VII vs RX 5700 XT

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.62
 
1.23
Architecture
Vega
 
Navi / RDNA
GPU code name
Vega 20
 
Navi 10
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
7 February 2019 (2 years ago)
 
7 July 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$399
Price now
$136
 
$1412

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core 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.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
3840
 
2560
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
1605 MHz
Boost clock
1750 MHz
 
1905 MHz
Number of transistors
13,230 million
 
10,300 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
295 Watt
 
225 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
304.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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
305 mm
 
272 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
1000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
448.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

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. 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 Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

Technologies

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

VR Ready
no data
 
+
Multi Monitor
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 65.16 +1.3%
RX 5700 XT 64.32

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.

Radeon VII 430170
RX 5700 XT 456114 +6%

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.

Radeon VII 146094 +3.5%
RX 5700 XT 141116

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Radeon VII 22241 +0.5%
RX 5700 XT 22129

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 seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Radeon VII 27449 +8%
RX 5700 XT 25422

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.

Radeon VII 37881 +6.5%
RX 5700 XT 35578

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.

Radeon VII 62128
RX 5700 XT 66436 +6.9%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Radeon VII 87
RX 5700 XT 100 +14.9%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Radeon VII 19
RX 5700 XT 39 +105.3%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

Radeon VII 51 +10.9%
RX 5700 XT 46

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Radeon VII 110 +8.9%
RX 5700 XT 101

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Radeon VII 16.9 +33.1%
RX 5700 XT 12.7

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Radeon VII 62
RX 5700 XT 74 +19.4%

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Radeon VII 159 +0%
RX 5700 XT 159

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Radeon VII 170 +2.4%
RX 5700 XT 166

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.

Radeon VII 167
RX 5700 XT 174 +4.2%

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Radeon VII 175
RX 5700 XT 187 +6.9%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various 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.

Radeon VII 17049 +1.3%
RX 5700 XT 16828

Gaming performance

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

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

1.3% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($136 vs $1412)

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)

More pipelines (3840 vs 2560)

Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 448 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

Somewhat newer (7 July 2019 vs 7 February 2019)

Lower power consumption (225 vs 295 watts)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, VII or RX 5700 XT?

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

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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