AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Review

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AMD Radeon 5700 and 5700 XT Review

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RX 5700

Both of the AMD versions of the RX 5700 are based upon their reference cooler that should be familiar to anyone who has followed the Radeon path in recent times. Naturally the partner cards will come with multi-fan solutions but it is worth bearing in mind that whilst the RX 5700 might look like the hot and noisy cards of old, the underneath is seriously improved and the card is almost something you could live with now.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Review  
AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Review  

RX 5700 XT

The cooler on the RX 5700 XT is still the blower style that AMD resolutely are sticking with, but the addition of a dent in the top side is definitely eye-catching.


AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Review  

We don't know if it's solely a stylistic thing or whether it helps with the airflow beneath the shroud. Certainly - as you'll see near the end of this review - the results cannot be denied, but it does look like the card has been accidentally lent against a heater.


AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Review  

Being a modern card there is no room at the inn for a DVI-D socket, HDMI and DisplayPort only.


AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Review  

Maybe in time AMD will revisit their coolers and adopt the twin-fan and heatsink format that is so popular amongst their partner cards. We understand that this revised blower style isn't too noisy nor struggles to handle the heat generated, but when the PCB is so heavily revised perhaps a clean design slate would have hammered home that message that this isn't the AMD you remember from earlier this decade.


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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2019, 09:15:01

AlienALX
Hot potato !!

Not as bad as I thought it would be though, and at least they put a nice looking cooler on it, rather than the sat on squashed looking one.

Thanks guys, your time is appreciated Quote

07-07-2019, 11:10:37

AngryGoldfish
Not bad, AMD, not bad. Navi looks decent and Zen 2 looks very good indeed. If AIB partners and retailers don't overcharge, a 5700 or XT could be on the horizon.

I don't think I'll bother with anything other than a 3700X. And X570 boards don't seem to offer much considering the huge price increase. Not sure what to do there. Maybe I'll even keep my X370 board. I don't know. It doesn't have enough m.2 slots and I hate the BIOS and memory support, but that could be improved with Zen 2.Quote

07-07-2019, 12:08:44

kardeon
Are you sure about your results in BF5 ?
Guru3d, techpower 3d and so on have totaly differents results.Quote

08-07-2019, 04:59:18

Giggyolly
I'm thoroughly impressed by Navi, they do exactly what they need to, and sit at good price points. I do however think the power consumption is a bit higher than what we were hoping.
Its a bit of a weird time being a Vega 64 owner, 2 cards released and no worth-wile upgrade as of yet. Bring on big Navi I guess!Quote

08-07-2019, 05:23:11

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by kardeon View Post
Are you sure about your results in BF5 ?
Guru3d, techpower 3d and so on have totaly differents results.
I'll make sure Tom looks into this. The results do look strange.Quote
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