Items tagged with radeon rx 5700

In recent months, most of the attention in the [production] AMD graphics card segment has been on the newly introduced Radeon RX 5600 XT. The card was launched as a competitor for the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and came with a $279 price tag. Not to be forgotten, however, is the more performant Radeon RX 5700 that normally hovers in the $350 price range. Retailer Newegg, however, is cranking out a rather large discount on the MSI Radeon RX 5700 Evoke OC graphics card for those that are looking for a graphics upgrade. Newegg has the gaming card priced at $339.99, but it is offering a $30 discount with the promo code VGAPCRW456. That takes the price down to $309.99. On top of that, the MSI is... Read more...
ASUS has been catching heat over uncomfortably high temperatures observed by some users regarding its Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards. Potentially compounding the issue, AMD is investigating reports of black screen issues affecting its higher end Navi parts. Could the two issues be related? That's not yet clear, but as far as ASUS is concerned, the issue over temps is AMD's fault. The message is clear if reading between the lines of an ASUS ROG blog post on the topic. ASUS does not come right out and say, "Blame AMD" in those exact words, but does insinuate that AMD's guidelines for what level of pressure is needed when applying a heatsink assembly to a Radeon RX 5700 series... Read more...
If you've had your eye on an AMD Navi-based card, but haven't quite had the motivation to pull the trigger, then we have a very compelling deal for you that's going on over at Newegg. The retailer currently is selling the XFX Radeon RX 5700 for $289.99. For those not in the know, the XFX Radeon RX 5700 pretty much sticks to AMD's reference design, so there are absolutely no surprises here. That means that you'll find 36 compute units, 2304 stream processors, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory onboard. Base, Game, And Boost clocks are listed at 1465MHz, 1625MHz, and 1725MHz respectively for both the reference card and the XFX Radeon RX 5700, while AMD pegs the card at delivering 7.95 TFLOPS FP32 compute... Read more...
Despite any rumors you may have read to the contrary, AMD is not discontinuing reference variants of its Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards a mere month after introducing them to retail. In an effort to put the matter to rest, Scott Herkelman, AMD's corporate vice president and general manager of the Radeon division, hopped on Twitter and set the record straight. "We will continue to offer the Radeon 5700 series reference design on AMD.com and select OEM, retail, and etailers. However, we are fully transitioning our AIB [add-in-board] partners over to their own custom designs," Herkelman wrote. Herkelman's comment is reference to a report from a few days ago over at Cowcotland, in which the... Read more...
AMD’s first-party family of Radeon RX 5700 7nm Navi graphics cards first landed in early July, and shortly after that launch, the company confirmed that custom cards would be available from its board partners in August. Since that time, we’ve seen some official and leaked Radeon RX 5700 cards from the likes of ASRock, MSI, and XFX. Today, it’s ASUS’ turn, as images of the ROG Radeon RX 5700/5700 XT Strix OC and the Radeon RX 5700/5700 XT TUF Gaming X3 have appeared on the internet.  The ROG Strix OC cards have a triple-fan design, feature extra precautions to prevent dust from mucking with the fans, and a 0dB operating mode to help cut down on annoying... Read more...
The initial batch of Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards have all been built around AMD's reference blueprint, including both the stock clockspeeds and cooling solution. Not to worry though, custom cards are coming. As for what they will look like, a leaked pictured shows a potential design that XFX might use on a custom Navi card. XFX's design has been compared to a "burnt taco," though if going that route, a Choco Taco would be a more flattering description. If you look at it just right, you can see a face, or at least I'm seeing one—the fans are giant eyeballs, the groove at the top is a parted hairline, and the outline at the bottom forms a mouth and chin. It's like... Read more...
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...
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...
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