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Asus 5700xt Strix Adventures

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The plan was to take my powercolor liquid devil to extreme cooling since it was a good performer on water but finding a ln2 pot that fits and due to the 2 caps that's above the core meant that i would have to unsolder and put them on the back of the card. To avoid the unnecessary hassle i put the card for sale and picked up a strix card despite the bad rap with the stock cooler it has the best pcb, so i picked one up from MC testing the card it never overheated so i must've got one from the new batch.

i eventually hit a limit at 2250mhz with only 1.27v on air so i ordered a EK block quick

i installed the block but noticed the thermal pads didn't squeeze out the way they would normally.
also when i put the card in the case the card would separate from the block long story short its a design flaw as the top left corner has no support.



































i decided to test it light load to check temps the core was excellent and the hotspot was on 20 degrees away from core temps but the memory and mem vrm was overheating i placed something to wedge the card up in the corner and the temps did improve. so i shut it down broke the card down and made a case with ek havent heard from the yet but i sent the block back to newegg

decided to just clean the computer out in my down time



after some searching i found that bits power and alpha cool had blocks with support in that corner i picked up the bitspower block and it had pad placement for every heat source on the card plus it allowed me to use the stock backplate..



















got the system together and will test later




 
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I remember, when I watercooled my gigabyte R290 OC, EK block and thermal pad, I needed to buy thicker pad, cause they wouldn't sqeeze with the block.
 
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I remember, when I watercooled my gigabyte R290 OC, EK block and thermal pad, I needed to buy thicker pad, cause they wouldn't sqeeze with the block.
im surprised this passed QC lol


needed more horsepower to attack HWbot hopefully this 3950x is worth a damn :)





 
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Holy cow! +300w. I run my 5700XT @0.900mv @1750MHz average and it draws 130w.

But very cool mod indeed!
 
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As much fun as this card must be to mess around with, Overclocking nets some seriously small performance increases, though going from 1900-2050mhz will gain you around roughly +9 FPS.

And 5 minutes later, my PC restarted because of the crap driver.
 
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The 5700XT is getting pretty memory bandwidth starved if you don't OC memory. @msimax , did you also push the memory a bit?

I was thinking of doing a similar mod to my MSI EVOKE OC, but after a lot of thought, I decided that water cooling is still a lot of hassle. So I think I'll go with slapping a Noctua D15 on it instead, when I have time and find a good price on it.
 
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As much fun as this card must be to mess around with, Overclocking nets some seriously small performance increases, though going from 1900-2050mhz will gain you around roughly +9 FPS.

And 5 minutes later, my PC restarted because of the crap driver.
it is a fun card to mess with scales with volts, i mostly game with my radeon vii tho

The 5700XT is getting pretty memory bandwidth starved if you don't OC memory. @msimax , did you also push the memory a bit?

I was thinking of doing a similar mod to my MSI EVOKE OC, but after a lot of thought, I decided that water cooling is still a lot of hassle. So I think I'll go with slapping a Noctua D15 on it instead, when I have time and find a good price on it.
i'll mess with memory after work and report back
 
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it is a fun card to mess with scales with volts, i mostly game with my radeon vii tho


i'll mess with memory after work and report back
I didn't look at the videos before, first thing, great job on the temps, those look sick!
Second, I saw you test in 4K, which is definitely the most memory limited scenario. In a lower res/ lower quality scenario memory bandwidth would be less limiting, so you could probably see slightly higher gains from the core OC.

I'm really curious if, for those cases, gains scale linearly with the clock increase, or not at all.
 
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I didn't look at the videos before, first thing, great job on the temps, those look sick!
Second, I saw you test in 4K, which is definitely the most memory limited scenario. In a lower res/ lower quality scenario memory bandwidth would be less limiting, so you could probably see slightly higher gains from the core OC.

I'm really curious if, for those cases, gains scale linearly with the clock increase, or not at all.
i tested in 1080p for the gaming i just encode the video in 4k so it looks better on youtube.
i tested timespy last night @ 1750 1850 and 1900 mhz to show scaling i'll post the video later and yeah bitspower made a good block for this card :D
 
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Benchmark Scores Faster than yours... I'd bet on it. :)
Looks like a fun adventure!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

As much fun as this card must be to mess around with, Overclocking nets some seriously small performance increases, though going from 1900-2050mhz will gain you around roughly +9 FPS.

And 5 minutes later, my PC restarted because of the crap driver.
9 FPS........... from 200 or 50? Big difference there. ;)

FPS means nothing without context. % however, does. ;)
 
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1600 watt PSU? How did you size that?
 
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He sorted the new egg list by, power, descending, and picked the first :D ?
 
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also the 1250w was overkill
 
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1600 watt PSU? How did you size that?
planning to run a 10900k soon :laugh:

He sorted the new egg list by, power, descending, and picked the first :D ?
:laugh:
1.6KW... ho Lee shiza! He can run 4 to 5 of his systems on that PSU... a ridiculous amount of money was spent on that for no reason. :(
I have one in my main rig back when i ran 3 290x the gskill failed and i have a failed thermaltake here as well, and all the evga systems i built run trouble free that said when i went to microcenter for a replacent the shelves were empty. they only had server psus and a cheap 850w corsair and this and between the 3 stores there all empty or sold out. they told me the shortage is from ppl staying at home building pcs for work and gaming for children. I didn't want to order online because of the crazy delay in shipping. im sure this will find a happy home in a threadripper build soon

also the 1250w was overkill
all depends on ya outlook id rather have than have not :D
 
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That bottle is way too full for my taste. All I have are mostly empty ;)

On another note I just scored a Noctua D15 for 70euro, so I will get to put it on my 5700XT sometime during the summer...
 
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@E-curbi found our yellow bigger brother :laugh:

It's a shame I put my 4790K back in my M1. I'd toast you with my grey Mini bench and a bottle of GF solera 15. Great lookin setup.
 
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