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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
Cyberpunk 2077 51% 3%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 11%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 57% 14%
FIFA 21 75% 51%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 57% 14%
Watch Dogs Legion 53% 6%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 30% 39%
Grand Theft Auto VI 31% 37%
Genshin Impact 51% 3%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 54% 8%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB.

The RX 5500 XT has a 217 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3070, but the RTX 3070 has 84 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 5500 XT. As a result, the RTX 3070 exhibits a 98.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 5500 XT. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 5500 XT has a 217 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3070, but the RTX 3070 has 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 5500 XT. As a result, the RTX 3070 exhibits a 41.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 5500 XT. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 3070 was released over a year more recently than the RX 5500 XT, and so the RTX 3070 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RX 5500 XT.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The RX 5500 XT has 1 MB more video memory than the RTX 3070, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 5500 XT also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 5500 XT has 256.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3070, which means that the memory performance of the RX 5500 XT is massively better than the RTX 3070.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB has 5888 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB has 1408. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3070 is 10333 and the actual shader performance of the RX 5500 XT is 1689. The RTX 3070 having 8644 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RTX 3070 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 5500 XT.

The GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB requires 220 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB requires 130 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 3070 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 5500 XT. The RTX 3070 requires 90 Watts more than the RX 5500 XT to run. The difference is significant enough that the RTX 3070 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 5500 XT.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1500 MHzvs1717 MHz
Boost Clock1755 MHzvs1845 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA104Navi
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Oct 2020vs11 Oct 2019
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8191 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs2001 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs256.1GB/sec
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Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units5888vs1408
Actual Shader Performance100%vs81%
Technology7nmvs7nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs128
Texture Rate318 GTexel/svs219.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate96 GPixel/svs54.9 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs130 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Wattsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model6.1vs6.4
Open GL4.6vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core 3.8GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB is a High-End Graphics Card based on the Ampere Architecture. This card has also been rumoured to be called the GeForce GTX 2170. Architecture It equips an Ampere GPU Codenamed GA104 which is a First Gen Ampere GPU and has 20 SM activated, offering 2944 Shader Processing Units, 212 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The Ampere architecture provides the world's best consumer support for real-time ray-tracing technology, or RTX. It also has 544 Tensor Cores for AI purposes. GPU Name: GA102 GPU The central unit runs at 1424MHz and goes up to 1755MHz in Turbo Mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Third Gen GDDR6 through a 320-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz, or 14GHz effective. Total memory bandwidth is 448 Gb/s. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 220W, it requires at least a 650W PSU with available 8-pin + 6-pin power connector. Performance Predicted performance of the GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB suggests it will be faster than the Geforce RTX 2070 Super, making it a suitable graphics card for 4K gaming. System Suggestions The GeForce RTX 3070 Galax EX White 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.Overview
The Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB is an entry-level graphics card which is part of the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series. It was announced on October 7th, 2019 and released on December 12th, 2019.

Architecture
It is powered by the 7nm Navi GPU, which has 1408 shader processing units, 88 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1717 MHz and goes up to 1845 MHz when the boost mode is triggered.

Memory
The RX 5500 XT comes with an 8GB frame buffer of GDDR6 through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 130W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
The Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB been built as a Low/Mid performance graphics card for 2019. Its direct competitor is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. It will run most triple AAA titles released during 2020 on medium to high graphics at 1080p screen resolution. With adjustments and lowering anti aliasing this RX 5500 XT 8GB card can confidently maintain 60+ frames per seconds on high graphic settings at 1080p. Moving to 1440p screen resolution and the graphics card may need to be adjusted down to medium in order to maintain 50-60+ fps.

System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a mid range R5 Ryzen processor and at least 8GB of system memory for optimal gaming performance from the RX 5500 XT 8GB.
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