Radeon RX 5700 XT slides leak, performance and specs revealed (Updated)

Prominent leaker VideoCardz and another leaker known as @SpartanGeekTV on Twitter have both revealed slides purportedly from AMD’s upcoming E3 presentation, showing specifications and performance figures for AMD’s upcoming RX 5700 XT GPU based on the Navi architecture and TSMC’s 7nm node.

The first leak came yesterday, showing a slide consistent with AMD’s previous presentation styles. We can clearly see the specifications of the RX 5700 XT, though it’s hard to tell exactly where this GPU is supposed to exist within AMD’s product stack as no pricing info was revealed.

Update: VideoCardz has released full specifications for the 5700 XT and its lower spec counterpart the 5700. The chart has been updated accordingly.

SpecificationsRX 5700 XT (Navi)RX 5700 (Navi)RX 590 (Polaris)
Compute Units403636
Compute performance9.75 TFLOPs7.95 TFLOPs7.12 TFLOPs
Memory bus/clock256 bit/14 Gbps256 bit/14 Gbps256 bit/8 Gbps
Boost clock1905 MHz1725 MHz 1545 MHz
‘Game’ clock1755 MHz1625 MHzNone
Base clock1605 MHz1465 MHz1469 MHz
TMUs, leaked/actual256/160256/144144
Total board power225 watts180 watts225 watts

The second leak revealed another slide consistent with AMD’s presentation style. The slide reveals a gaming performance comparison against the RTX 2070 where the RX 5700 XT manages to tie the 2070 in most titles but beats it by a large margin in two others.

It should be noted that the titles AMD is ahead in are RTX ray tracing compatible. That’s probably not a coincidence; perhaps AMD enabled ray tracing on the 2070 to increase the gap between it and the 5700 XT, or perhaps Navi is ray tracing capable and does it better than Turing. It’s hard to tell at this stage, and we’ll know soon what’s going on here anyways.

An interesting thing to note is that Navi’s compute performance apparently hasn’t changed relative to previous GCN iterations but gaming performance has increased massively. The RX Vega 56, despite having almost one more TFLOP, is clearly far slower than the 5700 XT in gaming. Perhaps Navi is made for gaming in some way, seeing as it’s also coming both to the upcoming Xbox and Playstation.

Update: now with the 5700 series’s full specifications, it is clear where the performance boost is coming from. AMD has doubled the amount of ROPs compared to the RX 590 and almost doubled the amount of TMUs. Memory bandwidth is also almost doubled. VideoCardz is also hinting at ray tracing for the RDNA architecture on its Twitter account amongst other features seemingly intended to go head to head with Nvidia’s RTX.

Later today at 3 PM PDT, AMD will be having its E3 presentation where we will surely learn more.

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