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Review: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We casted a bit of criticism with the EVOKE, MSI is now back with the Gaming X revision of the Radeon RX 5700 XT. And credits where they are due, this card performs nice, looks nice and yes .. is sile...

    Review: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X
     
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  2. NCC1701D

    NCC1701D Member Guru

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    Just a heads-up. Metro charts are highlighting the XFX Thicc instead of Gaming X.
     
  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Thanks, all fixed.
     
  4. Mpampis

    Mpampis Active Member

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    Impressive temperature under load, MSI probably installed all the thermal pads destined for the EVOKE in the Gaming X :)
     
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  5. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    Just a suggestion @Hilbert Hagedoorn to include a backplate photo in the future please.
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Added, page 2.
     
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  7. jinxjx

    jinxjx Member Guru

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    Why theres no Ryzen cpu testing with these cards ? I dont get it ....................
     
  8. asturur

    asturur Master Guru

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    probably you want to know how cards compare between each other. And you do on a single CPU.
    What is the point of reviewing everything?
    everything under the 90% of the top result should come exactly the same.
    You use only intel cpu because you know that those are the best for 1080p result comparing.
     
  9. Robbo9999

    Robbo9999 Maha Guru

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    That's the way to do it! (this card)
     
  10. MaCk0y

    MaCk0y Master Guru

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    Thanks!
     

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    alanm Ancient Guru

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    Looks like the best XT yet. Finally a Navi that does well on both temps and acoustics.
     
  12. Only Intruder

    Only Intruder Maha Guru

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    Will there be teardown/pcb photos? Would like to see how they're cooling the VRMs and memory as well as the PCB configuration overall.
     
  13. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Ahw, made them but completely forgot to insert them. These have been added.
     
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  14. Only Intruder

    Only Intruder Maha Guru

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    Lovely, thank you! :)

    So looks like the memory is mostly being cooled by the backplate? Does explain why the backplate is so warm then in the FLIR images.
     
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  15. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    If we talk esthetics, design and style i think nvidia Gaming X version looks better.
     

  16. barbacot

    barbacot Member Guru

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    For me a great achievement is no dual bios mode with "quiet" for better thermals. It is among the fastest and coolest card with this chip and only one bios mode. MSI engineers made wonders with this card.
    5700 XT LIGHTNING Z next please!
     
  17. matox

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    Sooooooooooooo. This or a 2060 Super Strix?
    Serious question, not trolling.
     
  18. Robbo9999

    Robbo9999 Maha Guru

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    Well, according to guru3d reviews this 5700XT is anything from 10-30% faster than the 2060 Super Strix, apart from Strange Brigade where they tie - so this 5700XT is definitely faster, but of course no ray tracing or DLSS - your call. They both cost about the same right, so 5700XT is a better buy I think because ray tracing kind of sucks at the moment and especially so on the lower power cards like the 2060, and if you don't have a G-sync monitor then it's a no brainer to get this 5700XT in comparison.
     
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    It's not really about RT sucking at the moment imo (for the future of the cards) but more about will the 2060 Super card be powerful enough once it starts to be supported more seriously? It might very well be like when people tried to run Unreal with a glide wrapper. It was nice up to the moment there was 3 enemies on the screen then it was a slide show. I'm really skeptical about the 2060 Super (and even to an extend the 2070 Super) being good enough when developer will start to do more than fiddle with ray tracing which is pretty much what they are doing now imo.
     
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    aesthetics, design and style... so basically the same thing?
    Unless you mean technical design
     

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