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AMD Radeon 6700 XT vs. 5700 XT: Putting RDNA2 to the Test

  • By Joel Hruska on March 22, 2021 at 12:50 pm

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AMD’s 6700 XT launch last week gives us a bit of an unusual opportunity. Typically, generational GPU comparisons are a bit limited because core counts, texture units, and ROP configurations don’t align perfectly between the families. AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT is an exception to this rule, and it allows for a tighter comparison of RDNA versus RDNA2 that would otherwise be possible.

The Radeon 6700 XT and 5700 XT both feature 40 CUs, 160 texture mapping units, and 64 render outputs. (2560:160:64). The 5700 XT has a wider memory pipeline with a 256-bit memory bus and 14Gbps GDDR6. This works out to 448GB/s of main memory bandwidth. The 6700 XT, in contrast, has a 192-bit memory bus, 16Gbps GDDR6, 384GB/s of memory bandwidth, and a 96MB L3 cache. Today, we’ll be examining the 5700 XT against the 6700 XT at the same clock speed to measure the performance and efficiency impacts of the new architecture, smaller memory bus, and L3 cache.

According to AMD, switching to a huge L3 cache allowed them to shrink the memory bus while improving performance. There’ve been concerns from readers that this limited memory bus could prove a liability in gaming, given that a 192-bit memory bus on a $479 card is highly unusual.

Comparing both GPUs at the same clock allows us to look for any additional IPC (instructions per clock cycle) improvements between the 5700 XT and 6700 XT. RDNA is capable of issuing one instruction per clock cycle, compared with one instruction every four cycles for GCN. This allowed AMD to claim a 1.25x IPC improvement from GCN to RDNA, and while the company hasn’t claimed an equivalent increase from RDNA to RDNA2, we may see signs of low-level optimizations or just the overall impact of the L3 itself.

We’re comparing the performance of the 5700 XT and 6700 XT today, with both cards approximately locked to a 1.85GHz clock speed. We’ll also compare against the 6700 XT at full speed (SAM disabled) to see the card’s native performance and power consumption. A full review of this card, with Nvidia comparison data, will be arriving shortly.

Test Setup, Configuration, and a New Graphing Engine

We’re shifting to a new, more capable graphing engine here at ET. The graph below shows our results in 11 titles for the 5700 XT (1.85GHz). Clicking on any of the color buttons next to a given card will remove that card from the results, allowing you to focus on the others. Click on the button again to restore the data. Data is broken up by tabs, with one resolution per tab.

Game results were combined for the three Total War: Troy benchmark maps (Battle, Campaign, and Siege), leading to the “Combined” score. Similarly, results from Hitman 2’s Miami and Mumbai maps were averaged to produce a single result. Gaps between the cards in these maps were proportional and this averaging does not distort the overall comparison between the three cards in those titles. We’ve still used our classic graphs for a few results that didn’t map neatly into the specific result format used in this article, but the new engine is spiffier (a technical term), so we plan to use it for most projects going forward.

This presentation method prevents us from giving per-game detail settings in the graph body, so we’ll cover those below:

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation: Crazy Detail, DX12.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins: Ultra Detail, DX11.

Borderlands 3
: Ultra detail, DX12

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Very High Detail, 4x MSAA, DX12

Far Cry 5
: Ultra Detail, High Detail Textures enabled, DX11.

Hitman 2 Combined:
Ultra detail, but performance measured by “GPU” frame rate reported via the benchmarking tool. This maintains continuity with the older Hitman results, which were reported the same way. Miami and Mumbai test results combined. Tested in DX12.

Metro Exodus:
: Tested at Extreme Detail, with Hairworks and Advanced Physics disabled. Extreme Detail activates 2xSSAA, effectively rendering the game at 4K, 5K, and 8K when testing 1080p, 1440p, and 4K. Tested in DX12.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
: Tested at High Detail, with SMAATx2 enabled. Uses DX12.

Strange Brigade
: Ultra Detail, Vulkan.

Total War: Troy Combined
: Ultra detail, DX12.

Total War: Warhammer II
: Ultra detail, Skaven benchmark, DX12.

Of the games we test, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Metro Exodus put the heaviest load on the GPUs, by far. DXMD’s multisample antialiasing implementation carries a very heavy penalty and Exodus is effectively rendering in 8K due to the use of supersampled antialiasing.

All games were tested using an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X on an MSI X570 Godlike equipped with 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM. AMD’s Ryzen 6700 XT launch driver was used to test both the 5700 XT and 6700 XT. ReBAR / SAM was disabled — AMD doesn’t support this feature on the 5700 XT, so we disabled it for our 6700 XT IPC comparison. ReBAR / SAM is also disabled for the 6700 XT “full clock” results, to ensure an apples-to-apples comparison. We’ll have results with SAM enabled in our full 6700 XT review.

