AMD Navi Graphics Cards May Be Cheaper Than We Thought

Two anonymous sources have reportedly told VideoCardz that AMD is cutting the prices for its upcoming Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 gaming graphics cards before their official launch on July 7.

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In June, AMD announced that the Navi-powered Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 would debut with price tags of $449 and $379, respectively. The Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition was expected to cost $499.

But today's report claims that upon launch, the Radeon RX 5700 XT will actually cost $399, the Radeon RX 5700 will be $349 and the Anniversary Edition card will be $449.

VideoCardz has been spot on in the past, but without any official word from AMD we can't be sure of the pricing. If correct, however, here's how the new AMD graphics card would stack up price-wise against the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super graphics card launched this week 

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super$499
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super$399
AMD Radeon RX 5700$349*
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

*Not confirmed

The new pricing looks even more competitive than before. The Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 would cost the same as the RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2060, respectively. When AMD announced the Radeon RX 5000 series, it claimed that the Radeon RX 5700 XT is faster than the RTX 2070. Since the RTX 2060 Super falls behind the RTX 2070, the Radeon RX 5700 XT should be even more appealing.

The Radeon RX 5700, which is set to take on the RTX 2060, would be identical in price, according to VideoCardz, therefore its success would depend on whether its performance is enough to win consumers.