Thursday, August 8th 2019

ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT OC Detailed Some More

Ahead of its launch, the press-deck of ASUS' premium custom-design Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card, the ROG Strix RX 5700 XT OC, was leaked to the web by VideoCardz, revealing some fascinating details. Out of the box, the card ships with clock-speeds of 1770 MHz base, 1905 MHz "game clock," and 2010 MHz boost clock, which are closer to AMD's reference-design boost clocks. A software-activated "OC mode," which requires you to install the GPU Tweak software, runs the card at 1840 MHz base, 1965 MHz game clock, and 2035 MHz boost clock. The card features dual-BIOS, which have identical clock-speeds, but change the fan-behavior. Both BIOSes enable idle fan-stop, but one of them reduces fan-speeds when gaming, compared to the other, trading temperatures for noise.

The ROG Strix RX 5700 XT OC is a purely custom-design RX 5700 XT graphics card, with a custom-design PCB that's larger than AMD's reference-design, and features a 14-phase VRM (11-phase vGPU and 3-phase vMem). ASUS deployed its latest Super Alloy Power II (SAP II) component selection, consisting of chokes that don't buzz or whine; and high quality DrMOS. The card draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and features a combination of three DisplayPorts and one HDMI. The card also puts out a 4-pin/3-pin RGB/ARGB header, and two 4-pin PWM case-fan headers. The DirectCU III cooling solution features a mirror-finish base that makes contact with the GPU. ASUS claims that the card is 32 percent quieter than the reference-design, and runs 18 percent cooler. It's also 4.7 percent faster than the reference-design

Update Aug 12th: Our review of the ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT STRIX OC is live now.
More slides follow.

Source: VideoCardz
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42 Comments on ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT OC Detailed Some More

#1
techmagnet
Best Spec so far, waiting for the top of the line Sapphire and Gigabyte version.
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#2
ShurikN
If the memory can't be pushed beyond reference model's limit, it's kinda pointless. These cards look hella starved for mem bandwidth.

Also, I don't think noise levels work how Asus thinks they work.
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#3
kapone32
One thing I don't like about modern cards is the zero fan policy.
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#5
IceShroom
Remember STRIX RX Vega had powerfull VRM, but those were dud card and dont forget GPP.
And looks like reused Nvidia cooler, those may not be optimised for Navi10.
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#6
cucker tarlson
IceShroom, post: 4094670, member: 175457"
Remember STRIX RX Vega had powerfull VRM, but those were dud card and dont forget GPP.
And looks like reused Nvidia cooler, those may not be optimised for Navi10.
what do you mean optimised for navi10 :laugh: it's a damn nickel plate
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#7
TheMadDutchDude
kapone32, post: 4094583, member: 181865"
One thing I don't like about modern cards is the zero fan policy.
For what reason? No load, very little heat, no noise. What's not to like?!
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#8
INSTG8R
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kapone32, post: 4094583, member: 181865"
One thing I don't like about modern cards is the zero fan policy.
Was SO happy when Wattman let me disable it. Lowest fan setting my Vega idles sub 30s instead mid 40s....

TheMadDutchDude, post: 4094675, member: 185664"
For what reason? No load, very little heat, no noise. What's not to like?!
Fan at minimum, noise is nonexistent but my idle temp is 15+C lower?
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#9
IceShroom
cucker tarlson, post: 4094671, member: 173472"
what do you mean optimised for navi10 :laugh: it's a nickel plate
Right size and totally effective for small die. A cooler made for 12nm big die may not be effective on 7nm small die.
ASUS's DirectCU II cooler made for Kepler was not effective on 290/290X.
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#10
yakk
3 slot cooler... Just no...

Replacing dead Asus fans is a real pain... No...

