AMD Radeon RX 5700
vs
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB

AMD Radeon RX 5700
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
RX 5700 RX 5500 XT 8GB Difference
AMD Radeon RX 5700 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Price $ 349.0 $ 199.0 150 (43%)
Year 2019 2019 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 68C 7 (9%)
Max Fan Noise 54.5dB 39dB 15.5 (28%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 480W 80 (14%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 116.3 FPS 76.2 FPS 40.1 (34%)
Average 1440p Performance 86.4 FPS 54.1 FPS 32.3 (37%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 73.3 FPS 45.5 FPS 27.8 (38%)
Average 4K Performance 50.6 FPS 30.9 FPS 19.7 (39%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.0 $ 2.6 0.4 (13%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 3.7 0.3 (7%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8 $ 4.4 0.4 (8%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.9 $ 6.4 0.5 (7%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 5700 AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Overall Combination Score 84/100 81/100 3 (4%)
Our Verdict: At 1440p, RX 5500 XT 8GB can hit 50-60 frames per second on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. Whereas RX 5700 can hit 50-60 frames per second at maximum settings. The RX 5700 is faster by 60% for 1440p gaming. For 1080p games, upgrading from RX 5500 XT 8GB to RX 5700 is not worth it if targeting 60 frames per second.

AMD Radeon RX 5700

The good news is, with the release of the RX 5700 XT, the RX 5700 's price is getting more discount. AMD ’s xx00 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the RDNA 1.0 graphics card inside the RX 5700, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RX 5700 blows past the RX Vega 56 and, amazingly, even the RX Vega 64 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 5700 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX Vega 56, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Metro Exodus, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat at 62 fps to 83 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Anthem, Final Fantasy XV, Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat, Just Cause 4 at 61 fps to 66 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play World War Z, F1 2018 at 65 fps to 67 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB

The RX 5700 might be the mid-range flagship of the latest RDNA 1.0 set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most entry-level PC gamers. On the other hand, the RX 5500 XT 8GB is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 199. AMD ’s xx00 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the RDNA 1.0 graphics card inside the RX 5500 XT 8GB, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The RX 5500 XT 8GB has 8 GB RAM compared to the RX 570 's 4 GB video memory. In our synthetic benchmarks, the RX 5500 XT 8GB blows past the RX 570 and, amazingly, even the RX 580 as well.

Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the RX 5500 XT 8GB consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX 570, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade. Whether it is a justifiable upgrade depends on what graphics card you are upgrading from. Users with a RX 570 will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this RX 5500 XT 8GB. Similarly, those holding onto GTX 1660 's GTX 1060 6GB graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Final Fantasy XV, Far Cry New Dawn, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, F1 2019 at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 64 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Strange Brigade, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Fallout 76, World War Z, Battlefield V at 61 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 66 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
118
131.3
62
69.7
2019 Anthem
68
76.6
40
45.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
101
112.4
58
65.3
2019 Resident Evil 2
124
138.6
75
83.5
2019 Metro Exodus
55
62.0
33
37.4
2019 World War Z
139
155.4
82
92.1
2019 Gears of War 5
80
89.7
48
53.6
2019 F1 2019
101
112.6
60
67.5
2019 GreedFall
91
101.4
54
61.1
2019 Borderlands 3
64
71.2
38
42.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
123
137.0
74
82.4
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
47
52.7
28
32.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
74
82.9
45
50.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
134
149.1
92
102.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
56
63.0
35
39.6
2018 Final Fantasy XV
76
85.0
55
62.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
89
99.8
59
66.4
2018 Forza Horizon 4
90
100.8
62
69.7
2018 Fallout 76
134
149.1
83
93.2
2018 Hitman 2
103
115.5
65
72.8
2018 Just Cause 4
80
89.2
48
53.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
85
95.5
52
57.8
2018 Strange Brigade
130
144.5
78
86.7
2018 Battlefield V
123
137.6
85
95.3
2017 Dawn of War III
109
121.8
90
100.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
72.5
58
65.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
60.9
52
57.8
2017 Destiny 2
127
141.8
90
100.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
80.8
46
51.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
90
100.8
62
69.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
111
123.9
66
74.0
2017 For Honor
148
164.9
88
98.5
2017 Project CARS 2
104
116.6
62
69.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
127
141.8
76
84.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
82
91.4
61
68.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
85
94.5
51
56.8
2016 Doom
187
207.9
122
136.1
2016 F1 2016
104
116.6
82
92.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
101
112.4
70
78.1
2016 Battlefield 1
139
155.4
101
112.4
2016 Overwatch
140
156.5
97
108.2
2016 Dishonored 2
76
85.0
46
51.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83
92.4
54
61.1
2015 Rocket League
432
480.9
260
289.2
2015 Need For Speed
120
133.4
72
80.3
2015 Project CARS
115
128.1
69
77.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
209
233.1
126
140.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
296
329.7
178
198.1
2009 League of Legends
555
617.4
334
371.7

