AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 & RX 5700 XT At 1080p, 1440p & Ultrawide

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by Rob Williams on July 8, 2019 in Graphics & Displays

Mid-range gamers who are overdue for an upgrade might want to pay attention to the latest options to just hit the market. Following NVIDIA’s launch of GeForce SUPER last week, AMD is now taking the veil off of its Navi-codenamed GPUs, based on the brand-new RNDA architecture. With three resolutions on tap, let’s explore the performance of the $349 RX 5700 and $399 RX 5700 XT.

Gaming: Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, The Division 2

Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World (1080p) - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Performance
Monster Hunter World (1440p) - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Performance
Monster Hunter World (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Performance

Let’s kick this page of results off with a look the two main battles we’ve been watching. The red team once again performs great here, beating out the NVIDIA competition at every single resolution in both match-ups. What’s perhaps better to see is that this game can use such high-end settings, along with the high-res texture pack, and still hit 60 FPS easily on most of these GPUs at up to 1440p. It just smooths out as you go up after that point.

Even the ultrawide resolution works fine on most of these GPUs. When Monster Hunter: World first came out, it felt incredibly sluggish, but these results prove that it’s actually pretty optimized. Or, it at least gives the impression through these results. With the fact that ultrawide resolution was added a few months ago, it’s obvious that the developers are keen on taking better advantage of our PCs.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (1080p) - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Performance
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (1440p) - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Performance
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Performance

We can add Shadow of the Tomb Raider to the list of RTX-infused titles that run really well on AMD’s new RX 5700 series. We’re once again seeing the $349 RX 5700 keep super close to the $399 RTX 2060 SUPER at 1080p and 1440p, and managing to surpass it at 3440×1440. Not all games have scaled the same way, but AMD is definitely putting a price tag on NVIDIA’s RTX features in this game.

The Division 2

Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (1080p) - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Performance
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (1440p) - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Performance
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Performance

NVIDIA’s RTX 2070 SUPER runs away with the lead in The Division 2, with the original (pre-OC model) RTX 2070 trailing behind it a good distance. But right behind that is the RX 5700 XT. It makes perfect sense now why NVIDIA decided to completely replace the original RTX 2070 with the SUPER, along with its pricing.

The RX 5700 continues to emulate the performance of the last-gen Vega 64, once again reminding us that we still have a lot of workstation benchmarking ahead of us. With Navi surprising so often in the gaming results, we’re hoping to see some likewise pop up in our creator tests, too.

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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