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These days, Radeon fans are primarily concerned with AMD’s new RDNA-2 hotness, the Radeon RX 6000 Series, but its current flagship may be around for a decent while after being supplanted. That’s according to VideoCardz’s sources, which revealed that the Radeon RX 5700 XT would be manufactured until “at least Q1 2021.”

“We have been told that Radeon RX 5700 XT is not discontinued,” an update reads. “The card will be manufacturer till at least Q1 2021.”

The news comes on the footsteps of a previous report by Cowcotland, which confidently stated that the Radeon RX 5700 XT was discontinued. Evidently, that isn’t the case.

“A quick little piece of information to tell you that the RX 5700 chips are currently no longer produced,” the French hardware site wrote. “We already knew that the reference RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT were no longer manufactured, but it is also the RX 5700 Custom that are no longer accessible, which explains why this model is now more expensive than the RX 5700 XT.”

VideoCardz mentioned that the Radeon RX 5700 is on “special order,” however, which seems to suggest that an official discontinuation could happen sooner rather than later for the non-XT model.

Keeping older GPUs on the market isn’t out of the ordinary for AMD. Despite debuting in 2017, Radeon RX 500 Series (Polaris) GPUs are still going strong in various marketplaces.

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  1. Who was expecting anyone to discontinue their current top tier card until the next gen is well under way? I mean this seems obvious to me.

    Now to still be producing NEW ones in these last few months… one would assume AMD would want to clear any back inventory before making more.

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