With only a few hours left until the official launch of the new AMD Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT graphics cards, the company has decided to make a surprise announcement regarding the price tags of their new GPUs. The special edition RX Radeon 5700 XT will now be priced at only USD 449 (down from USD 499), the standard Radeon RX 5700 XT is now only USD 399 (from USD 449), and the base RX 5700 will now cost just USD 349 (from USD 379). AMD Philippines has also announced the local pricing for the standard Radeon RX 5700 XT and 5700.
The price drop seems to be a response to NVIDIA’s recent unveiling of their new Super edition RTX cards, which are upgraded versions of their older counterparts, including the RTX 2060 Super, RTX 2070 Super, and RTX 2080 Super. The reduced SRPs of the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 now bring them in line with the new RTX 2060 Super and regular RTX 2060, respectively, and as such places them in a more competitive position.
As previously mentioned, AMD Philippines has also released the local pricing for the standard Radeon RX 5700 XT and 5700. The higher-end card will have a local starting price of PHP 24,461 while the latter is set at PHP 20,873. It must be noted though that actual retail pricing for both cards could be slightly higher. There was also no mention of whether the company plans to bring the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Radeon RX 5700 XT to the Philippines.