AMD’s Navi architecture marks the company’s return to the performance segment after a brief hiatus that resulted from the departure of prominent figures at RTG such Raja Koduri and others. Based on the gaming-centric RDNA architecture, the Radeon RX 5700 series cards are aimed at 1440p gaming, offering high frame rates across the majority of modern titles.
NVIDIA, however, hasn’t been sitting idle either. The RTX Supers come with beefed up ray-tracing chops and better raster performance more or less on par with the Navi cards albeit at a premium. On one hand, you’ve got cheaper 1440p graphics cards offering consistent performance and on the other, you’ve got a higher price tag but as well as some add ons like RTX and DLSS. However, there is a big price gulf of about 7K. So, what will it be? We’ll help you decide.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super vs Radeon RX 5700 XT: Specifications
|Specs||RTX 2070 Super||RX 5700 XT|
|Boost Clock (Max)||1770MHz||1905MHz|
|Memory||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6|
|Price||Rs. 39,999 (Link)||Rs. 34,500 (Link)|
Traditionally AMD GPUs have been superior when it comes to hardware but due to relatively poor utilization and driver support (or lack thereof) haven’t been able to wholly leverage it. With AMD’s
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (read the review here)
- Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi
- RAM: 16GB Trident Z Royal @ 3600MHz
- PSU: Corsair HX1000i
- HDD: WD Black 4TB
- All the games were tested at the ultra quality preset at 1440p using the DX12 API. Deux Ex was tested at the high quality preset
GeForce RTX 2070 Super vs Radeon RX 5700 XT: 1440p Gaming Benchmarks
On average, the Radeon RX 5700 XT is less than 10% slower than the GeForce RTX 2070 Super. However, it does manage to come out on top in certain titles like Metro Exodus and World War Z which favor Radeon hardware. You’re basically paying another 6K or so for an additional ~10% performance.
Frankly speaking, both cards are viable options. You can’t go wrong with either. If you aiming for a 1440p or 1080p display, I’d suggest sticking to the RS 5700 XT, especially if you’re not interested in trying out the first wave of RTX enabled titles. For 4K, the 2070 S is the better choice due to better overclocking capabilities and higher bandwidth.