We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; competition is great for consumers. Recently, NVIDIA revealed its new SUPER GPUs that appeared to be more powerful than AMD’s upcoming GPUs. And while AMD’s new NAVI GPUs, the AMD Radeon RX 5700XT and Radeon 5700, have not been released yet, the red team has officially announced that it will be cutting their prices.
As AMD claimed via a statement:
“AMD is focused on providing gamers with amazing experiences and access to the very best gaming technology at attractive price points. As you have seen, competition is heating up in the GPU market. We embrace competition, which drives innovation to the benefit of gamers. In that spirit, we are updating the pricing of our Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards.”
The 50th Anniversary Edition AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT will be now priced at $449, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT will be now priced at $399 and AMD Radeon RX 5700 will be now priced at $349.
This basically means that both the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 will be now going up against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.
According to the first leaked gaming benchmarks, and with the exception of Wolfenstein 2 in which AMD’s GPUs offer a significanty worse gaming performance, both of AMD’s NAVI graphics cards perform better than NVIDIA’s counterpart.
What ultimately this means is that NVIDIA does not have any rival for its top three graphics cards; the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080 SUPER and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER. As such, those seeking for higher framerates in their games will simply have to go the green way. On the other hand, and with this price cut, the mid-tier GPU market tier got a lot more interesting!