The new AMD graphics card could be here sooner than we first thought. A series of new leaks arrived the last couple of days pointing towards an October release for the new Radeon RX 5300 XT cards.
A recently taken down HP leak listed the AMD GPU on their website as well as a number of listings by a German retailer. Unfortunately, it appears both these leaks have been taken offline, but while they were up they gave us some indication that we may see an early October release.
The Products in Question
The products that we are looking at are the HP Pavilion PCs which, whether it was an error in the listing or not, includes the Radeon RX 5300 XT as the GPU. This also includes some additional information about the card with 4gb of GDDR5 video memory specified.
This leads us to believe that manufacturers such as HP are including this GPU as part of their entry-level machines. Although we don’t know too much more about this card, the additional information about the video memory is good to know.
The assumption is that this card is one of the Navi products that we discussed recently, based on the fact that it is an RX 5000 series GPU it’s possible it is on the lower specifications end of AMD's offerings.
However, the fact that this GPU is using the slower GDDR5 memory was quickly picked up by Tom’s Hardware who made the suggestion that the “Radeon RX 5300 series seems closer to another Polaris rebrand”. If this isn’t the case then it might appear that AMD are gearing these cards towards budget gaming.
As with a lot of these leaks, we are working purely on speculation. The only thing seemingly set in stone is that the RX 5300 XT is being produced and apparently close to being released. German retailer ‘Alternate’ logged these release date pages as of October 8th and 12th. If correct, we will be able to see in person just how well these cards will perform.
There are still leaks that indicate this isn’t the only card that AMD will be releasing in the near future. Further leaks hint that the Navi 12 and Navi 14 will be released and match the Radeon RX 570’s power.
At the end of the day, we still have to play the waiting game before we find out what AMD is really planning. With the amount of news AMD publicly put out, I wouldn’t be surprised if these cards drop without a moment's notice. Whatever the case though, we will be sure to keep you updated on any developments that happen.