Originally Posted by EastCoast
The Sapphire Nitro 5700XT should be able to hit peak boost with no problem.
AMD Radeon hit a home run with this card. They've decoupled frame rates from input lag. That's a pretty big deal not just for esports but for anyone playing BF1/BFV, BO4, Apex, and most other online MP FPS games. You can keep the card cool running it at Low framerate compensation levels and still get peek low input lag as if you are running framerates 1:1 with high refresh rate monitor. Still dominating as if you got all IQ settings on low at 1080p just to reach monitor's refresh rate. LOL, this going get gud!
Sad part, not many will understand what this really means. FPS is no longer the king, long live the KING (Radeon Anti-Lag).
Radeon anti-lag also works on GCN cards (see slide below), so we'll have to see what the software trickery really does behind the scenes. Also, it doesn't support DX 12 nor Vulkan, so these APIs may already have those optimizations built-in, being closer to the metal.
Hardware Unboxed has one slide where it's noted (see below, video in the spoiler also), but I still didn't find the endnotes slide that provides more information.
Overall, as I said in the other thread, this is a disappointing launch. It seems like they are betting too much on piggybacking on the enthusiasm for Zen 2.
They say that Navi is here to stay for a long time, but it clearly needs a lot of work in subsequent iterations (7nm EUV will also help).
At 7nm they still have a power hog architecture vs the competition that is still on 12nm and it doesn't even feature ray tracing cores nor denoiser cores. Their 7nm card has a 10w higher TDP compared to the 12nm RTX 2080, while performing worse.
Also, according to GN, the RX 5700 non XT has one fewer phase, so expectations of reaching the same clocks as the XT version may be hampered. AIB versions will probably feature better stuff, but the price at that point may be too close to the XT version. I'm just not feeling anything even remotely close to the Zen 2 enthusiasm for the amounts that they want for these cards.