The 1.85GHz clock speed is approximate. In-game clocks remain near the minimum value, but this is not absolute. The 6700 XT was allowed to run between 1.85GHz and 1.95GHz and remained near 1.85GHz. The 5700 XT’s clock ranges from 1.75GHz – 1.95GHz, but it mostly remains between 1.8 – 1.9GHz. AMD’s 6700 XT requires a 100MHz GPU clock range and the 5700 XT didn’t respond to our attempts to manually adjust its clock, so we tuned the 6700 XT to the 5700 XT’s default clock range.

These tests will show any high-resolution / high-detail bottleneck that appears on the 6700 XT versus the 5700 XT. If the 6700 XT’s L3 can’t compensate for the increased memory pressure, the 5700 XT should outperform it. The 6700 XT’s default base clock is 2325MHz, or ~1.26x higher than the 1.85GHz minimum value we defined. Low scaling between the 1.85GHz Radeon 6700 XT and the stock-clocked version may mean memory bandwidth pressure is limiting performance.

We’ll also check power efficiency between the cards because AMD claimed a 1.5x increase for RDNA2 over and above RDNA.

Performance Test Results & Analysis

Here’s the good news: There’s no sign that the L3 cache + 192-bit memory bus chokes the 6700 XT in realistic workloads. Only two games show evidence of memory pressure: Metro Exodus and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The benchmark settings we use in those two titles make them maximally difficult to render: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s MSAA implementation is very expensive, on all GPUs. Metro Exodus’ “Extreme” benchmark preset renders at 2xSSAA. The game may still be output at 4K, but internally the GPU is rendering 8K worth of pixels. Reducing either of these settings to a sane value would immediately resolve the problem.

There is no sign of a memory bottleneck in the 6700 XT versus the 5700 XT in any other game we tested. On the contrary, one game — Far Cry 5 — shows sharply improved results at 4K for the 6700 XT compared with the 5700 XT. We confirmed these gains with repeated testing and confirmed the results. Either the L3 cache or some other aspect of RDNA2 seems to improve FC5 at 4K, in particular.

AMD has said the 6700 XT is intended as a 1440p GPU and our test results suggest that resolution shows the greatest gap between the 5700 XT and 6700 XT when the two are normalized clock-for-clock. Compared against itself, the gap between the 1.85GHz and the stock-clock 6700 XT was also widest at 1440p.

We’ve also included a few quick results in two benchmarks that use different scales than our tests above and were graphed on older templates: Final Fantasy XV and Neon Noir, the latter as a rare ray tracing game that can run on the 5700 XT.

There is no dramatically different data in either set of results. The gap in FFXV is the largest in 1440p but at 1.85GHz the 5700 XT catches (but doesn’t pass) the 6700 XT @ 1.85GHz in 4K. In Neon Noir, the Crytek ray tracing benchmark, the two GPUs hold a steady gap between themselves.

There’s only limited evidence for IPC gains between RDNA and RDNA2. Allowing for a 2-3 percent margin of error on the basis of GPU clock alone, and 2-3 percent for benchmark-to-benchmark variance, most of the gaps between RDNA and RDNA2 disappear. There are three exceptions at 1440p: Ashes of the Singularity (6700 XT is 15 percent faster), Assassin’s Creed: Origins (10 percent faster), and Total War: Warhammer II (8 percent faster).

The aggregate data across all games shows the 6700 XT is 3 percent faster than the 5700 XT at 1080p, 6 percent faster at 1440p, and 5 percent faster in 4K when the two GPUs are compared clock-for-clock. When tested at full speed (with SAM disabled), the full-speed 6700 XT is 1.23x faster than the 5700 XT at 1080p, 1.3x faster at 1440p, and 1.28x faster at 4K.

These clock-for-clock performance results don’t look great for RDNA2 versus RDNA, but we haven’t checked power consumption data. AMD claimed a 1.5x improvement in performance per watt for RDNA2 versus RDNA, and we don’t have much evidence for performance improvements yet. We measured full-load power consumption during the third run of a three-loop Metro Exodus benchmark at 1080p in Extreme Detail.

This is all sorts of interesting. Clock for clock, RDNA2 is much more power-efficient than RDNA. The 5700 XT and 6700 XT perform virtually identically in Exodus at 1080p, and the 6700 XT is drawing nearly 100W less power to do it while fielding 12GB of RAM (up from 8GB) and a 16Gbps RAM clock (1.14x higher than the 14Gbps on the 5700 XT).

The 5700 XT draws 1.37x as much power as the 6700 XT when they’re measured at the same clock and approximate performance level. That’s an impressive achievement for an iterative new architecture without a new process node involved. Unfortunately, it all goes out the window when the clock turns up. At stock clock in Metro Exodus, the 6700 XT with SAM disabled is 1.21x faster than RDNA, but it uses about 3 percent more power. Clearly, AMD has a fairly power-efficient chip at lower clocks, but it’s tapping 100 percent of available clock room to compete more effectively.

RDNA2 unquestionably offers AMD better clock scaling than the company’s GPUs have previously enjoyed, but with a heavy impact on power consumption. AMD pays for a 1.24x performance improvement with a 1.41x increase in power consumption. That’s not far from a 2:1 ratio, and it speaks to the importance of keeping efficiency high and clocks low in GPU architectures. Clock-for-clock, RDNA2 is capable of offering substantial power advantages over RDNA, but AMD has tuned the 6700 XT for performance, not power consumption. A hypothetical 6700 at lower clock could offer substantially better power consumption, but might not compete effectively with down-market Nvidia cards.

