GeForce RTX 2070 vs Radeon VII

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon VII
2019
16 GB HBM2, 295 Watt
43.19
+3.2%

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by a minimal 3% based on our aggregate benchmark results.

Primary details

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking7483
Place by popularitynot in top-100not in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation66.0331.18
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)Turing (2018−2021)
GPU code nameVega 20Turing TU106
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date7 February 2019 (5 years ago)27 August 2018 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699 $499
Current price$160 (0.2x MSRP)$309 (0.6x MSRP)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Radeon VII has 112% better value for money than RTX 2070.

Detailed specifications

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores38402304
Core clock speed1400 MHz1410 MHz
Boost clock speed1750 MHz1620 MHz
Number of transistors13,230 million10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology7 nm12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)295 Watt175 Watt
Texture fill rate420.0233.3

Form factor & compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length305 mm229 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin1x 8-pin

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated video RAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeHBM2GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount16 GB8 GB
Memory bus width4096 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1000 MHz14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth1024 GB/s448.0 GB/s
Shared memoryno data-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI++
G-SYNC supportno data+

Supported technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Readyno data+

API compatibility

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.01.2
Vulkan1.2.1311.2.131
CUDAno data7.5

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Radeon VII 43.19
+3.2%
RTX 2070 41.85

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 3% based on our aggregate benchmark results.


Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

Radeon VII 16687
+3.2%
RTX 2070 16170

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 3% in Passmark.

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Radeon VII 37881
+21.2%
RTX 2070 31260

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 21% in 3DMark 11 Performance GPU.

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

Radeon VII 62128
RTX 2070 63155
+1.7%

GeForce RTX 2070 outperforms Radeon VII by 2% in 3DMark Vantage Performance.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Radeon VII 27449
+18.4%
RTX 2070 23186

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 18% in 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics.

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

Radeon VII 146094
+14.4%
RTX 2070 127652

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 14% in 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU.

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

Radeon VII 430170
+1.1%
RTX 2070 425550

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 1% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 110
RTX 2070 149
+35.6%

GeForce RTX 2070 outperforms Radeon VII by 36% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 87
+43.6%
RTX 2070 61

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 44% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 19
+114%
RTX 2070 9

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 114% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 170
+106%
RTX 2070 83

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 106% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 62
+33.4%
RTX 2070 46

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 33% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 52
+26.8%
RTX 2070 41

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 27% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 17
+45.7%
RTX 2070 12

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 46% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 159
+92.8%
RTX 2070 83

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 93% in SPECviewperf 12 - Catia.

SPECviewperf 12 - Medical

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 52
+28.8%
RTX 2070 41

Radeon VII outperforms GeForce RTX 2070 by 29% in SPECviewperf 12 - Medical.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 175
RTX 2070 194
+11.2%

GeForce RTX 2070 outperforms Radeon VII by 11% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05.

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

This part of SPECviewperf 12 benchmark emulates work with 3DS Max, executing eleven tests in various use scenarios, including architectural modeling and animation for computer games.

Benchmark coverage: 1%

Radeon VII 167
RTX 2070 194
+16.2%

GeForce RTX 2070 outperforms Radeon VII by 16% in SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS across all PC games

