AMD has experienced an awesome roll out of custom Radeon RX 5700 series cards over the last couple of months, with ASRock's new Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi X 8G OC+ standing out from the pack enough to warrant your interest.
The big decision of whether to buy it is going to come down to price, as ASRock is asking for around $480 for the Taichi X 8G OC+ which repreents an $80 premium over the reference RX 5700 XT from AMD. MSI is even selling its kick ass RX 5700 XT GAMING X for $440-$450 and that beats the ASRock RX 5700 XT Taichi X 8G OC+.
But if you were building a new gaming PC then you might want to lean towards buying an AMD Ryzen 3000 series CPU and coupling it with the ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard, as well as the RX 5700 XT Taichi X 8G OC+ graphics card. The blend of the Taichi design between the motherboard and graphics card would look pretty kick ass, but you're paying the (slight) premium for it.
All-in-all, you're not going to be disappointed here with the ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi X 8G OC+ graphics card -- it's yet another kick ass custom Navi product that will not let you down.
Boosting the GPU up to 2040MHz will get you some of the best perfor mance you can get from Navi 10 as it stands, the higehst out-of-the-box GPU clock on any custom RX 5700 XT. ASRock gets some impressive marks there for effort, but it would've been nice to have those GPU clocks out of the box.
Still, I think we're getting to the point where you're going to be buying a custom RX 5700 XT on style alone as the performance between them all is so similar that in a blind gaming test you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them as it all comes down to 1-5% max between all custom RX 5700 XT cards.
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
Performance (overclocking, power)95%
Quality (build, design, cooling)95%
General Features (display outputs, etc)90%
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The Bottom Line
ASRock meets its Zen with the new Taichi custom Navi card in the RX 5700 XT Taichi 8G OC+ which will be perfectly blended with a new Ryzen 3000 series CPU and ASRock's X570 Taichi motherboard.