RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

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RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:48 am

In brief: Great 1440p/low to mid 2160p, Performance is between RTX 2070 and GTX 1080 Ti / RTX 2070 Super. Does not support CrossFire, does support PCIe-4.0. 225W TDP, but OEM stock OC'ed cards will use more at high loads. HDMI 2.0b and Display Port 1.4a. Supports dual link DVI-D but not analog. Requires one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCIe Graphics power connector, but OEM designs may use more. Dimensions stated as: a" x b" x c" are from mfgr websites - others are from reviews. High multi-monitor power use due to memory clock.

Roundups:
ComperBase (in German)


Reviews with acoustic testing:

Asus RX 5700 ROG Strix (12" x 5.1", 2.7 slot (2.1"), two 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). BIOS switch for Silent mode. Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to 60C.
Techpowerup
ComputerBase (in German)
Guru3D

MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming X (11.7" x 5.51", 3 slot (2.3"), two 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to 60C.
Techpowerup
Guru3D
ComputerBase (in German)

MSI RX 5700 XT Evoke (10" x 5.08", 2.6 slot (2.0"), two 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to 60C.
Techpowerup
Guru3D
KitGuru

Powercolor RX 5700 XT Red Devil (11.8" x 5.2", 2.7 slot (2.1"), two 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). BIOS switch for silent mode. Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to 50C; fans on with rise to 60C.
Techpowerup
KitGuru
ComputerBase (in German)
hardwareLUXX (in German)

Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC (11" x 4.5", 2.5 slot (xx"), 6-pin and 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to 46C; fans on with rise to 60C.
ComputerBase (in German)
hardwareLUXX (in German)

Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse (10" x 5.3", 2.3 slot (1.8"), 6-pin and 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to 54C; fans on with rise to 60C.
Techpowerup
KitGuru
Hexus
Tom's Hardware
ComputerBase (in German)
computerLUXX (in German)

Sapphire RX 5700 XT Nitro+ (12.1" x 5.3", 2.5 slot (1.9"), 6-pin and 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 2 DP, 2 HDMI). Dual BIOS setting for OC or stock. Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to 60C.
Techpowerup
ComputerBase
KitGuru
Hexus

XFX RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra (11.54" x 5.12", 2.8 slot (2.17"), 6-pin and 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Dual BIOS with Silent and Performance settings. Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to 60C. Note: Early version of this card (as reviewed below) has been updated for better temps and noise via improved baseplate and interface. XFX will provide free replacement if you have the original
Guru3D
ComputerBase (in German)
Techpowerup

XFX RX 5700 XT THICC III Ultra (12.4" x 5.16", 3 slot (2.24"), two 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Dual BIOS with Silent and Performance settings. Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to 60C.
Techpowerup
Guru3D

XFX RX 5700 XT RAW 2 (10.94" x 5.51", 3 slot (2.28"), 6-pin and 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 3 DP, 1 HDMI). Dual BIOS with Silent and Performance settings? Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to xxC; fans on with rise to 60C.
ComputerBase (in German)

Asrock RX 5700 XT Taichi OC+ (12.77" x 5.72", 2.7 slot (2.09"), two 8-pin PEG, passive idle. 4 DP, 2 HDMI). Dual BIOS with OC and Silent modes. Passive fan hysteresis: fans off with drop to 54C; fans on with rise to 60C.
Techpowerup
Guru3D
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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by Abula » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:38 pm

TechPowerUp ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT STRIX OC Review
On ASUS NVIDIA STRIX cards, only the "quiet" BIOS has the fan-stop capability; on their AMD 5700 XT STRIX OC, both BIOSes shut down the fan in idle, which is much better.

Gaming noise levels are massively improved over the AMD reference, now reaching parity with NVIDIA. If you want to go even quieter, the "quiet" BIOS delivers extremely impressive noise levels that rival even GeForce RTX custom designs.

On the second BIOS with the designation "Quiet BIOS", noise levels go as low as 32 dBA without touching clock speeds or power limits, which even rivals custom designs for the GeForce RTX and delivers the peaceful noise levels gamers are looking for today. Even in that mode, temperatures are still very reasonable with 82°C.
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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by Abula » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:14 pm

TechPowerUp Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse Review
Gaming noise levels with the default BIOS are massively improved over the AMD reference, now reaching parity with NVIDIA. If you want to go even quieter, the "quiet" BIOS delivers extremely impressive noise levels that rival even GeForce RTX custom designs.

