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Welcome 7nm, AMD NAVI is here! – AMD Radeon RX 5700XT and RX 5700 Graphics Card Review

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

Now we’re getting into the territory of a game more optimized for the higher performance GPUs. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an awesome game and part of a long lasting franchise. It supports full DX12 along with new RTX features which we may start to include in testing once Radeon options have ray tracing capabilities enabled. We run at max details at DX12 with RTX and DLSS disabled.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is the first of our test suite of actual games and I am happy to see that the synthetic benchmark anomalies aside we see gaming performance in line with what we expected. The RX 5700 slots in right above the RTX 2070 while just behind the RTX 2060 SUPER. The RX 5700 XT is right above the RTX 2060 SUPER and just below a 1080 Ti which is not a bad place to be at this price point.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry has been a great series of games and the newest takes on a cult-like group in the rural USA. This entry into the Far Cry franchise has some great visuals and can definitely put your GPU to work being a much newer game.

Far Cry 5 we see more of the same, but this time the RX 5700 resides behind the RTX 2060 SUPER at 1080p while at 1440p it just barely beats it and at 4K it is a dead heat with the RTX 2060 SUPER.

The RX 5700 XT at 1080p slots in a bit behind the RTX 2070 SUPER and neck to neck with the RTX 2070. Move to 1440p and the standing is similar with the RTX 2070 nipping at the heels while the SUPER model has a commanding lead. 4K performance shows the RX 5700XT closing the gap on the RTX 2070 SUPER, now leaving the RTX 2070 in the wake and nudging too within a single FPS of the SUPER model.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands is an awesome squad-based shooter which has tons of varying terrain, vehicle play and plenty of eye candy via explosions and particle effects to make your GPU cry.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the last of our gaming tests, and the reason we include it is it is pure torture for GPUs. Here we start at 1080p yet again and we find the RX 5700 series GPUs grouped together as they both fall right behind the RTX 2060 SUPER. Am I the only one seeing a trend here for 1080p performance? Next up is 1440p and with that, the RX 5700 series wakes up like being kissed by the gaming prince waking them form their performance slumber, and with that we see the RX 5700 series jump to their expected respective performance levels. The RX 5700 slots in right behind the RTX 2060 SUPER and it does do by less than 1 FPS. The RX 5700 XT does the same closing the gap to less than half an FPS or well within margin for error to the RTX 2070 SUPER. 4K, the last gaming test for this review and its a good one (for the RX 5700 series that is) as it shows the RX 5700 pull to within a single FPS of the RTX 2070 beating out the RTX 2060 SUPER while the RX 5700 XT comes to within a half of a frame of the RTX 2070 SUPER.

But this was all tested at PCI Gen 3 on Z370, what about PCIe 4 on the X570? well, we tested that as well let’s check it out now!

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  1. Stauros Scorpion

    Hot and loud and performance is ok but not great.

    • It was truly not very hot or loud in my experience. I have seen some who have reported that issue but my card under gaming loading never got anywhere above expected GPU temps. I do wish it had more headroom, but we will find out as WATTMAN was still pretty sketchy when we got a last-minute driver to test it.

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