When AMD launched RDNA back in 2019, we noted that the company’s efforts to transform its GPUs would take time, and that not nearly enough of it had passed for an equivalent, Ryzen-like transformation of the product family. Looking at RDNA2 versus RDNA, we definitely see the increased power efficiency AMD was chasing in-evidence when the 5700 XT and 6700 XT are compared clock-for-clock. The smaller memory bus and large L3 cache do indeed appear to pay dividends. AMD is still aggressively tuning its GPUs for competitive purposes, but it has found new efficiencies with RDNA compared with GCN and then with RDNA2 compared to RDNA, to enable it to further boost performance.

We’ll examine the competitive and efficiency situation vis-à-vis Nvidia later this week.

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    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT review: too close to the RTX 2070 Super for Nvidia’s comfort

    The AMD RX 5700 XT is the first Radeon graphics card to ship with the Navi GPU architecture… a codename that was been whispered in hushed tones for many years now. But the red team is finally shouting it loud and proud, and the RX 5700 XT is the first GPU on the planet to use the brand new, gaming-focused RDNA-based design. And it just happens to also be one of the best-looking AMD graphics cards I’ve ever tested.

    But beauty is only skin-deep; what can the new AMD Navi RDNA GPU inside the curvy/dented shroud actually deliver in terms of gaming performance? And how does it stand up against the newly minted Nvidia RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super cards now that AMD has cut its initial retail price just days before launch?

    When AMD first announced the new GPUs back at E3 its sights were very much trained on the original Turing-based RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 cards from Nvidia, but now the goal posts shifted with the latest GeForce release pushing the performance targets up, but without changing the amount of money you’re being expected to pay for it. And AMD has had to respond accordingly.

    While not the first 7nm graphics cards to hit our gaming PCs – the short-lived Radeon VII has that dubious distinction – the Radeon RX 5700 XT combines TSMC’s 7nm production process with a brand new graphics architecture. The Navi RDNA GPUs represent the first time, in a long time, that AMD has focused a design purely on gaming, leaving the GCN architecture to keep rocking on the compute tip for the professional level server chips of the future.

    Though there is a slight concern about Navi GPU’s use of the 7nm lithography, and the fact that both this RX 5700 XT and the cut-down RX 5700 launched at the same time as the new 7nm Ryzen 3000 processors. Can AMD and TSMC manufacture enough of both to keep the ravening hordes of PC peops fed with 7nm silicon? It turns out that’s been a struggle, and if reports are to be believed could continue to be so in the future too.

    At least AMD now has its own retail channel, via the store at amd.com, to be able to ensure there are reference-priced cards available whenever there’s stock. AMD hasn’t historically been able to provide any sort of control over what happens to pricing when availability becomes tight in times past, leaving prices to spiral out of control as stock dwindles at online retailers. AMD still can’t directly exercise any control over them to stop that happening, but with its own store selling at MSRP the red team can now provide an alternative channel.

    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT specs

    We’ve covered off the details of the new GPU design in our AMD Navi RDNA architecture deep-dive piece, but the biggest change the red team has made between Navi and Vega silicon is in the make up of the new Compute Unit. The RDNA CU is designed around ‘workgroup processors,’ or essentially a pair of compute units strapped together, sharing some resources to function better on larger workloads together.

    But despite sharing certain resources, the RDNA compute units in Navi actually have more dedicated silicon inside them compared with a traditional GCN compute unit. Each CU now has one extra scheduler and one extra scalar unit, doubling up their counts on both scores. And that’s specifically to offer double the potential instruction rate in order to create a more efficient compute unit dedicated to standard gaming graphics workloads.

    This tailoring for gaming is most obvious in arguably the biggest architectural change of the RDNA architecture: boosted instructions per clock. Basically AMD has focused on improving the straight line gaming performance of its GPUs where before, with Vega, it was looking more towards the parallelism necessary for improved compute workloads.

    That’s why these Navi RDNA chips are dedicated gaming chips.

    In terms of the actual specifications for the RX 5700 XT card and its version of the 7nm Navi 10 GPU, it’s sporting the full 40 CU implementation of the chip and that means you’re getting 2,560 RDNA cores at its heart. Allied to that 251mm2 GPU is 8GB of GDDR6 memory running at 14Gbps across a 256-bit memory bus.

    Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Ed. Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon RX 5700
    GPU AMD Navi 10 AMD Navi 10 AMD Navi 10
    Lithography 7nm FinFET 7nm FinFET 7nm FinFET
    Compute units 40 40 36
    RDNA Cores 2,560 2,560 2,304
    Memory 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
    Memory bandwidth 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s
    Boost clock 1,980MHz 1,905MHz 1,725MHz
    Game clock 1,830MHz 1,755MHz 1,625MHz
    Base clock 1,680MHz 1,605MHz 1,465MHz
    Transistors 10. 3bn 10.3bn 10.3bn
    Die size 251mm2 251mm2 251mm2
    TDP 225W 225W 180W
    Price $449 | £429 $399 | £380 $349 | £340

    In short, that’s the same essential memory configuration that Nvidia has now brought to bear on all of its non-Ti RTX 20-series graphics cards. And it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if that change with the Super edition GeForce cards is based on the fact that AMD has been resolutely offering superior memory specs with its GPUs for generations.

