AMD Radeon VII vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

General info

Comparison of Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
34.56
 
42.46
Architecture
GCN 5.1
 
Turing
Code name
Vega 20
 
TU106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 February 2019
 
17 October 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$499
Price now
$618
 
$483

Technical specs

Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
3840
 
2304
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
1410 MHz
Boost Clock
1750 MHz
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
13,230 million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
295 Watt
 
175 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
233.3

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070 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 3.0 x16
Length
305 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070: 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
HBM2
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070. 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 HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
no data
 
+
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+

API support

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

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

Radeon VII 66.54 +4.1%
RTX 2070 63.89

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Radeon VII 417729
RTX 2070 425550 +1.9%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Radeon VII 137677 +7.9%
RTX 2070 127652

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Radeon VII 20451 +9.5%
RTX 2070 18679

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Radeon VII 27476 +18.5%
RTX 2070 23186

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Radeon VII 37881 +21.2%
RTX 2070 31260

3DMark Vantage Performance

Radeon VII 62128
RTX 2070 63155 +1.7%

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Radeon VII 52 +26.8%
RTX 2070 41

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Radeon VII 159 +91.6%
RTX 2070 83

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

Radeon VII 167
RTX 2070 194 +16.2%

Passmark

Radeon VII 16906 +4.2%
RTX 2070 16232

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

4.1% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (7 February 2019 vs 17 October 2018)
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (3840 vs 2304)
Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 448 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 12 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

Cheaper ($499 vs $699)
Less power hungry (175 vs 295 watts)
DLSS
Raytracing
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
Multi Monitor
550 Watt system power recommended

So, VII or RTX 2070?

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