PowerColor Red Devil RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT LE Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

PowerColor Red Devil RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT LE Review

Introduction

We've reviewed two of the Radeon Navi GPU equipped cards so far, AMDs own reference designs and the ASUS Strix version of the XT.

If you've been following the graphics card market for any time at all then the PowerColor Red Devil range cannot have escaped your notice. They have been producing flagship, all the bells and whistles, takes upon the AMD GPUs for as long as we can remember, and always with excellent results. Certainly if it is possible to extract maximum performance from each different Radeon GPU then PowerColor manage it with outstanding build quality and cooling combined with hefty overclocks.

The RX 5700 Navi cards have been well received with the regular RX 5700 producing good results at 1080P, whilst its bigger brother the RX 5700 XT manages to bring good 1440P performance to the table too. Naturally when PowerColor said that they were going to apply their Red Devil methodology to the RX 5700 we couldn't wait to find out if they had managed to unlock more performance from the GPU. If you were with us for our review of the ASUS Strix RX 5700 XT you'll have seen that it was an improvement upon the reference AMD card, albeit not quite the improvement we were hoping for.

Thus the PowerColor Red Devil will be the acid test for the Navi GPU. Is it capable of pushing the performance boundaries, or had the AMD reference card pretty much maxed out the performance we could expect to see?

Technical Specifications

PowerColor Red Devil RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT LE Review  

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Most Recent Comments

21-08-2019, 09:48:26

jcchg
Hotter than the reference model (69 vs 68 ° C?, something is wrong.Quote

21-08-2019, 10:08:38

tgrech
You're comparing non-OC'd results to OC'd, it's 69c (red devil) vs 73c (reference) OC'd or 64c vs 68c stock, while the Red Devil's clocks are higher in both comparisons I think.Quote

22-08-2019, 16:57:37

Linchpin
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Originally Posted by jcchg View Post
Hotter than the reference model (69 vs 68 ° C?, something is wrong.

That something being those reference temperatures. I'd love to know what fan speed and ambient temps OC3D had to get those results considering every single other reputable reviewer noted that the stock cooler is not fit for purpose and the card runs hot as hell.Quote
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