AMD's long-awaited Navi graphics card has finally appeared, combining the company's new RDNA architecture with the advanced 7nm process that produced Radeon 7. The final $ 349 Radeon 5700 and $ 399 Radeon 5700 XT were able to provide higher frame rates than last year's RTX competitors. The price is lower than the previous Vega predecessor, and it consumes less power and heat.
For Red Team, this seemed like an open target, but Nvidia introduced two new players: the RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super. These graphics cards are more expensive than similar Radeon graphics cards-thanks to AMD's price reduction two days before its release-but Nvidia's new graphics card itself has powerful performance. So, which mid-range card offers the best value for money? This is the question this review intends to answer as we look at how the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT compete with Nvidia's original RTX 2060/2070 duo and the company's latest Super alternative.
The Radeon 5700 card is not considered part of the new version of Nvidia. The 7nm process and RDNA architecture means that AMD's new GPU produces much more graphics processing power than 14nm Vega 64-despite having fewer computing units and less memory bandwidth, AMD says that the performance per clock is 1.25 times its performance -Therefore, the comparison here is meaningless except for emphasizing the excellent work done by AMD engineers.
The new Navi card also looks impressive, with an aluminum alloy case, a single cooling fan in a "blower" configuration, and a seven-phase VRM for overclocking. In terms of power connectors, both cards require an eight-pin and a six-pin input. I / O is very standard, it has three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors and one HDMI 2.0 port. You didn't find the RTX 2060 Super's DVI-D input or USB-C VirtualLink port on both RTX Super cards.
|GPU core||Boost clock||Leaderboard||memory||Memory bandwidth||Technology Development Plan|
|Vega 56||4096||1474 MHz||10.6||8GB HBM2||410GB / s||210 watts|
|Vega 64||4096||1546 MHz||12.7||8GB HBM2||484GB / s||295 watts|
|RX 5700||2304||1725MHz||7.5||8GB GDDR6||448GB / s||185 watts|
|RX 5700 XT||2560||1905 MHz||9.0||8GB GDDR6||448GB / s||225 watts|
|Radeon 7||3840||1800 MHz||14.2||16GB HBM2||1024GB / s||295 watts|
Also worth considering are the new features introduced by AMD in the RX 5700 series. No hardware-accelerated ray tracing, which is the hallmark of the Nvidia RTX series, but AMD Yes Introduced another more widely applicable alternative to RTX functionality: DLSS upscaling. AMD did not rely on Nvidia's method to add support for this AI-driven upgrade on a game-by-game basis, but instead relied on a more widely applicable sharpening effect, namely Radeon Image Sharpening (RIS). The idea is that you can run the game at a lower resolution than the monitor's native resolution to increase the frame rate and then enable this sharpening feature for a sharper, enlarged image. RIS is sensitive to contrast, which AMD claims will help avoid halo artifacts from naive sharpening methods. You can also use RIS at the native resolution of the display to counteract the softening effects of anti-aliasing methods such as TAA.
Although RIS can work on a wider range of games than DLSS, there are some limitations: DX9, DX12, and Vulkan games are available, but DX10 and DX11 games cannot be used; HDR is not on the desktop. Compared to DLSS, this technology also provides finer-grained control because you can choose to run at any rendering resolution to make a trade-off between performance gains and image fidelity.
AMD also attracts the e-sports market by including Radeon Anti-Lag, which is designed to minimize input (eg, firing, calculated by the CPU) and the impact of the input on the screen (calculated) Delay. In the case of GPU limitation). This can be achieved by pausing the CPU in the next frame calculation to ensure that the latest frame rendered by the GPU also contains the latest input calculated by the CPU. In the best case, one frame delay can be saved, which is equivalent to 16ms at 60Hz or 4ms at 240Hz. The anti-lag feature is available in DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 games, including most esports games that are best suited for that feature.
The Radeon 5700 series cards also support new hardware standards, along with the RTX series, adding support for DisplayPort 1.4 and Display Stream Compression. This provides an alternative to chroma subsampling for 8K HDR 60Hz or 4K HDR 144Hz displays. The new version of AMD is also the first PCIe 4.0 graphics card on the market. In most workloads, graphics cards are not constrained by the previous generation of PCIe 3.0, but some content creation tasks and comprehensive benchmarks may benefit from twice the available bandwidth on PCIe.
This time, one of the most significant differences between Nvidia and AMD products is the price. AMD has chosen to be more aggressive in this regard, and before it announces the sale of these cards at a reduced price, it will compete more with Nvidia's Super products. The new price of the RX 5700 is $ 349, and the new price of the RX 5700 XT is $ 399, which is $ 30 and $ 50 lower than the original announced price. Now, here's what each company's high-end product line looks like:
|AMD Radeon||NVIDIA GeForce||Suggested pricing|
|Radeon RX 5700||RTX 2060 FE||$ 349|
|Radeon RX 5700 XT||RTX 2060 Super||$ 399|
|RTX 2070 FE (discontinued)
RTX 2070 Super
|Radeon 7||RTX 2080 FE
RTX 2080 Super (July 23)
|RTX 2080 Ti FE||$ 1199|
To further its role, AMD also offers a three-month Microsoft Xbox Game Pass PC service that includes access to more than 100 of the latest games. Although previous AMD bundles included two to three free games, it's yours forever and some people may prefer to have the opportunity to play a wider variety of games in three months.
Now that we've covered the specifications and features, let's move into real meat and potatoes: performance in the game. We compared the Radeon 5700 series with Nvidia's original RTX 2060 and RTX 2070, the new RTX Super card, and a series of predecessors from Red Team and Green Green. let's start.
AMD Radeon 5700 / Radeon RX 5700 XT analysis