New Budget Desktop AMD Radeon RX 5300 GPU May Be In The Works According To Leak

New Budget Desktop AMD Radeon RX 5300 GPU May Be In The Works According To Leak

A freshly surfaced leak hints that AMD could be putting in the groundwork to expand its budget range with a brand new desktop GPU, reportedly a Radeon RX 5300.

The leak comes in the shape of a CompuBench benchmark courtesy of known Twitter leaker Komachi_Ensaka. The benchmark, which dates back to mid-2019, puts a GPU code-named AMD 7340:CF through its paces. It has all the hallmarks of what could be an entry-level Radeon RX 5300 GPU from AMD.

Aside from two mobile SKUs - Radeon Pro 5300M and Radeon RX 5300M - and one stealth-released desktop variant, there hasn't been much activity in the 5300-series, but we could be looking at an extra SKU to complement the Radeon RX 5300 XT available in OEM desktops. If that's the case, AMD may, in fact, not launch the card at all, as it did with the RX 5300 XT, and we may simply see it pop up in OEM builds at some point in the future.

According to the benchmark, the AMD 7340:CF appears designed around the existing RDNA architecture. It features 3 GB of GDDR6 memory, 24 Compute Units (possibly 1536 Stream Processors), 96 texture units, and a boost clock speed topping out at 1,900 MHz. We could be looking at a Navi 14 graphics card with features such as support for PCIe 4.0, 96-bit memory interface, 14 Gbps memory speed, and 168 Gbps memory bandwidth.

As for the results, they hint that the unconfirmed AMD Radeon RX 5300 could rival the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. It's worth noting that the three benchmarks on show date back to late summer last year, giving AMD ample time to tinker with the GPU to up performance. If time has been kind to AMD, then we could see a budget GPU packing quite a punch when it makes its way into the wild.