AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
RX 5700 XT GTX 1080 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Price $ 399.0 $ 522.0 123 (31%)
Year 2019 2016 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 84C 83C 1 (1%)
Max Fan Noise 54dB 51.6dB 2.4 (4%)
Recommended Power Supply 575W 530W 45 (8%)
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 122.8 FPS 109.6 FPS 13.2 (11%)
Average 1440p Performance 91.8 FPS 80.8 FPS 11 (12%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 78.4 FPS 69.0 FPS 9.4 (12%)
Average 4K Performance 54.8 FPS 48.2 FPS 6.6 (12%)
Memory 8 GB 8 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.3 $ 4.6 1.3 (39%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.4 $ 6.2 1.8 (41%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.1 $ 7.2 2.1 (41%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 7.3 $ 10.4 3.1 (42%)
Variant AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Overall Combination Score 84/100 80/100 4 (5%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1080 to RX 5700 XT 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. The price/performance ratio is much better for RX 5700 XT .

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT

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 XT, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. In our synthetic benchmarks, the RX 5700 XT 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 XT consistently delivers frame rate increases over the RX Vega 56, 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 Vega 56 will not see a remarkable increase in frame rates after paying more for this RX 5700 XT. Similarly, those holding onto RTX 2070 's GTX 1070 graphics cards will not have a reason to jump teams yet.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Metro Exodus, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3, Anthem at 68 fps to 84 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 74 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 67 fps to 72 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 69 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Forza Horizon 4, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Fallout 76, Battlefield V, World War Z at 62 fps to 71 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 65 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080

The good news is, with the release of the GTX 1080 Ti, the GTX 1080 's price is getting more discount. NVIDIA ’s xx80 cards have always been defined by high-end prices with performance that knocks on the door of extreme graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GTX 1080, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

The GTX 1080 has 8 GB RAM compared to the GTX 980 's 4 GB video memory. Unfortunately, gaming performance was not quite as impressive. Even if the GTX 1080 consistently delivers frame rate increases over the GTX 980, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, the gain is not much to justify an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Marvel's Avengers, Borderlands 3, Anthem, Need For Speed: Heat, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at 63 fps to 84 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 74 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play Gears of War 5, Need For Speed: Heat, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Just Cause 4, Final Fantasy XV at 62 fps to 63 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 62 fps.

For 2160p 4K, we were able to play Forza Horizon 4, Valorant at 65 fps to 153 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 109 fps.

Game Performance at selected quality settings

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
49
55.5
44
48.9
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
32
36.3
28
31.9
2020 Valorant
219
243.5
192
214.3
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
85
95.5
75
84.0
2020 Death Stranding
99
110.3
87
97.1
2020 Marvel's Avengers
64
71.8
56
63.2
2020 Godfall
96
107.3
85
94.5
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
49
55.5
44
48.9
2019 Apex Legends
129
143.6
105
117.0
2019 Anthem
75
83.8
67
75.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
110
122.6
99
110.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
136
151.6
118
131.6
2019 Metro Exodus
61
67.8
52
58.6
2019 World War Z
152
169.6
102
114.0
2019 Gears of War 5
87
96.9
76
85.3
2019 F1 2019
109
121.7
96
107.1
2019 GreedFall
98
109.5
86
96.4
2019 Borderlands 3
69
77.0
61
67.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
133
148.0
117
130.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
51
57.0
45
50.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
80
89.5
70
78.8
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
146
162.6
123
137.0
2018 F1 2018
141
157.6
104
116.6
2018 Far Cry 5
114
127.7
93
104.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
61
68.8
53
59.8
2018 Final Fantasy XV
83
92.7
77
86.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
97
108.8
81
91.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
98
109.7
105
117.0
2018 Fallout 76
146
162.6
130
145.0
2018 Hitman 2
113
125.7
101
113.0
2018 Just Cause 4
88
97.8
76
84.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
94
104.8
82
91.2
2018 Strange Brigade
140
156.1
123
137.5
2018 Battlefield V
135
150.7
108
121.0
2017 Dawn of War III
119
132.7
97
108.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
70
78.7
81
90.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
60
66.8
72
81.0
2017 Shadow of War
112
124.6
95
105.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
83
92.7
73
82.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
184
205.5
126
140.8
2017 Destiny 2
139
154.7
139
155.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
79
88.7
85
95.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
98
109.7
105
116.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
122
135.7
105
117.3
2017 For Honor
162
180.5
140
156.4
2017 Project CARS 2
114
127.7
99
110.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
139
154.7
120
134.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
89
99.8
67
75.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
92
102.7
80
89.4
2016 Doom
204
227.4
160
178.7
2016 F1 2016
114
127.7
111
123.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
110
122.6
98
109.3
2016 Battlefield 1
152
169.6
128
142.4
2016 Overwatch
153
170.6
163
181.3
2016 Dishonored 2
83
92.7
72
80.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
90
100.7
100
111.4
2015 Rocket League
473
525.6
410
456.0
2015 Need For Speed
131
145.6
113
126.4
2015 Project CARS
125
139.7
109
121.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
228
254.4
199
221.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
324
360.2
281
312.7
2009 League of Legends
606
674.3
527
586.3

