Rx 5700 vs: AMD RX 5700 vs Nvidia RTX 2060

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT vs. RX 5700: Which Is the Better Value?

AMD’s 5700 and 5700 XT changed a lot. Although Nvidia still dominates the market, AMD’s Navi architecture made the company at least competitive (a position it hasn’t been in for years). Between them, though, which should you pick?

Contents

  • Performance
  • Cooling and overclocking
  • The 5700 brings the value

There’s a lot going on with the 5700 and its XT variant, especially in 2021 as price and stock issues plague the GPU market. You may not be able to buy one, but AMD’s recent Big Navi cards provide a suitable replacement.

For a look at how these cards measure up to the competition from Nvidia, check out our original RX 5700 XT and 5700 review, and our head-to-head comparison with the Nvidia RTX 2060 Super.

Performance

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The crux of this comparison was always going to be down to performance. The raw power of these two cards is their biggest differentiating factor, so the question is, should you spend extra money for the added capabilities of the 5700 XT?

Let’s take a look at the specifications first to see what divides these two cards:

Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon RX 5700
Architecture RDNA RDNA
Compute units 40 36
Steam processors 2,560 2,304
Base clock 1,605MHz 1,465MHz
Game clock 1,755MHz 1,625MHz
Boost clock 1,905MHz 1,725MHz
Memory 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Bandwidth 448GBps 448GBps
TDP 225w 180w
Price $399 $349

The first major difference is the number of compute units. The 5700 XT has just over 10% more with 40, versus the 5700’s 36. That equates to the same difference in stream processors and should be a major component in the differentiating performance between these two cards.

Another major difference is the clock speed. The base clock is 150MHz higher on the 5700 XT. Its “game clock” — the typical clock speed you can expect during sustained load — is 130MHz higher, which also aids the performance improvements over the 5700, though that gap can be closed with overclocking. The boost clock is much greater on the XT too, but unless you have strong cooling from a third-party card, it’s not a speed you’ll likely hit regularity.

The 5700 XT has a sizeable uplift in TDP requirements, making it a greater candidate for aftermarket cooling. Some buyers with high-end aftermarket cooling and tweaking have managed to push their cards well north of 2GHz on a sustained basis.

Finally, both cards have identical configurations of GDDR6 video memory and bandwidth.

As for how this all affects real-world performance, we turn to our suite of benchmarks that we conducted during our initial review of the two cards.

Both cards perform well in our 3DMark Time Spy test. The 5700 XT was able to keep level with the RTX 2060 Super and the Radeon VII, with the 5700 lagging behind by just over 10%. Considering it’s noticeably cheaper, that’s a fair result.

In gaming tests, both cards prove to be very capable at both 1080p and 1440p, with more than playable frame rates (40-80 fps) at 4K in Fortnite, Battlefield 5, and Civilization VI. Across the board, we see the RX 5700 perform within roughly 10% of the 5700 XT. In some cases, it’s even closer.

If you’re just looking for overall performance, the 5700 XT is clearly the better card. However, if value is important and the extra $50 would be more useful elsewhere, the 5700 holds its own. That’s especially true at 1440p, where it manages well over 100 fps in Civilization VI and close to it in Battlefield 5 and Fortnite.

In 2021, however, it’s not as simple as an extra $50. As of late February, the cheapest 5700 we could find was $1,150. A step up to the 5700 XT isn’t all that much more expensive — considering the absolutely insane price gouging that’s going on — clocking in at a modest $1,180.

If it wasn’t clear enough, these prices are ridiculous. Neither the 5700 nor the 5700 XT are worth the price of the few cards that are in stock. You’d be much better off tracking down one of AMD’s new Big Navi graphics cards: The 6800 or 6800 XT. These new cards are experiencing similar stock and pricing issues, but you still have a fighting chance at finding one around MSRP. That chance has passed for the 5700 and its XT variant.

Not only will one of the Big Navi cards be cheaper if you find one in stock, but it’ll also perform much better than AMD’s last-gen lineup.

Cooling and overclocking

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One of the biggest issues facing the RX 5700 XT and 5700 at launch was that the reference blower coolers weren’t up to the task. They just aren’t great. They’re loud and they don’t cool the GPU well enough to prevent throttling, which is why, out of the box, many reference cards struggle to hit the speeds that AMD claimed. However, some owners have discovered that new heat paste and added washers can make quite a difference.

Fortunately, third-party variants are far more capable, delivering cooler and quieter cards, and unlocking far more impressive overclocking. In early testing after the cards’ release, IgorsLab overclocked a 5700XT to more than 2.1GHz on the core, leading to an 11% performance uplift in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Others have pushed the card even further, seeing overclocks as high as 2.3GHz.

The 5700, on the other hand, is limited by AMD, so it can’t overclock to the same extremes right out of the box. IgorsLab hit a wall at 1,800MHz on the core with a 20% increase in power limit.

Fortunately, there are ways around that limit. A BIOS flash will give you all the same overclocking headroom as a 5700 XT, just without the additional four compute units. That means you can take a 5700 and make it as fast as a 5700 XT using the right cooling.

The 5700 brings the value

As a counter to Nvidia’s 20-series Super GPUs, the 5700 and 5700 XT were impressive cards. With Nvidia’s 30-series GPUs and AMD’s 6000-series, however, both cards are undoubtedly last-gen. Add on top of that the pricing and stock issues, and the 5700 range loses a lot of its luster.

There are a few things to consider when looking at last-gen cards. Gamers and modders frequently overclock them to get more from their performance. These GPUs can be hot and loud in stock configuration. If you know you’re going to overclock this type of GPU, consider adding a cooling solution. 

You’ll get more power from the 5700 XT if you don’t modify the stock settings. It’s an excellent mid-range card for 1080p and 1440p. But if you overclock and don’t mind flashing its BIOS, the RX 5700 is the better and more affordable choice.

Either way, that route may not be feasible. However, there’s a strong possibility AMD won’t have these last-gen cards as its Big Navi range gains popularity. If you find one in stock for a good price, both cards work great. Whichever you can get your hands on would be a significant upgrade for those on older systems.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 vs. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super: 40+ Game Mega Benchmark

Today we’ve got a massive 41 game benchmark comparing the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and Radeon RX 5700 head to head. This big comparison includes new titles such as Borderlands 3, Gears 5 and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. All the results are brand new and were gathered during the last week using the latest display drivers as well as the latest game versions.

Representing AMD we have the PowerColor Red Devil 5700 and for Nvidia we have the MSI RTX 2060 Super Gaming X. The Red Devil is a premium Radeon RX 5700 card that comes in at $390, but as we’ve already established in previous reviews, in terms of performance, it’s no faster than base model cards selling at the MSRP. The same is largely true of the Gaming X, it comes in at $430, but you’ll get very similar performance from other models sporting the same GPU.

Going on the AMD and Nvidia suggested pricing, the RX 5700 comes in at $350 and the RTX 2060 Super at $400. We’ll go over pricing in better detail at the end of the article, while also discussing alternative options.

For now let’s see how these two GPUs compare in a massive range of games using our Core i9-9900K test rig which has been overclocked to 5 GHz and features 16GB of DDR4-3400 memory. All the testing took place at 1080p and 1440p and as usual, we’ll look at around a dozen games and then jump into the performance breakdown graphs for all 41 games.

Benchmarks

Kick starting the benchmarks we have Borderlands 3 and here the Radeon RX 5700 offers higher frame rates at both tested resolutions, though the margins aren’t huge. The 5700 is 6% faster at 1080p and 10% faster at 1440p. On second thought, the 1440p margin is reasonably large and you’ll start to notice that 14% increase in 1% low performance.

The Radeon GPU was also faster when testing with Gears 5 as it enjoys up to a 10% performance margin at 1080p. The results are more competitive at 1440p and while we do see the same 1% low performance, the 5700 was a whisker faster when comparing the average frame rate.

The 2060 Super gets its first win in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, providing 7% more performance at 1080p. That said the margin was neutralized at 1440p and here both GPUs averaged just over 70 fps.

