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During the most recent episode of its Insider livestream, MSI shared some details about its upcoming Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, including its custom models. One of those product families, the Mech Oc series, will feature dual-axial fans and factory overclocks when they become available several weeks from now. Here in the early going, every single Navi card that is available at retail uses AMD's stock cooling shroud, which is a blower-style cooler. They also stick to reference clockspeeds. However, custom cards are definitely coming—AMD confirmed they will start arriving around the middle of August, and ASUS has said it will have custom models available in September.... Read more...
AMD promised us that it wouldn't be long before we saw the first round of custom Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards from its OEM partners, and true to its word, the first trickle of cards is starting to see the light of day. The first of these new arrivals comes from ASRock, which has announced the Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC Series. Right now, there are two cards that are available in the series: Radeon RX 5700 8G OC Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G OC Both cards are obviously built around AMD's 7nm Navi RDNA graphics architecture, but they ditch the reference blower cooling setup in favor of a twin-fan arrangement and a metal backplate. There are four heat pipes to help wick heat away from... Read more...
It will be exciting to see what kind of custom designs and factory overclocks AMD's hardware partners come up with, as it pertains to Navi. Those will start trickling into retail around the middle of August. In the meantime, a video has surfaced of a reference Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card being modded and overclocked to 2.2GHz. At stock speeds, the Radeon RX 5700 XT has a 1,605MHz base clock and 1,905MHz boost clock, to go along with a new metric AMD has started using, which is a 1,755MHz game clock. As we explained in our review of Navi, AMD's claim is that the actual GPU clock will likely fall somewhere between the game clock and max boost clock during real-world gaming sessions. In our... Read more...
AMD's newly launched Radeon RX 5700 Series of graphics cards are squarely aimed at the mid-range segment of the gaming market, and they offer solid performance and attractive price points. However, it appears that AMD will soon have a range of cards that will slot further down on the totem pole to satisfy the entry-level market. Verification of these lesser 7nm graphics cards from noted leaker Komachi, which was first noticed by WCCFTech. The Radeon graphics cards were found in CompuBench, and have the ID String "AMD 7340:C1". What's interesting is that the cards present themselves as Navi 14 with a total of 24 RDNA compute units. With a total of 64 stream processors per compute... Read more...
Could it be the end of the line for AMD's Radeon VII flagship consumer graphics card? That might indeed be the case according to a new report making the rounds late this week.  According to the report, the Radeon VII has been has reached end-of-life status and supplies of the card are drying up fast. French site CowcotLand states the cards have been disappearing off store shelves and when cards are found in stock, they are slapped with a significant price premium compared to MSRP. We decided to do some checking ourselves, and visiting Newegg showed that four out of the five Radeon VII cards that the retailer sells are out of stock. Only the ASRock Phantom... Read more...
Hot on the heels of the release of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series processors and Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series, we’ve connected with the VP and General Manager of the Radeon Business Unit, Scott Herkelman, to discuss the launch, get a few technical questions answered, and get to the bottom of the “jebaiting” story. Show Notes: 02:15 – Scott’s Role As VP and General Manager of the Radeon BU 05:54 – What Did The Hardware Review Community Miss With The Radeon RX 5700 Launch? 10:45 – Radeon Image Sharpening versus NVIDIA DLSS 13:11 – What Happens During The Bring-Up Of A New GPU? 16:15 – Scott’s Thoughts On The Push For Real-Time Ray Tracing... Read more...
It's been a pretty big week for AMD with the launch of both its Ryzen 3000 family of Zen 2 processors and Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards based on its next generation Navi GPU architecture. To help us sort out this abundance of riches when it comes to AMD's fresh new hardware, we'll have Scott Herkelman as our special guest on Hot Hardware’s 2.5 Geeks podcast this Thursday (7/11/2019) at 4PM ET. For those not in the know, Herkelman serves as AMD's Corporate Vice President and General Manager for the Radeon Business Unit. So, if you want to know anything about the Radeon RX 5700 family, Herkelman is the man to talk to.  During this live broadcast, we'll be... Read more...
