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AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT/RX 5700: A Step In The Right Direction (Page 5)

By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 7, 2019 @ 8:30 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: MSI

Radeon RX 5700 XT: Designed to Perform

AMD put much more effort into the reference model of its Radeon RX 5700 XT this time around not just in style, but in cooling technology. Radeon RX Vega 56 and 64 reference cards were a hot mess, as they were simply so freaking loud and hot no matter what you did. Navi is on 7nm so a lot of that heavy lifting comes from the node process, but the tweaks AMD did into RDNA and the use of GDDR6 make a big difference, too.

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Under the hood of the Radeon RX 5700 XT reference card is actually a great cooler (especially when compared to the lower-end Radeon RX 5700 cooler) with an aluminum alloy shroud and backplate, with air flow optimized and "acoustically tuned" contour design. Don't worry, virtually all of the tech press at the AMD Next Horizon Gaming event all joked about the design and style of the contour on Radeon RX 5700 XT.

AMD is using vapor chamber cooling mixed with an efficient heat diffusion with graphite thermal interface material (TIM), another big difference between the 5700 XT and stock 5700. The Radeon RX 5700 XT actually has a great cooler, keeping it cooler than the Radeon RX 5700.

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