Upon release the Radeon RX 5700 was 31% faster than the 2060 Super when testing with Forza Horizon 4. However a recent Nvidia driver boosted performance by around 20-25% for the Turing based GPUs and as a result the 5700 is now just 8% faster, though both GPUs did push over 100 fps at both 1080p and 1440p.

World War Z has seen a couple of performance updates over the past few months, but these haven’t changed the margins between AMD and Nvidia GPUs. The 5700 is still 11% faster on average at 1080p and 8% faster at 1440p.

The Battlefield V results are extremely competitive, here the 5700 was just a frame faster at 1080p and only 5% faster at 1440p, so overall a very similar gaming experience using either GPU.

Nvidia generally enjoys a performance advantage in Apex Legends and we see exactly that when comparing the 5700 and 2060 Super. The GeForce GPU was 9% faster at 1080p and 7% faster at 1440p, not big margins, but still a win for the green team.

We’d be quite surprised by these results if we hadn’t recently seen similar margins when comparing the RTX 2070 Super and 5700 XT. AMD appears to do very well in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and here the 5700 was 16% faster at 1080p and 8% faster at 1440p. Of course, we’re seeing frame rates well over 200 fps, so how much these margins matter we’ll leave up to you to decide.

F1 2019 provides very competitive results, the 2060 Super was a few frames faster at 1080p while we see basically identical performance at 1440p. Both GPUs maintained well over 60 fps at 1440p.

Another title to show very competitive results is The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, the 2060 Super was a few frames faster, but again an identical gaming experience.

The 2060 Super nudged ahead in Wolfenstein: Youngblood, delivering 6% more performance at 1080p and 9% more performance at 1440p. Not a huge difference and both GPUs did push over 100 fps at all times, even at 1440p.

Fortnite is a mega popular title and you’ll see strong frame rates with either the 5700 or 2060 Super. The GeForce GPU was 6% faster at 1080p, though 1% low performance was identical and then at 1440p we see up to a 4% margin in favor of the green team.

Strange Brigade was a title AMD used to dominate but with a few optimized driver updates Nvidia’s clawed away at AMD’s advantage. In the case of the 2060 Super and 5700, Nvidia’s actually well ahead, beating the $350 Radeon GPU by a 9% margin.

PUBG fans have always been best served by GeForce GPUs and that still remains the situation even today. The 2060 Super was around 17% faster at both resolutions and you will notice that extra performance in this title. That said if you play with competitive settings the frame rates will be so high it won’t really matter which GPU you use.

The 5700 suffers rather weak 1% low performance at 1080p when testing with Project Cars 2, this data is of course based on an average of three runs and in this instance, all three passes reported the same 63 fps. Despite the poor 1% low performance the average frame rate was comparable to that of the 2060 Super and we do see more competitive performance overall at 1440p.

Last up we have World of Tanks and this one goes in favor of Nvidia as the 2060 Super delivers 7% more performance at 1080p and 11% more at 1440p. You won’t notice the difference at 1080p but at 1440p you might notice the extra frames with the 2060 Super, plus it did show a much better 1% low fps performance.

Performance Summary

It’s hard to say which GPU had the upper hand in that sample of games, it certainly seemed to go back and forth quite a bit, but for the most part the margins were small. Still we’ve only looked at a dozen or so titles, so let’s see how the two GPUs compare across 41 games at both 1080p and 1440p…

At 1080p across 41 games tested as shows above, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super is ~3% faster on average. The biggest outlier here was Vermintide 2 where the RTX 2060 Super was 34% faster, but even if we remove that result, the GeForce GPU was still 3% faster on average and that’s the beauty of testing so many games, outliers don’t impact on the overall result.

Moving to 1440p, as shown on the graph below, the 2060 Super is 4% faster on average when looking at the full 41 games. We’re looking at less than a 5% margin overall, which means for the most part, performance is going to be close with either GPU as we observed in the dozen or so games we looked at closely.

For the cost per frame analysis we’re using the MSRP as it is possible to purchase either the RX 5700 or RTX 2060 Super at these prices. Doing so means you’ll be paying 12% more per frame for the GeForce GPU based on the 1080p data, or 11% more based on the 1440p data. Going in this review we knew the Radeon was a tad more affordable, so based on the performance results the RTX 2060 Super comes in at a little over a 10% price premium.

Closing Remarks, Overclocking

Overall the RTX 2060 Super is a whisker faster, but the RX 5700 offers slightly more bang for your buck. We can’t see you going wrong with either option though as they are evenly matched and perform well for the price.

As a side note, we recently benchmarked an overclocked RX 5700 flashed with a 5700 XT BIOS. We found you’re looking at a 10% boost in performance on average. However this is not a solution for everyone as there is some risk associated with flashing a graphics card BIOS and it’s not as simple as just firing up your favorite tuning utility and cranking up the clock frequency.

If you’re willing to take on the challenge and tech savvy enough to pull it off, then yes, you can unlock quite a bit more performance from an RX 5700, but note that will also increase power consumption by 25+% which makes the card to run hotter and therefore generate more noise, but hey, that’s overclocking. In such instances we also recommend you buy an RX 5700 with a better stock cooler.

But before sealing the deal on a flashed RX 5700, it’s also worth noting that you can boost the performance of the RTX 2060 Super by about 8% with a basic core and memory overclock using a utility such as MSI AfterBurner.

As for which way you should go, it will come down to pricing in your region and what models are available. Assuming the RX 5700 is $50 cheaper, then we think we’d get the RX 5700. But once you get closer in price, say by a minor ~$20 difference, then the GeForce RTX 2060 Super becomes the better choice in our opinion, so be mindful of that when looking at AIB models. For example, we’d rather have a base model RTX 2060 Super than a premium RX 5700.

Besides price and performance there aren’t any other factors swaying us in either direction. Nvidia wants to push ray tracing support as a selling point of the RTX 2060 Super but we don’t believe that it is a factor. The 2060 we feel is woefully underpowered to take advantage of ray tracing in modern titles and that’s why we hadn’t mentioned it until this point. As a follow-up to our previous on the matter, we’ll be revisiting ray tracing performance with the Super series GPUs very soon.

Lastly, it’s worth mentioning there’s RTX 2060 non-super model which seems to be selling for around $350. That’s the same price as the RX 5700 however it’s ~9% slower than the Radeon, so unless you can get it for something closer to $310, it doesn’t make sense. There’s also the GTX 1660 Ti, which is an exceptional GPU at $280 meaning it will cost you less but you will get less performance than the RTX 2060 Super and RX 5700 can offer.

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The NVIDIA RTX Super vs AMD RX 5700 Comparison! 3.0

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Now that both AMD and NVIDIA have already released their RTX SUPER and RX 5700 graphics cards, we thought it would be interesting to compare them!

Let’s compare the performance, value and power efficiency of the NVIDIA RTX Super graphics cards, against the AMD Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards!

Updated @ 2019-07-19
– Added a new Real World Performance section
– Added the real world results of the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER against the Radeon RX 5700

Updated @ 2019-07-06
– Added specifications of the Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition
– Updated the Price-Performance Value table and analysis
– Updated the Performance Per Watt table and analysis

Originally posted @ 2019-07-04

 

NVIDIA RTX Super vs AMD RX 5700 : Specifications

First, let’s take a look at the key specifications of the NVIDIA Super RTX cards, and the new AMD Radeon RX 5700 cards…

Specifications RTX
2080
SUPER
RX 5700
XT (50th)
RX 5700
XT
RTX
2070
SUPER
RX 5700 RTX
2060
SUPER
Stream
Processors
3072 2560 2560 2560 2304 2176
Base Clock 1650 MHz 1680 MHz 1605 MHz 1605 MHz 1465 MHz 1470 MHz
Boost Clock 1815 MHz 1980 MHz 1905 MHz 1770 MHz 1725 MHz 1650 MHz
TMUs 192 160 160 160 144 136
Min. Texture
Fill Rate
316.8 GT/s 268.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 211.0 GT/s 199.9 GT/s
Max. Texture
Fill Rate
348.5 GT/s 316.8 GT/s 304.8 GT/s 283.2 GT/s 248.4 GT/s 224.4 GT/s
ROPs 64 64 64 64 64 64
Min. Pixel
Fill Rate
105.6 GP/s 107.5 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 93.8 GP/s 94. 1 GP/s
Max. Pixel
Fill Rate
116.2 GP/s 126.7 GP/s 121.9 GP/s 113.3 GP/s 110.4 GP/s 105.6 GP/s
Memory Size 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Speed 15.5 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Bandwidth 496 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s
TGP 250 watts 235 watts 225 watts 215 watts 185 watts 175 watts

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT vs. RTX 2070 SUPER

  • They both have the same minimum texture and pixel fill rates.
  • The RX 5700 XT has 7.6% higher peak texture and pixel fill rates.
  • The RX 5700 XT uses 10 watts (4.7%) more power.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 vs. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER

  • The RX 5700 XT has 5.6% higher minimum and 10.7% higher peak texture fill rates.
  • The RX 5700 XT has a 4.5% higher peak pixel fill rate.
  • The RX 5700 XT uses 10 watts (5.7%) more power.

