NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 vs AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

General info

Comparison of GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
41.88
 
60.30
Architecture
Turing
 
RDNA 1.0
Code name
TU106
 
Navi 10
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
17 October 2018
 
7 July 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$499
 
$399
Price now
$483
 
$344

Technical specs

GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
2560
Core clock speed
1410 MHz
 
1605 MHz
Boost Clock
1620 MHz
 
1905 MHz
Transistor count
10,800 million
 
10,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
233.3
 
304.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 4.0 x16
Length
229 mm
 
272 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR6
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
448.0 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
+
 
+
Multi Monitor
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 Ultimate (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RTX 2070 63.97
RX 5700 XT 65.59 +2.5%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RTX 2070 425550
RX 5700 XT 492229 +15.7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RTX 2070 127652
RX 5700 XT 143181 +12.2%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RTX 2070 18679
RX 5700 XT 22129 +18.5%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RTX 2070 23186
RX 5700 XT 25422 +9.6%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RTX 2070 31260
RX 5700 XT 35715 +14.3%

3DMark Vantage Performance

RTX 2070 63155
RX 5700 XT 66436 +5.2%

Passmark

RTX 2070 16236
RX 5700 XT 16649 +2.5%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce RTX 2070 and Radeon RX 5700 XT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

Less power hungry (175 vs 225 watts)
DLSS
Raytracing
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
550 Watt system power recommended

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

2.5% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (7 July 2019 vs 17 October 2018)
Cheaper ($399 vs $499)
More pipelines (2560 vs 2304)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

So, RTX 2070 or RX 5700 XT?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 and AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. The differences in performance seem too small.
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