SAPPHIRE Nitro+ Radeon RX 5700XT – Top Tier Navi

Sep 16, 2019
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PRODUCT INFO

SAPPHIRE Nitro+ RX 5700XT

09/16/2019
Type Graphics Card
Price $439.99

Test Bench and Method

All of the testings were done on our Intel Z370 test bench powered by a 5GHz Core i9-9900K. We ran all tests involving DX11 through 3 paces and averaged the results of all metrics to come to the final numbers. For DX12 and Vulkan we used the latest release of FrameView at the time.  I took the average of average frame rates as well as the 99th percentile results from the run.  I had been using 1% and .1% results but while working on an upcoming review, before starting this one, I had decided to move to a 99th percentile to represent the bottom end of the framerates for a more simple method of charting and reading for our readers.  For those uncertain of what the 99th percentile is representing is easily explained as showing only 1 frame out of 100 is slower than this frame rate. Put another way, 99% of the frames will achieve at least this frame rate. The representation of the 99th percentile is much more consistent in experience than the 1% and .1% lows, and this was ultimately done as a way to deliver better metrics to the audience.  I still have the results from the PULSE so they will be included for comparative purposes against the Nitro+ for those wanting to see the delta between the two.

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Test System

ComponentsZ370
CPUIntel Core i9-9900k @ 5GHz
Memory 16GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 3200
MotherboardEVGA Z370 Classified K
StorageKingston KC2000 1TB NVMe SSD
PSUCooler Master V1200 Platinum
Windows Version1903 with latest security patches

Graphics Cards Tested

GPUArchitectureCore Count
Clock SpeedMemory Capacity
Memory Speed
Nitro+ RX 5700XTNavi25601770/1905/20108GB GDDR614Gbps
Pulse RX 5700XTNavi25601670/1825/19258GB GDDR614Gbps
NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER FETuring25601605/17708GB GDDR614Gbps
AMD RX 5700XTNavi 25601605/1755/19058GB GDDR614Gbps
NVIDIA RTX 2060 SUPERTuring21761470/16508GB GDDR614Gbps
AMD RX 5700Navi 23041465/1625/17258GB GDDR614Gbps
NVIDIA RTX 2060 FETuring19041365/1686GB GDDR614Gbps

Drivers Used

Drivers 
Radeon Settings 19.9.2
GeForce436.30
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