However, these are only paper specifications. NVIDIA also took pains in their RTX SUPER tech briefing to point out (starting at 9:20) that the boost speed of Radeon RX 5700 cards kicks in only occasionally, while GeForce RTX cards will boost whenever thermal limits allow.

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RTX 2060 Super vs RX 5700 : Real World Performance

As our article, The AMD Radeon RX 5700 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Performance Comparison showed…

  • Both Radeon RX 5700 and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER cards were equally fast when we averaged the benchmark results of six games.
  • The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was slightly faster at 1080p.
  • The Radeon RX 5700 (US | UK | MY) was slightly faster at 1440p.
  • The GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER was notably quieter than the Radeon RX 5700.
  • The Radeon RX 5700 has better value for money, after the pre-launch price cut, but the RTX 2060 SUPER comes with two free games.

 

NVIDIA RTX Super vs AMD RX 5700 : Price-Performance Value

Raw performance is one thing, but what about price-performance value? Especially after new RX 5700 price cut? Let’s find out…

Value Evaluation Based On Specifications

* We earlier compared the MAXIMUM fill rates, but it would be fairer to compare their MINIMUM fill rates, because that’s the minimum guaranteed performance level.

Specifications RTX
2080
SUPER
RX 5700 XT (50th) RX 5700 XT RTX
2070
SUPER
RX 5700 RTX
2060
SUPER
Launch Price $699 $449 $399 $499 $349 $399
Min. Texture Fill Rate 316.8 GT/s 268.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 256.8 GT/s 211.0 GT/s 199.9 GT/s
$ Per GT/s $2. 206 $1.670 $1.554 $1.943 $1.654 $1.996
Min. Pixel Fill Rate 105.6 GP/s 107.5 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 102.7 GP/s 93.8 GP/s 94.1 GP/s
$ Per GP/s $6.619 $4.177 $3.885 $4.859 $3.721 $4.240
AVERAGE
$ / (GT/s + GP/s)
$4.413 $2.924 $2.720 $3.401 $2.688 $3.118

Based on the earlier price, the AMD Navi cards had a 20. 8% better price-performance value than the NVIDIA RTX SUPER cards.

With the new Radeon RX 5700 price cut, they now have a 23.8% better price-performance value than the NVIDIA RTX SUPER cards. That’s a 14.4% improvement.

Specs-wise, the RX 5700 XT is virtually the same as the RTX 2070 SUPER, but it is now $100 cheaper.

The RX 5700, on the other hand, is about the same as the RTX 2060 SUPER, just $50 cheaper.

RTX 2060 Super vs. RX 5700 Value Comparison

As our article, The AMD Radeon RX 5700 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Performance Comparison showed…

Specifications NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 2060 SUPER
AMD Radeon
RX 5700
Old Price
AMD Radeon
RX 5700
New Price
Launch Price $399 $379 $349
6 Game Average Frame Rate 86. 3 fps 86.0 fps 86.0 fps
$ Per fps $4.623 $4.407 $4.058

Even though both cards performed the same, the Radeon RX 5700 (US | UK | MY) offered 12.2% better price-performance value.

The price cut really helped a lot. Without it, the Radeon RX 5700 would have offered only 5% better price-performance value, and that’s nothing compared to the two free games from NVIDIA!

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NVIDIA RTX Super vs AMD RX 5700 : Performance Per Watt

Now, let’s compare their power efficiency in performance per watt.

Power Efficiency Based On Specifications

Bear in mind that the AMD Navi GPU is built on the newer 7 nm process technology, while the NVIDIA Turing is using the older 12 nm process technology.

Specifications RTX
2080 SUPER
RX 5700 XT (50th) RX 5700 XT RTX
2070 SUPER
RX 5700 RTX
2060 SUPER
Avg Texture Fill Rate 332.7 GT/s 292.8 GT/s 280.8 GT/s 270.0 GT/s 229.7 GT/s 212.2 GT/s
Avg Pixel Fill Rate 110.9 GP/s 117.1 GP/s 112.3 GP/s 108.0 GP/s 102.1 GP/s 99. 9 GP/s
TGP 250 watts 235 watts 225 watts 215 watts 185 watts 175 watts
(Texture + Pixel) / TGP 1.774 1.744 1.747 1.758 1.794 1.783

Despite the AMD Navi’s advantage in fabrication technology, the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 cards had virtually the same power efficiency as the RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2060 SUPER cards.

RTX 2060 Super vs. RX 5700 Power Efficiency Comparison

Since we cannot test their actual power consumption, we will have to rely on their rated TGP (Total Graphics Power) specifications.

Specifications AMD Radeon
RX 5700
NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 2060 SUPER
Total Graphics Power (TGP) 185 watts 175 watts
6 Game Average Frame Rate 86. 0 fps 86.3 fps
Watt Per fps 2.15 2.03

Despite the AMD Navi’s advantage in fabrication technology, the RTX 2060 SUPER (US | UK | MY) was 5.6% more power efficient than the RX 5700 (US | UK | MY).

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  • NVIDIA RTX 2060 SUPER Vulkan Performance Examined!
  • RX 5700 vs RTX 2060 SUPER Performance Comparison!
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 Review : 1440p Gaming FTW!
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor In-Depth Review!
  • Thank NVIDIA For The AMD Radeon RX 5700 Price Cut!
  • The First GIGABYTE RX 5700 XT + RX 5700 Cards Revealed!
  • The ASUS + GIGABYTE RX 5700 Graphics Cards Revealed!
  • How Everyone Got The RTX 2070 SUPER TMU Count Wrong!
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ASRock Radeon RX 5700 vs Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060: What is the difference?

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Why is ASRock Radeon RX 5700 better than Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060?

  • 100MHz faster GPU clock speed?
    1465MHzvs1365MHz
  • 1.5 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance?
    7.95 TFLOPSvs6.45 TFLOPS
  • 29.76 GPixel/s higher pixel rate?
    110.4 GPixel/svs80.64 GPixel/s
  • 46.8 GTexels/s higher texture rate?
    248.4 GTexels/svs201.6 GTexels/s
  • 33.33% more VRAM?
    8GBvs6GB
  • 112GB/s more memory bandwidth?
    448GB/svs336GB/s
  • 64bit wider memory bus width?
    256bitvs192bit
  • 384 more shading units?
    2304vs1920

Why is Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 better than ASRock Radeon RX 5700?

  • 20W lower TDP?
    160Wvs180W
  • Supports ray tracing?
  • 15°C lower load GPU temperature?
    69°Cvs84°C
  • Supports DLSS?
  • 5°C lower idle GPU temperature?
    30°Cvs35°C
  • 10. 6dB lower load noise level?
    43.4dBvs54dB
  • 1 more DVI outputs?
    1vs0
  • 52.25mm narrower?
    228.6mmvs280.85mm

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

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8.8/10

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Gaming

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Performance

1.GPU clock speed

1465MHz

1365MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

2.GPU turbo

1765MHz

1680MHz

When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

3.pixel rate

110. 4 GPixel/s

80.64 GPixel/s

The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

4.floating-point performance

7.95 TFLOPS

6.45 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

5.texture rate

248.4 GTexels/s

201.6 GTexels/s

The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.

