AMD announces Radeon RX 5700 series, NAVI & RDNA architecture

Published: 27th May 2019, 03:55 GMT   Comments

AMD has just announced that their upcoming Radeon series will, in fact, be called RX 5700.

RDNA architecture

The new series will be based on NAVI. Which is the beginning for RDNA macroarchitecture. Instead of sticking to RX 600 naming, AMD chose to add a zero instead. The Radeon RX 5000 series is basically to commemorate 50 years of AMD.

The RDNA is AMD’s first PCIe 4.0 and 7nm architecture with new Compute Unit design, multi-level cache hierarchy and streamline graphics pipeline. RNDA succeeds GCN (Graphics Core Next) macroarchitecture.

AMD Radeon RX 5700: 10% faster than GeForce RTX 2070

The new series has been demoed at the pre-Computex event. In Strange Brigade game, the RX 5000 series GPU has been 10% faster than NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2070. AMD also confirmed that new series utilize GDDR6 memory technology.

AMD claims that NAVI will provide 1.25x performance per clock improvement and 1.5 performance per watt increased compared to existing architectures.

We are to hear more about NAVI and Radeon RX 5000 series at ‘The Next Horizon’ event in two weeks during E3. AMD promised that Radeon RX 5000 series will be available in July.

Sources: TweakTown, WCCFTech

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