    The reporting of the RX 5700 XT’s graphics silicon clock speed frequency has changed a little in this new generation of AMD cards, however. In a similar way to how the Radeon VII was marketed with a peak engine clock beyond what you’d see in general gaming use, the RX 5700-series cards have a boost clock which ostensibly fulfils the same role. The game clock then is the figure you’re likely to see more often when you’re running game workloads through your graphics processor.

    But, that said, during testing our RX 5700 XT card comfortably topped its rated game clock by a fair margin. While the Navi 10 GPU inside has a rated game clock of 1,755MHz we saw the frequency moving between a low of 1,785MHz and 1,943MHz during an extended period of back-to-back Metro Exodus runs. As a minimum that’s higher than the game clock and goes beyond the 1,905MHz rated boost clock on the RX 5700 XT specs sheet.

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT benchmarks

    PCGamesN test rig: Intel Core i7 8700K, MSI Z390 Gaming Edge AC, 16GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 @3,200MHz, 1TB Seagate Firecuda, Corsair h200i RGB, Philips BDM3275

    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT performance

    If you take the RX 5700 XT gaming performance in isolation, looking at the performance difference between the last-gen Vega cards and the new Navi GPU, the amount of progress that AMD has made in the intervening time becomes clear.

    Unfortunately we don’t have our old Radeon VII to run full comparative testing on right now – a mix-up between The Sun newspaper, Razer, and AMD has meant some UK courier has wandered off with a $699 graphics card for free – but we do have a couple of referential benchmarks that make for interesting reading. And from those you can glean there is essentially next to no difference between the performance of the RX 5700 XT and the Radeon VII… and the new card is now $300 less.

    So, the expensive inaugural 7nm card which launched in February has been instantly rendered obsolete by the top Navi GPU. Anyone who spent $699 on that card should rightly feel a little sick today.

    The Radeon Vega 64, a $499 card when it first launched (though one which subsequently went up to over $1,000 at times due to limited stock and crazy miners), is notably off the pace too. In general terms the RX 5700 XT is around 20% quicker than the Vega 64 while consuming a touch less power too.

    The comparison with the big Vega GPUs is fascinating, and shows how much smarter the gaming-focused RDNA design of the Navi graphics silicon is. With a third fewer compute units and unified shaders than the 7nm Vega the similarly 7nm Navi 10 can deliver the same levels of gaming performance. Against the 14nm Vega the difference is even more stark – the RX 5700 XT has 38% fewer compute units and shaders than the Vega 64 and yet delivers 20% higher frames per second.

    Were we purely looking at a generation-to-generation comparison for the new AMD cards the top-spec Navi easily looks like a genuinely quality graphics card for the masses.

    But we’re not just looking at the Radeon GPUs in isolation. With the release of the RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super cards, and the effective retiring of the original RTX 2070, Nvidia is forcing us to make the necessary comparisons between these new GPUs and the results weren’t nearly as favourable for AMD as they would have been just a couple of weeks ago.

    Against the OG RTX 2070 we were expecting the RX 5700 XT to win some and lose some in terms of benchmarks, but against the new RTX 2070 Super variant it’s a defined loss across the board.

    Before the Super cards’ released AMD also dropped a note into its reviewer’s guide to remind us the original RTX 2070 Founders Edition we might be testing against was actually sold at the higher price of $599. In that situation, with the 2070 and 5700 XT trading gaming blows, and being sold at $449, the cheaper Radeon card would have looked a real bargain. But not only has that old 2070 now been retired, so has the Founders Edition schtick too. So the $499 RTX 2070 Super is the base price, and that extra $50 over the 5700 XT’s original price was matched by the extra performance of the GeForce GPU.

    The shifting sands of the GPU market, however, encouraged AMD to slash the pricing of its new RX 5700-series cards pre-launch in order to switch their respective targets. Now the RX 5700 XT is priced head-to-head with the RTX 2060 Super, and in this newly focused fight lower down the GPU stack the Radeon card does come out top.

    There are a few occasions where the RTX 2060 Super manages to achieve some level of gaming parity with the XT, but on the whole the Navi-based card absolutely has the edge.

    It’s also not hugely off the pace compared with the RTX 2070 Super card – often the performance delta is less than 10% – and when it’s priced $100 cheaper you can see the red team has really gone for the GeForce jugular on pricing.

    But the Navi 10 GPU has nowhere to go from here, it’s effectively running at the ragged edge, as is often the way with AMD’s graphics cards, and has been pushed as far as it can go to be able to offer this level of performance. The Nvidia card, with it’s much lower temps and more efficient GPU, has more overclocking performance in the tank.