Thanks to the dual-BIOS feature, the card can run even quieter. On the second BIOS with the designation "Quiet BIOS", noise levels go as low as 32 dBA, which rivals even custom designs for the GeForce RTX and delivers the peaceful noise levels gamers are looking for today. Every other manufacturer who offers a quiet BIOS simply reduces the fan speed, which of course increases temperatures accordingly. Sapphire went beyond that as their second BIOS reduces the voltages and clocks slightly, which means temperatures are actually 1°C better than with the stock BIOS, and performance is a little bit lower (2-3 %). This approach actually enhances the features set of the quiet BIOS because it gives people more options. Personally, I'd take the small performance hit any day to enjoy lower noise levels. Sapphire is enabling fan stop for both the default BIOS and quiet mode, which is a smart decision, too.
Seems like a good option as well.
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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by Abula » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:09 pm

A new king,

TechPowerUp PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil Review
Gaming noise levels with the default BIOS are incredible, only 31 dBA is a monumental improvement over the AMD reference card, making the Red Devil quieter than the majority of NVIDIA RTX custom-design cards at the same time. Once you switch to the "Quiet BIOS", the Red Devil goes even quieter—whisper quiet, even when fully loaded—incredible. The second BIOS does run slightly lower voltage, clocks and power limit, which suggests it is properly fine-tuned for the capabilities of the cooler. I think this is the quietest AMD Radeon graphics card I ever tested, especially when you take its performance levels into account—good job PowerColor!

With 74°C in heavy gaming, temperatures are among the lowest of all RX 5700 XT cards we've reviewed so far. Noise levels are excellent, too, reaching only 31 dBA, which makes it the quietest RX 5700 XT card we've tested so far. But wait there's more. PowerColor has added a dual BIOS feature on their card, with the second BIOS labeled "silent". When I first saw this I thought "'silent'? yeah, maybe don't overdo it and just call it 'quiet'". Guess I was wrong. The silent BIOS is really silent, even at full load. We measured that setting to run at only 29 dBA which is a new record for AMD Radeon cards in TPU review. It's also just 1 dBA shy of the lowest noise levels we ever recorded for a high-end graphics card (MSI RTX 2070S Gaming X Trio @ 28 dBA). Very, very impressive, PowerColor! They achieved this feat by severely optimizing the silent BIOS for lower heat output. In that mode the card will run a few percent lower clocks and lower voltage, which reduces the heat generated by the graphics processor, which allows the cooler to run slower, without increasing temperatures too much. We measured 79°C, a 5°C increase over the default BIOS—definitely worth it if you want a low noise option.
Probably the quietest card from AMD, very impressive, even surpassing Asus Strix, its nice to see so many cards with dual bios / Quiet Bios implementations, hope we see more on Nvidia side.

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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by NeilBlanchard » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:34 am

Interesting - is the performance somewhere between a 1080 and a 1080ti? The power consumption seems to be about like a 1080ti, or so.
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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by teodoro » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:02 pm

performance on average is closer to the 1080ti/2070s. power consumption is actually on par with the nvidia counterpart (the 2070 super), with the 5700 xt/2070s/2080 non-super all landing in the ~200-220W range. it does seem like most of the partner cards with the oc/performance bios mode will push this up a bit, though that's generally true for nvidia as well.

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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm

NeilBlanchard wrote:Interesting - is the performance somewhere between a 1080 and a 1080ti? The power consumption seems to be about like a 1080ti, or so.
Techpowerup has a decent comparison of card efficiencies with their relative performance per watt charts at different gaming resolutions. From the same Powercolor review.
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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by MHLoppy » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:19 am

Not going to summarise each review since there's so many, but looks like there's quite a few more reviews in TPU's review database.

I know Gamers Nexus also has a few reviews for a handful of XT cards (in both written and video form), including a damning rebuke of XFX's THICC II.

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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:54 am

yeah - haven't had the time to update all of the compilation pages...and new AMD cards on (I think) the 7th and then Super versions of the Nvidia 1650/1660 around the 20th.
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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by Abula » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:44 am

Imo the Red Devil and Strix are the worty ones on AMD.
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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:36 am

Review links are up...still have another 10 to post when I get time.
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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:12 pm

Ok, I think I'm caught up for this one. Let me know if any (inevitable) errors have crept in.

The Asrock Taichi might not be the quietest card...but damn...6 outputs. :)
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Re: RX 5700 XT review compilation thread

Post by CA_Steve » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:25 am

Added XFX THICC III and note about free replacements for early THICC II purchases.
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