Radeon RX 5700 XT very close to GeForce RTX 2080 Ti in OpenCL

I wonder how it handles advanced scenes? As AMD was good on simple scenes but when it came to more complex scenes it was quite slow.

Yes would be great if someone could benchmark one of those cards with the blender benchmark tool…


I would like to chime in, with my +1 for testing either of 5700 and 5700 XT performance in Blender.

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So, anybody out there who has these cards in hand? how do they perform in cycles and eevee?

So far there are multiple reports that the cards do not currently work with Blender 2.80 RC, and that there are OpenCL issues with other software. There are reports that they work in 2.79b (not sure about 2.79 experimental).

If you’ve had success with one of the new AMD cards it would be really great to hear about it!

Ton and the Blender developers are aware of the issues, and while it may simply be new-hardware driver software issues that AMD can resolve, I think they have the connections in AMD to get access to test hardware if required etc. The active ticket for this is:


The issues preventing the new AMD cards from working with Blender have been addressed in the latest driver from AMD. I don’t know that anyone has tested the OpenCL support with Cycles yet, but Blender in general should now work.

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It should be noted that it is beyond trivial to spoof these results.


I’m not sure what you mean by this. But Here’s what I’ll say. I work on ProRender for AMD, (check out our blender addon!) . Without Quoting numbers in RPR under OpenCL, render times for 5700XT cards are similar and sometimes slightly better than Radeon VII.

And you can look up Radeon VII benchmarks here independently here: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-vii-vega-20-7nm,5977-4.html

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All I meant is that results in crowdsourced benchmarking databases like Geekbench are very easy to spoof.

Have you any info regarding upcoming macOS 5700XT drivers?

Matt Knoff in the support ticket said that it’s working fine in OpenCL Cycles mode and he’s done around 50 renders without problems.