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RX 5700 XT vs 2070 Super - The price problem

novicebuilder7
  • 5 months ago

Hi All,

I originally had myself down for at RX 5700 XT as part of my new gaming build, with the reference at £400 this is within my initial budget. However, after doing some research, it sounds essential to go with an AIB partner board. This made me lean towards the Red Devil at £440.

Unfortunately in the US, this is $440 but in the UK it is £440, if it was at a normal exchange rate we could expect it to be about £350. At this price, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. However, now the value for money is severely reduced and you can even get some 2070 Super for about the same price https://www.overclockers.co.uk/kfa2-geforce-rtx-2070-super-ex-1click-oc-8192mb-gddr6-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-0a5-kf.html.

My questions: 1) Are the low end 2070 Super boards worth it or do they have problems like the 5700 xt reference? 2) My ideal price point is below £400 (or low 400s) but if I am going to spend big which is better value per frame? A cheap 2070 Super or a high end 5700 XT? 3) Does anyone know of any pricing cuts on the horizon for either?

Thanks a lot!

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

The cheaper 2070 super boards are fine, its the cooler that is important really and most 2070 Super's come with coolers which can keep it sufficiently cool. The 5700XT reference board is also fine, its the cooler that is the problem. A very top tier board with full custom VRM may perfrom fractionally better,

To be honest its quiet simple, there are solid 5700XT's available for cheaper, the 5700XT pulse can be had for £400: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sapphire-radeon-rx-5700-xt-pulse-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-38x-sp.html Gamersnexus review: https://youtu.be/FQJCm7bnOfU so £60 saving vs the Super you linked and at your price point.

That is a very solid model and as per recent hardware unboxed video, the 5700XT will perform better on a per frame basis but the 2070 Super in absolute terms will perform slightly better across a spectrum of games. https://youtu.be/Sse7IQw6sio

In terms of pricing cuts, not too sure, one of those things, would not expect anything soon given these cards have just come out really and sit fine in their current market position.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The 5700xt has a bit better price to performance but last I heard the 5700 was still having driver issues.

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