Radeon RX 5700 XT vs VII

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Aggregate performance score

Radeon VII
2019
16 GB HBM2, 295 Watt
43.20
+0.4%

Primary details

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

Place in performance ranking7475
Place by popularitynot in top-10061
Cost-effectiveness evaluation66.08100.00
ArchitectureVega (2017−2021)Navi / RDNA (2019−2020)
GPU code nameVega 20Navi 10
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date7 February 2019 (5 years ago)7 July 2019 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$699 $399
Current price$160 (0.2x MSRP)$111 (0.3x MSRP)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

RX 5700 XT has 51% better value for money than Radeon VII.

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 cores38402560
Core clock speed1400 MHz1605 MHz
Boost clock speed1750 MHz1905 MHz
Number of transistors13,230 million10,300 million
Manufacturing process technology7 nm7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)295 Watt225 Watt
Texture fill rate420.0304.8

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 4.0 x16
Length305 mm272 mm
Width2-slot2-slot
Supplementary power connectors2x 8-pin1x 6-pin + 1x 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

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 HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI++

Supported technologies

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

VR Readyno data+
Multi Monitorno data+

API compatibility

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

DirectX12 (12_1)12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.46.5
OpenGL4.64.6
OpenCL2.02.0
Vulkan1.2.131+

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 43.20
+0.4%
RX 5700 XT 43.04

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 16701
+0.4%
RX 5700 XT 16639

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
+5.7%
RX 5700 XT 35823

VII outperforms RX 5700 XT by 6% 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
RX 5700 XT 83961
+35.1%

RX 5700 XT outperforms VII by 35% 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
+4.8%
RX 5700 XT 26189

VII outperforms RX 5700 XT by 5% 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
+0%
RX 5700 XT 146093

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
RX 5700 XT 499658
+16.2%

RX 5700 XT outperforms VII by 16% in 3DMark Ice Storm GPU.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 110
RX 5700 XT 115
+4.5%

RX 5700 XT outperforms VII by 4% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 87
RX 5700 XT 110
+26%

RX 5700 XT outperforms VII by 26% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 19
RX 5700 XT 43
+129%

RX 5700 XT outperforms VII by 129% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 170
RX 5700 XT 174
+2.3%

RX 5700 XT outperforms VII by 2% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 62
RX 5700 XT 81
+30.7%

RX 5700 XT outperforms VII by 31% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 52
+9.8%
RX 5700 XT 47

VII outperforms RX 5700 XT by 10% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 mediacal-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

Benchmark coverage: 3%

Radeon VII 17
+33.1%
RX 5700 XT 13

VII outperforms RX 5700 XT by 33% in SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01.

SPECviewperf 12 - Catia

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 159
+0.2%
RX 5700 XT 159

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 3dsmax-05

Benchmark coverage: 2%

Radeon VII 175
RX 5700 XT 200
+14.6%

RX 5700 XT outperforms VII by 15% 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
RX 5700 XT 174
+4.1%

RX 5700 XT outperforms VII by 4% 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 HD122
+0%
122
+0%
1440p78
+1.3%
77
−1.3%
4K57
+14%
50
−14%

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
−1.3%
78
+1.3%

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 76
+0%
76
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 99
−11.1%
110
+11.1%
Battlefield 5 160
−24.4%
199
+24.4%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
−24.2%
118
+24.2%
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
−1.3%
78
+1.3%
Far Cry 5 116
−7.8%
125
+7.8%
Far Cry New Dawn 113
−4.4%
118
+4.4%
Forza Horizon 4 163
+5.2%
155
−5.2%
Hitman 3 100−110
−59.3%
172
+59.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 155
−60.6%
249
+60.6%
Metro Exodus 100−110
−34.6%
144
+34.6%
Red Dead Redemption 2 126
+9.6%
115
−9.6%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 118
−98.3%
234
+98.3%
Watch Dogs: Legion 113
−7.1%
121
+7.1%

