Is AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Good For Content Creators? And For Hackintosh?

July 31, 2019 posted by

Is AMD latest Navi graphics card, the Radeon RX 5700 XT good for content creators? How is the performance compared to Vega Frontier
Edition? Can you run it in your Hackintosh build? Let’s find out… Hi, I’m Teresa from and
I help people with Hackintosh builds, Macintosh computers, Linux servers, simply with computers. If you are new here, then please click that
subscribe button and hit the bell next to it, so you won’t miss any of my future videos. Right in the beginning I have to say, if you
are living in hope you will buy the Radeon 5700 XT for your Hackintosh build and enjoy
it’s performance for such a low price, you are out of luck, at least for now. After my initial tests it is not compatible
even with the latest beta of macOS 10.15 Catalina. But! As for example appleinsider wrote on their
website there are “eight references to GPUs bearing the “RX” and “Pro” prefixes in macOS
Catalina beta, including seven under “Vega 20.”” Link to this article you can find in video
description. So for sure we can’t know at this point
what exact cards that indicates, but I strongly believe support for the AMD Radeon 5700 cards
will come to macOS Catalina soon. And because I cannot test this card under
macOS, I prepared for you little preview of what this card is capable in my “beloved”
Windows 10, grrrr 🙂 So for comparison or as a reference card I chose amazing AMD GPU
for content creators, the Vega Frontier Edition with 16GB of VRAM, which I used in my main
production machine for long time until I replaced it with Radeon VII last month. Both GPUs I tested in the same computer with
Intel Core i9-9900k and 64GB of HyperX memory at 3200 MHz CL16 timings. So as you can see, I’m really running the
Vega Frontier Edition with 4096 shaders and AMD 19.7.2 driver. Let’s start with the Luxmark benchmark. 28 778 points. Now let’s move on to Geekbench OpenCL benchmark. 180 965 points. And as a real life test I chose render test
of my last video project. I’m using at the date of shooting the latest
DaVinci Resolve beta 6 version. My timeline is at 4K resolution, 30 fps, my
source media are ProRes 422 LT, 4K resolution, 30 fps and it’s 10-bit footage as well some H.264 screen
recordings. Timeline resolution in 4K, no automatic precaching
of content, no render cache, I’ll delete any leftovers, no optimized media. So work from direct source media. Timeline scrubbing is not so smooth as on
my macOS Mojave system. So let’s render it out and set a reference
render time to beat. So the Vega Frontier Edition rendered my quite
6 minutes long project in 9 minutes 33 seconds. So let’s finaly move to the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. Radeon RX 5700 XT, Navi 10 architecture, 2560
shaders, 8 gigs of VRAM and most important information here is the AMD driver version. Same as for the Vega Frontier test, so 19.7.2. I’ll show you it’s really at the date
of shooting of this video really the latest driver available. I will tell you why this is important later
in this video. So let’s start again with Luxmark benchmark. 29985 points. So the Radeon RX 5700 XT is 4.2% faster than
the Vega Frontier Edition in this test. So let’s move on to Geekbench OpenCL test. 316379 points. Absolutely overkill. I’ll talk about it later. And as before let’s redo the same render
test in DaVinci Resolve. Time to beat is 9 minutes 33 seconds. So the Radeon RX 5700 XT rendered this project
in 10 minutes 9 seconds, that’s 6.3% slower than the Vega Frontier Edition. But you maybe didn’t noticed one very important
thing. Look at my source ProRes media previews. They are crippled. Media itself plays fine, but previews are
distorted. Same but opposite problem with is the H.264
footage. Previews are fine, but the media plays with huge
artifacts. When I check the final rendered file, everything
is absolutely fine, no artifacts present, but simply only in timeline it’s terrible. This is definately a driver issue, I get the
same problem when testing the 5700 XT under Linux. On the media page it’s even more prominent. So that’s why I showed you few minutes ago
I’m really running it on the latest available AMD driver. So let’s hope AMD will fix this issue soon! So let’s summarize it. Vega Frontier Edition has 4096 shader units
versus only 2560 on the 5700 XT. In another words the 5700 XT has only quite
half the shaders than the Vega FE, Vega FE has super fast HBM memory versus GDDR6 on
the 5700 XT, but still 5700 XT can beat the Vega FE in OpenCL benchmarks while is just
6.3% slower in video rendering in DaVinci Resolve. Maybe it’s also due to some kind of problem
in those AMD drivers. Another interesting finding is the 5700 XT
core clock was most of the time at 2000 MHz while the rendering, and as you may know I
never overclock CPUs nor GPUs, I always show the stock performance you can get. As you saw the 5700 XT crushed the Vega Frontier
Edition quite as double the score in Geekbench OpenCL benchmark – 316 379 points vs just
180 965 points=5700 XT is 74.8% faster in this test. When we compare it to other GPUs, the Radeon
RX 5700 XT is far above the Nvidia RTX 2080 and very close to Tesla V100 and Titan RTX, so
5700 XT belongs to the elite club of most powerful GPUs. Overall, the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT is by my opinion
very capable GPU, which can handle 3D OpenCL rendering or 4K video editing without any
problem. It can handle even 8K 60fps footage as I tested. Hackintosh users must wait a little bit until
the support will hopefuly come to macOS 10.15 Catalina. So if you want new hackintosh build RIGHT
NOW and don’t want to wait, you should stick with Vega GPU. Or even better, the Radeon VII, which is far
the best currently supported GPU for macOS and Hackintosh – BTW I made whole video dedicated
just to Radeon VII on Hackintosh, so watch it if you are interested about it’s performance. But as I said, I strongly believe in close
future the support for 5700 XT will come to macOS Catalina. BTW yes, you can see well, I have some more
surprises for you in my next videos, so stay tuned 🙂
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all for today, thank you for watching and see you next time my Hackintosh friends.


