We’re now getting some potential further confirmation of more powerful variants of Navi that could be released in the months to come. Sapphire has registered a whole slew of product names with the EEC for upcoming graphics cards including the Radeon RX 5500 at the low end and a Radeon RX 5950 XT at the high-end. The already announced Radeon RX 5700 series sits squarely in the middle.
Although it’s pure speculation at this point, it’s possible that the hypothetical Radeon RX 5800 and Radeon RX 5900 series graphics cards are based on 7nm Navi 20 architecture. Previous rumors suggested that we might not see these Navi 20 parts arrive until sometime in early half of 2020.
We should keep in mind that the most powerful version of Navi 10 – the Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition – is roughly comparable to or slightly ahead of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 in gaming benchmarks (according to AMD), and is priced at $499. However, we’ll have to take these figures with a grain of salt until we actually get these new Radeon cards in our test lab.
The Radeon RX 5800/5800 XT and Radeon RX 5900/5900XT could potentially be poised to challenge the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti respectively. But even then, we have to keep in mind that NVIDIA is rumored to be readying a GeForce RTX “SUPER” refresh that could shake up the performance dynamics of the gaming card market and adjust price points.
With that being said, we’ll have to take the above product names with a grain of salt at this time, as it’s very likely that a number of the entries are simply placeholders at this moment according to VideoCardz.