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AMD Radeon RX 5700
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
79
99.8
41
51.4
2019 Anthem
48
60.9
28
35.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
69
87.2
41
51.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
74
93.4
44
55.7
2019 Metro Exodus
38
48.3
23
29.0
2019 World War Z
90
113.4
54
67.5
2019 Gears of War 5
52
65.1
31
39.6
2019 F1 2019
63
79.7
38
48.1
2019 GreedFall
58
73.3
35
44.0
2019 Borderlands 3
40
50.0
24
30.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
78
98.6
47
58.9
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
34
43.2
20
25.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
52
65.1
31
39.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
77
96.6
51
64.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
37
47.2
26
33.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
49
62.0
36
45.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
53
67.2
34
42.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68
85.0
46
57.8
2018 Fallout 76
85
107.1
51
64.3
2018 Hitman 2
60
75.6
37
47.1
2018 Just Cause 4
52
66.2
31
39.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
53
67.2
32
40.7
2018 Strange Brigade
80
100.7
48
61.1
2018 Battlefield V
84
105.0
57
71.8
2017 Dawn of War III
80
100.8
50
63.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
52
65.1
39
49.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47
58.8
33
41.7
2017 Destiny 2
97
121.8
68
85.7
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
49
62.0
31
39.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
52
65.1
36
45.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
71
89.2
42
53.6
2017 For Honor
76
95.5
46
57.8
2017 Project CARS 2
65
81.9
39
49.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
102
128.1
61
77.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
49
62.0
35
44.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
62
78.7
41
51.4
2016 Doom
122
153.3
76
95.3
2016 F1 2016
86
108.2
57
71.8
2016 Total War: Warhammer
68
86.1
50
63.2
2016 Battlefield 1
94
118.7
57
71.8
2016 Overwatch
86
108.2
59
74.0
2016 Dishonored 2
58
72.5
35
44.0
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
52
65.1
34
42.8
2015 Rocket League
164
205.8
99
124.2
2015 Need For Speed
82
102.9
49
62.1
2015 Project CARS
78
97.6
47
58.9
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
120
151.2
72
91.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
219
274.1
131
164.9
2009 League of Legends
274
343.4
165
206.8

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AMD Radeon RX 5700
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
61
81.5
33
44.0
2019 Anthem
38
50.6
22
29.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
54
71.4
31
41.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
56
74.7
34
45.0
2019 Metro Exodus
32
42.2
18
24.7
2019 World War Z
72
95.5
43
56.8
2019 Gears of War 5
43
56.8
26
34.3
2019 F1 2019
53
69.8
31
41.7
2019 GreedFall
42
55.3
25
33.3
2019 Borderlands 3
30
40.7
18
24.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
64
84.3
38
50.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
28
37.8
17
22.4
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
56.8
26
34.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
56
74.2
39
52.5
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
32
43.2
22
29.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
39
51.7
29
38.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
41
54.5
26
35.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
75.8
39
52.5
2018 Fallout 76
67
88.8
40
53.6
2018 Hitman 2
48
64.0
30
39.6
2018 Just Cause 4
40
53.9
24
32.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40
53.4
24
32.1
2018 Strange Brigade
63
83.2
38
50.3
2018 Battlefield V
66
87.6
44
58.9
2017 Dawn of War III
63
83.7
39
51.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
44
57.9
30
40.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
39
51.7
27
36.4
2017 Destiny 2
74
97.7
52
68.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
52.3
25
33.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40
53.9
28
37.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
61
80.9
36
48.1
2017 For Honor
58
76.9
34
46.0
2017 Project CARS 2
61
80.4
36
48.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
95
125.8
57
75.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
38
51.1
25
33.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
58
76.9
35
47.1
2016 Doom
95
125.2
57
76.0
2016 F1 2016
73
96.1
46
61.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55
73.0
37
49.3
2016 Battlefield 1
74
98.3
44
58.9
2016 Overwatch
66
87.7
45
60.0
2016 Dishonored 2
52
69.7
31
41.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
40
53.3
25
33.3
2015 Rocket League
122
161.8
74
97.4
2015 Need For Speed
69
91.6
42
55.7
2015 Project CARS
67
88.8
40
53.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
90
118.6
53
70.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
211
278.6
127
168.2
2009 League of Legends
195
257.3
117
154.2

