AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT review
Updated on August 10, 2020 By Christian Thomas
Pricing and overall performance are what come to mind when thinking about the perfect Graphics Card – the AMD Radeon RX 5700 delivers both for an unbeatable price.
Its new RDNA architecture features a new processor design, which beats its predecessor adding support for GDDR6 memory.
This new technology is better suited for better visual effects and multi-level cache hierarchy.
XFX Radeon Rx 5700 XT
|Graphics Card Interface||PCI-Express x16|
|Graphics Coprocessor||RX 5700 XT|
|Graphics RAM Size||8 GB|
|Graphics Ram Type||GDDR6|
|Hardware Interface||PCI Express x8|
|Included Components||Video Card, Driver CD|
|Item Dimensions||10.5 x 4.4 x 1.6 in|
|Memory Bus Width||256 bits|
|Memory Clock Speed||14 GHz|
- 8GB of advanced GDDR6 memory
- 1440P gaming
- VR Ready
- Great price
- Drivers need some more work to be fully stable.
If you want to build a high-performance PC without breaking the bank, this card is suited for you.
Having a lower price than the GTX 1070 ti and higher performance, that convert the Rx 5700 XT in the best graphics card for its price.
Building a PC with this GPU guarantee that all other parts will be low priced without sacrificing quality and overall performance.
Considerations about possible driver issues
Before you panic, let me explain why this is not a big deal: since these cards are relatively new, the drivers can have issues that need to be addressed. This is common after updating to a new driver version but that will depend on many factors like your build and operating system. With so many different builds and scenarios, the manufacturer can’t replicate all issues at once, but eventually, they get fixed.
If you ever run into any crash issue, just downgrade to the previous driver version until a new one is released. This means that all graphics cards will always have drivers issues – that’s why they’re always updating; they need our feedback.
Nvidia RTX cards have so many driver issues that haven’t been addressed yet. Check out this article about a huge driver problem they have.
Let’s see the performance on a real comparison with the RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2080
Check out the next video where this card is compared side by side with the RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2080 on multiple high-end games. The results are very impressive! Observe how it gets the same performance (and can even beat it) as those top-notch graphics cards.
If you still want to be more wowed – the RTX cards double its price! There’s no doubt that AMD is playing its cards well getting closer to Nvidia.
We love that AMD is releasing amazing products; Nvidia needs a real competitor that force them to lower their prices. If the money is not a problem, forget this card and buy an RTX card, but if you need high performance for an affordable price—the XFX Radeon Rx 5700 XT is your number one choice.