With the announcement of Nvidia’s new SUPER class of GPU, AMD may be in for some renewed competition. The three new SKUs cover the 2060, 2070 and 2080 lines, each with a new SUPER badge. And there’s some very interesting development for the PC gaming space, with the new SUPER GPUs that appeared to be more powerful than AMD’s upcoming GPUs
Now, AMD has taken notice and have dropped the pricing of some of their new cards by $50 a piece. 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.
As AMD announced 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 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 will now be refocused to compete against the newly announced NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER.
The SUPER is an interesting series of cards, offering much better performance for the latest games and intensive applications. Early benchmarks shred the likes of the Vega 56. Compared to other Nvidia cards like the baseline 2060, the 2060 Ti SUPER offers a relative 10%-20% improvement in performance on synthetic tests. These cards are stacking up to be excellent 1440p gaming hardware, with FPS counts around 100+ in many games.
Keep in mind that the 5700 series from AMD is still under embargo technically speaking, so benchmarks won’t drop for a couple of days.