In AMD’s first-party benchmarks at E3, the Radeon RX 5700 was 10-20% faster than NVIDIA’s competing GeForce RTX 2060 but like always it’s best to take these tests with a grain of salt. Today, we have the first third-party benchmark of the RX 5700 and we compare it to the GeForce RTX 2060.

Looking at the average score, you can see that the new Radeon is 16% faster than NVIDIA’s mid-range RTX card. On a closer look, the 5700 is much faster in the Parallax and Splatting tests with a small lead in Gravity. The Turing GPU is unbeatable in the multi-rendering bench, indicating better geometric shading and RTA capability (read more here).

If you look at the RX 5700’s Effective 3D Speed, or in other words real-world performance, the lead over the RTX 2060 drops to a meager 6%, why? Well, this test drops the Parallax bench, and includes only the latter three, and considering that the RTX 2060 is much faster in the multi-rendering test, the Radeon’s advantage in the Splatting test is effectively neutralized, and hence the 6% lead comes from the Gravity test.

You can draw a bunch of conclusions from these results. Firstly, there are going to be games where the RTX 2060 and 2070 are going to be on par (or maybe even faster) than the upcoming Navi GPUs. Secondly, for the most part, the games in which AMD’s new RDNA based graphics cards lead, the advantage mostly won’t get into digits. There will be exceptions of course, for example, AMD titles like Strange Brigade and Ashes of the Singularity, but on an average, the deltas will stay in the 10-15% range.

Furthermore, we still don’t know what’ll happen to the pricing of the RTX cards once the Super lineup launches next month. Will they get price drops, or will the newer Turing parts debut at higher price-points? In the case of the former, AMD will also have to respond with MRP drops as well, minimizing the profit margins. We’ll have to see how this plays out.

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