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AMD isn't playing around when it comes to the value proposition of their new Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards.

Nvidia and AMD have gone back to back with graphics card teases and announcements in recent months, with Nvidia dropping a "Super" teaser video just before AMD's Computex unveiling of its Navi, or rather, RDNA-powered Radeon 5700 and 5700 XT graphics cards. So the new Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT will cost 349 and 399 Dollars respectively.

That said, the lower-power RTX 2060 Super will cost $400, compared to $350 for the RTX 2060, so the $350 Radeon 5700 may compete on more even footing.

Soon, the cards will enter their testing phase, so we will know more about their updates and how they perform.

Nvidia announced that the 2060 and 2070 cards would be launched on July 9th, while the 2080 Super will become available for purchase on July 23rd. Which team will you be backing with your cash, NVidia with its G-Sync and real-time ray tracing or AMD with Freesync and new PCIe 4.0 support?

It is also interesting that while consoles are all chasing the 4K dream, upscaled as it may be, the PC GPU market has settled into fierce competition around the 1440p mark.

In what looks like a move to head off the upcoming GeForce RTX "Super" series announced this past week, AMD are already cutting the price of their RX 5700 series of cards, despite the fact they aren't actually out yet. The "intermediate" architecture allows AMD to carry the benefits of the GCN architecture over to the Navi while at the same time allowing it to be scalable for the most part. AMD today will launch the reference products, the AIB card with custom designs and cooling will follow in the weeks to come. Its average game clock will hover in the 1.75 GHz but can boost to 1.9 GHz.

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