clock and up to 1.5X higher performance-per-watt over AMD's previous Graphic Core Next (GCN) architecture, enabling hyper-realistic, ultra-responsive and high-framerate gaming experiences.

The newest Radeon graphics cards offer powerful new features to elevate 1440p gaming, including:
  • Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) - Brings crispness and clarity to in-game visuals that have been softened by other post-process effects in DirectX 9, 12, and Vulkan titles. When paired with Radeon GPU upscaling, RIS enables sharp visuals and fluid frame rates on very high-resolution displays.
  • FidelityFX - Offers an open-source toolkit for game developers with high-quality post-process effects to help make games look beautiful while offering an optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance. Available on GPUOpen, FidelityFX features Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), which draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines.
  • Radeon Anti-Lag - Optimized for eSports, improves competitiveness by decreasing input-to-display response times by up to 31 percent.
3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors: Unparalleled Platform and Leadership Performance
Built on power-efficient 7nm-based processors, the new 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors enable ultimate performance, power efficiency, and core counts across single-thread and multi-thread workloads, offering:
  • Elite gaming performance - With higher clock speeds, more performance per clock, and larger L3 cache than the previous generation, plus new synergies with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors enable more powerful and smoother gaming experiences across 1080p and 1440p resolutions.
  • Winning content creation performance - For content creators, 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors enable a commanding performance advantage[ix] over the competition in rendering, encoding, color grading, and more.
  • Cooler and quieter PC experience - 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors offer supreme performance with highly energy efficient operation, enabling up to 58% better performance-per-watt on Ryzen 9 Processors and up to 30% better performance-per-watt on Ryzen 7 Processors -- all while running in a highly efficient, low-power envelope -- than the competition.
  • Overclocking made simple[xii] - Like all AMD Ryzen Processors, 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors are fully multiplier and voltage unlocked. New Precision Boost Overdrive[xiii] with Automatic Overclocking can deliver even higher performance on 3000 Series Ryzen 5, 7, and 9 processors by communicating with the user's motherboard and increasing the maximum clock frequency by up to 200MHz at the touch of a button. A new and improved AMD Ryzen Master Software utility is also available, including a redesigned user interface and many new features, offering users an easy way to squeeze every drop of performance from their AMD Ryzen Desktop Processor.
Additionally, with the release of the 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processors, AMD designed and unveiled the new X570 chipset for AMD Socket AM4, enabling the world's first platform with PCIe 4.0 support for consumers. Unique support for PCIe 4.0 paves the way for new classes of high-performance graphics cards, networking devices, NVMe drives, and more. With over 100 AM4 motherboards currently in market, our partners are expected to introduce an additional 50+ models with the new AMD X570 chipset to complete the widest selection of launch motherboards in AMD history.

Together, the 3rd Gen Ryzen Desktop Processor family with a X570 motherboard enable more high-speed ports and lanes than any other mainstream socket - a truly enthusiast-worthy solution.

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Processors with Radeon Graphics
AMD also announced availability of the Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop Processors with Radeon Graphics, armed with higher CPU and graphics clock speeds than its prior generation of processors, plus new driver features like Radeon Anti-Lag. Offering best-in-class graphics performance; smooth framerates for 1080p gamers; 4K HDR streaming capabilities; and Radeon FreeSync support, the latest generation of AMD Ryzen Processors with Graphics are ideal for affordable gaming rigs, SFF PCs, HTPCs, and other unique builds.

Play Gears 5 and 100+ Other PC Games with Xbox Game Pass
AMD is also offering the Xbox Game Pass for PC, providing complimentary, three-month access to Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards, AMD Ryzen 3000 Series processors, and other select AMD products from participating retailers. Learn more here.
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18 Comments on AMD Unleashes Ultimate PC Gaming Platform with Worldwide Availability of AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Graphics Cards and AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Desktop

