Yeah, this hassle free experience pushes me towards 2070S.
I have some problems with my RX580 already.
Even tho i have a high-end non-reference version (Aorus XTR), it had some problems with crashes.
The most ridiculous one is that i have to manually bump up core voltage, because the card itself sets the voltage too low to support stock clocks.
Using Afterburner and setting voltage and clocks to my liking there fixes the problem.
I decided to live with it and not RMA, because it pretty much solves this problem, but those are the things.
As for the price, I live in Poland and the price difference is that Gigabyte 2070S Gaming OC (which gets good reviews) costs 25% more (~500 EUR vs ~400 EUR), than good non-reference 5700XT.
So i credit a part of this difference to 10-15% more average performance and I think I'm willing to pay the rest of the premium for good experience and extra features (like RT, if i ever need it), which seems to be the case with 2070S.
Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo
FWIW, Radeon drivers have come a long way in the past couple of months. With that said, some people are still reporting issues.
Bottom line - if money isn't an issue and you want a hassle-free experience, go with the 2070S. If you want to save a a hundred(ish) bucks or don't mind fiddling with drivers/settings, go with the 5700XT. Either option will be fine for high refresh 1440 with decent settings.
Kind of voice of reason I was looking for, thanks Mr. Mojo.
As mentioned above, I had to do a lot of fiddling with my RX580 and sometimes, i.e. after my computer comes up from sleep, Afterburner resets the settings (and voltages).
If I forget to check and apply my Afterburner profile before the game start, I sometimes end up getting a crash, which is frustrating in multiplayer games (getting thrown out of the match or something).
Btw Mojo, great choice for an avatar.
Seen Jinjer live last November, they are incredible. ^^
Thank you guys for clarification.