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AMD Radeon RX 5700
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36
52.5
21
31.1
2019 Anthem
23
33.6
13
19.3
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
32
46.2
18
26.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
46.2
19
27.8
2019 Metro Exodus
21
30.5
12
18.3
2019 World War Z
45
65.1
27
38.6
2019 Gears of War 5
28
41.1
17
24.7
2019 F1 2019
35
50.7
21
31.1
2019 GreedFall
21
30.1
12
18.3
2019 Borderlands 3
18
26.0
11
16.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
41
58.9
24
35.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
19
27.4
11
16.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
28
41.1
17
24.7
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
29
42.0
22
32.1
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
23
33.6
14
20.4
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24
34.6
18
26.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
34.6
16
23.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
56.7
27
39.6
2018 Fallout 76
41
58.8
24
35.3
2018 Hitman 2
30
44.1
19
27.8
2018 Just Cause 4
24
34.6
14
20.4
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
32.6
13
19.3
2018 Strange Brigade
38
54.8
23
33.3
2018 Battlefield V
41
58.8
26
37.4
2017 Dawn of War III
38
55.7
21
31.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
43.1
19
27.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26
37.8
18
26.7
2017 Destiny 2
42
60.9
29
42.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
35.7
15
22.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
35.7
17
24.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
43
62.0
26
37.4
2017 For Honor
33
48.3
20
29.0
2017 Project CARS 2
47
68.3
29
41.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
74
107.1
45
64.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
23
33.6
13
19.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
45
65.1
25
36.4
2016 Doom
56
80.8
32
47.1
2016 F1 2016
49
71.4
29
41.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
35
50.4
20
29.0
2016 Battlefield 1
45
65.1
27
38.6
2016 Overwatch
38
55.7
27
38.6
2016 Dishonored 2
40
57.7
24
34.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
24
34.6
14
20.4
2015 Rocket League
67
96.6
40
57.8
2015 Need For Speed
47
68.3
29
41.7
2015 Project CARS
47
68.3
29
41.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
49
70.4
29
41.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
172
246.7
104
148.9
2009 League of Legends
96
137.6
57
82.4
RX 5700 vs RX 5500 XT 8GB with i7-8700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 5700 / i7-8700K

With some tuning, the RX 5700 makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. It is worth noting that the RX 5700 is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 5700 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks. In short the performance is exceptional, there's no question that this is one of the most powerful single GPU out there in 2019 .

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB / i7-8700K

At 1440p, RX 5500 XT 8GB can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the RX 5500 XT 8GB is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for RX 5500 XT 8GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. In terms of memory, the RX 5500 XT 8GB 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

RX 5700 vs RX 5500 XT 8GB Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 5700 RX 5500 XT 8GB
Board Number-D332
Length12 inches 305 mm7.09 inches 180 mm
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP180 W130 W

Clock Speeds

RX 5700 RX 5500 XT 8GB
Boost Clock1625 MHz1625 MHz
GPU Clock1465 MHz1717 MHz
Memory Clock 1750 MHz 1750 MHz 14000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 5700 RX 5500 XT 8GB
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 4.0 x16
GenerationNaviNavi
Launch Price349 USD199 USD
ProductionUnreleasedActive
Release DateJul 7th, 2019Dec 12th, 2019

Graphics Features

RX 5700 RX 5500 XT 8GB
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL22
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.46.4
Vulkan1.1.1081.1.125

Graphics Processor

RX 5700 RX 5500 XT 8GB
ArchitectureRDNA 1.0RDNA 1.0
Die Size251 mm²158 mm²
GPU NameNavi 10Navi 14
GPU VariantNavi 10 PRONavi 14 XTX
Process Size7 nm7 nm
Transistors10,300 million6,400 million

Memory

RX 5700 RX 5500 XT 8GB
Bandwidth448.0 GB/s224.0 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit128 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6

Render Config

RX 5700 RX 5500 XT 8GB
Compute Units3622
ROPs6432
Shading Units23041408
TMUs14488

Theoretical Performance

RX 5700 RX 5500 XT 8GB
FP16 (half) performance14,980 GFLOPS (2:1)10.39 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance7,488 GFLOPS5.196 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance468.0 GFLOPS (1:16)324.7 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate104.0 GPixel/s59.04 GPixel/s
Texture Rate234.0 GTexel/s162.4 GTexel/s

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