6.GPU memory speed

1750MHz

1750MHz

The memory clock speed is one aspect that determines the memory bandwidth.

7.shading units

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.

8.texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.

9.render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.

Memory

1.effective memory speed

14000MHz

14000MHz

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other apps.

2.maximum memory bandwidth

448GB/s

336GB/s

This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.

3.VRAM

VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of a graphics card. More VRAM generally allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

4.memory bus width

256bit

192bit

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.

5.version of GDDR memory

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.

6.Supports ECC memory

✖ASRock Radeon RX 5700

✖Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.

Features

1.DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

2.OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.

3.OpenCL version

Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

4.Supports multi-display technology

✔ASRock Radeon RX 5700

✔Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.

5.load GPU temperature

A lower load temperature means that the card produces less heat and its cooling system performs better.

6.supports ray tracing

✖ASRock Radeon RX 5700

✔Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Ray tracing is an advanced light rendering technique that provides more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games.

7.Supports 3D

✔ASRock Radeon RX 5700

✖Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).

8.supports DLSS

✖ASRock Radeon RX 5700

✔Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) is an upscaling technology powered by AI. It allows the graphics card to render games at a lower resolution and upscale them to a higher resolution with near-native visual quality and increased performance. DLSS is only available on select games.

9.PassMark (G3D) result

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This benchmark measures the graphics performance of a video card. Source: PassMark.

Ports

1.has an HDMI output

✔ASRock Radeon RX 5700

✔Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

2.HDMI ports

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

3.HDMI version

HDMI 2.0

HDMI 2.0

Newer versions of HDMI support higher bandwidth, which allows for higher resolutions and frame rates.

4.DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.

5.DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.

6.mini DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.

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AMD RX 5700 vs. Nvidia RTX 2060 Super review: the competition is heating up

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AMD has been trying to put a dent in Nvidia’s gaming GPU dominance for years. So far, its attempts — like the Radeon VII and its new 7nm process, which are designed to compete with Nvidia’s RTX 2080 — have fallen a little flat. Now, AMD is setting its sights on Nvidia’s midrange cards with its Radeon RX 5700 ($349) and RX 5700 XT ($399). They’re both built on AMD’s new RDNA architecture, and the big promise is that it can provide up to 1.25x performance per clock and 1.5x performance per watt compared to the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture that powered its previous Polaris and Vega GPUs.

Price, performance, and power usage are key at the $300 to $400 price points, and AMD is trying to find a delicate balance of all three with the RX 5700 series. Not to be outdone, Nvidia has also launched its upgraded midrange RTX cards: the RTX 2060 Super ($399) and RTX 2070 Super ($499). These cards offer modest speed bumps over the existing RTX cards they are replacing at the same price points. They were also enough to force AMD’s hand to cut the price of the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT graphics cards just two days before their release last month.

That price cut was hugely important because if the Radeon RX 5700 XT had debuted at its original $449 price instead of $399, then Nvidia’s $499 RTX 2070 Super would have been easily worth the $50 upgrade. As it stands, AMD’s aggressive pricing makes the choices at the midrange a lot more difficult, especially as the RX 5700 and 5700 XT are now going head-to-head with Nvidia on performance.

I’ve been testing Nvidia and AMD’s latest midrange cards over the past couple of weeks, with the intention of finding a clear winner for 1440p gaming. While AMD has failed to match Nvidia in terms of performance at the high end, competition at the midrange couldn’t be closer. The graphics card wars are finally heating up.

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AMD’s new cards are both based on the company’s 7nm process, RDNA architecture, and use 8GB of GDDR6 graphics memory. AMD might be using a new architecture here, but the company isn’t pushing any real new hardware advantages to using RDNA just yet. There’s no support for ray tracing or promises of AI-powered anti-aliasing. AMD is focusing on raw performance instead of eye candy.

AMD’s big architecture changes do mean that the company has higher bandwidth memory and improvements to its compute units. We’ve seen AMD use 7nm for the Radeon VII, but this card was based on the previous GCN architecture. AMD claims that RDNA cards will have 50 percent better performance than previous GCN cards, which could mean we’ll see some interesting developments in the high-end of the market soon.

That 8GB of VRAM is the same amount found on both the RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super. Nvidia has done very little in terms of hardware to its upgraded RTX Super cards, but there are now more raw CUDA cores and higher clock speeds. Both the RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super look physically the same as their predecessors, though, which means they’re very well-built and look great.

AMD and Nvidia midrange GPUs (2019) specs

Specs GeForce RTX 2060 Super GeForce RTX 2070 Super Radeon RX 5700 Radeon RX 5700 XT
Specs GeForce RTX 2060 Super GeForce RTX 2070 Super Radeon RX 5700 Radeon RX 5700 XT
Core clock 1470MHz 1605MHz 1465MHz 1605MHz
Boost clock 1650MHz 1770MHz 1725MHz 1905MHz
SP compute 7. 2 TLFOPS 9.1 TFLOPS 7.9 TFLOPS 9.7 TFLOPs
Memory 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory bandwidth 448GBps 448GBps 448GBps 448GBps
Architecture Turing 12nm TSMC Turing 12nm TSMC RDNA 7nm TSMC RDNA 7nm TSMC
TDP 175W 215W 185W 225W
Price $399 $499 $349 $399

While Nvidia moved to a new dual-fan setup for its Founders Edition RTX cards last year, AMD has stuck to its blower-style on its reference cards. This feels like an obvious mistake because the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT both run hotter and are way louder than Nvidia’s RTX competition as a result. Blowers have benefits for space-constrained cases, but for everyone else, a dual- or triple-fan system will be far more efficient. On the 5700 XT, there’s also a dent in the casing, which is designed to improve airflow, but it just ends up looking strange rather than providing an obvious improvement to how the card performs.

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Both of AMD’s new cards also support PCIe 4.0, but you’ll need a new motherboard and AMD’s third-generation Ryzen CPUs to see the benefit from that right now. While PCIe 4.0 doubles the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0, this isn’t really required at current resolutions and refresh rates, and it will become far more important in the future when resolutions push beyond 4K. In a card designed for 1440p monitors, it’s nice to have for future-proofing, but it’s totally unnecessary. Fortunately, it is backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0, so you can still use the 5700 cards with existing motherboards and CPUs.

I’m genuinely impressed by how well both of these new AMD cards perform in 1440p gaming. In Far Cry 5, frame rates regularly exceeded 90 fps on max settings, and the 5700 XT outperformed Nvidia’s RTX 2060 Super and came close to the higher-priced 2070 Super in most of my tests. However, I did find that frame rates between the AMD and Nvidia cards can vary a lot depending on the game.

Destiny 2 performed a lot better on both the 2060 Super and 2070 Super than AMD’s 5700 series in terms of raw frame rates, but Division 2 seems to be better optimized for AMD’s cards. I ran both at maxed-out settings, and all of the cards handled well. Likewise, the Fire Strike Extreme benchmark performed far better on both the 5700 XT and 5700 than Nvidia’s cards. Time Spy ran better on Nvidia’s cards.

AMD vs. Nvidia midrange 2019 benchmarks

Benchmark GeForce RTX 2060S GeForce RTX 2070S Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon RX 5700
Benchmark GeForce RTX 2060S GeForce RTX 2070S Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon RX 5700
Time Spy 8,171 9,053 8030 7413
Fire Strike Extreme 9,782 10,784 10974 10016
Far Cry 5 87fps 96fps 94fps 87fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 50fps 59fps 50fps 45fps
Division 2 60fps 74fps 62fps 56fps

1440p test machine:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7-7700K 4. 2GHz 4-Core
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair h200i v2
  • Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z270H GAMING
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
  • Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2 SSD
  • Case: Corsair Carbide 400Q
  • PSU: Corsair 850W RMx Series RM850x

I tested all games with a 27-inch Asus ROG Swift PG279Q monitor (G-Sync disabled) at 1440p resolution and max settings. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a recent DirectX 12 title, performed similarly on both the $399 5700 XT and the $399 RTX 2060 Super.

