AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT

Compare AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 965.99
$ 429.99
$ 536.00 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

55 %
71 %
29% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

111 FPS
143 FPS
31 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

82 FPS
107 FPS
25 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

97 FPS
125 FPS
28 FPS slightly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

47 FPS
61 FPS
14 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

71091
102988
44% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

56806
70085
23% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

9625
12922
34% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1605 MHz
2321 MHz
44% significantly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1905 MHz
2581 MHz
35% slightly higher boost clock speed

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

8 GiB
12 GiB
49% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

256 Bit
33% slightly larger memory bus width
192 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

448 GB/s
16% slightly higher memory bandwidth
384 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

225 W
2% slightly lower TDP
230 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

121.9 Gigapixels/s
165.2 Gigapixels/s
35% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

304.8 Gigatexels/s
413 Gigatexels/s
35% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

9.75 TFLOPS
13.21 TFLOPS
35% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

2560
Identical
2560

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

160
Identical
160

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

64
Identical
64

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

35th of 531
21st of 531

Family

The product line

Radeon 5700 Series
Radeon RX 6000 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

July 2019
March 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

Radeon RX 5700 XT vs Radeon RX 6700 XT benchmarks

For gaming, the Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 5700 XT in our tests.

The Radeon RX 6700 XT has a significantly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the Radeon RX 6700 XT also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that the Radeon RX 6700 XT has significantly more memory with 12 GiB of memory compared to 8 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the Radeon RX 5700 XT has a slightly lower TDP at 225 W when compared to the Radeon RX 6700 XT at 230 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the Radeon RX 6700 XT is better than the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

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