    You are, of course, also getting access to the current and future real-time ray tracing effects being added to more and more games with the GeForce GPUs. Were the pricing still mostly equivalent I’d have comfortably recommended the RTX 2070 Super as the absolute go-to GPU for gamers looking for high-end performance and its support for next-gen visual effects, but in straight frame rate terms the $100 cheaper RX 5700 XT now makes it a tougher pick.

    If you had the money you’d still want the RTX 2070 Super, but AMD is now offering close to the basic rasterised performance for a lot less cash.

    We do, however, need to talk about more than just straight frame rate performance too; we need to talk about power and thermals. That sexy, curvy new shroud looks fantastic – honestly, even better in the flesh – but despite the fact we’re now talking about a 7nm GPU that’s meant to be far more efficient than its 14nm forebears, we’re still looking at the same exact thermal performance as the RX Vega 64.

    That is to say: hot. And loud. We can’t forget or forgive the fact that when it’s running the GPU hard the cooling fans spin up to classic AMD turbine levels.

    The 12nm Nvidia RTX 2060 Super, by contrast, runs almost 20°C cooler, operates far quieter, and still delivers similar gaming performance while using far less power. And all that from a GPU which is 77% bigger too.

    That should tell you all you need to know about the relative efficiency of the Nvidia Turing graphics architecture vs the AMD Navi design. Try as it might AMD simply cannot deploy a GPU as powerful, as cool, or as efficient as Nvidia’s engineers can. Just think about how much more efficient Turing could be at 7nm…

    AMD Radeon RX 5700 verdict

    This is exactly why increased competition in the market is going to be great for gamers. AMD announces the RX 5700 XT at $450, promises it will beat an RTX 2070, and then Nvidia responds by changing its pricing model and introducing a faster version of its old card for the same price. Then AMD hits back and slashes the price of its Navi-based GPUs just days before the launch and shakes up the graphics card market once more. It’s been a wild couple of weeks.

    Before the XT price drop it really wasn’t looking so good for AMD. The card’s hot, power hungry, and slower than the previously similarly priced RTX 2070 Super. The extra $50 Nvidia was then asking seemed about right for what you were getting in return with its higher performance and the more next-gen feature set.

    But where it’s price is now $100 less than the new Nvidia card, and often only 10% behind in standard, rasterised gaming pace, the RX 5700 XT is a far more tantalising option. And looking at the gen-on-gen performance difference against the $499 RX Vega 64, and the $699 Radeon VII, the progress AMD has made with the Navi RDNA architecture is obvious.

    Though spare a thought for the poor bastards who went out and bought a Radeon VII in February. They’ve got to be livid about now. The 7nm early adopters have really been cut adrift.

    Power and thermals are still an issue though, especially considering this is a 7nm part. But when the third-party cards are released, with improved cooling options, it’s going to almost be a no-brainer if it can maintain this ultra competitive pricing.

    Unless you’re 100% on board the ray-tracing hype train that is, and, given the noises coming from game devs at E3 last month, a lot of the gaming industry is… including Sony and Microsoft. And if the consoles are demanding ray traced visual effects for the next generation then it’s going to become almost standard for next-gen titles. Nvidia has already laid a lot of the ground work for PC gamers.

     

    It is worth mentioning the overclocking performance of the Navi card, however. You can push the RX 5700 XT up to stock RTX 2070 Super performance, but then you can easily overclock the Nvidia card to go even further thanks to its far superior cooling and efficiency.

    Then there’s the RX 5700. Out of the box the cut-down Navi GPU has its frequency and power artificially limited to prevent users from accessing its full potential. But there is a simple way to unlock the RX 5700 via software and overclock it to at least XT levels, and sometimes more. That makes the non-XT a rather tempting option right now.

    But the RX 5700 XT still looks like a great straight rasterised rendering card. It may have taken some price massaging to really make the RX 5700 XT the competitive part it deserves to be, but where it stands now – knocking out the RTX 2060 Super and genuinely pushing the much more expensive, but still faster, RTX 2070 Super – AMD has made a hell of a return to the graphics card game with its brand new Navi architecture.

    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

    An impressive gen-on-gen performance bump from Vega, and with a smart new gaming architecture. And now, by virtue of being priced directly against the mostly slower Nvidia RTX 2060 Super instead of the 2070 Super, AMD has got a GPU on its hands that deserves its praise. It’s just a little toasty is all…

    9

    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Overview. Benchmarks and specs

    The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card (GPU) is position 22 in our performance ranking. Manufacturer: AMD. Runs AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT with a minimum clock speed of 1605 MHz. The graphics chip is equipped with an acceleration system and can operate in turbo mode or when overclocked at a frequency of 1905 MHz. The RAM size is 8 GB GB with a clock speed of 14000 MHz and a bandwidth of 448.0 GB/s.

    The power consumption of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is 225 Watt and the process technology is only 7 nm. Below you will find key compatibility, sizing, technology, and gaming performance test results. You can also leave comments if you have any questions.

