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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce RTX 3070 PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB Triple Fan 8GB Radeon RX 5950
Cyberpunk 2077 51% 42%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 55% 47%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 56% 49%
FIFA 21 75% 71%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 56% 49%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 29% 17%
Watch Dogs Legion 53% 44%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 53% 45%
Grand Theft Auto VI 31% 18%
Genshin Impact 51% 42%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB Triple Fan 8GB are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon RX 5950.

The Radeon RX 5950 has a 105 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3070, but the RTX 3070 has 52 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon RX 5950. As a result, the RTX 3070 exhibits a 61.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon RX 5950. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon RX 5950 has a 105 MHz higher core clock speed than the RTX 3070 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon RX 5950 providing 6.7 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RTX 3070 was released less than a year after the Radeon RX 5950, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

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 Radeon RX 5950 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 Radeon RX 5950 also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon RX 5950 has 448 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RTX 3070, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon RX 5950 is massively better than the RTX 3070.

The GeForce RTX 3070 PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB Triple Fan 8GB has 5888 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 5950 has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the RTX 3070 is 10157 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon RX 5950 is 3170. The RTX 3070 having 6987 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon RX 5950 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce RTX 3070 PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB Triple Fan 8GB requires 220 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 5950 requires 225 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 650 Watts for the RTX 3070 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the Radeon RX 5950. The Radeon RX 5950 requires 5 Watts more than the RTX 3070 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon RX 5950 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the RTX 3070.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1500 MHzvs1605 MHz
Boost Clock1725 MHzvs1905 MHz
ArchitectureAmpere GA104Navi 10 XL
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Oct 2020vs30 Apr 2020
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory8191 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR6
Memory Bandwidth-vs448GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units5888vs2560
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology7nmvs7nm
Texture Mapping Units212vs160
Texture Rate318 GTexel/svs256.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate96 GPixel/svs102.7 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power220 Wattsvs225 Watts
Recommended PSU650 Wattsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12
Shader Model6.1vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Recommended RAM16 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution3840x2160vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview The GeForce RTX 3070 PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB Triple Fan 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 1500MHz and goes up to 1725MHz 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 PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB Triple Fan 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 PNY XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB Triple Fan 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 5950 is an Enthusiast gaming Graphics Card based on the first (1.0) Revision of the RDNA 2 Architecture. These specs are yet to be confirmed.

Architecture
The Big Navi 10 XL GPU offers support for GDDR6 Memory, DirectX 12.0, Vulkan 1.0, and OpenGL 4.5. This variant of the Big Navi 10 XL GPU features 40 Compute Units activated, offering XX Shader Processing Units, XX TMUs and XX ROPs. The GPU features a XX MHz base clock speed and up to XX MHz with boost clock, making it an estimated XX% faster than a Radeon RX Vega 64. This puts its predicted performance roughly in line with the GeForce RTX 2080.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at XX MHz, rising to XX MHz with boost clock enabled.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with high-speed GDDR6 and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit memory interface, providing total memory bandwidth of XX GB/s.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to XXGB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However,the GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming, In some limited scenarios, XXGB might be a bottleneck and Performance could be better were the Frame Buffer larger, however this would only be an issue in the most demanding games.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 225W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with one available 8+6-pin connector.

Performance
AMD Radeon RX 5950 competes with GeForce RTX 2070 8GB, which is available for $599.
Specs currently available suggest the AMD Radeon RX 5950 performance should be in the same region as the GeForce RTX 2070.
System Suggestions
AMD Radeon RX 5950 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). For the most demanding AAA games it should be ideally suited to 4K. We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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