What wasn't made clear during AMD's presentation in Los Angeles is when we'll see the first custom Radeon RX 5700 cards from third-party partners. The usual suspects were nowhere to be found in AMD's presentation, but we're now hearing what the likely timetable is for these custom boards.
Fudzilla's little birdies have been whispering in its ear, and it's alleged that the first custom cards will arrive no earlier than mid-August. This when these cards will actually start hitting store shelves according to the publication. The actual announcements from AMD's board partners are expected to kick off a month earlier in mid-July.
While the Radeon RX 5700 uses a single-blower cooler design that we've seen on previous Radeon products, the Radeon RX 5700 XT uses a new blower design with an aluminum shroud and backplate along with vapor chamber cooling. It will be interesting to see how AMD's partners improve upon this design for their own offerings, and we're likely to see both dual- and triple-fan coolers to tame these 7nm chips.
The Radeon RX 5700 features 2304 stream processors, a 1465MHz base clock, a 1725MHz boost clock and 8GB GDDR6. It has 7.9 TFLOPS of FP32 compute performance and is positioned against the GeForce RTX 2600. The more powerful RX 5700 XT has 2560 stream processors along with loftier base/boost clocks. It offers 9.75 TFLOPS of FP32 compute and will face off against the GeForce RTX 2070.
There's also a Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition with even higher clocks (1680MHz base/1980MHz boost) and 10.14 TFLOPS FP32 compute. Pricing for the Radeon RX 5700, Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition is confirmed at $379, $449, and $499 respectively.