Friday, October 2nd 2020

AMD RX 5700 Series Reportedly Enter EOL - No Longer Manufactured

Update, October 7th 2020: AMD has confirmed it has ceased production for the RX 5700, but that RX 5700 XT manufacturing will be ongoing at least until 1Q2021. It's unclear what this means for the company's RDNA2 launch plans; it could be speculated the company will be releasing halo products first, with lower tiers being launched at a later time, in line with NVIDIA's usual launch cadence. This would justify the RX 5700 being kept in fabrication, since with a substantial price cut, it could become a mainstream AMD product).

A report originated from Cowcotland paints AMD as having ceased production on the Navi 10-powered RX 5700 XT and RX 5700. No reference or custom designs are currently being manufactured for either of these GPUs. AMD having ceased production on these cards makes sense, considering the upcoming announcement for the RX 6000 series scheduled for October 28th. This serves as a way for the supply channel to keep draining its supply of RX 5700 cards ahead of the upcoming RDNA 2 solutions. Them being discontinued means that AMD is looking to replace them - at least price-wise - on their product stack.

Interestingly, it appears that the RX 5600 XT is still being manufactured - it's likely AMD reduced manufacturing of Navi 10 so as to feed only this GPU, which should, as such, remain in the market for a little while until AMD launches an RDNA 2 equivalent - if those are the company's plans. TSMC capacity is freed for additional wafers for other AMD product requirements - which, with both Zen 3, next-gen consoles, and RDNA 2 all launching between the same time frame - should tend towards infinity.
Sources: Cowcotland, via Videocardz
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56 Comments on AMD RX 5700 Series Reportedly Enter EOL - No Longer Manufactured

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Im hearing rumours about some of the low-mid range cards being rebadged for the RX-6XXX series. Though this is a fairly common practise at this stage.
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#2
R0H1T
This could be huge given the rumored efficiency leap with RDNA2 & if AMD are confident that they can EOL perhaps their best money making Navi cards, then they must also be super confident of the stock they can put out with the next gen launching this quarter.
Raevenlord
with both Zen 3, next-gen consoles, and RDNA 2 all launching between the same time frame - should tend towards infinity.
True that :laugh:
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#3
Basard
R0H1T
This could be huge given the rumored efficiency leap with RDNA2 & if AMD are confident that they can EOL perhaps their best money making Navi cards, then they must also be super confident of the stock they can put out with the next gen launching this quarter.
Either that or they are just giving up on GPUs all together, lol..... :roll:
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#4
Xex360
HOPEFULLY this will help them to have a real launch for RDNA2.
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#5
Icon Charlie
Sounds to me this is the same thing that Nvidia is doing... Drying up previous stock in order to keep the prices high enough for people to think about buying the newer generation of product. I have been extremely happy with my Visiontek 5700 w/ the reference blower @$280.00.... new.

The 5600XT will be the remainder navi chipsets being cut down in order to remove stock on hand.
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#6
ZoneDymo
Icon Charlie
Sounds to me this is the same thing that Nvidia is doing... Drying up previous stock in order to keep the prices high enough for people to think about buying the newer generation of product. I have been extremely happy with my Visiontek 5700 w/ the reference blower @$280.00.... new.

The 5600XT will be the remainder navi chipsets being cut down in order to remove stock on hand.
See that is a price point I can get behind, not this nonsense 800 - 1200 dollar.
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#7
Mouth of Sauron
FreedomEclipse
Im hearing rumours about some of the low-mid range cards being rebadged for the RX-6XXX series. Though this is a fairly common practise at this stage.
Yeah, I hope so... Since RDNA2 starts with higher tiers, it would be nice that 5700/5600 drop to ~200g, and 5500 to go to hell, where it belongs! :) Or to 100-something...
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#8
kapone32
Mouth of Sauron
Yeah, I hope so... Since RDNA2 starts with higher tiers, it would be nice that 5700/5600 drop to ~200g, and 5500 to go to hell, where it belongs! :) Or to 100-something...
A 5700 for 200 anything would be stellar. Then all they have to do is turn on Crossfire support and the world is back to being good.
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#9
rvalencia
AMD has
RDNA 2 with 20/22(?) CU from Xbox Series S
RDNA 2 with 36/40 CU from PS5
RDNA 2 with 52/56 CU from Xbox Series X
RDNA 2 beyond 56 CU as "Big NAVI".

