Thursday, July 18th 2019

ASRock Takes The Lead In Announcing Radeon RX 5700 Challenger Series

The leading global motherboard, graphics card and small form factor PC manufacturer, ASRock, takes the lead in announcing the custom graphic card products - Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC series graphics cards, featured AMD's latest Radeon RX 5700 series gaming GPU and 8 GB 256-bit GDDR6 memory, provides advanced gaming experiences to challenge the limits.

The Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC series graphics cards are powered by the new RDNA architecture, the heart of AMD's advanced 7 nm technology process. RDNA features up to 40 completely redesigned "Compute Units" delivering incredible performance and up to 4x IPC improvements, new instructions better suited for visual effects such as volumetric lighting, blur effects, and depth of field, and multi-level cache hierarchy for greatly reduced latency and highly responsive gaming. The RDNA architecture enables DisplayPort 1.4 with Display Stream Compression for extreme refresh rates and resolutions on cutting edge displays for insanely immersive gameplay.
Based on RDNA architecture, the Radeon RX 5700 Series GPUs are capable to deliver superior 1440p advanced gaming experiences. Equipped with the latest 8 GB of GDDR6 high-speed memory, and PCI Express 4.0 support, Radeon RX 5700 XT Challenger 8G OC graphics card provides base/boost/game GPU clock at 1650/1795/1905 MHz, and on the other hand, Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC graphics card features with base/boost/game GPU clock at 1515/1675/1725 MHz. Furthermore, Harness Asynchronous Compute, Radeon Image Sharpening, FidelityFX, TressFX, TrueAudio Next, and VR technologies enable for maximum performance and enhanced gaming experiences.

The Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC series graphics cards are specially designed with a long-life 10 cm dual fan, and 4 copper heat-pipe up to 8mm to enhance the heat dissipation effect. In addition, the RX 5700 XT Challenger 8G OC graphics card not only focuses on the outlook design, but also the ultra-high-quality aluminium alloy backplate to enhance the strutting of the graphics card.

The launches of Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC series graphics cards demonstrated ASRock's graphics card business is in full swing. In addition to the continuous growth of the motherboard business, the release of new graphics card products represents ASRock's goals toward the graphics card filed. ASRock keeps improving the quality to bring better products for customers. The core of the new generation RDNA display, ASRock Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC series graphics card is undoubtedly the one of the best choice among the brands.

For more information please visit the product pages of the RX 5700 XT Challenger and RX 5700 Challenger. Source: Emirique175 (Reddit)
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26 Comments on ASRock Takes The Lead In Announcing Radeon RX 5700 Challenger Series

#2
HD64G
Let's see when they will go on sale.
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#3
yakk
Interesting, will look foward to reviews.

For non-water cooling, Sapphire, Asrock, XFX, and even Power Color get first look for me in that order. Only if none of these are optimal would I begin to consider multi-vendor brands.
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#4
Vayra86
Nice but... they give it a backplate, and then you see that ugly underside of the shroud when you look at the card.

Was it too much effort to extend it? What is the use of short PCB and plate if the shroud protrudes? Or is that where they moved 'the bulge'... :D
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#5
dinmaster
Vayra86, post: 4083159, member: 152404"
Nice but... they give it a backplate, and then you see that ugly underside of the shroud when you look at the card.

Was it too much effort to extend it? What is the use of short PCB and plate if the shroud protrudes? Or is that where they moved 'the bulge'... :D
Better cooling I think. Fan blows straight through is better then hot air inside the plastic shroud of the card.
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#6
B-Real
The first ASRock GPUs were hotter than Sapphire or ASUS models, so this may the case this too. But hey, when I built my first rig, ASRock was the first-to-avoid motherboard manufacturer. Now, they are the one of (if not) the best.
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#7
Lorec
It smelled to good to be true eh?
They needed that hint of a rx 570/580 rank on the back of Your nose, now did they?
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#8
Totally
Vayra86, post: 4083159, member: 152404"
Nice but... they give it a backplate, and then you see that ugly underside of the shroud when you look at the card.

