World War Z

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 World War Z.  World War Z is a game that was released in April of this year, 2019.  It is a third-person shooter video game developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games.  AMD provided us a copy to use for testing because this game supports AMD’s new technology Contrast Adaptive Sharpening (CAS).  Therefore, we fired up the game and enabled Vulkan API in the game so it runs under Vulkan.  We are using the highest in-game settings and the built-in benchmark.  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 World War Z at 1440p

In World War Z at 1440p the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is performing about where we’d expect it, it’s on par with GeForce RTX 2070 FE performance and faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER video card.  It’s the Radeon RX 5700 that really shines here, outperforming even the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, it’s a cheaper video card and its outperforming a more expensive video card very well in this game.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 World War Z at 1080p

We have two theories on this falling back of performance at 1080p in some cases.  Either optimizations are needed, and these are early drivers, or there might be some kind of CPU bottleneck poking through and higher resolutions end up being more GPU dependent. 

Brent Justice

Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components for 20+ years, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer oriented...