AMD Radeon RX 5700 vs RX 5700 XT: Performance, Price, Specs

AMD embraces competition, which drives innovation to the benefit of gamers.  In that spirit, we’re updating the pricing for Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards.
With the recent price cut offered by AMD to its latest AMD 5700 series, consumers are now having a hard time deciding which between the AMD RX 5700 and AMD RX 5700 XT is the better graphics card. (Photo: Radeon RX/Twitter)

AMD launched the AMD Radeon RX 5700 series just this month and proved to the world that consumers could enjoy better graphics cards at an unbelievably affordable price range. Although these new graphics cards are amazing, consumers are now in deep dilemma on which graphics card to choose from these new product lines. In this article, we try to dissect these two graphics cards in terms of prices, performance, and specs so you can easily find which one will best meet your needs.

Pricing and Specs

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT are priced insanely close to each other. With just $50 difference, you can have the fastest GPU available in the market today at either $349 for the AMD Radeon RX 5700 or $399 for the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. The only difference between these two outstanding graphics cards is that the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT offers four more compute units but with only 256 more stream processors.

This means you are paying the extra amount of $50 for just 9 percent more horsepower. But, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT has a higher game clock rate at 1755 MHz against the AMD Radeon RX 5700's 1525 MHz, your $50 will get you more performance. But, beyond the stream processors and the clock speeds, these two AMD graphics cards are very much the same.

Both the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT have 604 ROP units and 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM at 14 Gbps. Interestingly, if you purchase either of the two now, you get a bonus three-month Xbox Game Pass on PC subscription.


At first look, you can easily say that the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is the ultimate winner, however, upon closer examination, it is not really that much. Based on several tests conducted by various reviews and tech sites, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is approximately around 4 percent to 11 percent faster compared to the AMD Radeon RX 5700. In several synthetic benchmarks, the spread is not really that noticeable.

The variance in performance also connotes the difference in temperatures and power draw. The AMD Radeon RX 5700 consumes 23 percent less power compared to the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. If you are looking for a better value graphics card, get the AMD Radeon RX 5700.

But, if you are not particular with the $50 price difference and you know that you will benefit from the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT the most, go and follow your heart. Anyways, both AMD Radeon RX 5700 and the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT share the same performance at 144p, memory speed, and VRAM.

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