AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT And RX 5700 Review: 7nm Navi Debuts

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Radeon RX 5700 Series: Shadow Of War And F1 2019

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow of War, delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at its lower quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on these high-end graphics cards, we used the game’s Ultra quality preset and ran the benchmark routine at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K -- or, excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with Temporal AA and Camera Blur. We should note this is the latest installment in the successful game series and our review of Shadow of War is right here, if you'd like some background on the happenings in Middle Earth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Action

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

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The Radeon RX 5700 XT dukes it out with the GeForce RTX 2060 Super in this game, trailing at 1440P by a couple of FPS, but catching up at 4K. The Radeon RX 5700, however, squeaks out a small victory over the RTX 2060 at 1440P and ties with it as the resolution is increased.

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The frame and rendering times in Shadow Of War show just how tight things were -- fractions of a millisecond per frame separated the Radeon RX 5700 XT from the GeForce RTX 2060 Super and the RX 5700 from the original RTX 2060.

F1 2019
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
F1 2019 is Codemaster’s latest Formula One racing simulation, and like previous version of the game, it sports impressive visuals. This latest addition to the franchise also adds support for DirectX 12 (previous editions used DirectX 11). We tested the game with its Ultra graphics preset with TAA enabled at a couple of resolutions to see what the graphics cards could do.

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F1 2019 proved to be a strong point for the Radeon RX 5700 series. The RX 5700 XT outpaced the RTX 2070 at 1440p and ended up leading the pack at 4K. The Radeon RX 5700 beats the RTX 2060 at 1440p, and like its big brother, jumps up a few rungs at 4K to outpace the Vega 64 and nearly catch the Radeon VII.

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The frame time data in F1 2019 is a reflection of the average frame rates and shows the speed at which each card is able to churn through the individual frames. At 4K in this test, Navi takes top honors.

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