MSI has outdone itself with the new Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X -- with it being one of the fastest custom RX 5700 XT graphics cards on the market, all while looking great doing it.
It easily beats AMD's own Radeon RX 5700 XT reference graphics card, just like all of the other custom RX 5700 XT graphics cards but it also beats them. I've already looked at the SAPPHIRE RX 5700 XT PULSE OC and MSI RX 5700 XT EVOKE OC, with the new RX 5700 XT GAMING X beating both of them in every single test.
I've still got a custom XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC Ultra II to review shortly, which will be interesting to see if it can beat MSI's kick ass RX 5700 XT GAMING X. The card doesn't crack 70C in my test bed, sitting between 63-67C depending on the load, benchmark, or game.
It is arguably one of MSI's best-looking custom graphics cards, with the TWIN FROZR 7 cooler looking great but perorming super-well, too. The RX 5700 XT GAMING X is whisper quiet, with its fans staying silent until the card gets to 60C with ZERO FROZR tech.
One of the other stand out features is MSI's use of an interesting Power Allocation Technology, something that sees the MSI RX 5700 XT GAMING X drawing more power from the dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors versus out of the PCIe 3.0/4.0 slot that it uses on the motherboard.
This feature helps prevent overloading on the motherboard, ensuring that the RX 5700 XT GAMING X gets a super-clean power signal that ensures the best performance. It's little touches like this that make the MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X stand out.
Now that the custom RX 5700 XT graphics card line up is filling out with a heap of cards from multiple companies, these little things like the power allocation tech on MSI's new card become important.
Mix that with the impressive look and style of the RX 5700 XT GAMING X, with its TWIN FROZR 7 cooling and ZERO FROZR tech for silent operation, and you've got yourself one of the best -- if not the best custom Radeon RX 5700 XT on the market.
MSI -- can you do the Radeon RX 5700 XT LIGHTNING Z next? Pretty please?
Performance (overclocking, power)100%
Quality (build, design, cooling)95%
General Features (display outputs, etc)90%
Bundle, Packaging & Software95%
The Bottom Line
MSI's new flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING X is the best yet -- offering up to 2025MHz boost on its Navi 10 GPU and a slick design without all the RGB blingy-ness. An awesome card through and through.