HW raytracing enabled for the entire RDNA 2 product stack.
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#10
windwhirl
Slightly off topic, but did AMD ever stop producing Polaris-based GPUs? I remember that happened with the Radeon VII, but not Polaris... Granted, Polaris is 14/12 nm, so it doesn't matter for RDNA2 production purposes...
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#11
Mad_foxx1983
windwhirl
Slightly off topic, but did AMD ever stop producing Polaris-based GPUs? I remember that happened with the Radeon VII, but not Polaris... Granted, Polaris is 14/12 nm, so it doesn't matter for RDNA2 production purposes...
nope. Polaris is still being produced. The legend never dies
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#12
Dante Uchiha
FreedomEclipse
Im hearing rumours about some of the low-mid range cards being rebadged for the RX-6XXX series. Though this is a fairly common practise at this stage.
Nope. AMD has at least 3 different RDNA2-based Chips/GPUs to supply all segments.

They are simply reallocating production capacity to meet the demand for a more profitable product: Renoir.
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#13
kikinou
When non french sites will stop to listen the bullshit of Cowcotland ? This is the third time they say bullshit, remember Radeon VII and many more.
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#14
HD64G
All of 7nm chip production for AMD turns to 7nm+ it seems
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#15
lynx29
this should have happened 2 months ago imo and a scaling up big navi production, and then a release of both big navi and zen 3 on same day somewhere around october 15th or so. that would have been killer to buy both in a combo, lot of scalpers might not be willing to spend that much especially for AMD stuff. and i wouldn't have to look at a sold out, out of stock stuff on october 28th... and probably october 8th too... lets face it both will sell out, covid has brought a lot of newcomers to PC gaming. sigh.

if only AMD could look at my history of gpu purchases all the way back to AGP days... they would be like oh yes we will sell to you first. long time gamers will continue to suffer i fully expect everything to be sold out for 6+ months. at least reference editions of the gpu, which is what i want.
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#16
Spencer LeBlanc
The RX 5700 is one of the worst cards I've ever owned. I'm no fanboy of either.
I'm all about price/perf.
On paper the 5700 was a good buy, but all the problems I've had with it prove otherwise.
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#17
gravel
Spencer LeBlanc
The RX 5700 is one of the worst cards I've ever owned. I'm no fanboy of either.
I'm all about price/perf.
On paper the 5700 was a good buy, but all the problems I've had with it prove otherwise.
never a problem with my 5700 xt pulse
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#19
Mistral
If true, that's a very good sign.
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#20
ixi
AMD give me performance around 3090 or even better for 700... then I will be insta sold.
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#21
sepheronx
I am looking forward to the Mid Range battle. I have $800 CAD set aside for the next GPU. Which one will it be? Please AMD, have another RX 5700/XT but with all the nice little features.
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#22
windwhirl
kikinou
When non french sites will stop to listen the bullshit of Cowcotland ? This is the third time they say bullshit, remember Radeon VII and many more.
Well, when they said the VII was EOL, they were right.

Anyway, it seems Videocardz got told that the 5700 XT will not be discontinued until at least Q1 2021. The non XT variant is on special order, though.
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#23
Mysteoa
windwhirl
Slightly off topic, but did AMD ever stop producing Polaris-based GPUs? I remember that happened with the Radeon VII, but not Polaris... Granted, Polaris is 14/12 nm, so it doesn't matter for RDNA2 production purposes...
Polaris is just too good and cheap card. AMD can't make better one while also matching its price.
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#24
hsew
So AMD will discontinue the newer Vega and Navi architectures before Polaris?
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#25
voltage
it's about time, that's a terrible card, it's a damn heater. besides, it never processed all that well for it's price point.
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