AMD Radeon RX 5700
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

AMD Radeon RX 5700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
RX 5700 GTX 1070 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 5700 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Price $ 349.0 $ 329.0 20 (6%)
Year 2019 2016 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 75C 80C 5 (7%)
Max Fan Noise 54.5dB 48.2dB 6.3 (12%)
Recommended Power Supply 560W 500W 60 (11%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
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 96.3 FPS 20 (17%)
Average 1440p Performance 86.4 FPS 69.8 FPS 16.6 (19%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 73.3 FPS 59.1 FPS 14.2 (19%)
Average 4K Performance 50.6 FPS 40.6 FPS 10 (20%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.0 $ 4.1 1.1 (37%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.0 $ 5.7 1.7 (42%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.8 $ 6.8 2 (42%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.9 $ 9.8 2.9 (42%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 5700 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Overall Combination Score 84/100 83/100 1 (1%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1070 to RX 5700 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070

The GTX 1080 might be the high-end flagship of the latest Pascal set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most mid-range PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1070 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 399. The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1070 Ti, the GTX 1070 's price is getting more discount.

NVIDIA ’s xx70 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 Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1070, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The GTX 1070 has 8 GB RAM compared to the GTX 970 's 4 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the GTX 1070 blows past the GTX 970 and, amazingly, even the GTX 980 as well. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1070 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 970, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Gears of War 5 at 64 fps to 75 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 71 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play GreedFall, Hitman 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, F1 2019, World War Z at 61 fps to 68 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
118
131.3
89
99.0
2019 Anthem
68
76.6
57
63.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
101
112.4
84
93.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
124
138.6
104
115.8
2019 Metro Exodus
55
62.0
46
51.6
2019 World War Z
139
155.4
83
93.0
2019 Gears of War 5
80
89.7
67
75.1
2019 F1 2019
101
112.6
84
94.3
2019 GreedFall
91
101.4
76
84.9
2019 Borderlands 3
64
71.2
53
59.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
123
137.0
103
114.7
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
47
52.7
39
44.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
74
82.9
62
69.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
134
149.1
99
111.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
56
63.0
42
47.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
76
85.0
71
79.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
89
99.8
66
74.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
90
100.8
86
96.0
2018 Fallout 76
134
149.1
108
120.7
2018 Hitman 2
103
115.5
84
94.0
2018 Just Cause 4
80
89.2
67
74.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
85
95.5
72
80.3
2018 Strange Brigade
130
144.5
108
121.0
2018 Battlefield V
123
137.6
89
99.0
2017 Dawn of War III
109
121.8
91
101.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
65
72.5
68
75.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
54
60.9
61
68.0
2017 Destiny 2
127
141.8
117
130.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
72
80.8
72
80.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
90
100.8
86
96.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
111
123.9
92
103.2
2017 For Honor
148
164.9
123
137.6
2017 Project CARS 2
104
116.6
87
97.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
127
141.8
106
118.1
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
82
91.4
55
61.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
85
94.5
66
73.8
2016 Doom
187
207.9
133
147.8
2016 F1 2016
104
116.6
92
103.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
101
112.4
83
92.8
2016 Battlefield 1
139
155.4
105
117.4
2016 Overwatch
140
156.5
134
149.8
2016 Dishonored 2
76
85.0
63
71.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
83
92.4
83
92.7
2015 Rocket League
432
480.9
361
401.5
2015 Need For Speed
120
133.4
100
111.3
2015 Project CARS
115
128.1
96
106.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
209
233.1
175
195.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
296
329.7
247
275.3
2009 League of Legends
555
617.4
464
516.1

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AMD Radeon RX 5700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
79
99.8
58
73.7
2019 Anthem
48
60.9
40
50.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
69
87.2
58
72.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
74
93.4
62
78.0
2019 Metro Exodus
38
48.3
32
40.1
2019 World War Z
90
113.4
54
67.9
2019 Gears of War 5
52
65.1
43
54.5
2019 F1 2019
63
79.7
53
66.8
2019 GreedFall
58
73.3
49
61.4
2019 Borderlands 3
40
50.0
33
41.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
78
98.6
66
82.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
34
43.2
28
36.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
52
65.1
43
54.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
77
96.6
52
65.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
37
47.2
31
39.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
49
62.0
44
55.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
53
67.2
39
49.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
68
85.0
64
81.0
2018 Fallout 76
85
107.1
65
82.0
2018 Hitman 2
60
75.6
49
62.0
2018 Just Cause 4
52
66.2
44
55.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
53
67.2
44
56.2
2018 Strange Brigade
80
100.7
67
84.3
2018 Battlefield V
84
105.0
63
79.0
2017 Dawn of War III
80
100.8
55
69.4
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
52
65.1
45
56.4
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
47
58.8
43
54.0
2017 Destiny 2
97
121.8
89
112.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
49
62.0
48
61.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
52
65.1
50
63.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
71
89.2
59
74.6
2017 For Honor
76
95.5
64
80.3
2017 Project CARS 2
65
81.9
55
68.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
102
128.1
85
106.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
49
62.0
33
42.4
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
62
78.7
47
59.3
2016 Doom
122
153.3
80
101.0
2016 F1 2016
86
108.2
64
81.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
68
86.1
54
67.9
2016 Battlefield 1
94
118.7
70
87.7
2016 Overwatch
86
108.2
82
103.6
2016 Dishonored 2
58
72.5
48
60.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
52
65.1
50
63.1
2015 Rocket League
164
205.8
137
172.1
2015 Need For Speed
82
102.9
68
86.0
2015 Project CARS
78
97.6
65
81.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
120
151.2
100
126.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
219
274.1
183
229.4
2009 League of Legends
274
343.4
229
286.8

