Given the imminent announcement of NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 graphics cards, AMD should be focusing on its next series of products, the RX 6000, and its top-of-the-line “Big Navi” chip. However, apparently, the “red” giant has a completely different opinion:

AMD yesterday unveiled the Radeon RX 5300, an entry-level product for budget gaming systems.

AMD Radeon RX 5300 is built on the Navi 14 graphics processor. By the way, this is the same GPU that is used in the Radeon RX 5500 XT line of video cards and physically it consists of the same 22 execution units or 1408 stream processors. The main difference between the RX 5300 and the RX 5500 lies in the GPU clock speed and video memory configuration.

The graphics processor Radeon RX 5300 has a “game clock” of 1448 MHz and a “maximum clock” of 1645 MHz. Which is less than that of the GPU RX 5500 XT by 18% and 12%, respectively.

In addition, the Radeon RX 5300 video card is equipped with a smaller 3GB video memory versus 4GB for the RX 5500. Accordingly, the memory bus of the RX 5300 is also narrower: only 96-bit, which, thanks to the use of GDDR6 video memory, provides a bandwidth of 168GB/s.

With regard to the power consumption indicators of the Radeon RX 5300, this parameter for the new product at its peak should be only 100 W, which, by the way, is 30 W lower than, for example, in the RX 5500 XT. To connect additional power, the card requires only one 8-pin connector from the power supply.

A table with the specifications of the line of AMD Radeon RX 5000 “RDNA” graphics cards:

Video cardRadeon RX 5700 XTRadeon RX 5700Radeon RX 5600 XTRadeon RX 5500 XTRadeon RX 5300
GPU architecture7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)7nm Navi (RDNA 1st Gen)
Stream Processors2560 SPs2304 SPs2304 SPs1408 SPs1408 SPs
TMUs / ROPs160 / 64144 / 64144 / 6488 / 3288 / 32
Base frequency1605 MHz1465 MHz1130 MHz1670 MHzTBD
Maximum frequency1905 MHz1725 MHz1560 MHz1845 MHz1645 MHz
Game frequency1755 MHz1625 MHz1375 MHz1717 MHz1448 MHz
Computing power9.75 TFLOPs7.95 TFLOPs7.19 TFLOPs5.19 TFLOPs4.63 TFLOPs
Video memory size8 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR66 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR6
Memory bus256-bit256-bit192-bit128-bit96-bit
Bandwidth448 GB/s448 GB/s288 GB/s224 GB/s168 GB/s
Energy consumption225W180W150W130W100W
Price$399 US$349 US$279 US$169 US (4 GB)
$199 US (8 GB)
$129 US?
Release dateJuly 7, 2019July 7, 2019January 21, 2020October 7, 201928 August 2020

Performance RX 5300:

AMD itself believes that the Radeon RX 5300 falls into the entry-level segment for comfortable gaming at 1080p. And according to internal AMD testing, in the popular shooter Battlefield 5, the Radeon RX 5300 graphics card outperforms the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 card by an impressive 45%.

But here we should take into account the fact that NVIDIA has already replaced the usual GeForce GTX 1650 with the GTX 1650 “SUPER” version, which has a similar price and much higher performance. So AMD’s internal testing can hardly be called objective.

The price, or the date of the start of sales of the RX 5300 video card, is still unknown, but given that the Radeon RX 5500 XT (4GB) variant costs $ 169, the Radeon RX 5300 should cost significantly less than $ 150.

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