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 70
+0%
70
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 82
−11%
91
+11%
Battlefield 5 150
−10%
165
+10%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 135
+5.5%
128
−5.5%
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
+2.7%
75
−2.7%
Far Cry 5 103
+80.7%
57
−80.7%
Far Cry New Dawn 97
−32%
128
+32%
Forza Horizon 4 157
+1.9%
154
−1.9%
Hitman 3 79
−12.7%
89
+12.7%
Horizon Zero Dawn 130
−55.4%
202
+55.4%
Metro Exodus 92
−62%
149
+62%
Red Dead Redemption 2 121
+5.2%
115
−5.2%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 104
−48.1%
154
+48.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 139
−10.8%
154
+10.8%
Watch Dogs: Legion 99
−7.1%
106
+7.1%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 63
+1.6%
62
−1.6%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 72
−8.3%
78
+8.3%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 95−100
+18.8%
80
−18.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 75−80
+14.9%
67
−14.9%
Far Cry 5 71
−2.8%
73
+2.8%
Forza Horizon 4 130
−13.8%
148
+13.8%
Horizon Zero Dawn 95
−42.1%
135
+42.1%
Metro Exodus 83
−16.9%
97
+16.9%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 75
−24%
93
+24%
Watch Dogs: Legion 63
−6.3%
67
+6.3%

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 119
+10.2%
108
−10.2%

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 85−90
−48.2%
126
+48.2%
Far Cry New Dawn 100−110
−14.7%
117
+14.7%
Hitman 3 67
−9%
73
+9%
Red Dead Redemption 2 46
+9.5%
42
−9.5%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 45−50
−12.8%
53
+12.8%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 57
−3.5%
59
+3.5%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 89
+14.1%
78
−14.1%
Cyberpunk 2077 35−40
−11.1%
40
+11.1%
Far Cry 5 80−85
−21.3%
97
+21.3%
Forza Horizon 4 90−95
−29.3%
119
+29.3%
Horizon Zero Dawn 80
−30%
104
+30%
Metro Exodus 83
−25.3%
104
+25.3%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 61
−95.1%
119
+95.1%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60−65
+0%
60−65
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 48
+4.3%
46
−4.3%

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 88
+100%
44
−100%
Far Cry New Dawn 55−60
−14%
65
+14%
Hitman 3 46
+2.2%
45
−2.2%
Horizon Zero Dawn 55−60
+0%
55−60
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 44
+12.8%
39
−12.8%
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 54
+0%
54
+0%

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 44
+25.7%
35
−25.7%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 35
+6.1%
33
−6.1%
Battlefield 5 73
+21.7%
60
−21.7%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 58
+20.8%
48
−20.8%
Cyberpunk 2077 16−18
−6.3%
17
+6.3%
Forza Horizon 4 77
−2.6%
79
+2.6%
Horizon Zero Dawn 57
−10.5%
63
+10.5%
Metro Exodus 61
+8.9%
56
−8.9%
Watch Dogs: Legion 29
+123%
13
−123%

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 43
+7.5%
40
−7.5%

This is how Radeon VII and RX 5700 XT compete in popular games:

  • A tie in 1080p
  • Radeon VII is 1% faster in 1440p
  • Radeon VII is 14% faster in 4K

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

  • in Watch Dogs: Legion, with 4K resolution and the Ultra Preset, the Radeon VII is 123% faster.
  • in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, with 1080p resolution and the Medium Preset, the RX 5700 XT is 98% faster.

All in all, in popular games:

  • Radeon VII is ahead in 24 tests (33%)
  • RX 5700 XT is ahead in 43 tests (60%)
  • there's a draw in 5 tests (7%)

Pros & cons summary


Performance score 43.20 43.04
Recency 7 February 2019 7 July 2019
Cost $699 $399
Maximum RAM amount 16 GB 8 GB
Power consumption (TDP) 295 Watt 225 Watt

Given the minimal performance differences, no clear winner can be declared between Radeon VII and Radeon RX 5700 XT.


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