Plus Asus is/was a GPP partner so... Extra NO...
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#11
cucker tarlson
IceShroom, post: 4094682, member: 175457"
Right size and totally effective for small die. A cooler made for 12nm big die may not be effective on 7nm small die.
ASUS's DirectCU II cooler made for Kepler was not effective on 290/290X.
but those were bare heatpipes,they had to make contact.
a big tower cooler is just as effective on a bare die as ihs.
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#12
IceShroom
cucker tarlson, post: 4094688, member: 173472"
but those were bare heatpipes,they had to make contact.
a big tower cooler is just as effective on a bare die as ihs.
Well Nitro or XFX cooler for RX 570/580/480/470 is more effective than STRIX RX 580/480 which is a three fan and 2.5 slot card where Nitro or XFX is 2 slot 2 fan card.
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#13
cucker tarlson
IceShroom, post: 4094696, member: 175457"
Well Nitro or XFX cooler for RX 570/580/480/470 is more effective than STRIX RX 580/480 which is a three fan and 2.5 slot card where Nitro or XFX is 2 slot 2 fan card.
different coolers,different fans,different materials.
you don't like strix,don't buy it.
I don't like them either,msi coolers are better and cheaper.
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#14
kapone32
TheMadDutchDude, post: 4094675, member: 185664"
For what reason? No load, very little heat, no noise. What's not to like?!
The Sapphire Nitro Vega 64 came with a zero fan policy. The GPU would be in the high 40s to low 50s. When gaming it would go into the high 70s and low 80s and the fans would spin like crazy. As a result there was always heat in my case due to the GPU. I could feel it coming out of the top of the case even when just watching a video. It wasn't until 1 year ago that Wattman allowed you to disable that and run the fans. By that time I had already gone for a water block (and i am not looking back). On top of that a lot of MB have NVME ports under the GPU and they also produce heat.
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#15
cucker tarlson
kapone32, post: 4094701, member: 181865"
The Sapphire Nitro Vega 64 came with a zero fan policy. The GPU would be in the high 40s to low 50s. When gaming it would go into the high 70s and low 80s and the fans would spin like crazy. As a result there was always heat in my case due to the GPU. I could feel it coming out of the top of the case even when just watching a video. It wasn't until 1 year ago that Wattman allowed you to disable that and run the fans. By that time I had already gone for a water block (and i am not looking back). On top of that a lot of MB have NVME ports under the GPU and they also produce heat.
but that's 100% on your case airflow.
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#16
diatribe
yakk, post: 4094687, member: 158293"
3 slot cooler... Just no...

Replacing dead Asus fans is a real pain... No...

Plus Asus is/was a GPP partner so... Extra NO...
You sound like you would be fun at parties.
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#17
kapone32
cucker tarlson, post: 4094704, member: 173472"
but that's 100% on your case airflow.
My case does not have an Air flow problem. I have 2 200MM fans at the front pulling in air(running at full speed), 1 200MM on the side bringing in air (At full speed), 2 140MM in the bottom bringing in air and 2 140s in the rear pulling out air plus 12 140MM (2 radiators) pulling through the top. On top of that the case is the Thermaltake Core X9 (for me the best case for airflow).
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#18
cucker tarlson
kapone32, post: 4094709, member: 181865"
My case does not have an Air flow problem. I have 2 200MM fans at the front pulling in air(running at full speed), 1 200MM on the side bringing in air (At full speed), 2 140MM in the bottom bringing in air and 2 140s in the rear pulling out air plus 12 140MM (2 radiators) pulling through the top. On top of that the case is the Thermaltake Core X9 (for me the best case for airflow).
there has to be a problem somewhere else.
I had 980Ti,1080,1080Ti and 2070 Super with 0db,never had problems.
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#19
IceShroom
cucker tarlson, post: 4094698, member: 173472"
different coolers,different fans,different materials.
you don't like strix,don't buy it.
I don't like them either,msi coolers are better and cheaper.
This may have exciting specs on paper but judjuing by their previous cooler this could a dud too. I am simply telling that. Wheather you would buy it or not its upto you.
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#20
yakk
diatribe, post: 4094708, member: 93915"
You sound like you would be fun at parties.
What better place to use up the saved cash from overpriced hardware? :rockout:
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#21
kapone32
cucker tarlson, post: 4094717, member: 173472"
there has to be a problem somewhere else.
I had 980Ti,1080,1080Ti and 2070 Super with 0db,never had problems.
The problem is that the GPU and the HBM memory are basically on the same die. The fan sensors only looked at the GPU temp and not the memory temp. That is why water cooling Vega is so effective.
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#22
Mistral
Seems solid, and has the (relatively) recessed power connectors. Really nice to see a larger selection of 5700s.
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#23
Turmania
I would always prefer Sapphire or XFX for Radeon cards if they are somehow out of my reach to attain I would look for companies such as MSI, Gigabyte or Asus even then Asus would be my last resort scenario.
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#24
moob
Turmania, post: 4094750, member: 182201"
I would always prefer Sapphire or XFX for Radeon cards if they are somehow out of my reach to attain I would look for companies such as MSI, Gigabyte or Asus even then Asus would be my last resort scenario.
I'm avoiding XFX for now. I've needed to RMA one of their PSUs for, maybe a year now? In any case, take a gander at their RMA page at tell me what's wrong with that picture in 2019. I'd rather eat the cost.
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#25
Juventas
Why no USB-C with DisplayPort like the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 2070 has?
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