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

By Anthony Garreffa on Jul 7, 2019 08:30 am CDT - 1 min, 1 sec reading time for this page
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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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