After months of leaks and rumors, AMD has finally revealed its Navi GPU and its Radeon RX 5700. Not only that, the GPU also supports real-time Ray Tracing.
However, not much else was revealed by AMD CEO Lisa Su at Computex 2019 keynote. Probably AMD is looking to fully reveal the GPU at E3 2019 with live gaming benchmarks.
It remains to be seen how well the GPU will be able to handle the real-time Ray Tracing. Until now, Nvidia RTX GPUs were the only ones to support this feature.
Not only that, PlayStation 5 also supports Ray Tracing as Sony has confirmed. Sony has officially confirmed the specs for PlayStation 5. According to Sony, the console features a custom chip based on the 7nm Zen 2 Ryzen 3000.
Furthermore, the console features AMD Navi graphics and supports real-time Ray Tracing. It seems that competition for Nvidia is getting stronger day-by-day.
AMD claims “A brand new compute unit design” for its RX 5000 Navi GPU. As for the architecture, the GPU is based on the RDNA architecture.
Furthermore, AMD Claims the Radeon RX 5700 to be 10% faster than the Nvidia RTX 2070 at least in Strange Brigade. So expect the GPU to be on par with RTX 2070.
Aside from the AMD Radeon RX 5700, the company also unveiled its lineup of Ryzen 3000 CPUs including the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen 7 3800X, Ryzen 7 3700X, and 6 Core Ryzen 5 desktop CPUs.
Starting with Ryzen 9 3900X, the CPU comes with 12 Cores/24 threads, 70 MB cache, 3.8 GHz of base clock, and 4.6 GHz of boost clock. Despite all these impressive specs, AMD is asking $499 for its Ryzen 9 3900X desktop CPU.
Furthermore, AMD also revealed benchmarks for Ryzen 9 3900X for multi-threaded and single-threaded processes. Not on the CPU performed well but it also outperformed the Intel Core i9-9900K and i9-9920X.
Intel Core i9-9900K features 8-Cores/16 Threads and 5.0 GHz boost clock for all of its cores. The reason behind 3900X beating the Intel CPU could be its higher Core/Thread counts.
As for the rest, the Ryzen 7 3800X and 3700X are 8 Core/16 thread CPUs and are priced at $399 and $329 respectively. AMD also announced the 6-Core/12 threads Ryzen 5 3600X and 3600 desktop CPUs. These CPUs will launch on July 7, 2019, which falls in line with previous leaks and rumors.