AMD Ceases Manufacturing of RX 5700 Series GPUs – RX 5700 Series Now End of Life – Polaris 20 Immortality
2 October 2020
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A report from Cowcotland has stated that AMD have ceased production of graphics chips for AMD’s RX 5700 lineup of GPUs which consist of the 5700 and 5700XT. Which seems to make perfect sense as the standard 5700 has dropped off the face of the planet on store shelves in recent months.

The report claims that both reference designs and aftermarket designs have stopped being produced entirely which serves the purpose to drain the supply of units to retailers and to repurpose production towards bigger and much better things such as RDNA 2 which gets unveiled on the 28th of October.

However don’t be fooled, just because the 5700 series is listed as “EOL” doesn’t mean that AMD has dropped actual support for it or RDNA 1 entirely at all. In fact according to Cowcotland AMD are still producing the 5600XT strangely enough considering it too shares the same Navi 10 core found on the 5700 SKUs nor have AMD actually pulled the plug on Navi 14 which is the foundation of the RX 5500 and 5300.

Though it must be said that AMD are still producing the RX 570 and RX 580 which date back all the way to 2017 and at this point should be considered immortal. Polaris 20 at this point being built on a much more affordable 14nm process probably doesn’t really cost the company much to produce at all and besides, why actually replace it if the competition has nothing better available at its price point.

AMD seem to be putting just about everything and then some into the production of RDNA 2. Hopefully everything goes off without a hitch and actual units can be purchased from the 28th of October.

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