Monday, September 2nd 2019

ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi OC+ Pictured

ASRock is ready with its flagship Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card, which is among its first fully in-house graphics card designs. The Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi features a board design that was teased at the 2019 Computex show as a high-end graphics card cooling solution concept. It's since been mated with a custom-design RX 5700 XT PCB. The card features a triple-slot cooling solution with an aluminium fin-stack heatsink, and a cooler shroud that holds three fans. The smaller central fan features an RGB LED embellishment. A tiny LED segment display along the top of the cooler appears to display real-time monitoring. ASRock's signature Taichi gearwheel aesthetic carries over not just to the cooler, but also its backplate.

The PCB is noticeably taller than the AMD reference PCB, pulls power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors, offers dual-BIOS with a toggle between an "OC BIOS" and a "Silent BIOS," an LED lighting master control switch, and possibly a strong VRM solution to keep the juices flowing to "Navi." The clock-speeds of the card are still under the wraps, but it's likely that only the OC BIOS features factory-overclocked speeds, while the Silent BIOS ticks at reference clock speeds to favor an aggressive fan-control. Both BIOSes could offer idle fan-stop. The display connectivity is particularly interesting - four DisplayPorts, and two HDMI connectors, all along the rear I/O. There's no word on the availability, but at least the box-art proves this card isn't a tradeshow unicorn.
Source: VideoCardz
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10 Comments on ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi OC+ Pictured

#1
Totally
No specs? Such an ugly card and Tom's called it beautiful.
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#2
nguyen
The backplate looks nice, cooler is trash though.
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#3
yakk
Barring an MSI Evoke cooler design utter failure, that should be my next card, fits perfectly with my Tai Chi MB.
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#4
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Totally
No specs? Such an ugly card and Tom's called it beautiful.
Far better than KFA/GALAX

nguyen
The backplate looks nice, cooler is trash though.
Just needs to be a 2.0 Slot, not 3.0
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#5
dj-electric
Form over function. You can almost see how pathetic these fans operate.
I'll make a bold claim that this might fall behind the 409$ Pulse in noise to core temp ratio.
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#6
IceScreamer
Hmm looks like a Colorful shroud/cooler design, specifically iGame GeForce GTX 1070 Vulcan X OC.
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#7
Dammeron
nguyen
The backplate looks nice, cooler is trash though.
Couldn't agree more. The backplate looks really good, the cooler itself would also be decent, if not for those LEDs, that don't suit the design.
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#8
Casecutter
If it's about PHILOSOPHY OF INFINITE POTENTIAL... I don't know that having two non-cohesive ideas/design elements/themes is disagreeable (off-putting). It's not that I'm against the "gears idea" (whatever), but what's with random paced gears? They need to mesh the teeth so they actually appear as though they promote interaction and a potential of work. While the fan RGB LED embellishment should've had the appearance like the gear tooth pattern rolling around, not the squiggly line or perhaps that's suppose to be an "S".
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#9
JAB Creations
Because why would anyone want the heat generated by their GPU to be exhausted out the back panel with even some small strategically placed ventilation holes when you can just recirculate the air back in to your case!

BRILLIANT!
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#10
lukart
They did a really good job designing the card, will be a perfect match for my Taichi motherboard.
Now we want to see some reviews, those 5700 XT look very promising.
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