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Radeon RX 5700 vs Radeon RX 6800 XT

Intro

The Radeon RX 5700 comes with a GPU core clock speed of 1465 MHz, and the 8096 MB of GDDR6 RAM runs at 1750 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 2304 SPUs, 144 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 6800 XT, which features GPU clock speed of 1825 MHz, and 16384 MB of GDDR6 memory running at 2000 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 4608 SPUs, 288 Texture Address Units, and 128 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5700 180 Watts
Radeon RX 6800 XT 300 Watts
Difference: 120 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon RX 6800 XT should be a little bit faster than the Radeon RX 5700 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 XT 524288 MB/sec
Radeon RX 5700 458752 MB/sec
Difference: 65536 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6800 XT will be quite a bit (more or less 149%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon RX 5700. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 XT 525600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 5700 210960 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 314640 (149%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6800 XT is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon RX 6800 XT 233600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 5700 93760 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 139840 (149%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model Radeon RX 5700 Radeon RX 6800 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year July 2019 November 2020
Code Name Navi 10 Navi 21
Memory 8096 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 1465 MHz 1825 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 2000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 180 watts 300 watts
Bandwidth 458752 MB/sec 524288 MB/sec
Texel Rate 210960 Mtexels/sec 525600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 93760 Mpixels/sec 233600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2304 4608
Texture Mapping Units 144 288
Render Output Units 64 128
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 7 nm 7 nm
Transistors 10300 million 26800 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 ×16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon RX 5700

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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