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AMD: 'We are continuing to produce RX 5700 series graphics cards.'

Radeon RX 5700
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Rumors of the Radeon RX 5700’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Earlier today, French tech site Cowcotland reported that AMD would be discontinuing its RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Graphics cards to instead focus on new Big Navi cards that it would present to the public on October 28th. The story got picked up by both TechPowerUp and TechRadar, so we decided to reach out to AMD for confirmation. The response? The rumor is bogus:

“We are continuing to produce the Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards, which deliver exceptional 1440p gaming experiences,” AMD told Tom’s Hardware in an email. “We will continue to respond to market demand.”

While it’s true that AMD has confirmed that it will be telling us more about the RX 6000 line of graphics cards, which use Big Navi architecture, on October 28th, there’s no other sources about the RX 5700 or RX 5700 XT going away any time soon. 

Which makes sense- with new graphics cards selling out seconds after launch, there’s still plenty of space in the market for older options. And since the RX 5700 cards are about 10% faster than their RTX 2060 line counterparts while coming in cheaper than an RTX 3070 will, there’s still room for them among AMD fans who don’t plan to upgrade to 4K and who don't want to wait for new cards to be readily available.

  • spentshells
    When in the history of AMD since the purchase of the ATI has "this" ever happened?

    Never as far as I can remember.
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    Guess this means "Navi Refresh" isn't so much a refresh, as just the same old thing...
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  • Shadowclash10
    Umm... I think you meant that the RX 5700XT is 10% faster than the 2060 Super, not the vanilla 5700.
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  • Jim90
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Guess this means "Navi Refresh" isn't so much a refresh, as just the same old thing...
    "Navi Refresh" - go on then, do explain what you mean - give us a laugh.
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  • InvalidError
    The RX5700 will get phased out when Navi 23 launches - no point in manufacturing a 251sqmm die when an equivalent if not better 240sqmm one is available.
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  • Avro Arrow
    spentshells said:
    When in the history of AMD since the purchase of the ATI has "this" ever happened?

    Never as far as I can remember.
    I'm not entirely sure but did they stop production of Polaris when Vega was released? Radeon graphics were so boring at the time that I wasn't even paying attention to it. I went from Fiji Pro straight to Navi 10 XT.
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Guess this means "Navi Refresh" isn't so much a refresh, as just the same old thing...
    I don't know why you're assuming that. The Navi 10 refresh is going to be the "same old" Navi 10 built on TSMC's refreshed 7nm production node. That will bring better clocks and efficiency. It also means that the current Navi 10 cards will get a pretty nice price drop. When were you planning on buying it?
    Shadowclash10 said:
    Umm... I think you meant that the RX 5700XT is 10% faster than the 2060 Super, not the vanilla 5700.
    Yeah, I think that the RX 5700 is 10% faster than the RTX 2060, which itself is about on par with the RX 5600 XT.
    Jim90 said:
    "Navi Refresh" - go on then, do explain what you mean - give us a laugh.
    I think that he's referring to Lisa Su's statement that Navi 10 would be getting a refresh in 2020 as well as RDNA 2 being released. I think that it's Navi 10 on TSMC's refreshed 7nm manufacturing node. I have to assume that if he's concerned about it, it's because he's looking to get one.
    InvalidError said:
    The RX5700 will get phased out when Navi 23 launches - no point in manufacturing a 251sqmm die when an equivalent if not better 240sqmm one is available.
    I think that you're right and that's exactly what's happening. That would explain the production being stopped in 2021.
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  • Chung Leong
    Sounds like AMD won't be launching Big Navi this year.
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  • InvalidError
    Chung Leong said:
    Sounds like AMD won't be launching Big Navi this year.
    It will, albeit in limited quantities depending on how much wafer capacity it can spare for those after the Microsoft, Sony, Zen 3 EPYC, etc. commitments.
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  • InvalidError
    Chung Leong said:
    Sounds like AMD won't be launching Big Navi this year.
    It will, albeit in limited quantities depending on how much wafer capacity it can spare for those after the Microsoft, Sony, Zen 3 EPYC, etc. commitments.
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