ASRock unveils custom Radeon RX 5700 XT Challenger series

ASRock's graphics card business goes into full swing with Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC series.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jul 18 2019 8:35 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

ASRock has just unveiled its first custom Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards, with the new factory overclocked Challenger series that comes in both flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700.

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The new Radeon RX 5700 Challenger series takes ASRock's graphics cards business 'into full swing' with factory overclocked Radeon RX 5700 XT Challenger seeing a 1650/1905/1795MHz base, boost, and game clocks on the GPU respectively. This is up 45MHz on the base and 40MHz on the game clocks, but there's more to it than just pure GPU clocks.

ASRock's big win here will be with the cooling, since we see the RX 5700 Challenger models including a dual-fan cooler which should be much better than the blower-style cooling on the Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 reference models.

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The cooler that ASRock is using on the Challenger series rocks a die-casted metal backplate, which has 3 separate pieces of finned aluminum blocks, with 4 x 0.8mm copper heat pipes.

  • RX 5700 XT Challenger - 1,650MHz base, 1,905MHz boost, 1,795MHz game clocks
  • RX 5700 XT (reference) - 1,605MHz base, 1,905MHz boost, 1,755MHz game clocks
  • RX 5700 Challenger - 1,515MHz base, 1,725MHz boost, 1,675MHz game clocks
  • RX 5700 (reference) - 1,465MHz base, 1,725MHz boost, 1,625MHz game clocks

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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