#1
TheLostSwede
Apparently, at least according to AMD's marketing, the only country in Asia-Pacific, is Australia.
Nice one AMD, let's just screw all your other customers over and not give them any freebies...
In all fairness, apart from the US, the rest of the Americas gets no love either.
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Darmok N Jalad
TheLostSwede, post: 4076254, member: 3382"
Apparently, at least according to AMD's marketing, the only country in Asia-Pacific, is Australia.
Nice one AMD, let's just screw all your other customers over and not give them any freebies...
In all fairness, apart from the US, the rest of the Americas gets no love either.
I imagine that regional limitations on promotional items, like game giveaways and bundles, might be at the government policy level. One country may not find that such a giveaway is taxable, while another might expect you to claim the face value of the games as income. Rather than complicate the sale, companies probably just avoid promotional items in such areas altogether. Tax code is complicated. For example, my employer can buy me a $200 pair of work boots without any issue, but if they gave me a $200 gift card to the store where they sell those boots, they'd have to consider that gift card as taxable income.
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#3
TheLostSwede
Darmok N Jalad, post: 4076316, member: 170588"
I imagine that regional limitations on promotional items, like game giveaways and bundles, might be at the government policy level. One country may not find that such a giveaway is taxable, while another might expect you to claim the face value of the games as income. Rather than complicate the sale, companies probably just avoid promotional items in such areas altogether. Tax code is complicated. For example, my employer can buy me a $200 pair of work boots without any issue, but if they gave me a $200 gift card to the store where they sell those boots, they'd have to consider that gift card as taxable income.
No such limitations here, nor in most countries, that I'm aware of.
Even less so when it's about getting some "digital download" type of "bonus".

This is not a matter of an employer employee relationship, this is quite different and "bonus" items are not taxable afaik, as you paid for something in the first place and you just got something more for your money.
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#4
Vayra86
'Ultimate gaming platform' ... as if a new level of performance is available for gaming? Or what is the idea here. I must be missing it.

AMD... don't sully your fantastic Zen launch with these mediocre GPUs. Keep that stuff separate. Nobody needs Ryzen 9 for gaming and nobody needs a Navi GPU anymore if they had paid the least bit of attention the past three years.
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#5
medi01
Vayra86, post: 4076841, member: 152404"
'Ultimate gaming platform' ... as if a new level of performance is available for gaming? Or what is the idea here. I must be missing it.
It literally says: Amazing Value and Performance for 1440p Gaming

5700 is faster than 1080, for $349. (how much did you pay for MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X ?)
5700XT in TPU benchmarks is closer to 1080Ti, than 1080, for $399

That is amazing value for 1440p.
Let me know if you have further questions.

Vayra86, post: 4076841, member: 152404"
AMD... don't sully your fantastic Zen launch with these mediocre GPUs.
If 5700/XT are mediocre, so is Ryzen 3xxx.
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Vayra86
medi01, post: 4076889, member: 158537"
It literally says: Amazing Value and Performance for 1440p Gaming

5700 is faster than 1080, for $349. (how much did you pay for MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X ?)
5700XT in TPU benchmarks is closer to 1080Ti, than 1080, for $399

That is amazing value for 1440p.
Let me know if you have further questions.


If 5700/XT are mediocre, so is Ryzen 3xxx.
Ah thanks, now I understand! :laugh:
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#7
medi01
Vayra86, post: 4076891, member: 152404"
Ah thanks, now I understand! :laugh:
So, how much it was?
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#8
Vayra86
medi01, post: 4076892, member: 158537"
So, how much it was?
420 EUR. In 2017. Back then I also could still grab a good 150 eur for my old 780ti... which would be impossible today.

Timing matters
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medi01
Vayra86, post: 4076893, member: 152404"
420 EUR. In 2017.
Wow. Was it new?
That's amazing price, given that for at least a year, it never went under 529 Euro mark here.

Now a card faster than that is to be had for 369. Isn't it cool?
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#10
Vayra86
medi01, post: 4076896, member: 158537"
Wow. Was it new?
That's amazing price, given that for at least a year, it never went under 529 Euro mark here.

Now a card faster than that is to be had for 369. Isn't it cool?
New and came with free Ghost Recon Wildlands, even :D It was around the release of the 9/11Gbps VRAM versions of Pascal. There was a brief period of mediocre mining and decent GPU supply, and prices went down, I could also buy tax free at the time.

And yeah, isn't it cool.. its not so cool in 2019 and after we've already had Vega on the shelves for that price for quite some time. Nothing is new here, just a very, very late Vega 64 update. I said in another topic... this is as interesting as watching paint dry, and it really is. If you wanted this performance, you should be having it already.

