AMD Radeon VII vs RX 5900 XT

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
4.06
 
no data
Architecture
Vega
 
RDNA 2.0
GPU code name
Vega 20
 
Navi 21
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 February 2019
 
no data
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
no data
Price now
$601
 
$391

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, 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
 
4352
Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
no data
Boost Clock
1750 MHz
 
1735 MHz
Transistor count
13,230 million
 
21,000 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
7 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
295 Watt
 
300 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
471.9

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII and Radeon RX 5900 XT 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
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
2x 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
 
12 GB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
672.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and Radeon RX 5900 XT. 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 HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII and Radeon RX 5900 XT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 Ultimate (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
no data
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
no data
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
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Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Wider memory bus (4096 vs 384 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 672 GB/s)
Less power hungry (295 vs 300 watts)

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 5900 XT

Cheaper ($391.00 USD vs $601.00 USD)
More pipelines (4352 vs 3840)

So, VII or RX 5900 XT?

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