36 Replies to “Is AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Good For Content Creators? And For Hackintosh?”

  1. Tanveer Singh says:

    First… Fan of Teressa

  2. Galaxy Video Editing Lab says:

    Your Video is Always Inspired …. Great Video ..

  3. Dennis Hsieh says:

    I see a RYZEN box, I´m excited!!!!

  4. Dušan Paklar says:

    Windows 10 reaction was awesome teresa :D. You made my day. Thank you for that. And thank you for this useful and very informative video. Keep up the good work.

  5. kanedahhh says:

    Thank you for buying the card and also for making the video. I want to ask you wich graphic card do you recommend for gaming video edition.. compatible of course
    Thank you Teresa once again ❤️

  6. Isaque Macêdo says:

    Teressa, you're incredible. Which mobo do you recommend to put i9 9900k for a hackintosh?

  7. Douglas Fünkler says:

    I received my rx 5700 xt yesterday and unfortunately had to install windows 10 because my Mac OS mojave didn’t recognize the gpu. I could use it, but no video acceleration whatsoever.

  8. NERO says:

    how about against the 2070 super and 2080 super?

  9. loc pham says:

    Yes, I have been waiting for this video 😀

  10. badr linux says:

    please what the best video card for hakintosh mojave NVIDIA or AMD RAD ??

  11. Able says:

    Does Apple work with AMD to make the gpu drivers? The windows AMD gpu drivers have always been buggy.

  12. Vadim Braun says:

    What is better for Davinci Resolve on Windows: Nvidia or Radeon cards? I love CUDA support in many programs but haven't used AMD cards for long. They always have driver problems 🙁

  13. bughu says:

    windows sucks 😂😂😂

  14. Luca Pertile says:

    Teresa you deserve million of subscribers!

  15. Emma Bentley says:

    Fantastic Video Theresa!! Just recently got High Sierra working, love “beloved windows 10 “ 😂

  16. Daniel D. says:

    THIS is by far the best 5700XT review I've seen so far.

  17. abel medina says:


  18. DarkPa1adin says:

    Thank you so much Teresa!

  19. tnetroP says:

    If the drivers appear for MacOS then which is better for a Hackintosh? Radeon VII or 5700 XT? I ask because R7 prices are likely to start falling or certainly appearing on the used market. Thanks.

  20. Mark X says:

    encoding performance on these Navi cards are insane

  21. rdsii64 says:

    I spy an x570 and ryzen 7. MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!!

  22. Rana Akbar says:

    Hi Teresa, I have a Vega VII is this worth upgrading ?

  23. dj_adam21 says:

    Waiting for the vIDEO on the x570- Ryzen hackintosh 🙂

  24. Gosub Reboot says:

    that's a big apple

  25. Paul White says:

    Just wanted to say that I just built my first Hackintosh following your 14 Core iMac Killer video / EFI folders and it has been a game changer for me. Infinite thanks and keep up the awesome work!

  26. Stone Temple Pilots Legacy says:

    I got image artifacts in preview window when apply color correction, how can resolve this unique problem with radeon rx 570 in mojave ?

  27. HCKMMT says:

    I see Morgonaut video i click like

  28. ricky v says:

    I'm definitely inspired Teresa. I am always happy to see new AMD GPUs and how they'll perform. I am excited for the results with the 5700XT once it is fully supported in Catalina. (:

  29. Stefan Dimitrov says:

    Hello, Its kinda strange to see you working on a Windows OS 🙂 Very good review, keep it up!!!

  30. Mike says:

    No wonder I never get hiccups on workstation workloads on my xt compared to my 2060


    Hey Morgonaut Firstly love your videos we want you to make a hackitosh for

    1. Performance user who don't do video editing photo and audio editing

    2. Want a powerful multitasking machine for business persons who are mostly use internet the whole day

    3. If possible i7 16 gb ram under $1000?

    4. I'll be very happy if you make this built because a lot of us don't have youtube channels and we don't do any editing but still consider as performance users

  32. Edson Carvalho says:

    very best 5700XT

  33. Max Haddon says:

    Does anybody know if the ASUS strix z390-I and gigabyte z390-I aorus pro mini itx motherboards are good for hackintosh build with an i9 9900k?

  34. Lars Arcelo says:

    Hey, I like your videos and it has been very helpful for me in updating my hackintosh watching your videos.

    I just bought a Vega 56 a few days ago but there is an in store sale for RX 5700 for $300, I dual boot macos & windows 10. Should I get the RX 5700 and return the Vega 56?

  35. raja says:

    Hi Greetings from India, This is off the Topic, I saw a Indian women Photo in the background of your video, Are you anyway related to India? just curious..

  36. SlowwFloww says:

    Hi Morgonaut, can you show us a Hackintosh system based on a ready made system (such as an older Dell Optplex system)? Your high-tech builds are incredible (!!) but I'd love to buy a cheap second hand Dell or HP system and convert it into a Hackintosh without replacing all the parts..

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