Despite the corona crisis, the price drop of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 is in the next round. Thanks to an eBay voucher, the AMD graphics card is now particularly cheap. GIGA hardware expert Robert tells you where you can currently find the best offer and for whom the purchase could be worthwhile.
AMD Radeon RX 5700: Cheap Navi graphics card is even cheaper
On July 07, 2019, AMD’s new navigation graphics cards, the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT, were launched. AMD Nvidias tried to put new super cards under pressure with a lower price.
But despite the already more attractive offer of the AMD Radeon RX 5700, there is already the first price reduction. Instead of the usual 369 euros at the market launch, only cheaper notebooks are currently required 299 euros for the card. This corresponds to a price reduction of just over 10 percent. But if you want to secure the cheap offer, you should hurry. Mindfactory’s Mindstar discounts often only apply for a short time and are limited to a certain quota.
At the same time, however, the following applies: if you place your order between midnight and 6 a.m., you save the 8.99 euros in shipping costs that would normally be incurred when ordering from the Mindfactory online shop.
Here is an overview of the technical data of the MSI Radeon RX 5700 8G:
|Model Name:||MSI Radeon RX 5700 8G|
|Chip clock||1.465 MHz / 1.725 MHz Boost|
|VRAM||8 GB GDDR6|
|Memory clock||14 GHz|
|Memory interface||256 bits|
|Memory bandwidth||448 GB / s|
|Power supply||1x 8-pin PCIe + 1x 6-pin PCIe|
|Overall height||two slots|
AMD Radeon RX 5700: who is it worth buying?
Like all inexpensive models of the Radeon RX 5700, the MSI model also uses the AMD reference design. The cheap navigation graphics card need not shy away from a direct comparison with Nvidia’s RTX 2060. The RX 5700 offers about 10 percent more power and is therefore located just behind Nvidia’s slightly more expensive RTX 2060 SUPER. So the price-performance ratio is right.
With the AMD Radeon RX 5700, you don’t have to worry about your frame rate in current games if you have a resolution of WQHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) want to gamble. Here you can confidently set the graphics settings to the limit. Liquid 60 FPS you can be sure with these performance data in most games. Esports players will also get their money’s worth with the graphics card. Because if you play games like Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and other less graphically demanding games, you will achieve significantly higher frame rates, so you can also fully utilize your 144 Hz monitor.
However, what the AMD graphics card lacks is dedicated ray tracing hardware. On the use of new graphics technology users must therefore forego for the time being. Up until now, this function has only been reserved for owners of RTX cards. Although AMD has already indicated that they are also intensively involved in ray tracing, there is no detailed information available yet.
As with all current reference models with radial fans, the following also applies to the RX 5700: There is not much scope for overclocking here. Even without overclocking, the card has to struggle with the waste heat and turns up properly under load. This also ensures a very loud background noise. If you don’t feel like it, the best thing is to wait for the start of the first custom models, which could also cause another price slide.
At the moment, however, the following applies: With the Radeon RX 5700, AMD offers an attractively priced alternative in the upper mid-range segment for all PC gamers who are looking for pure performance and who can do without ray tracing. For 299 euros you get one with the RX 5700 powerful graphics card offered at a decent price.