Friday, January 3rd 2020

ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming OC Graphics Card Pictured

Here's the first press-shot of an upcoming Radeon RX 5600 XT custom-design graphics card, this one from ASRock. The RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming OC appears to combine a compact PCB with a long triple-fan cooling solution that's 29 cm in length. The cooling solution features an aluminium fin-stack heatsink that's ventilated by a trio of 80 mm spinners. The card draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, indicating a significantly lower power draw target than the RX 5700-series. The card's box confirms 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, and factory-overclocked speeds, which according to VideoCardz are 1560 MHz gaming.

From an older report, we know that the RX 5600 XT is designed to compete with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. It's armed with 2,304 stream processors, 144 TMUs, possibly 48 ROPs, and a 192-bit wide GDDR6 memory interface holding 6 GB of memory, which ticks at 12 Gbps. The RX 5600 XT appears to be carved from the 7 nm "Navi 10" silicon, with a quarter of its memory interface disabled. AMD is expected to debut the card at its International CES 2020 presser, later this month.
Source: VideoCardz
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27 Comments on ASRock Radeon RX 5600 XT Phantom Gaming OC Graphics Card Pictured

#1
Durvelle27
That cooling solution looks so out of place on such a small PCB
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Fourstaff
Durvelle27
That cooling solution looks so out of place on such a small PCB
Will probably look more normal with one less fan. Unless 5600XT has a lot of heat to dissipate?
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ShurikN
Fourstaff
Unless 5600XT has a lot of heat to dissipate?
If a 5700XT can be properly cooled with two fans (Pulse, Red dragon), then I'm sure the 5600 can as well. The problem is someone had to design those good coolers ,and I'm not sure ASRock has that someone yet.
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#4
kurosagi01
Asrock taking tips from Asus ROG team in triple fan coolers on entry &mid-range GPUs and charge them £10-20 less than the next GPU up from the range.
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#5
HwGeek
Can it be that this 5600xt uses only 3 memory chips? and that why the PCB is smaller the 5700?
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#6
Durvelle27
HwGeek
Can it be that this 5600xt uses only 3 memory chips? and that why the PCB is smaller the 5700?
But we aren't talking about the PCB. It's fine. The problem is that big ass heatsink that will sag and put stress on the PCB.
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Durvelle27
That cooling solution looks so out of place on such a small PCB
I was about to post the same thing: it's like they had a contest about how a design could fail more.
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DeeJay1001
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I was about to post the same thing: it's like they had a contest about how a design could fail more.
Cooling solutions like this work extremely well. Having the heatsink open lets the air flow through rather than hitting the PCB.
I have a vega 56 pulse that is very similar and it is the coolest quietest vega 56 you can get.
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DeeJay1001
Cooling solutions like this work extremely well. Having the heatsink open lets the air flow through rather than hitting the PCB.
I have a vega 56 pulse that is very similar and it is the coolest quietest vega 56 you can get.
And a refrigerator will do a much better job, while still not being practical...
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DeeJay1001
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And a refrigerator will do a much better job, while still not being practical...
I don't get how it isn't practical. these cards aren't obnoxiously large or heavy. If it fits in your case why not use more surface are to reduce operating temps and noise.
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#11
Valantar
Really wonder about the power needs of these cards. At those low clocks I'm optimistic this might be quite efficient.
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#12
ZoneDymo
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And a refrigerator will do a much better job, while still not being practical...
what an analogy...also you are wrong, a fridge cant handle a source that produces heat.
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#13
Valantar
Jeez, what a debate. Is this cooler oversized and does it look a bit silly? Yes. Will it work well? Likely also yes. Will it fit in most cases? Yes, but not all. Is there really value to discussing the ratio of silliness-to-performance?
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#14
bonehead123
Valantar
the ratio of silliness-to-performance?
hummm,,,, this line kinda reminds me of the merits/abuses of the pink/purple cutey-pie kiddy cards that were announced last fall. What a discussion that was...:D....:eek:...:roll:
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#15
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Might be to the benefit of the card, or just a cost saving measure.
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#16
yakk
Rads with passthrough fans like the one on the end cool down the heat pipes better than blocked fans by the PCB. Sapphire have made a few of those in the past like the Fury cards.
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#18
lukart
DeeJay1001
Cooling solutions like this work extremely well. Having the heatsink open lets the air flow through rather than hitting the PCB.
I have a vega 56 pulse that is very similar and it is the coolest quietest vega 56 you can get.
Same here, had a 56 Dragon and had the same, super quiet and ran super cool.
I imagine Asrock is trying the same, they will probably be the coolest card in the market for the 5600 XT
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yakk
Rads with passthrough fans like the one on the end cool down the heat pipes better than blocked fans by the PCB. Sapphire have made a few of those in the past like the Fury cards.
And then you realize all that air gets blown directly over the CPU...
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#20
yakk
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And then you realize all that air gets blown directly over the CPU...
That depends on your setup, doesn't have to...
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#21
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yakk
That depends on your setup, doesn't have to...
Right, it's not a problem because <1% of people use a non-standard layout. Gotcha.
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#22
yakk
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Right, it's not a problem because <1% of people use a non-standard layout. Gotcha.
Correct indeed.
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#23
INSTG8R
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Durvelle27
That cooling solution looks so out of place on such a small PCB
Worked brilliantly on the Sapphire Fury Tri-X.
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Durvelle27
INSTG8R
Worked brilliantly on the Sapphire Fury Tri-X.
The Tri X also had a nice back plate that ran the entire length from the PCB to the heatsink to compensate and negate GPU sag and it helped with looks as well
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INSTG8R
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Durvelle27
The Tri X also had a nice back plate that ran the entire length from the PCB to the heatsink to compensate and negate GPU sag and it helped with looks as well
Very true! one of the prettiest cards I’ve owned.
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