I was most surprised with the RTX 2070 Super performance, bringing it very close to what the standard RTX 2080 can offer. If you’re looking at spending $699 on the new RTX 2080 Super, then I would definitely look at the 2070 Super, which has most of the performance of an RTX 2080 for $200 less. I briefly tested the 2080 Super, too, and the performance gains over the regular RTX 2080 weren’t as significant as the 2060 Super and 2070 Super.

All four cards seem ideal for 1440p gaming, even at max settings in modern games. You can obviously adjust the settings down to improve frame rates for a 144MHz monitor setup or get usable frame rates with all the eye candy enabled.

As with all games and tests, I’d expect both AMD and Nvidia’s cards to perform better over time once titles are optimized and drivers are tweaked and improved. Even without that, the performance gap in the midrange has definitely shrunk, thanks to AMD’s new cards, though.

This surprisingly close performance at the same $399 price point makes the decision between AMD or Nvidia a lot more difficult. That choice will probably come down to whether you value less heat, less power consumption, and a lot less noise from your PC.

During my testing, both of AMD’s cards regularly exceeded 80C, while Nvidia’s cards hovered around 73C under load. AMD is using a different way to measure temperature than Nvidia, which does result in higher reported temps. But even with that considered, the AMD card made the overall temperature inside my PC higher than either Nvidia card. Temperature aside, the difference in the cooling between the 2060 Super and the 5700 XT is night and day. AMD’s cards are noticeably louder than Nvidia’s equivalents, and if you value a silent PC, then I can’t recommend AMD’s cards here. Nvidia’s cooling means the 2060 Super and 2070 Super stay at similar noise levels (in terms of what you notice) whether your PC is idle or pushing out a demanding AAA title at 1440p.

AMD’s RX 5700 XT and 5700 blower spins up almost immediately into a game, and it’s distracting unless you’re using headphones. AMD’s cards also draw a lot more power than Nvidia’s new Super line. The RTX 2060 Super has a TDP of 175 watts, whereas AMD’s similarly priced 5700 XT draws up to 225 watts. The RX 5700 comes in lower at 185 watts, while the $499 RTX 2070 Super has a TDP of 215 watts.

I’m hoping that third-party RX 5700 XT and 5700 cards will deal with the noise and heat situation a lot better than AMD’s reference blower, as they usually come with multiple fans. I’d recommend waiting on those if you’re impressed by the performance gains but not by the heat and noise produced or if you’re interested in overclocking these cards.

Another consideration will be the features that Nvidia offers with its cards compared to AMD’s latest. AMD has clearly optimized for raw performance here, but Nvidia offers similar performance plus extra features like real-time ray tracing on top. The promise of cinematic effects in games is still early days, but Nvidia is investing a lot of time and money into getting game developers to take ray tracing seriously. This has been bolstered, thanks to the fact that Sony’s next-generation PlayStation and Microsoft’s Project Scarlett Xbox console will both support ray tracing.

That should mean more game developers start focusing on ray tracing, as both next-gen consoles will support it. We haven’t seen enough games with ray tracing to really make it worth it just yet, but the promise is there, and without support for ray tracing, it does mean AMD’s Radeon 5700 and 5700 XT aren’t exactly future-proof. You also miss out on Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS) that leverages the company’s supercomputer farms to scan games before they are released (or even afterwards) and work out the most efficient way to render graphics.

AMD does offer Radeon Image Sharpening to upscale games without big frame rate penalties and Radeon Anti-Lag to improve competitive games, but neither comes close to the impact real-time ray tracing has on a gaming experience. I’ve found Battlefield V is one of the good examples of ray tracing effects, thanks to the reflections on objects and guns, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider uses ray tracing in a number of shadowy scenes.

The choice between AMD and Nvidia for $399 or below has suddenly become a lot more complicated. AMD’s price cut was brilliantly timed to react to Nvidia’s Super cards, and the performance promises match up. If you’re looking at spending $400 on a new graphics card, then you now have two great choices (or a $499 RTX 2070 Super option if you’re willing to spend a little more to get even better performance).

If, like me, you value a cool and quiet PC, then the obvious choice is still Nvidia right now. AMD has certainly closed the performance gap in the midrange, thanks to some impressive price points, but it still has a long way to go with its reference cards to compete on heat, power consumption, and noise.

AMD has laid some important and exciting groundwork with the move to 7nm and the RDNA architecture. We’re unlikely to see Nvidia move to 7nm this year, so AMD’s new architecture is the big new challenger for graphics cards in 2019. It’s a challenge that AMD has pulled off on the performance side in the midrange. Now, it has to look beyond the sub-$400 price points and get a lot more competitive at the higher end of the market to make things truly interesting.

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Radeon Pro W5700 vs Radeon RX 5700 XT Graphics cards Comparison

When choosing between Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT, it is worth examining the specifications of the models in detail. Do they meet the recommended requirements of modern games and software? Storage capacity, form factor, TDP, available ports, warranty and manufacturer support are all important. For example, the size of a PC case can limit the maximum thickness and length of the card. Often, instead of the factory overclocked card and RGB backlight, it is better to choose a reference model with a more efficient GPU. And make sure that your current power supply unit has the correct connection pins (using adapters is not recommended). This GPUs compare tool is meant to help you to choose the best graphics card for your build. Let’s find out the difference between Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT.

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Main Specs

  Radeon Pro W5700 Radeon RX 5700 XT
Power consumption (TDP) 205 Watt 225 Watt
Interface PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount 8 GB 8 GB
Display Connectors 5x mini-DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 

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  • Radeon RX 5700 XT has 9% more power consumption, than Radeon Pro W5700.
  • Both video cards are using PCIe 4.0 x16 interface connection to a motherboard.
  • Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT have maximum RAM of 8 GB.
  • Both cards are used in Desktops.
  • Radeon Pro W5700 is build with RDNA 1.0 architecture, and Radeon RX 5700 XT — with Navi / RDNA.
  • Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT are manufactured by 7 nm process technology.
  • Radeon Pro W5700 is 33 mm longer, than Radeon RX 5700 XT.
  • Memory clock speed of Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT is 14000 MHz.

Game benchmarks

Assassin’s Creed OdysseyBattlefield 5Call of Duty: WarzoneCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveCyberpunk 2077Dota 2Far Cry 5FortniteForza Horizon 4Grand Theft Auto VMetro ExodusMinecraftPLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDSRed Dead Redemption 2The Witcher 3: Wild HuntWorld of Tanks
high / 1080p 70−75 75−80
ultra / 1080p 50−55 55−60
QHD / 1440p 40−45 45−50
4K / 2160p 24−27 30−33
low / 720p 90−95 95−100
medium / 1080p 80−85 85−90
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is 8% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
high / 1080p 110−120 110−120
ultra / 1080p 100−105 110−120
QHD / 1440p 75−80 85−90
4K / 2160p 45−50 50−55
low / 720p 150−160 160−170
medium / 1080p 120−130 130−140
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in Battlefield 5 is 7% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
low / 768p 45−50 45−50
Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT have the same average FPS in Call of Duty: Warzone.
low / 768p 250−260 250−260
medium / 768p 230−240 230−240
QHD / 1440p 150−160 150−160
4K / 2160p 100−110 100−110
high / 768p 220−230 220−230
Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT have the same average FPS in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
low / 768p 70−75 70−75
medium / 1080p 50−55 50−55
Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT have the same average FPS in Cyberpunk 2077.
low / 768p 120−130 120−130
medium / 768p 110−120 110−120
Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT have the same average FPS in Dota 2.
high / 1080p 90−95 100−105
ultra / 1080p 85−90 95−100
QHD / 1440p 65−70 75−80
4K / 2160p 35−40 40−45
low / 720p 120−130 120−130
medium / 1080p 95−100 100−110
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in Far Cry 5 is 8% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
high / 1080p 140−150 150−160
ultra / 1080p 110−120 120−130
QHD / 1440p 75−80 85−90
4K / 2160p 21−24 21−24
low / 720p 260−270 260−270
medium / 1080p 170−180 180−190
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in Fortnite is 5% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
high / 1080p 120−130 130−140
ultra / 1080p 95−100 100−110
QHD / 1440p 75−80 85−90
4K / 2160p 50−55 60−65
low / 720p 160−170 160−170
medium / 1080p 120−130 130−140
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in Forza Horizon 4 is 7% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
low / 768p 170−180 170−180
medium / 768p 160−170 160−170
high / 1080p 130−140 130−140
ultra / 1080p 70−75 80−85
QHD / 1440p 65−70 70−75
4K / 2160p 65−70
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in Grand Theft Auto V is 2% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
high / 1080p 60−65 65−70
ultra / 1080p 50−55 55−60
QHD / 1440p 35−40 40−45
4K / 2160p 24−27 27−30
low / 720p 120−130 130−140
medium / 1080p 80−85 90−95
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in Metro Exodus is 9% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
low / 768p 120−130 120−130
Radeon Pro W5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT have the same average FPS in Minecraft.
high / 1080p 120−130 140−150
ultra / 1080p 95−100 110−120
4K / 2160p 18−20 18−20
low / 720p 150−160 160−170
medium / 1080p 140−150 150−160
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is 10% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
high / 1080p 55−60 65−70
ultra / 1080p 35−40 40−45
QHD / 1440p 30−33 30−35
4K / 2160p 20−22 21−24
low / 720p 120−130 130−140
medium / 1080p 85−90 95−100
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in Red Dead Redemption 2 is 10% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
low / 768p 260−270 280−290
medium / 768p 190−200 210−220
high / 1080p 110−120 130−140
ultra / 1080p 65−70 70−75
4K / 2160p 40−45 50−55
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 10% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.
low / 768p 220−230 300−350
ultra / 1080p 100−110 140−150
The average gaming FPS of Radeon RX 5700 XT in World of Tanks is 42% more, than Radeon Pro W5700.