Following the retail launch of AMD's Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 cards over the weekend, there are a spattering of models available to purchase, but none so far that use custom cooling designs. That is going to change. The question is when, and the answer, according to AMD, is around the middle of August. AMD posted an update on Reddit regarding when users will see new Navi cards from its hardware partners that sport custom cooling shrouds (like the ones MSI is planning to release), as opposed to ones that stick with the reference blower-style cooler. The latter tends to be favored by enthusiasts because of the potential for better cooling performance. Custom cooling solutions also run... Read more...
As you already know, yesterday was a big day for AMD. Not only did the company officially launch its Ryzen 3000 family of desktop processors (which performed admirably in our tests), but also its all-new 7nm Radeon RX 5700 family of graphics cards.  One of the features that we didn't get a chance to really do a deep dive into in our review, was Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) and the performance impact that it may or may not have on games. In short, RIS is a contrast-adaptive algorithm that sharpens a game scene. RIS draws out details in low contrast areas of a scene, without negatively impacting high contrast areas. It is basically a post-processing compute shader that... Read more...
The initial flurry of Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards that are available at retail sites like Amazon and Newegg are all based on AMD's reference design, with the stock blower-style cooling shroud. Navi cards with custom cooling solutions are coming, though, as leaked slides by MSI confirm. In case you are wondering, AMD stuck with the blower-style cooling solution for Navi because it expels hot air directly out of the case. The coolers are similar on the Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700, though not exactly the same—the former has a indent in the shape of a "7" (because of Navi's 7nm manufacturing process) that supposedly optimizes airflow, and a vent on the rear... Read more...
AMD has been talking about its next-generation Navi GPU architecture for ages. It was over 3 years ago that we first mentioned Navi here on the HotHardware, and since then there has been a slow, steady stream of information disseminated to the public, leading up the last month’s big architecture disclosure at E3 and the official unveiling of the initial Radeon RX 5700 series line-up, which we will be showing you here. If you missed our coverage of AMD's  Navi GPU architecture and its newly-designed RDNA-infused microarchitecture and instruction set, you can find it right here. We strongly suggest checking that article out, because we cover a number of deep technical details, including... Read more...
Updated 7/5/2019 @ 11:14pm AMD has officially confirmed the updated pricing posted in our original article below. AMD was sittin' pretty with its Radeon RX 5700 series of graphics cards which were first announced back in early June. At the time, they were billed as value-priced alternatives to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2070 with starting prices of $379. However, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and GeForce RTX 2070 Super launches have completely upset AMD's big Navi debut. The Super cards are offering anywhere from a 10 percent to 20 percent performance boost over their predecessors at competitive price points (read the HotHardware review here). In other words,... Read more...
Sony took the unprecedented step of spilling the beans on quite a bit about of information regarding its upcoming PlayStation 5 console more than a year ahead of its official release. In an April interview, Sony revealed that the PS5 will be powered by a 7nm AMD Ryzen 3000 processor along with a 7nm Radeon Navi GPU. We were also made privy to the fact that an ultra-fast SSD will be used for game storage. Now, a fresh leak claims to have more specific information on the hardware that will be going inside the PS5. We'll have to take all of this information with a healthy dose of salt, but it's not too far outside the realm of possibility. For starters, it's claimed that there will... Read more...
If you're looking to purchase a new Ryzen processor or a Radeon graphics cards, we've got some good news for you today. AMD has partnered up with Microsoft to gift customers 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of qualified hardware. Xbox Game Pass has been available for quite some time for the Xbox One, but only recently at E3 did Microsoft announce that the service would be available for Windows 10 PCs. Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 100 games that you can play on your PC, including popular titles like Gears 5. Currently, the following AMD Ryzen processor are eligible for the promotion: Ryzen 7 2700X Ryzen 7 2700 Ryzen 5 2600X Ryzen 5 2600 Ryzen 5 2600E Ryzen... Read more...
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