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MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X Review: Please Update Your BIOS (Page 3)

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 14, 2020 at 12:49 am CST - 1 min, 37 secs time to read this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: MSIModel: Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming X

Cooling Tech: TWIN FROZR 7

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Most gamers will know about MSI's iconic TWIN FROZR cooling technology by now, but if not -- here's the run down. MSI uses its slick black and gunmetal grey styling on its GAMING X branded cards which looks awesome in a PC, with great RGB lighting effects that aren't too over-the-top, either.

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The brushed look on the back plate looks great, but it also protects the back of the card from any damages -- not just that, but MSI has placed thermal pads to keep the temperatures lower on your new Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X, too.

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Another nice, and very small trick MSI has done with the Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X and its TWIN FROZR 7 cooler is the 'SPACED ARMOR'. This sees MSI increasing the space between the backplate and the PCB so that more air can flow through the gap, cooling the card down even more -- even if its another 1-2C, every little bit matters.

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MSI uses some kick ass copper heat pipes here.

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The same Torx 3.0 fans are used on the new Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X.

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The fans won't spin up until the GPU gets to over 60C, thanks to MSI's own ZERO FROZR technology that has been around since 2008.

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MSI uses a dedicated aluminum plate that covers the power delivery components, which are becoming more and more important over the years.

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MSI has 'mastered the art of Aerodynamics'.

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MSI puts some serious love and care into their GAMING X graphics cards and TWIN FROZR 7 cooling.

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This is how the card keeps so cool.

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More on that with the GPU baseplate.

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MSI uses Thermal Compound X on its GAMING X series graphics cards.

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The company also uses thermal padding on the GDDR6 memory and VRMs.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. 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 custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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