Full Specs

  Radeon Pro W5700 Radeon RX 5700 XT
Architecture RDNA 1.0 Navi / RDNA
Code name Navi 10 Navi 10
Type Workstation Desktop
Release date 19 November 2019 7 July 2019
Pipelines 2304 2560
Core clock speed 1605 MHz
Boost Clock 1930 MHz 1905 MHz
Transistor count 10,300 million 10,300 million
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 7 nm
Texture fill rate 277. 9 304.8
Length 305 mm 272 mm
Memory bus width 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory clock speed 14000 MHz 14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth 448.0 GB/s 448.0 GB/s
VR Ready +
DirectX 12 (12_1) 12 (12_1)
Shader Model 6.5 6.5
OpenGL 4.6 4.6
OpenCL 2.0 2.0
Vulkan 1.2.131 +
Multi Monitor +
 

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The AMD Navi GPU family brings four key innovations at once: 7nm process technology, GDDR6 memory support, PCIe 4.0 internal interface, and RDNA microarchitecture.

In addition, AMD Navi received an updated Radeon Display engine with support for new interfaces and optimization for high-resolution HDR monitors.

And beginners and professional streamers will appreciate the updated Radeon Multimedia engine with support for new formats, optimization for YouTube and Twitch, as well as a 40% increase in performance.

In turn, the RDNA microarchitecture boasts a host of improvements and innovations. They can be divided into three basic categories.

New compute block design optimized for modern game engines. It processes vector and scalar instructions faster, and also has an increased IPC.

Multi-level cache structure features low latency, high throughput and low power consumption.

And the optimized graphics engine provides excellent power efficiency at higher frequencies. It also improves asynchronous computing performance, which benefits applications and games under the Vulkan and DirectX 12 APIs. compared to Vega.

Reference versions 9 came to us for testing0045 AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5400 XT They are very easy to distinguish by the appearance of the casing. Inside, the same video memory subsystem is hidden, recruited from 8 GB of GDDR6 chips, and different graphics processors.

The first novelty received the Navi 10 XL GPU with 36 computing units, and the second — Navi 10 XT with support for 40 CU units.

Pay attention to the designation of GPU clock frequencies. In addition to the usual base and dynamic speed, game frequency is added. This is a guideline for typical gaming loads.

In terms of PCB design and cooling system, there is no difference between the reference versions of the RX 5700 and 5700 XT. Both received a 7-phase power subsystem and a turbine cooler with a graphite gasket, like the Radeon VII, an evaporation chamber, a compact heatsink and a single fan. It drives the air flow along the printed circuit board and blows it out of the case.

During testing, the RX 5700 GPU warmed up to 87 ° C, and the fan spun up to 2000 rpm. It was clearly audible against the background of other components, but there was no discomfort.

RX 5700 XT is more powerful and more gluttonous, therefore, with the same cooler design, its graphics processor warmed up to 93°C, and the propeller rotation speed exceeded 2100 rpm.

AMD is silent on the official pages about the maximum temperatures, but recently in her blog she revealed a secret — the critical value is 110°. Therefore, do not be alarmed if monitoring shows 90°C or 100°C.

Speaking of monitoring. We initially tested with the latest final version of FPS Monitor available at the time of writing. But the developers have not yet managed to fully make it friends with the new cards from AMD. As a result, there is no GPU load and fan speed on the overlay — only a percentage.

The monitoring of the GPU clock frequency also raised doubts — in some places it fell below 1000 MHz.

Therefore, we reached out to the developers of FPS Monitor, who shared a secret beta version. She is already better at monitoring parameters, although they are not completely sure of an adequate display of the GPU frequency and video memory consumption. Also in the process, it turned out that it is not yet possible to add a dark background to the overlay in order to improve the readability of indicators in the light areas of the scene. Therefore, we ask you to understand and forgive in advance.

And now let’s move on to our opponents — three video cards from NVIDIA by Palit. The smallest and least performing of them in this comparison is the Palit GeForce RTX 2060 GamingPro . It offers an affordable price tag, an enhanced 8-phase power subsystem, a reference frequency formula, and a 2-fan cooler.

Step up is the Palit GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GamingPro OC . It uses a very similar 2-fan design and similar dimensions. But I received a faster TU106-410 chip with a slight factory overclock, 8 GB of memory instead of 6, a stiffening plate on the back and an extended set of interfaces.

And the role of the most formidable opponent went to Palit GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER JetStream . It boasts a factory overclocked GPU, a nearly 3-slot cooler with two fans and four 8mm heat pipes, LED lighting and two BIOS chips.

The following stand was used for testing:

  • Intel Core i9-9900K
  • Vinga CL3008B
  • ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI
  • 4x 8GB DDR4-3600 CORSAIR Dominator Platinum RGB
  • Apacer AS2280P2 M.2 NVMe 480 GB
  • Apacer Panther AS340 960GB
  • Seagate Barracuda Pro 4TB ST4000DM006
  • Vinga VPS-1200Pl
  • Vinga Ark
  • Philips Brilliance 329P9H

Gameplays recorded by an external system with AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K, i.e. without loss of performance. The program FPS Monitor was used for monitoring.

And now the most interesting thing — tests in real gaming benchmarks. According to the new tradition, they were immediately launched in three resolutions for each project.

Borderlands 3 is still more stable and works better in DirectX 11 mode. At ultra settings in Full HD, the RX 5700 XT immediately marks its key opponent — RTX 2070 SUPER, which turned out to be 5-12% faster. In turn, the RX 5700 left no chance for the regular RTX 2060, but lost to the RTX 2060 SUPER version.

Switching to Quad HD does not change the situation: the RX 5700 XT lags behind the RTX 2070 SUPER by 5-8%. We see the same lag between the RX 5700 and the RTX 2060 SUPER. And if the choice is between the RX 5700 and RTX 2060, then the advantage is on the side of the AMD graphics card. It is especially large according to the statistics of very rare events.

4K resolution at ultra settings was tough for everyone involved. The difference between the main opponents is within 5 fps. But the weight of each FPS increases. Therefore, the RX 5700 XT outperforms the RTX 2060 SUPER by a maximum of 7%, although in reality there are no more than 2 FPS between them. And the RX 5700 outperforms the RTX 2060 by up to 17%.

World War Z allows you to assess the situation in Vulkan. At ultra settings, the RX 5700 XT managed to bypass almost all the presented video cards. Only the more expensive RTX 2070 SUPER was ahead, but its advantage does not exceed 9%. And the RX 5700 managed to overtake only its direct competitor RTX 2060 by 3-9%.

