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Radeon RX 5700 Series: 3DMark Time Spy And Fire Strike Ultra

3DMark Time Spy is a synthetic DirectX benchmark test from Futuremark. It features a DirectX 12 engine built from the ground up to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multithreading. Time Spy is designed to test the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the performance and visual potential of graphics cards and other system resources driven by close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs.

3DMark Time Spy
Direct X 12 Performance

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3DMark Time Spy

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Things took a turn for the better in the DX12 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. Here, the Radeon RX 5700 XT was able to overtake the RTX 2060 Super and Radeon VII, and finish just behind the GeForce RTX 2070. The Radeon RX 5700 outpaces the RTX 2060 and Vega 64, but is about 10% behind the Radeon VII.

Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike
Synthetic DirectX Gaming
3DMark Fire Strike has multiple benchmark modes: Normal mode runs at 1920x1080, Extreme mode targets 2560x1440, and Ultra mode runs at a 4K resolution. GPU target frame buffer utilization for normal mode is 1GB and the benchmark uses tessellation, ambient occlusion, volume illumination, and a medium-quality depth of field filter. The more taxing Extreme mode targets 1.5GB of frame buffer memory and increases detail levels across the board. Ultra mode is explicitly designed for high-end and CrossFire / SLI systems and cranks up the quality even further. GT 1 focuses on geometry and illumination, with over 100 shadow casting spot lights, 140 non-shadow casting point lights, and 3.9 million vertices calculated for tessellation per frame. GT2 emphasizes particles and GPU simulations.


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In the more demanding Fire Strike Ultra 4K benchmark, the Radeon RX 5700 XT jumps out to a big lead over the GeForce RTX 2070 and nearly catches the RTX 2070 Super. The Radeon RX 5700 beats the RTX 2060 Super, but the Vega 64's memory bandwidth advantage allows it to sneak past the RX 5700 by a few points.

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