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AMD Radeon RX 5700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
61
81.5
47
63.0
2019 Anthem
38
50.6
31
41.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
54
71.4
45
59.4
2019 Resident Evil 2
56
74.7
47
62.3
2019 Metro Exodus
32
42.2
26
34.9
2019 World War Z
72
95.5
43
57.2
2019 Gears of War 5
43
56.8
36
47.6
2019 F1 2019
53
69.8
44
58.4
2019 GreedFall
42
55.3
35
46.3
2019 Borderlands 3
30
40.7
25
34.1
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
64
84.3
53
70.6
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
28
37.8
24
31.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
43
56.8
36
47.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
56
74.2
38
50.3
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
32
43.2
26
34.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
39
51.7
35
46.5
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
41
54.5
30
40.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
57
75.8
54
72.2
2018 Fallout 76
67
88.8
51
67.9
2018 Hitman 2
48
64.0
39
52.4
2018 Just Cause 4
40
53.9
34
44.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
40
53.4
33
44.5
2018 Strange Brigade
63
83.2
52
69.7
2018 Battlefield V
66
87.6
50
65.8
2017 Dawn of War III
63
83.7
42
56.5
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
44
57.9
36
47.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
39
51.7
34
45.5
2017 Destiny 2
74
97.7
68
89.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
39
52.3
39
51.4
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
40
53.9
39
51.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
61
80.9
51
67.5
2017 For Honor
58
76.9
48
64.4
2017 Project CARS 2
61
80.4
51
67.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
95
125.8
79
105.0
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
38
51.1
26
34.7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
58
76.9
44
58.2
2016 Doom
95
125.2
62
82.1
2016 F1 2016
73
96.1
53
70.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
55
73.0
43
56.7
2016 Battlefield 1
74
98.3
54
72.2
2016 Overwatch
66
87.7
63
83.9
2016 Dishonored 2
52
69.7
44
58.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
40
53.3
37
49.6
2015 Rocket League
122
161.8
102
135.0
2015 Need For Speed
69
91.6
58
76.7
2015 Project CARS
67
88.8
56
74.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
90
118.6
75
98.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
211
278.6
177
233.2
2009 League of Legends
195
257.3
163
214.8

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AMD Radeon RX 5700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
36
52.5
30
44.0
2019 Anthem
23
33.6
19
27.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
32
46.2
26
38.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
32
46.2
26
38.4
2019 Metro Exodus
21
30.5
17
25.2
2019 World War Z
45
65.1
27
39.1
2019 Gears of War 5
28
41.1
24
34.4
2019 F1 2019
35
50.7
29
42.4
2019 GreedFall
21
30.1
17
25.2
2019 Borderlands 3
18
26.0
15
21.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
41
58.9
34
49.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
19
27.4
16
22.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
28
41.1
24
34.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
29
42.0
20
29.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
23
33.6
18
26.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
24
34.6
22
32.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
24
34.6
18
26.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
39
56.7
37
54.0
2018 Fallout 76
41
58.8
31
45.0
2018 Hitman 2
30
44.1
25
36.0
2018 Just Cause 4
24
34.6
20
28.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
22
32.6
18
27.0
2018 Strange Brigade
38
54.8
32
45.9
2018 Battlefield V
41
58.8
30
44.0
2017 Dawn of War III
38
55.7
25
36.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
30
43.1
22
32.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
26
37.8
21
31.0
2017 Destiny 2
42
60.9
39
56.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
24
35.7
24
35.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
35.7
23
33.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
43
62.0
36
51.6
2017 For Honor
33
48.3
28
40.1
2017 Project CARS 2
47
68.3
40
57.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
74
107.1
62
89.5
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
23
33.6
15
22.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
45
65.1
34
49.4
2016 Doom
56
80.8
36
52.5
2016 F1 2016
49
71.4
35
50.5
2016 Total War: Warhammer
35
50.4
26
38.1
2016 Battlefield 1
45
65.1
33
47.3
2016 Overwatch
38
55.7
37
53.2
2016 Dishonored 2
40
57.7
33
48.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
24
34.6
20
29.7
2015 Rocket League
67
96.6
56
80.3
2015 Need For Speed
47
68.3
40
57.4
2015 Project CARS
47
68.3
40
57.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
49
70.4
40
58.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
172
246.7
144
206.5
2009 League of Legends
96
137.6
80
114.7
RX 5700 vs GTX 1070 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K 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 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / i7-6700K

It is clear that the GTX 1070 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the GTX 1070 '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 2016 .

RX 5700 vs GTX 1070 Specifications Comparison

RX 5700 GTX 1070

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