    Let’s take a closer look at the key features of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. To have an idea of ​​which video card is better, we recommend using the comparison service.

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    A basic set of information will help you find out the release date of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card and its purpose (laptops or PCs), as well as the price at the time of release and the average current cost. This data also includes the architecture used by the manufacturer and the video processor code name.

    Performance Rating Position: 38
    Value for money: 55.46
    Architecture: Navi/RDNA
    Code name: Navi 10
    Type: Desktop
    Release date: July 7, 2019 (2 years ago)
    Starting price: $399
    Current price: $1013 (2.5x MSRP)
    Value for money: 27.17
    GPU code name: Navi 10
    Market segment: Desktop

    Specifications

    This is important information that defines all the performance specifications of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card. The smaller the technological process of manufacturing a chip, the better (in modern realities). The clock frequency of the core is responsible for its speed (direct correlation), while signal processing is carried out by transistors (the more transistors, the faster the calculations are performed, for example, in cryptocurrency mining).

    Conveyors: 2560
    Core Clock: 1605MHz
    Acceleration: 1905 MHz
    Number of transistors: 10,300 million
    Process: 7nm
    Power consumption (TDP): 225 Watt
    Number of texels processed in 1 second: 304.8
    Pipelines / CUDA cores: 2560
    Acceleration speed: 1905 MHz
    Number of transistors: 10,300 million
    Estimated heat output: 225 Watt

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    There are so many form factors for PC cases and laptop sizes that it’s important to know the length of your graphics card and how it’s connected (except for laptop versions). This will help make the upgrade process easier, as Not all cases can accommodate modern video cards.

    Interface: PCIe 4.0 x16
    Length: 272 mm
    Additional power: 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

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    The internal memory is used to store data when performing calculations. Modern games and professional graphics applications place high demands on the amount and speed of memory. The higher this parameter, the more powerful and faster the video card. Memory type, capacity and bandwidth for AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT + turbo overclocking capability.

    Memory type: GDDR6
    Maximum RAM amount: 8GB
    Memory bus width: 256 Bit
    Memory frequency: 14000 MHz
    Memory bandwidth: 448. 0 GB/s

    Port and display support

    As a rule, all modern video cards have several types of connections and additional ports, for example HDMI and DVI . Knowing these features is very important to avoid problems when connecting a video card to a monitor or other peripherals.

    Display connections: 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
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    Technologies

    Each graphics card manufacturer complements their products with proprietary technologies that are used both in games and in the workflow. Below is a list of features that will be useful to you.

    Support VR: +
    Multiple monitors: +

    API Support

    All APIs supported by the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card are listed below. This is a minor factor that does not greatly affect the overall performance.

    DirectX: 12 (12_1)
    OpenGL: 4.6
    Vulkan: +
    Shader Model: 6.5
    OpenCL: 2.0

    General gaming performance

    All tests are based on FPS. Let’s take a look at how the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT performs in the gaming performance test (calculated based on the game developer’s recommended system requirements and may differ from actual situations).

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    Horizon Zero DawnDeath StrandingF1 2020Gears TacticsDoom EternalHunt ShowdownEscape from TarkovHearthstoneRed Dead Redemption 2Star Wars Jedi Fallen OrderNeed for Speed ​​HeatCall of Duty Modern Warfare 2019GRID 2019Ghost Recon BreakpointFIFA 20Borderlands 3ControlF1 2019League of LegendsTotal War: Three KingdomsRage 2Anno 1800The Division 2Dirt Rally 2. 0AnthemMetro ExodusFar Cry New DawnApex LegendsJust Cause 4Darksiders IIIFarming Simulator 19Battlefield VFallout 76Hitman 2Call of Duty Black Ops 4Assassin´s Creed OdysseyForza Horizon 4FIFA 19Shadow of the Tomb RaiderStrange BrigadeF1 2018Monster Hunter WorldThe Crew 2Far Cry 5World of Tanks enCoreX-Plane 11.11Kingdom Come: DeliveranceFinal Fantasy XV BenchmarkFortniteStar Wars Battlefront 2Need for Speed ​​PaybackCall of Duty WWIIAssassin´s Creed OriginsWolfenstein II: The New ColossusDestiny 2MEDLE-Evil Within : Shadow of WarFIFA 18Ark Survival EvolvedF1 2017Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (2017)Team Fortress 2Dirt 4Rocket LeaguePreyMass Effect AndromedaGhost Recon WildlandsFor HonorResident Evil 7Dishonored 2Call of Duty Infinite WarfareTitanfall 2Farming Simulator 17Civilization VIBattlefield 1Mafia 3Deus Ex Mankind DividedMirror’s Edge CatalystOverwatchDoomAshes of the SingularityHitman 2016The DivisionFar Cry PrimalXCOM 2Rise of the Tomb RaiderRainbow Six SiegeAssassin’s Creed SyndicateStar Wars BattlefrontFallout 4Call of Duty: Black Ops 3Anno 2205World of WarshipsDota 2 RebornThe Witcher 3Dirt RallyGTA VDragon Age: InquisitionFar Cry 4Assassin’s Creed Un ityCall of Duty: Advanced WarfareAlien: IsolationMiddle-earth: Shadow of MordorSims 4Wolfenstein: The New OrderThe Elder Scrolls OnlineThiefX-Plane 10. 25Battlefield 4Total War: Rome IICompany of Heroes 2Metro: Last LightBioShock InfiniteStarCraft II: Heart of the SwarmSimCityTomb RaiderCrysis 3Hitman: AbsolutionCall of Duty : Black Ops 2World of Tanks v8Borderlands 2Counter-Strike: GODirt ShowdownDiablo IIIMass Effect 3The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimBattlefield 3Deus Ex Human RevolutionStarCraft 2Metro 2033Stalker: Call of PripyatGTA IV — Grand Theft AutoLeft 4 DeadTrackmania Nations ForeverCall of Duty 4 — Modern WarfareSupreme Commander — FA BenchCrysis — GPU BenchmarkWorld in Conflict — BenchmarkHalf Life 2 — Lost Coast BenchmarkWorld of WarcraftDoom 3Quake 3 Arena — TimedemoHalo InfiniteFarming Simulator 22Battlefield 2042Forza Horizon 5Riders RepublicGuardians of the GalaxyBack 4 BloodDeathloopF1 2021Days GoneResident Evil VillageHitman 3Cyberpunk 2077Assassin´s Creed ch Dogs LegionMafia Definitive EditionCyberpunk 2077 1.5GRID LegendsDying Light 2Rainbow Six ExtractionGod of War