Was it too much effort to extend it? What is the use of short PCB and plate if the shroud protrudes? Or is that where they moved 'the bulge'... :D
Function follows form. Extending the shroud would have the air shooting out the side more so than it already is potentially getting sucked right into the intake. Also, an inconsequential tough valid point: no restriction is better than some restriction right?
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#9
kapone32
I wonder what the clocks on these cards are. I imagine a manufacturer will use "Igor's" power play settings and release a card with 3 fans and like 6 heat pipes (here's looking at you Asus and Sapphire).
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#10
ZoneDymo
kapone32, post: 4083209, member: 181865"
I wonder what the clocks on these cards are. I imagine a manufacturer will use "Igor's" power play settings and release a card with 3 fans and like 6 heat pipes (here's looking at you Asus and Sapphire).
5700XT
  • Clock: GPU / Memory
    Boost Clock: 1905 MHz / 14 Gbps
    Game Clock: 1795 MHz / 14 Gbps
    Base Clock: 1650 MHz / 14 Gbps
5700
  • Clock: GPU / Memory
    Boost Clock: 1725 MHz / 14 Gbps
    Game Clock: 1675 MHz / 14 Gbps
    Base Clock: 1515 MHz / 14 Gbps
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#11
kapone32
ZoneDymo, post: 4083211, member: 66089"
5700XT
  • Clock: GPU / Memory
    Boost Clock: 1905 MHz / 14 Gbps
    Game Clock: 1795 MHz / 14 Gbps
    Base Clock: 1650 MHz / 14 Gbps
5700
  • Clock: GPU / Memory
    Boost Clock: 1725 MHz / 14 Gbps
    Game Clock: 1675 MHz / 14 Gbps
    Base Clock: 1515 MHz / 14 Gbps

So I may indeed be right that we will see factory OCs over 2000 MHZ from the big players.
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#12
CheapMeat
Dang, I really like the styling. It matches their old school Z77/X79 boards.
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#13
Mistral
yakk, post: 4083137, member: 158293"
For non-water cooling, Sapphire, Asrock, XFX, and even Power Color get first look for me in that order. Only if none of these are optimal would I begin to consider multi-vendor brands.
Sapphire products are solid, but the last few generation I've been going with the Aorus and Red Devil variants and I can only say good things about them. If ridiculous air cooling is your thing, these are as good as any.
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#14
Throbb
kapone32, post: 4083219, member: 181865"
So I may indeed be right that we will see factory OCs over 2000 MHZ from the big players.
Probably not, I think all the overclocks will only be on the base and game clocks and the boost clock won't be touched or if it is it'll be minor.
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#15
zo0lykas
problems with reading ?

kapone32, post: 4083209, member: 181865"
I wonder what the clocks on these cards are. I imagine a manufacturer will use "Igor's" power play settings and release a card with 3 fans and like 6 heat pipes (here's looking at you Asus and Sapphire).
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#16
Dristun
Backplate is super pretty, and they were so close on the front. If only it was made out of smooth aluminum or something like that instead of molded plastic with these weird indents. Just the livery and fans. Oh well.
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#17
lukart
Mistral, post: 4083270, member: 49446"
Sapphire products are solid, but the last few generation I've been going with the Aorus and Red Devil variants and I can only say good things about them. If ridiculous air cooling is your thing, these are as good as any.
Same here. Those Red Devils are solid cards, had sapphire and powercolor both ran amazing, cool and overclocked nicely but Red Devil was more quiet!
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#18
my_name_is_earl
Pretty sad that after all this time AMD finally able to compete with the 1080 TI.
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#19
sutyi
my_name_is_earl, post: 4083585, member: 66600"
Pretty sad that after all this time AMD finally able to compete with the 1080 TI.
Fair point... on the other hand not I am confident that not a lot of people on the market missed 800USD GPUs from AMD. :rolleyes:
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#20
droopyRO
HD64G, post: 4083131, member: 95052"
Let's see when they will go on sale.
I was wondering about this, mid-August is kind of vague. Will all of them launch on a specific date, like 7/7 was ? or is it by manufacturer's schedule ?
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#21
r.h.p
looks good for 700 aus dollars
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#22
spnidel
my_name_is_earl, post: 4083585, member: 66600"
Pretty sad that after all this time AMD finally able to compete with the 1080 TI.
$400 for 1080 ti performance? sounds good
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#23
droopyRO
Poor performance in Total War Warhamer 2 and Three Kingdoms. In other games it equals or is near 1080 Ti performance. Maybe the custom cards with overclock will perform better. But for 440 Euros with that crap cooler, it is not worth it. Custom cards would probably be >450 Euros and that in RTX 2070S territory.
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#24
Sir Alex Ice
How did they take the lead? Everybody else already announced RX 5700 series, right?
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#25
Turmania
Sapphire offered the best solutions with its nitro series with rx 480, 580 and 590 series which consumed more power than this gen Navi.alright figures are close. I do expect Sapphire to be the go option for Mavi series.
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