PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil Review: Custom Navi Arrives

PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil: Tomb Raider And Strange Brigade

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the latest addition to the Tomb Raider franchise, which takes protagonist Lara Croft back to her explorative “tomb raiding” roots in a deep origin story. The game, however, was updated and enhanced with new gameplay and combat mechanics. The game engine was updated as well, and offers DirectX 12 support, along with some stunning visuals, including support for some ray tracing technologies. The benchmark outputs a handful of different results; we're reporting the GPU performance and 95th-percentile numbers using the game's "highest” quality graphics preset...

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Benchmarks

Shadow Tomb Raider
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider



Once again we see the PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil outrunning AMD's reference card and only a small delta separating the OC and Silent BIOS modes. Overall performance is good here, but ultimately trails the GeForce RTX 2070 Super by a bit at both resolutions.



The 95th percentile frame rates tell the same story with the dual modes of the PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil performing similarly, and the card finishing just behind the RTX 2070 Super.

Strange Brigade
DirectX 12 (Or Vulcan!) Benchmarks
Strange Brigade is a third-person action game set in Egypt in the 1930s that takes gamers on an various adventures to explore ruins, solve puzzles, and uncover valuable treasures, while also blasting through an array of un-dead enemies. This game has both DirectX and Vulcan code paths and makes use of Asynchronous Compute as well. We tested Strange Bridge with its Ultra graphics preset with A-Sync compute enabled at a couple of resolutions.
strange brigade
Strange Brigade



The Strange Brigade benchmark has the GeForce RTX 2070 Super outgunning the PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil at both resolutions, but by relatively small margins. And this time around the PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil in OC mode was a touch faster than the reference card, but popping it into SIlent mode dropped performance enough for it to slot in behind the stock 5700 XT.



Render times in Strange Brigade jibe with the average frame rate data and show the PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil -- at least when in OC mode -- churning through the workload a touch faster than AMD's reference card.

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