AMD responds to Nvidia with lower prices for its new Radeon GPUs
Last month at E3, AMD announced new Radeon GPUs which threatened to put a dent in some on Nvidia’s RTX offerings thanks to their comparatively lower prices. In response to the impending release of AMD’s cards, Nvidia decided to fight back with the new RTX Super cards earlier this week, which offer more performance for the same price, save for the RTX 2060 Super.
Now, in a nearly perfect demonstration of why competition is good, AMD has responded to the green team’s new offerings by lowering the price of the new Radeon RX 5700 series of GPUs before they’re even officially released. In a tweet posted earlier today, the red team announced that the Radeon RX 5700, 5700 XT, and 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition will all start at lower price points than originally expected.
As such, the Radeon RX 5700 will now start at $349, $30 below the original price. The RX 5700 XT will now cost $399 instead of $449, and the RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition will cost $449 instead of $499. That means that each of the cards now matches the prices of Nvidia’s RTX 2060, 2060 Super, and 2070 Super, respectively. Here’s a rundown of the specs in AMD’s cards:
|Model||Compute Units||Stream Processors||TFLOPS||GDDR6 (GB)||Base Clock (MHz)||Game Clock (MHz)||Boost Clock (MHz)||Revised Price|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition||40||2,560||Up to 10.14||8||1,680||1,830||Up to 1,980||$449|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT||40||2,560||Up to 9.75||8||1,605||1,755||Up to 1,905||$399|
|Radeon RX 5700||36||2,304||Up to 7.95||8||1,465||1,625||Up to 1,725||$349|
AMD has been gaining some popularity in both the CPU and GPU markets, thanks in no small part to the fact that its offerings usually undercut the price of Nvidia and Intel’s competing products. Nvidia’s response may have come as something of a surprise, but AMD isn’t giving up, and ultimately, that’s better for gamers, who now have more choices at more compelling price points.