TUF Cooler? Not Before, But Maybe Now...
I wanted to spend more time testing the thermals on the ASUS TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 EVO graphics card more than I would normally do -- to see how much ASUS improved the thermal design on the revised cooler. So for this review and my review on the TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 XT EVO -- I added some new charts to this page of the review.
We have some impressive results from ASUS and while it doesn't beat all of the other cards, it's a hell of a lot better than the first wave of cards and the lackluster (pathetic) cooling that the original TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 EVO card had. Seriously, over 100C on the GDDR6 chips is not good at all.
I re-tested all of my Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT graphics cards that I have here in the TweakTown GPU labs, including:
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 (reference) (my review here)
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (reference) (my review here)
- MSI RX 5700 XT GAMING X (my review here)
- SAPPHIRE RX 5700 XT Nitro+ OC (my review here)
- ASRock RX 5700 XT Taichi OC+ (my review here)
- ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 XT EVO (my review here)
- ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 EVO (this review)
GPU, GPU Hotspot, Memory, GPU VRM temps
ASUS radically improved the thermal design on its new TUF Gaming X3 EVO graphics cards, with the custom Radeon RX 5700 offering some impressive thermals here. We have 59C on the GPU which is ridiculously good, and 76C on the GDDR6 chips -- down from the high 80s on the rest of the custom cards I've tested.
Max GPU Boost
ASUS keeps GPU clocks on its TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 EVO virtually identical to the reference Radeon RX 5700 from AMD -- 1710MHz. But that also helps the card stay nice and chilly in the temperature testing below.
Just like the ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 XT EVO we have some super impressive GPU temperatures here, with the TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 EVO operating at just 59C -- the coolest on my large list of cards tested.
The power consumption of the TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 EVO is right on the money against the reference Radeon RX 5700 -- using 5W more in my Core i7-8700K test bed at 215W total.