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
38
48.1
33
42.3
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
25
31.8
22
28.0
2020 Valorant
159
199.1
140
175.3
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
59
74.7
52
65.8
2020 Death Stranding
68
85.5
60
75.3
2020 Marvel's Avengers
40
51.1
36
45.0
2020 Godfall
57
71.8
50
63.2
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
41
51.8
36
45.6
2019 Apex Legends
87
108.8
69
87.1
2019 Anthem
53
66.8
47
59.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
75
94.7
68
85.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
81
101.7
70
88.6
2019 Metro Exodus
42
52.8
36
45.6
2019 World War Z
98
123.7
66
83.2
2019 Gears of War 5
56
70.3
49
61.9
2019 F1 2019
68
86.1
60
75.8
2019 GreedFall
63
79.2
55
69.7
2019 Borderlands 3
43
54.0
38
47.6
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
85
106.6
75
93.8
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
37
46.6
32
41.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
56
70.3
49
61.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
84
105.7
63
79.0
2018 F1 2018
97
121.7
74
93.0
2018 Far Cry 5
80
100.7
64
81.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
41
51.9
35
44.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
54
67.8
50
62.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
59
73.8
49
62.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
74
92.7
78
98.0
2018 Fallout 76
93
116.7
80
101.0
2018 Hitman 2
66
82.7
59
74.0
2018 Just Cause 4
57
71.8
50
62.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
59
73.8
51
63.8
2018 Strange Brigade
87
108.8
76
95.8
2018 Battlefield V
91
114.7
77
97.0
2017 Dawn of War III
87
109.7
68
86.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
56
70.9
53
67.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
51
63.8
51
64.0
2017 Shadow of War
67
84.8
55
69.8
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
55
68.8
46
58.1
2017 Wolfenstein II
114
142.6
77
96.4
2017 Destiny 2
106
132.7
106
133.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
54
67.8
57
72.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
56
70.9
61
76.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
78
97.8
67
84.7
2017 For Honor
83
104.8
72
91.2
2017 Project CARS 2
71
89.8
62
78.2
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
111
139.7
96
121.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
54
67.8
41
52.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
68
85.8
59
74.5
2016 Doom
134
167.6
99
124.7
2016 F1 2016
94
117.7
77
97.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
75
93.8
66
83.7
2016 Battlefield 1
103
129.7
82
102.9
2016 Overwatch
94
117.7
100
125.3
2016 Dishonored 2
62
78.7
55
69.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
56
70.9
61
77.4
2015 Rocket League
179
224.4
156
195.5
2015 Need For Speed
90
112.7
78
97.7
2015 Project CARS
85
106.7
74
92.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
132
165.6
114
143.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
239
299.3
208
260.6
2009 League of Legends
300
375.1
260
325.8