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    1280×720

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    Horizon Zero Dawn (2020)

    low

    1280×720

    177

    med.

    1920×1080

    122

    high

    1920×1080

    105

    ultra

    1920×1080

    80

    QHD

    2560×1440

    63

    4K

    3840×2160

    34

    Death Stranding (2020)

    low

    1280×720

    203

    med.

    1920×1080

    138

    high

    1920×1080

    128

    ultra

    1920×1080

    125

    QHD

    2560×1440

    87.9

    4K

    3840×2160

    47.6

    F1 2020 (2020)

    low

    1280×720

    365

    med.

    1920×1080

    266

    high

    1920×1080

    215

    ultra

    1920×1080

    149

    QHD

    2560×1440

    109

    4K

    3840×2160

    65

    Gears Tactics (2020)

    low

    1280×720

    333.4

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    1920×1080

    208.3

    high

    1920×1080

    139.4

    ultra

    1920×1080

    92.5

    QHD

    2560×1440

    66. 5

    4K

    3840×2160

    33.4

    Doom Eternal (2020)

    low

    1280×720

    236

    med.

    1920×1080

    213

    high

    1920×1080

    178

    ultra

    1920×1080

    174

    QHD

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    126

    4K

    3840×2160

    65.1

    Description
    5 Stutter — The performance of this video card with this game has not yet been studied enough. Based on interpolated information from graphics cards of a similar performance level, the game is likely to stutter and display low frame rates.
    May Stutter — The performance of this video card with this game has not been studied enough yet. Based on interpolated information from graphics cards of a similar performance level, the game is likely to stutter and display low frame rates.
    30 Fluent — According to all known benchmarks with the specified graphic settings, this game is expected to run at 25fps or more
    40 Fluent — According to all known benchmarks with the specified graphics settings, this game is expected to run at 35 fps or more
    60 Fluent — According to all known benchmarks with the specified graphics settings, this game is expected to run at 58 fps or more
    May Run Fluently — The performance of this video card with this game has not yet been sufficiently studied. Based on interpolated information from graphics cards of a similar performance level, the game is likely to show smooth frame rates.
    ? Uncertain — testing this video card in this game showed unexpected results. A slower card could provide higher and more consistent frame rates while running the same reference scene.
    Uncertain — The performance of this video card in this game has not yet been studied enough. It is not possible to reliably interpolate data based on the performance of similar cards in the same category.
    The value in the fields reflects the average frame rate across the entire database. To get individual results, hover over a value.

    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT in benchmark results

    Benchmarks help determine performance in standard AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT benchmarks. We have compiled a list of the most famous benchmarks in the world so that you can get accurate results for each of them (see description). Pre-testing the graphics card is especially important when there are high loads, so that the user can see how the graphics processor copes with calculations and data processing.

    Overall performance in benchmarks

    NVIDIA GeForce G 105M

    AMD Radeon RX 6800

    77.89%

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

    77.27%

    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS

    ATI Radeon X800 GTO

    3DMark Ice Storm GPU Benchmark: Graphic card performance test results. Check out the 3DMark Ice Storm GPU GPU results at hitesti.com

    AMD Radeon RX 5600XT

    496658

    NVIDIA TITAN RTX

    492606

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

    492229

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super

    486649

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

    485427

    3DMark Cloud Gate GPU Benchmark: Graphics card performance test results. Check out the 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU GPU test results at hitesti.com

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

    144832

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

    143576

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

    143181

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

    142490

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile

    141486

    3DMark Fire Strike Score Benchmark: Graphic card performance test results. Check the 3DMark Fire Strike Score for GPUs at hitesti.com