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

Full HD123
−6.5%
131
+6.5%
1440p76
−11.8%
85
+11.8%
4K58
−5.2%
61
+5.2%

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
+4.1%
70−75
−4.1%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 76
−32.9%
101
+32.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 99
+13.8%
87
−13.8%
Battlefield 5 160
−2.5%
164
+2.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
−22.1%
116
+22.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
+4.1%
70−75
−4.1%
Far Cry 5 116
−6.9%
124
+6.9%
Far Cry New Dawn 113
−31%
148
+31%
Forza Horizon 4 163
+14.8%
142
−14.8%
Hitman 3 100−110
−53.3%
164
+53.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 155
−49%
231
+49%
Metro Exodus 100−110
−35.8%
144
+35.8%
Red Dead Redemption 2 126
+14.5%
110
−14.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 118
−24.6%
140−150
+24.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 113
+5.6%
107
−5.6%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70
−22.9%
86
+22.9%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 82
+12.3%
73
−12.3%
Battlefield 5 150
−4%
156
+4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 135
−7.4%
145
+7.4%
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
+4.1%
70−75
−4.1%
Far Cry 5 103
+10.8%
93
−10.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 97
−5.2%
102
+5.2%
Forza Horizon 4 157
+16.3%
135
−16.3%
Hitman 3 79
−17.7%
93
+17.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 130
−50.8%
196
+50.8%
Metro Exodus 92
−7.6%
99
+7.6%
Red Dead Redemption 2 121
+17.5%
103
−17.5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 104
+104%
51
−104%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 139
−13.7%
158
+13.7%
Watch Dogs: Legion 99
+5.3%
94
−5.3%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 63
−1.6%
64
+1.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 72
+10.8%
65
−10.8%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
+21.8%
78
−21.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
+4.1%
70−75
−4.1%
Far Cry 5 71
−11.3%
79
+11.3%
Forza Horizon 4 130
+18.2%
110
−18.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 95
−46.3%
139
+46.3%
Metro Exodus 83
−8.4%
90
+8.4%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75
−16%
87
+16%
Watch Dogs: Legion 63
−1.6%
64
+1.6%

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 119
+20.2%
99
−20.2%

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 80−85
−26.2%
106
+26.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 100−110
−27.5%
130
+27.5%
Hitman 3 67
+11.7%
60
−11.7%
Red Dead Redemption 2 46
+9.5%
42
−9.5%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
−10.6%
52
+10.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 57
+14%
50
−14%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 89
+18.7%
75
−18.7%
Cyberpunk 2077 35−40
+5.9%
30−35
−5.9%
Far Cry 5 80−85
−10%
88
+10%
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
−1.1%
93
+1.1%
Horizon Zero Dawn 80
−30%
104
+30%
Metro Exodus 83
+1.2%
82
−1.2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 61
−68.9%
100−110
+68.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60−65
+3.2%
60−65
−3.2%
Watch Dogs: Legion 48
+2.1%
47
−2.1%

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 88
+7.3%
82
−7.3%
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
−33.3%
76
+33.3%
Hitman 3 46
+12.2%
41
−12.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 55−60
+3.7%
50−55
−3.7%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 44
+10%
40
−10%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 54
−16.7%
63
+16.7%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 44
+22.2%
36
−22.2%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35
+12.9%
31
−12.9%
Battlefield 5 73
+32.7%
55
−32.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58
+20.8%
48
−20.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
+6.7%
14−16
−6.7%
Forza Horizon 4 77
+22.2%
63
−22.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 57
−7%
61
+7%
Metro Exodus 61
+19.6%
51
−19.6%
Watch Dogs: Legion 29
+7.4%
27
−7.4%

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 43
−9.3%
47
+9.3%

This is how Radeon VII and RTX 2070 compete in popular games:

  • RTX 2070 is 7% faster in 1080p
  • RTX 2070 is 12% faster in 1440p
  • RTX 2070 is 5% faster in 4K

Here's the range of performance differences observed across popular games:

  • in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with 1080p resolution and the High Preset, the Radeon VII is 104% faster.
  • in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with 1440p resolution and the Ultra Preset, the RTX 2070 is 69% faster.

All in all, in popular games:

  • Radeon VII is ahead in 38 tests (53%)
  • RTX 2070 is ahead in 34 tests (47%)

Pros & cons summary


Performance score 43.19 41.85
Recency 7 February 2019 27 August 2018
Cost $699 $499
Maximum RAM amount 16 GB 8 GB
Chip lithography 7 nm 12 nm
Power consumption (TDP) 295 Watt 175 Watt

Given the minimal performance differences, no clear winner can be declared between Radeon VII and GeForce RTX 2070.


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