AMD Radeon VII vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070

AMD Radeon VII
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)
11.42
 
14.77
Architecture
Vega
 
Turing
Code name
Vega 20
 
Turing TU106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 February 2019
 
27 August 2018
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$499
Price now
$700
 
$400

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

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
n/d
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Shared memory
n/d
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070.
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
n/d
 
+
Multi Monitor
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12_1
 
DirectX 12_1, Shader 6.3
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 71.94 +0.3%
RTX 2070 71.69

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Radeon VII 417729
RTX 2070 424385 +1.6%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Radeon VII 137677 +8.5%
RTX 2070 126874

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Radeon VII 20451 +9.1%
RTX 2070 18753

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Radeon VII 27476 +17.6%
RTX 2070 23373

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

Radeon VII 37881 +20.5%
RTX 2070 31428

3DMark Vantage Performance

Radeon VII 62128
RTX 2070 63155 +1.7%

Passmark

Radeon VII 14117 +0.3%
RTX 2070 14069

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

0.3% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (7 February 2019 vs 27 August 2018)
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (3840 vs 2304)
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
Raytraycing
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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