Looking at your specs, I can totally understand its a great offer in your case. If you were indeed waiting it out, its a good deal.
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#11
medi01
Vayra86, post: 4076899, member: 152404"
And yeah, isn't it cool.. its not so cool in 2019 and after we've already had Vega on the shelves for that price for quite some time. Nothing is new here
Both 5700 and 5700XT are faster than Vega64, let alone Vega56. On top of consuming much less power.

They offer perf previously unseen at those proice point (that includes your lucky buy).


Heck, even nearly twice more expensive 2080 is only 9% ahead:

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#12
Vayra86
medi01, post: 4076901, member: 158537"
Both 5700 and 5700XT are faster than Vega64, let alone Vega56. On top of consuming much less power.

They offer perf previously unseen at those proice point (that includes your lucky buy).


Heck, even nearly twice more expensive 2080 is only 9% ahead:


Yeah. Still not all that awesome is it. 2080 is utter shit anyway so that comparison is pointless. I'm sorry, I'm not in cheer mode for this release, its too little too late just like Vega (and Turing / Super).

This whole gen is safe to skip if you have a half decent Pascal 1070ti or better. If you don't, sure, nice step forward. That is all really. Interesting it is surely not in terms of 'progress'. There is no progress. Just some juggling with price points. The gap with Vega at a very similar price point is just too small, it was never really worth the long wait, after all... let's just be honest. In addition, while it has somewhat more perf, not even the 5700XT can really touch the 1080ti, its hit or miss really. And there are some serious misses too - along with a few big hits. And let's not speak of that 92C temp, because that is 290x reference all over again. And wtf is up with that clockspeed graph at load temps? Its a mess.

If you remove the price argument, what's left is AMD still stalling at just under 1080ti performance. Despite a Radeon VII and this Navi 10 already going on overdrive and out of optimal efficiency curve. Despite a node shrink to 7nm and 'arch improvements'.

And on top of all this, it really isn't a good time to be buying your new long-term GPU anyway with Nvidia 7nm in the works.
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#13
medi01
Vayra86, post: 4076915, member: 152404"
If you remove the price argument, what's left is AMD still stalling
Nope.

AMD made a major leap forward, on perf/transistor as well as perf/watt alike, catching up with Turing, while, yeah, having 7nm vs 12nm node advantage, but so was Vega VII which not only failed on those accounts, but also utilized much more expensive RAM

Before 5700/XT AMD was far faaaaar behind. Now it's on par, yes, it's (early!) 7nm vs mature 12nm, but so what, that's the way both companies set priorities for years, AMD preferring to embrace nodes early, nvidia cheaper, more mature transition.

There is no doubt AMD will roll out bigger Navi chips.
5700XT is 40CU and 250mm2, what would be 60CU, 350mm2-ish? That thing could easily take on 2080, sitting somewhere between 2080 (a 700+ euro card, yay, what about 5800XT at $549?) and 2080Ti (won't even check price on this thing)
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#14
Darmok N Jalad
There is certainly some major reworking of Navi compared to Polaris and Vega. The 40 CU 5700XT has just over 10B transistors which is almost double that of the 36CU RX 590, yet 3B less than Vega 64. It’s certainly several steps in the right direction, but I hope it’s not just 7nm saving the day here. A process advantage can be easily swept away by nvidia since they haven’t made that move yet.
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#15
medi01
Darmok N Jalad, post: 4076979, member: 170588"
I hope it’s not just 7nm saving the day here
Vega VII, cough.
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#16
Imsochobo
medi01, post: 4076896, member: 158537"
Wow. Was it new?
That's amazing price, given that for at least a year, it never went under 529 Euro mark here.

Now a card faster than that is to be had for 369. Isn't it cool?
never went under 660 euro here in europe....
Used 1080's are still 400 euro, 1080ti's at 520...
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Vayra86
Imsochobo, post: 4077687, member: 66457"
never went under 660 euro here in europe....
Used 1080's are still 400 euro, 1080ti's at 520...
https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjd3562nKjjAhXI16QKHW67AMUQzPwBegQIARAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcworld.com%2Farticle%2F3175782%2Fnvidia-slashes-geforce-gtx-1080-prices-reveals-new-overclocked-memory-options.html&psig=AOvVaw1uqvFuNyq1gIPMCe0BB8yt&ust=1562774930929190

This was the only right moment to get one...
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#18
RoutedScripter
Except that 8GB GDDR is something I would have bought 5 years ago

Minimum 16GB or nothing.
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