In Quad HD, the position of video cards does not change. If you want to save as much as possible, then the RX 5700 looks better than the RTX 2060. And if you want to move up in the category higher, then look towards the RX 5700 XT. By the way, she bypasses her younger brother by 6-23%.

The first unexpected results appeared in Ultra HD. The RX 5700 XT managed to minimally, and only in terms of average speed, outperform the RTX 2070 SUPER. In turn, the RX 5700 is more confident, with an advantage of 3-6%, bypasses the RTX 2060 SUPER.

New benchmark, new API, but still ultra settings. Metro : Exodus in DirectX 12 mode at 1080p also pleased with one surprise: again, the RX 5700 was faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, but only in the average frame rate. The RX 5700 XT was very close to the RTX 2070 SUPER results, but was still a few FPS behind.

At 1440p, the situation with the RX 5700 repeats itself: it again nightmares the RTX 2060 SUPER, outperforming it in average speed, but losing in statistics of very rare events. But the RX 5700 XT failed to maintain the same intensity of passion: it easily deals with its main competitor in the form of the RTX 2060 SUPER, but remains behind the more expensive RTX 2070 SUPER.

Reds dominate 4K again. The RX 5700 beats the RTX 2060 SUPER by 3-5%. Although in reality this is only 1 FPS, which could be attributed to measurement errors if it were not for video cards from different price ranges. And the RX 5700 XT is at least as good as the more expensive RTX 2070 SUPER, and according to the statistics of rare events, it even comes out ahead.

Radeon RX 5700 vs Radeon RX 580G

Radeon RX 5700 vs Radeon RX 580G — Th200

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Features
  3. Tests
  4. Games
  5. Key differences
  6. Conclusion
  7. Comments

Video card

Video card

Introduction

We compared two graphics cards: AMD Radeon RX 5700 vs. AMD Radeon RX 580G. On this page, you will learn about the key differences between them, as well as which one is the best in terms of features and performance.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 is an RDNA 1.0 architecture Navi (RX 5000) generation graphics card released on Jul 7th, 2019. It comes with 8GB of GDDR6 memory running at 1750MHz, has 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connector and consumes up to 165 watts.

The AMD Radeon RX 580G is a Polaris (RX 500) generation GCN 4.0 graphics card released Oct 15th, 2018. It comes with 8GB of GDDR5 memory running at 2000MHz, has a 1x 8-pin power connector and consumes up to 165 W.

Characteristics

Graphics Card

Name

AMD Radeon RX 5700

AMD Radeon RX 580g

Exit date

JUL 7TH, 2019

9000 OCT 15TH, 2018

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15.90 TFLOPS (2:1)

6.129 TFLOPS (1:1)

FP32 (float) performance

7.949 TFLOPS

6.129 TFLOPS

FP64 (double) performance

496.8 GFLOPS (1:16)

383.0 GFLOPS (1:16)

CLOCK Speeds

Basic frequency

1465 MHZ

1257 MHZ

Maximum frequency

7 1725 MHZ 9000 1330 MHZ 9000. 19000 9000 MHP Frequencies 9000.000 MSC Frequencies Frequencies Frequencies Frequencies Frequencies0003

Render Config

Shading Units

2304

2304

Texture Units

144

144

Raster Units

64

32

Compute Units

36

36

Graphics Features

DirectX

12 (12_1)

12 (12_0)

Opengl

4.6

4.6

OpenCL

2.1

2.1

VULKAN

1.2

1.2

Board Design

Heating

180W

185W

Power Conventors

1x 6-Pin + 1x 8-Pin

1x 8-Pin

Width

Dual-Slot

Dual-slot

Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics

3DMark is a benchmarking tool designed and developed by UL to measure the performance of computer hardware. Upon completion, the program gives a score, where a higher value indicates better performance.

AMD Radeon RX 5700

AMD Radeon RX 580G

Blender bmw27

Blender is the most popular 3D content creation software. It has its own test, which is widely used to determine the rendering speed of processors and video cards. We chose the bmw27 scene. The result of the test is the time taken to render the given scene.

AMD Radeon RX 5700

AMD Radeon RX 580G

Th200 RP

Th200 RP is a test created by Th200. It measures the raw power of the components and gives a score, with a higher value indicating better performance.

AMD Radeon RX 5700
+76%

AMD Radeon RX 580G

Games

1920×1080, Ultra

Game Radeon RX 5700 Radeon RX 580G
Battlefield V

+11%

Cyberpunk 2077
DOOM Eternal
Far Cry 5
Hitman 3
Metro Exodus
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3

+3%

Average 100. 84 fps 0.00 fps

2560×1440, Ultra

Game Radeon RX 5700 Radeon RX 580G
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Battlefield V

+8%

Cyberpunk 2077
DOOM Eternal
Far Cry 5
Hitman 3
Metro Exodus
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3
Average 76. 06 fps 0.00 fps

3840×2160, Ultra

Game Radeon RX 5700 Radeon RX 580G
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Battlefield V
Cyberpunk 2077
DOOM Eternal
Far Cry 5
Hitman 3
Metro Exodus
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Average 42. 88 fps 0.00 fps

Key Differences

Why is AMD Radeon RX 5700 better than AMD Radeon RX 580G?

Newer — 8 months late release

Has 76% better performance

Uses 3% less power — 180 W vs. 185 W

More modern manufacturing process — 7 nm vs. 14 nm

More advanced memory type — GDDR6 vs GDDR5

Has 75% higher throughput — 448.0 GB/s vs 256.0 GB/s

Has 160% higher pixel fill rate — 110.4 GPixel/s vs 42.56 GPixel/s

Has 30% higher texture fill rate — 248.4 GTexel/s vs 191.5 GTexel/s

Has more raster units +32

Conclusion

Which is better Radeon RX 5700 or RX 580G?

The Radeon RX 5700 delivers 76% better performance, consumes up to 3% less energy and holds the same amount of memory. Based on our research, Radeon RX 5700 3990X is more powerful than Radeon RX 580G.

Is Radeon RX 5700 good today?

Radeon RX 5700 has 8 GB memory and shows an average of 76. 06 FPS in 10 games at 1440p, making it an excellent choice for games in 2022.
This graphics card will give you a good experience in every game on reasonable graphics settings.

What AMD graphics cards is equivalent to Radeon RX 5700?

The Radeon RX Vega 56 is AMD’s closest competitor to the Radeon RX 5700. It is 4% more powerful, uses 17% more energy, and holds the same amount of memory.

What NVIDIA graphics cards is equivalent to Radeon RX 5700?

The GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is NVIDIA’s closest competitor to the Radeon RX 5700. It is 7% more powerful, uses 20% more energy, holds the same amount of memory, and has higher average FPS in games at 1080p, 1440p, 2160p.

How does Radeon RX 5700 perform compared to Radeon RX 580G and other graphics cards?

Relative performance

Total performance

Bench performance

Radeon RX 5700 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile

Radeon RX 5700 vs GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile — Th200

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Features
  3. Tests
  4. Games
  5. Key differences
  6. Conclusion
  7. Comments

Video card

Video card

Introduction

We compared two graphics cards: AMD Radeon RX 5700 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile. On this page, you will learn about the key differences between them, as well as which one is the best in terms of features and performance.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 is a RDNA 1.0 architecture Navi (RX 5000) generation graphics card released on Jul 7th, 2019. It comes with 8GB of GDDR6 memory running at 1750MHz, has 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connector and consumes up to 165 watts.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile is an Ampere architecture GeForce 30 Mobile generation graphics card released Jan 12th, 2021. It comes with 6GB of GDDR6 memory running at 1750MHz and consumes up to 80W.

