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AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.

Koh Wanzi

AMD’s Navi architecture has seemed as distant as its namesake for the longest time, but the wait is over at last. The company’s Radeon RX 5700 XT and 5700 turn a fresh page for AMD on the GPU front, ditching the longstanding Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture in favor of a brand new design called RDNA.

RDNA is supposed to be more efficient and do more work per clock cycle, and be overall better suited for gaming workloads.

According to AMD, RDNA (or Radeon DNA) is the start of a serious effort to compete at the highest echelons of the graphics card market. However, when AMD first announced its new Radeon cards ahead of E3 this year, it was obvious that the company was framing the Radeon RX 5700 XT and 5700 as the start of its return to the high-end. In other words, AMD wants to get there, but it still has some way to go, which should give you an idea of where the new Navi cards stand.

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