It's exciting times with new CPU and RX Graphics Cards from AMD available now in NZ!
These new graphics cards both feature 8GB of very fast GDDR6 onboard VRAM and can use the new X570 motherboard PCIe 4.0 interface - you don't need the PCIe 4.0 interface though, these work with current gen motherboards too.
Before we jump into the specification and hardware configuration information, let's have a quick recap on what AMD are saying about their new GPU.
Armed with More Bandwidth
Radeon RX 5700 XT features PCI Express 4.0 support, with a throughput of 16 GT/s and enables two times the bandwidth compared to PCI Express 3.0. Get ready for the next generation of PC gaming.
The New Gaming RDNA Architecture
Radeon RX 5700 XT features new compute units, new instructions better suited for visual effects, and multi-level cache hierarchy for greatly reduced latency and highly responsive gaming.
Game Fidelity Accelerated
High-performance RDNA architecture was engineered to greatly enhance features like Radeon Image Sharpening, FidelityFX, and VR technologies3 for maximum performance and jaw-dropping gaming experiences.
Immersive Gaming Dynamics
Get the competitive advantage with dramatically reduced input lag with Radeon Anti-Lag, get stutter-free, tear-free gaming with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology (when paired with monitors that have Freesync), and the latest Radeon Software for incredibly responsive and insanely immersive gameplay.
For those planning to build with these new Graphics Card options right away, the power draw is looking to be 225 watts with an 8pin + 6pin power input required on both models.
Monitor wise, both have 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI outputs with a digital max resolution of 7680 x 4320
Similarities aside, the clock speeds and cores for these new Radeon graphics cards are looking very good indeed!
Base Frequency: 1465 MHz
Game Frequency: 1625 MHz
Boost Frequency: Up to 1725 MHz
Stream Processors: 2304
Compute Units: 36
AMD RX 5700 XT Graphics Card (the one with the cool bend in it!)
Base Frequency: 1605 MHz
Game Frequency: 1755 MHz
Boost Frequency: Up to 1905 MHz
Stream Processors: 2560
Compute Units: 40