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
67
88.6
56
74.4
2019 Anthem
42
55.5
37
49.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
59
77.8
53
70.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
62
81.6
53
70.8
2019 Metro Exodus
34
45.8
30
39.8
2019 World War Z
79
104.1
53
70.1
2019 Gears of War 5
46
61.4
41
54.0
2019 F1 2019
57
75.4
50
66.3
2019 GreedFall
45
59.8
39
52.6
2019 Borderlands 3
33
43.9
29
38.7
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
69
91.1
60
80.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
31
40.8
27
35.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
46
61.4
41
54.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
61
81.1
46
61.0
2018 F1 2018
79
104.6
61
81.4
2018 Far Cry 5
62
82.7
50
65.8
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
36
47.5
30
40.1
2018 Final Fantasy XV
42
56.5
39
52.1
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
45
59.8
38
50.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
62
82.7
66
87.2
2018 Fallout 76
73
96.6
63
84.0
2018 Hitman 2
53
69.9
47
63.1
2018 Just Cause 4
44
58.7
38
50.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
58.7
38
50.5
2018 Strange Brigade
68
89.9
60
79.1
2018 Battlefield V
72
95.5
60
79.7
2017 Dawn of War III
69
91.2
53
70.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
47
63.0
43
57.2
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
42
56.0
42
56.2
2017 Shadow of War
55
72.5
44
58.7
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
42
56.0
36
47.9
2017 Wolfenstein II
92
121.1
63
83.6
2017 Destiny 2
81
106.7
81
107.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
43
57.0
45
60.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
44
58.7
47
62.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
67
88.6
58
76.7
2017 For Honor
64
84.3
55
73.2
2017 Project CARS 2
66
88.1
58
76.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
104
137.2
90
119.2
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
42
56.0
32
43.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
63
83.8
55
72.5
2016 Doom
104
137.1
77
102.0
2016 F1 2016
79
104.6
64
85.2
2016 Total War: Warhammer
60
79.5
53
70.4
2016 Battlefield 1
81
107.3
64
85.2
2016 Overwatch
72
95.5
77
101.5
2016 Dishonored 2
57
75.7
50
66.2
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
44
58.2
46
61.5
2015 Rocket League
134
176.6
116
153.4
2015 Need For Speed
76
100.3
66
87.1
2015 Project CARS
73
97.1
64
84.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
98
129.7
85
112.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
231
304.2
201
264.9
2009 League of Legends
213
281.3
185
244.0

