AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT picture and specs leaked

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  1. gigatexal

    gigatexal [H]ardness Supreme

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    Official specs and prices dropped. Still intrigued at 499 msrp if it benches
     
  2. zehoo

    zehoo Limp Gawd

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    Looks like I'll be waiting for 7nm nvidia parts after all. (on the assumption big navi is just as average)
     
  3. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Discussed in a thread the other day- basically, it's been found that after AMD has released a new architecture in the past, they've taken some time to get the drivers up to speed. This is corroborated by AMD's new architectures usually coming with a margin of underperformance relative to their specs, to the infuriation of The Faithful all around.

    Several generations later, with significant driver overhauls, the older parts start to show improvement. Granted they've long since been obsoleted but it's a talking point.

    Unfortunately, given how good AMD's drivers have been lately versus the majority of the time that AMD has owned ATi, and that RDNA doesn't look like a large departure from GCN versus GCN to its predecessor, 'fine wine' is unlikely to apply. It may- but that only means that AMD's release drivers have regressed in quality. Further, you're looking at a solidly middle-of-the-pack part here, unlike say the R9 290, so if the drivers do improve substantially, these 5700 (XT) cards will be solidly slotting into the old / loud / hot / power-hungry entry-level market against newer, more efficient parts from AMD themselves as well as Nvidia and likely Intel.
     
  4. TheRookie

    TheRookie Limp Gawd

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    Hmm...



    RDNA appears to be a large departure from GCN

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/14528/amd-announces-radeon-rx-5700-xt-rx-5700-series/2

    https://www.techpowerup.com/256459/...nfirmed-to-feature-64-rops-architecture-brief
     
  5. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Internally, yes, externally the driver interface is still 'GCN'.
     
  6. gigatexal

    gigatexal [H]ardness Supreme

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    What does that even mean?
     
  7. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I do recommend reading up on what AMD had to say about it when they were asked whether Navi is GCN. I'm paraphrasing, but basically they said that while they changed the guts, the external interface of the parts to drivers / software was GCN. I don't really know what that means either, but it seems to imply that their drivers won't change drastically.
     
  8. Caffeinated

    Caffeinated [H]ard|Gawd

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    No they don't, which is why they are a flop. Vega is a flop, we know this, but RTX has been a failure. The question is why are you still selling them?
     
  9. Caffeinated

    Caffeinated [H]ard|Gawd

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    LIke NVidia's prices have been stellar.
     
  10. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    :ROFLMAO:
    New tech costs.
     
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