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MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X Review: Please Update Your BIOS (Page 10)

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 14, 2020 at 12:49 am CST - 0 mins, 54 secs time to read this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: MSIModel: Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming X

Thermals

Just like with my review on SAPPHIRE's custom Radeon RX 5600 XT PULSE OC graphics card, I split the results of power and temperature numbers on MSI's custom Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X into two, too.

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First up we have thermals, with MSI's new Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X coming in at 63C with its old BIOS and 68C with the new BIOS. On the old BIOS the GPU clocks sat at around 1570-1580MHz, with the fan speed at 39% or 1170RPM or so. But once things were changed over with the new BIOS the GPU clocks ramped to 1715-1730MHz, and the fan speed dropped to 25% and 800RPM. This can be adjusted without an issue with MSI Afterburner, though.

Power Consumption

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Power consumption was virtually identical to the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 5600 XT PULSE OC, with MSI's new Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X using 185W with its old BIOS in my Core i7-8700K rig, while the new BIOS saw power numbers go up to 200W for the entire rig.

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