Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Note that in all the graphs the video cards are compared by price.  The most expensive video card by MSRP is on top, while the least expensive video card by MSRP is on bottom.  In this way you can compare pricing from bottom to top and see where performance lies.

In the graph we are using the latest version of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.  The game is running in DX12 and we have all of the in-game settings at their maximum values for graphics.     We are using the built-in benchmark for testing results and we verified playability in gameplay.  Feel free to test your video cards performance and see how it compares against ours.     

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Shadow of the Tomb Raider Performance at 1440p

In this game we are back to what we experienced in The Division 2.  The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT edges out GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition performance by 5%.  However, it cannot keep up with the RTX 2070 SUPER.  It is again notably faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER.  The Radeon RX 5700 is also faster than the RTX 2060, by 15% which is not shabby at all since both video cards are the same price.    

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Shadow of the Tomb Raider Performance at 1080p

At 1080p the AMD Radeon RX 5700 video cards go wild again, like Metro Exodus.  The performance levels are again out of the norm, as the rest of the games are nothing like this.  Here we see the Radeon RX 5700 XT outperform even the RTX 2070 SUPER, and the RX 5700 is as fast as the RTX 2060 SUPER.  This is an outlier compared to the rest of the gaming results.  If you are playing this game at 1080p though, it’s clear the Radeon 5700 XT is a great value. 

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Shadow of the Tomb Raider Performance at 1080p

However, when we up the ante and turn on SMAA 4X at 1080p the performance levels out to what we are use to.  Now the Radeon RX 5700 XT is on par with the RTX 2070 FE and the RTX 2070 SUPER is faster.  The Radeon RX 5700 is just on par with the RTX 2060 when SMAA 4X is being used.  SMAA 4X seems to be a huge drain on performance on the AMD video cards versus the GeForce cards.