171.0 GFLOPS (1:64)

CLOCK Speeds

Basic frequency

1465 MHZ

900 mHz

Frequency

1725 MHZ

4 MHZ

MHTS Frequencies of memory

9000 1750 MGZ Render Config

SHADING Units

2304

3840

Texture Units

144

120

Raster Units

64

48 9000

SM St. SM SUUNT

30

Tensor Cores

120

Compute Units

36

RT Cores

30

Graphics Features

DirectX

12 (12_1)

12 Ultimate (12_2)

OpenGL

4. 6

4.6

OpenCl

2.1

3.02 3.0

CUDA

8.6

Vulkan

1.2

1.2

BOOARD Design

CROWS

9,000 9 9000 9000

002 180W

80W

Power Connectors

1x 6-Pin + 1x 8-Pin

None

Width Slot

Dual-Slot

Tests

9000 3dmark Graphics

9000 3DMARK-this UL for measuring the performance of computer hardware. Upon completion, the program gives a score, where a higher value indicates better performance.

AMD Radeon RX 5700

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile

Blender bmw27

Blender is the most popular 3D content creation software. It has its own test, which is widely used to determine the rendering speed of processors and video cards. We chose the bmw27 scene. The result of the test is the time taken to render the given scene.

AMD Radeon RX 5700

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile
+123%

Th200 RP

Th200 RP is a test created by Th200. It measures the raw power of the components and gives a score, with a higher value indicating better performance.

AMD Radeon RX 5700
+49%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile

Games

1920×1080, Ultra

Game Radeon RX 5700 GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile
Battlefield V

+11%

Cyberpunk 2077
DOOM Eternal
Far Cry 5
Hitman 3
Metro Exodus
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3

+3%

Average 100. 84 fps 0.00 fps

2560×1440, Ultra

Game Radeon RX 5700 GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Battlefield V

+8%

Cyberpunk 2077
DOOM Eternal
Far Cry 5
Hitman 3
Metro Exodus
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3
Average 76. 06 fps 0.00 fps

3840×2160, Ultra

Game Radeon RX 5700 GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Battlefield V
Cyberpunk 2077
DOOM Eternal
Far Cry 5
Hitman 3
Metro Exodus
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Average 42. 88 fps 0.00 fps

Key Differences

Why is AMD Radeon RX 5700 better than NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile?

Has 49% better performance

More modern manufacturing process — 7 nm vs 8 nm

Has 2 GB more memory

Has a slightly larger memory bus

Has 34% more bandwidth — 448.0 GB/s vs. 336.0 GB/s

Has a 62% higher pixel fill rate — 110.4 GPixel/s vs. 68.40 GPixel/s

Has a 46% higher texture fill rate — 248.4 GTexel/s vs. 171.0 GTexel/s

Has more texture units +24

Has more raster units +16

Why is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile better than AMD Radeon RX 5700?

Newer — 1 year late release

Uses 56% less power — 80W vs 180W

Has 1536 more shading units

Conclusion

Which is better Radeon RX 5700 or GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile?

The Radeon RX 5700 delivers 49% better performance, consumes up to 125% more energy and holds 2 GB more memory. According to our research, the Radeon RX 5700 3990X is more powerful than the GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile.

Is Radeon RX 5700 good today?

Radeon RX 5700 has 8 GB memory and shows an average of 76.06 FPS in 10 games at 1440p, making it an excellent choice for games in 2022.
This graphics card will give you a good experience in every game on reasonable graphics settings.

What AMD graphics cards is equivalent to Radeon RX 5700?

The Radeon RX Vega 56 is AMD’s closest competitor to the Radeon RX 5700. It is 4% more powerful, uses 17% more energy, and holds the same amount of memory.

What NVIDIA graphics cards is equivalent to Radeon RX 5700?

The GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is NVIDIA’s closest competitor to the Radeon RX 5700. It is 7% more powerful, uses 20% more energy, holds the same amount of memory, and has higher average FPS in games at 1080p, 1440p, 2160p.

How does Radeon RX 5700 perform compared to GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile and other graphics cards?

Relative performance

Total performance

Bench performance

Mobile productivity

Radeon RX 5700 vs.

GeForce RTX 2060 Super: mid-range on steroids

The first half of the summer turned out to be very busy in terms of announcements of various game components. Frankly pleased with both key developers of discrete graphics. AMD introduced graphics cards with 7nm GPUs based on the new RDNA graphics architecture. In turn, NVIDIA has updated the GeForce RTX, offering modified Super versions with improved performance. Rational users are watching with particular interest the intensification of competition in the middle class. It’s time to take a closer look at this issue, evaluating what the Radeon RX 5700 and GeForce RTX 2060 Super are capable of.

The first carriers of RDNA were mid-range video cards — Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT. These models will replace the Radeon RX Vega 56/64 adapters, which were generally quite good, but the high manufacturing cost and excessive thermal capacity made it difficult to compete with NVIDIA solutions, especially with the advent of the GeForce RTX series.

Radeon VII Radeon RX 5700XT Radeon RX 5700 Radeon RX Vega 64 Radeon RX 590
Crystal name Vega 20XT Navi 10XT Navi 10 XL Vega 10XT Polaris 30
Graphic architecture GCN 5.1 RDNA RDNA GCN 5.0 GCN 4.0
Manufacturing process 7 nm 7 nm 7 nm 14 nm 12 nm
Crystal area 331 mm² 251 mm² 251 mm² 495 mm² 232 mm²
Number of transistors, billion 13.23 billion 10.3 billion 10.3 billion 12.5 billion 5. 7 billion
GPU clock speed 1400/1750 MHz 1605/1755 MHz 1465/1625 MHz 1200/1536 MHz 1545 MHz
Stream Processors 3840 2560 2304 4096 2304
Texture blocks 240 160 144 256 144
Rasterizers 64 64 64 64 32
Memory (type, capacity) HBM2, 16 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB HBM2, 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB
Memory bus 4096 bit 256 bit 256 bit 2048 bit 256 bit
Effective memory clock speed 2000 MHz 14000 MHz 14000 MHz 1890 MHz 8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth 1024 GB/s 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 483. 8 GB/s 256 GB/s
Power consumption, W 295 W 225 W 180 W 295 W 175 W

Both new graphics cards are based on the Navi 10 GPU. The older model contains 2560 compute units, 160 texture units and 64 rasterizers. The Radeon RX 5700 uses a GPU with a functional formula of 2304/140/64. Quantitative indicators against the background of those for predecessors may not be too impressive, however, RDNA differs significantly from GCN, so a bet on quality should work here.

The new GPUs are manufactured by TSMC using the most advanced 7nm process technology. For this reason, the silicon die has a rather modest area of ​​251 mm², especially considering that the GPU contains 10.3 billion transistors. For comparison, the Vega 10 processor used for the Radeon RX Vega 56/64 has an area of ​​495 mm² with 12.5 billion transistors.

The developers managed to increase the performance per watt of energy expended by one and a half times. This is a huge leap in terms of improving energy efficiency. The younger model based on Navi 10 fits into a thermal package of 180 W, the older one — 225 W. This is especially impressive against the backdrop of 295 W for Radeon RX Vega 64.

AMD claims that Navi 10 are second-generation 7nm chips. Indeed, the first graphics processors made according to such technological standards were Vega 20 for Radeon VII video cards, as well as specialized Radeon Instinct series computers.

For the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT, AMD is the first to use GDDR6 memory. Previously, for older solutions, a multilayer HBM2 was used, which offers good bandwidth, but its price and the complexity of layout on the same substrate with the GPU significantly increased the cost of manufacturing the GPU. The transition to GDDR6 in this class of devices is justified. With a 256-bit bus and effective operating frequencies of 14,000 MHz (1750 MHz), we get a throughput of 448 GB / s. This is comparable to what the expensive HBM2 offered in variants with Vega 56/64.

The Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT are the first graphics cards on the market to support the PCI Express 4.0 bus with twice the bandwidth of PCI-E 3.0. True, for the video card to work in this mode, it is necessary to support the corresponding standard from the side of the central processor and the motherboard. That is, while we are talking exclusively about a new platform with an AMD X570 chipset and Ryzen 3000 processors from the Matisse family. In addition, PCI-E 3.0 x16 bandwidth is more than enough for games, so such advantages can only affect specialized tasks that require an increased data transfer rate over the bus. Well, and touched on the future, of course.

But for those who like to play, FidelityFX and Radeon Image Sharpening technologies may turn out to be more useful to improve picture clarity with minimal performance loss. FidelityFX offers a contrast-adaptive sharpening method that requires some support from the game developer.