AMD’s Radeon RX 5700XT and 5700 graphics cards have been out on the market for just a little more than a week. The cards, based on the company’s new Navi GPU architecture, was designed and aimed towards gamers in the mid-range market. Now, rumours suggest that the GPU maker already has a Radeon RX 5600 in the pipeline.
Existence of the alleged RX 5600 was first discovered on CompuBench by a Japanese leakster Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA), and tweeted his findings. The Radeon cards had the ID String “AMD 7340: C1” and based on Komachi’s breakdown, the card’s GFX 1012 ID, the card is based on AMD’s 7nm Navi 14 process node.
It also looks like the card will 24 RDNA Compute Units, and a total of 1536 Stream processors. For context, the Radeon RX 5700 has a total of 2304 stream processors, whereas the RX 5700 XT has 2560 Stream processors. Moreover, Komachi also states that the card will be fitted with 4GB of GDDR6 graphics memory, and will have a GPU clockspeed of 1.9GHz.
[CompuBench] Compute Performance of AMD 7340:C1 https://t.co/Z1Z513X4aP
GFX ID = GFX 1012 (Navi 14).
CL_DEVICE_MAX_COMPUTE_UNITS : 12. (24).
*(CompuBench displays half of the actual CU number (RDNA GPU Only).)
— 遠坂小町@Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) July 12, 2019
At this stage, it’s clear that if these details are to be believed, the Radeon RX 5600 will obviously serve as AMD’s offering for the entry-level gaming market. Further, and given the general specifications, the card could end up being a direct competitor to NVIDIA’s own GeForce GTX 16 series graphics cards.
At the time of writing, AMD has not made any official announcement. So, until then, it’s best to take this discovery with a healthy dose of skepticism.