The RDNA powered Radeon RX 5700 GPUs mark AMD’s return to the performance segment of the graphics card market after a noted absence from the scene. The 7nm Navi cards provide stiff competition to NVIDIA’s lower-end RTX Super cards all the while being cheaper. Sure, they lack the RTCores that the Turing architecture leverages for ray-tracing, but for now, that won’t be a big issue as there aren’t many RTX based games in the market. In the lower-end or entry-level segment, ray-tracing becomes irrelevant as NVIDIA itself admits and the GTX 16 series cards are proof of that. AMD is going to reveal the Navi 14 based RX 5600/5500 GPUs in the coming months to tackle them and today we have a possible benchmark that gives an idea of what they’ll offer:

A while back another CompuBench score of a Navi 14 part was leaked but that was a lower-end product, most likely the successor to the RX 560 or the 570. This GPU is significantly faster than the Radeon RX 570, offering a performance advantage of as much as 50%. As such, it’s most likely going to be the replacement for the RX 580 and a GTX 1660 competitor.

And look at that, seems like I might be right. The Navi 14 GPU is clearly faster than the GTX 1660, and since there’s no RTX, NVIDIA doesn’t have the ray-tracing advantage either. Here, the battle will be fought on the good old FPS terms. If this Navi 14 part indeed turns out to be faster than the 1660, then NVIDIA will have to consider slashing the prices of the lower-end Turing parts. I doubt they’ll release a Super variant of these models but let’s see.

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