The specs for AMD’s Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards have been leaked ahead of the Next Horizon Gaming event scheduled in LA tomorrow. Yes, Videocardz perennial leak machine seems to have once more come up with the goods, snagging a snap of a pair of important slides from tomorrow’s E3 Navi and Ryzen reveals.
The upcoming Radeon RX 5700 XT specs are front and centre, with the card offering 37% higher performance than the Polaris-based RX 590 it’s replacing as AMD’s fastest mainstream GPU. The new Navi graphics silicon is based on the brand new AMD RDNA architecture, though reportedly ‘brand new’ might be a little strong for the vanguard of Navi GPUs given that this first chip has been called a hybrid stop-gap measure, using a modified version of the GCN architecture.
There is also the first tangible leak about the highest-spec CPU in AMD’s Ryzen 3000 range… that elusive 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 chip. The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, for that is the name of the beast, is reportedly the second dual-chiplet AM4 processor and the CPU that will have made Intel issue its “real-world gaming” challenge.
Both the graphics card specs and processor slides, have come from the same source, and Videocardz claims to have verified the authenticity of both the images. The site has been spot on in the past, and given the temporal proximity of the event I’d be very inclined to believe that they’re not bogus.
But, y’know, pinch of salt, leeks… it’s a whole unconfirmed ragu, in other words.
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Anyways, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT will be the first Navi-based card, and the top RX 5700-series GPU. Its cards generally get released in pairs, but this time they’ll both seemingly have the same code number, but a different suffix. Yes, AMD is going retro with its naming conventions, harking back to the old ATI days and the X1900 XT, et al. And it looks like it’s doing it with a hell of a card.