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Year Game Frames Per Second
2020 Assassin's Creed Valhalla
22
32.6
20
28.7
2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator
17
25.2
15
22.2
2020 Valorant
121
173.2
106
152.5
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
28
40.0
24
35.2
2020 Death Stranding
36
51.9
31
45.7
2020 Marvel's Avengers
18
26.8
16
23.6
2020 Godfall
23
34.2
21
30.1
2020 Cyberpunk 2077
23
34.0
21
30.0
2019 Apex Legends
39
56.8
36
52.0
2019 Anthem
25
36.9
22
32.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
35
50.8
31
45.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
35
50.8
30
43.7
2019 Metro Exodus
23
32.9
20
28.7
2019 World War Z
49
70.9
33
47.9
2019 Gears of War 5
31
44.4
27
39.1
2019 F1 2019
38
54.8
33
48.2
2019 GreedFall
22
32.6
20
28.7
2019 Borderlands 3
19
28.1
17
24.8
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
44
63.6
39
56.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
20
29.6
18
26.1
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
31
44.4
27
39.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
45.9
24
35.0
2018 F1 2018
51
73.8
41
59.1
2018 Far Cry 5
37
53.9
29
42.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
25
36.9
21
31.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
26
37.9
24
34.6
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
26
37.9
23
33.0
2018 Forza Horizon 4
43
61.8
45
65.0
2018 Fallout 76
44
63.8
39
56.0
2018 Hitman 2
33
47.9
30
44.0
2018 Just Cause 4
26
37.9
22
32.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
25
35.9
21
30.6
2018 Strange Brigade
41
59.2
36
52.1
2018 Battlefield V
44
63.8
36
52.0
2017 Dawn of War III
42
60.8
31
45.1
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
32
46.8
27
39.9
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
28
40.8
28
41.0
2017 Shadow of War
35
50.8
27
39.9
2017 Total War: Warhammer II
25
35.9
21
31.4
2017 Wolfenstein II
58
83.8
41
59.8
2017 Destiny 2
46
66.8
46
67.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
27
38.8
28
41.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
27
38.8
28
40.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
47
67.8
41
58.6
2017 For Honor
36
52.8
31
45.6
2017 Project CARS 2
52
74.8
45
65.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
81
116.7
71
101.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
25
36.9
19
28.2
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
49
70.9
42
61.1
2016 Doom
62
88.7
46
66.0
2016 F1 2016
54
77.8
43
62.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
38
54.8
33
47.8
2016 Battlefield 1
49
70.9
39
56.4
2016 Overwatch
42
60.8
45
64.4
2016 Dishonored 2
43
62.8
38
54.7
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
26
37.9
26
37.6
2015 Rocket League
73
105.7
63
91.2
2015 Need For Speed
52
74.8
45
65.1
2015 Project CARS
52
74.8
45
65.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
53
76.8
46
66.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
188
269.3
164
234.5
2009 League of Legends
105
150.7
91
130.3
RX 5700 XT vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 5700 XT vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
RX 5700 XT vs GTX 1080 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT / i7-8700K

With some tuning, the RX 5700 XT makes the most sense for gamers with 4K monitors. Though serious gamers hardly play at 4k. It is worth noting that the RX 5700 XT is a very power hungry card and requires a decent power supply unit. In terms of memory, the RX 5700 XT 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / i7-6700K

In terms of memory, the GTX 1080 '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 XT vs GTX 1080 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 5700 XT GTX 1080
Board Number-PG413 SKU 0
Length12 inches 305 mm10.5 inches 267 mm
Outputs1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin1x 8-pin
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP225 W180 W

Clock Speeds

RX 5700 XT GTX 1080
Boost Clock1755 MHz1733 MHz
GPU Clock1605 MHz1607 MHz
Memory Clock 1750 MHz 1251 MHz 10008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 5700 XT GTX 1080
Bus InterfacePCIe 4.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationNaviGeForce 1000
Launch Price399 USD599 USD
ProductionUnreleasedActive
Release DateJul 7th, 2019May 27th, 2016

Graphics Features

RX 5700 XT GTX 1080
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.46.1
Vulkan1.1.1081.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 5700 XT GTX 1080
ArchitectureRDNA 1.0Pascal
Die Size251 mm²314 mm²
GPU NameNavi 10GP104
GPU VariantNavi 10 XTGP104-400-A1
Process Size7 nm16 nm
Transistors10,300 million7,200 million

Memory

RX 5700 XT GTX 1080
Bandwidth448.0 GB/s320.3 GB/s
Memory Bus256 bit256 bit
Memory Size8192 MB8192 MB
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR5X

Render Config

RX 5700 XT GTX 1080
ROPs6464
Shading Units25602560
TMUs160160

Theoretical Performance

RX 5700 XT GTX 1080
FP16 (half) performance17,970 GFLOPS (2:1)138.6 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance8,986 GFLOPS8,873 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance561.6 GFLOPS (1:16)277.3 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate112.3 GPixel/110.9 GPixel/s
Texture Rate280.8 GTexel/s277.3 GTexel/s

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