    NVIDIA TITAN RTX

    AMD Radeon R9 Fury

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super

    3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Benchmark: Graphic card performance test results. Check out the 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics GPU test results at hitesti.com

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super

    3DMark 11 Performance GPU Benchmark: Graphics card performance test results. Check out the 3DMark 11 Performance GPU GPU results at hitesti.com

    AMD Radeon VII

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile

    3DMark Vantage Performance Benchmark: Graphic card performance test results. Check 3DMark Vantage Performance GPU results at hitesti.com

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

    NVIDIA Quadro P5200

    AMD Radeon RX 5600XT

    Passmark benchmark: Graphic card performance test results. Check Passmark GPU test results at hitesti.com

    AMD Radeon VII

    NVIDIA TITAN V CEO Edition

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

    AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 50th Anniversary

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super

    4.6
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    ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 8Gb OC

    video card review

    Rona Ray

    September 28, 2020
    Video, Articles

    The ASUS Dual AMD Radeon 5700XT 8Gb OC gaming video card has a simple design, but boasts a modern graphics chip, latest generation coolers and 8 GB of video memory with overclocking out of the box.

    The ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 8Gb OC video card is based on the new NAVI 10 chip, which replaces the Vega line. Navi 10 has two so-called Shader Engines, and each contains 20 CUs plus an array of rasterization pipelines (ROPs). It is noteworthy that ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 8Gb OC is equipped with a fully functional Navi 10 chip, that is, it has 2560 stream / shader processors, 64 ROP sections and 160 texture units. The reference card turned out with a peak clock speed of up to 1.9GHz, while the average gaming frequency fluctuates around 1.75 GHz. The default BIOS clock speed is 1905 MHz, but it can be increased up to 1980 MHz via software-enabled mode. As for the model in question, it received 8 GB of GDDR6 memory (with a 256-bit bus) running at 14 Gb / s, which gives 448 Gb / s of bandwidth. The rated power of this card is 225W.

    Specifications ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 8Gb OC

    Graphics engine AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Navi 10)
    Tire PCI Express 4. 0
    OpenGL 4.6
    Video memory 8 GB GDDR6
    Clock frequency (OC mode) up to 1870 MHz (gaming frequency) / ~ 1980 MHz (overclocking)
    Clock speed (game mode) up to 1795 MHz (game frequency / ~ 1905 MHz (overclocking)
    Stream Processors 2560
    Memory speed 14 Gbps
    Memory interface 256 bit
    Maximum digital resolution 7680×4320 (up to 4 displays simultaneously)
    Interfaces HDMI 2.0b, x3 DisplayPort 1.4
    HDCP 2.3 support
    NVlink / Crossfire support + (Crossfire only supports DX12 and Vulkan)
    Recommended power supply 600 W
    Power connectors 6-pin + 8-pin
    Dimensions 28. 3 x 13.2 x 5.2 cm
    Slot 2.7

    The back of the ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 8Gb OC is reinforced with an aluminum plate to strengthen the structure and prevent possible damage to electronic components.

    On the front we see two fans with Axial-tech design. This means the coolers have longer blades and a barrier ring to increase air pressure. The latter is driven through a large radiator. The built-in controller stops the fans if the GPU core temperature is below 55 Celsius. This allows you to play «light» games in relative silence. Said heatsink has contact points for cooling both the VRM and the onboard memory.

    As we said above, ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 8Gb OC received a fairly simple design, but it also has some external features. That goes for the ribbed lines on the top, as well as the thin LED strip there.

    Monitors can be connected via HDMI 2.0b or three DisplayPort 1.4 ports. That is, the simultaneous operation of four displays is maximally supported. The maximum digital resolution can reach 7680×4320 dots. To connect the power supply, the board has 6-pin and 8-pin connectors. The power supply itself is better to take a power of 600 W or higher.

    The well-known ASUS GPU Tweak II utility allows you to manage the video card settings. I would like to focus on several functions. For example, AMD Radeon Anti-Lag minimizes the time between pressing a key or moving the mouse and displaying this reaction on the screen, which is especially valuable for e-sports players. In turn, the Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS) algorithm enhances contrast-adaptive sharpening to produce crisp images with minimal impact on performance. FidelityFX, a set of post-processing effects, will also help reduce the load on the GPU. The Radeon Boost option allows you to get higher FPS by dynamically lowering the resolution, but without a noticeable impact on quality. Finally, for fans of older games, Integer Display Scaling scales every pixel by a factor of four (or more) to make classic games look good on today’s high-resolution displays.

    Testing

    Processor — Core i9 9900K, motherboard — Z390, RAM — 4×8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz, storage — 1 TB SSD, OS — Windows 10 64-bit. Drivers — AMD Radeon Software Crimson Driver 20.8.x; NVIDIA GeForce Driver / 451.xx.

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Vulkan, Ultra Quality, 1440p, FPS (more is better)0003

    We are awarding the ASUS Dual AMD Radeon RX 5700XT 8Gb OC graphics card with the Editor’s Choice medal!

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