AMD: Reports of Radeon RX 5700’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

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Refuting some of yesterday’s rumors, AMD has delivered an official statement confirming that its Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards are alive and well. That’s despite the impending release of its heavily hyped RDNA 2 GPUs, which had convinced some enthusiasts that the Navi 10 flagships were already being laid to rest.

“We are continuing to produce the Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards, which deliver exceptional 1440p gaming experiences,” AMD told Tom’s Hardware. “We will continue to respond to market demand.”

The response was prompted by a report from Cowcotland yesterday, which claimed that Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards were discontinued. It also suggested that AMD’s own reference models were shelved some time ago.

“A quick little piece of information to tell you that the RX 5700 chips are currently no longer produced,” Cowcotland alleged in yesterday’s report. “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.”

Options are always good, but regardless of whether they’re on shelves or not, AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT will likely be forgotten once the Radeon RX 6000 Series is unleashed. Rumors suggest that the cheapest RDNA 2 GPUs (i.e., Navi 23) could beat the Radeon RX 5700 in both performance and efficiency.

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