AMD prepares a high-end GPU equivalent to Nvidia RTX at a more affordable price.
Last month AMD introduced Navi GPUs based on their first RDNA architecture, the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT. Although using the latest technology, the GPU was included in the mid-end class GPU category. So it cannot be compared to the RTX series which is classified as a high-end GPU from Nvidia. But, recently AMD said they had prepared a new GPU Navi to rival Nvidia.
Quoting Wccftech.com, AMD’s CEO Lisa Su confirmed to investors that they are indeed working on the more sophisticated Radeon RX Navi graphics card. AMD has planned, the GPU will be introduced in mid-2020. This means, the GPU will use their second-generation RDNA architecture, which is built on 7nm + fabrication.
Navi 21 and Navi 23 will also be based on a new RDNA architecture that will focus on improving GPU design when compared to the Radeon RX 5700 series cards. Interestingly, the Radeon RX Navi 23 is said to be a GPU that can rival the capabilities of the Nvidia RTX GPU.
Currently, the Nvidia RTX GPU line supports Ray Tracing technology, which is not owned by AMD’s GPU. So the AMD is trying hard to work on GPUs with the latest generation RDNA architecture to be able to support Real-Time Ray Tracing technology in the game. With the presence of this technology, it will make AMD’s GPU parallel to Nvidia RTX.
AMD already has 22 new GPUs, including the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT. The 22 GPUs referred to include the Radeon RX 5950XT, RX 5950, RX 5900XT, RX 5900, RX 5850XT, RX 5850, RX 5800XT, RX 5800, RX 5750XT, RX 5750, RX 5700XT, RX 5700, RX 5650XT, RX 5650, RX 5600XT, RX 5600, RX 5550XT, RX 5550, RX 5500XT, RX 5500, RX590XT, and RX 590.
Although it has a total of 22 GPUs, that doesn’t mean AMD will launch all GPUs under that name. They only listed the possibility of naming AMD GPUs in the 5000 series. So this would be fierce competition in the GPU market between AMD and Nvidia.
AMD itself will be ready to officially sell the two GPUs on 7 July 2019. GPU Radeon RX 5700 will be priced at the US $ 379 or Rp5.7 million while the RX 5700 XT will be sold for US $ 449 or Rp6.3 million.