's advanced 7nm Navi
GPU architecture is set to serve as the basis for the company's next-gen line of graphics cards, alongside powering the next-generation of PlayStation
consoles. At its Computex 2019
keynote earlier today the company announced that the first Navi cards will be the Radeon RX 5700 series launching in July.
With demonstrations and performance pitting it as a direct competitor to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2070. The performance demonstration showcased the admittedly AMD Radeon optimised Strange Brigade outperforming NVIDIA's card by roughly 10% - a figure that was specifically mentioned during the presentation.
The Navi line will also be the company's most efficient line-up of graphics cards to date, thanks to the new Radeon DNA (RNDA) promising 125 percent higher performance-per-clock than the GCN standard.
With a new compute unit design, RDNA is expected to deliver incredible performance, power and memory efficiency in a smaller package compared to the previous generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. It is projected to provide up to 1.25X higher performance-per-clock and up to 1.5X higher performance-per-watt over GCN, enabling better gaming performance at lower power and reduced latency.
RDNA will power the upcoming 7nm AMD Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards which feature high-speed GDDR6 memory and support for the PCIe 4.0 interface.
Which is great to hear as the Radeon line has fallen behind NVIDIA in the performance per-watt stakes. Although the Radeon RX 5700 has been dated for July 7 full specifications and pricing are still to be announced. Alongside memory details and further benchmarks. AMD is holding a AMD Next Horizon Gaming keynote at E3 2019, so we can probably expect to get more details there ahead of the planned July launch.
To watch the full AMD keynote, which focused mainly on CPU, desktop, and mobile processing via the next-gen Ryzen, head here