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MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X

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The factory-overclocked MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X is a large triple-slot, dual-fan design with a completely new cooler that achieves the best temperatures of all Navi cards we've tested so far. Even at its low temperatures, the card runs very quietly, and idle-fan-stop is included, too.

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Just one question, why they even bother made evoke in the first place? Knowing 5700 xt buyer is absolutely not a budget gamer (if evoke is budget model at all).
 
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Seems MSi finally got his sht together. Really good card, the Sapphire Pulse now has some serious competition on the best 5700 XT overall. A bit more pricier than the Pulse (~$30), but it sure has nailed the sweet spot for single bios, best thermals, lowest noise and still a bit higher clocks. Looks better too. We'll see how the market re-arranges the prices in a week or two, but I wouldn't mind pay the extra bit for this one.
 
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Seems MSi finally got his sht together. Really good card, the Sapphire Pulse now has some serious competition on the best 5700 XT overall. A bit more pricier than the Pulse (~$30), but it sure has nailed the sweet spot for single bios, best thermals, lowest noise and still a bit higher clocks. Looks better too. We'll see how the market re-arranges the prices in a week or two, but I wouldn't mind pay the extra bit for this one.
Actually it ties with the red devil for the first place..
 
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I'm impressed with that cooling;
Six heatpipes, large baseplates for GPU/VRM/GDDR6 and even thermal pads for the backplate.
It's not a card I'm interested in at all but I can respect the quality engineering that's gone into the cooling here.
 

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The best RX 5700 XT so far.
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Does the driver issues on 5700 series still exist? because I want this card so bad when it finally arrives in where I live.
 
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Actually it ties with the red devil for the first place..
Red Devil has worse temps, though. This Gaming X has the perfect balance all things considered.
 
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MSI cooling is pretty awesome. I've got an MSI Duke and it keeps the 2080ti core pretty tame. I have no idea why other AIB's can't do as well as these guys.
 

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Does the driver issues on 5700 series still exist? because I want this card so bad when it finally arrives in where I live.
I haven't encountered any issues personally, but I'm not using Navi in daily usage, only for benchmarking.

Going by comments on Reddit, doesn't seem to be fixed
 

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I haven't encountered any issues personally, but I'm not using Navi in daily usage, only for benchmarking.

Going by comments on Reddit, doesn't seem to be fixed
Yeah, looking at AMD Support Forums there are still tons of threads about it too. I can't believe it has been going for almost 2 months and no words from AMD about this driver issues.
 
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The Pulse still wiping the floor with all the other cards :laugh:
I've said it in the strix review and I'll say it again, unless these other cards are $420 max, just don't bother.
 

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Any info on how much it will cost in EU ?
"MSI is launching the Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X at €405 + VAT, which roughly translates to a pre-tax USD price of $445, which we used in our price-performance calculations. "
 
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Power consumption is quite high for the performance on hand, but I guess that's the price to pay for getting those smooth voltage and clock curves we see. This definitely looks like the best bet for AMD fans that want maximum performance from an AMD product. I'm surprised there's any OC left after MSI juiced this card so much out of the factory. 3% isn't much but that's what the other 5700 XTs were getting even at stock clocks.
 

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Are triple slot coolers no longer considered a con?
 
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Are triple slot coolers no longer considered a con?
SLI and Crossfire are basically dead in the water for gaming, so worrying about bumping into the card below it is almost a non-issue now.

Only people using cards for compute need worry about how many slots are used, and I would presume most of those people are using dual-slot blowers because beyond two cards the amount of heat dumped back inside a case really rules out open coolers.
 
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SLI and Crossfire are basically dead in the water for gaming, so worrying about bumping into the card below it is almost a non-issue now.

Only people using cards for compute need worry about how many slots are used, and I would presume most of those people are using dual-slot blowers because beyond two cards the amount of heat dumped back inside a case really rules out open coolers.
What if someone has a micro-ATX motherboard and uses 2 more expansion cards (USB, sound, capture, etc) or a mini-ITX setup that can only accomodate a maximum of 2-slot card? Now, they can't even consider this card if they want to keep the same setup.

I understand that W1zzard probably didn't wrote it off as a con because other vendors are doing the same thing, so my gripe is with the GPU itself than the card to be honest because of how hot it runs.
 
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What if someone has a micro-ATX motherboard and uses 2 more expansion cards (USB, sound, capture, etc) or a mini-ITX setup that can only accomodate a maximum of 2-slot card? Now, they can't even consider this card if they want to keep the same setup.
Then I guess this isn't the card for them. It's the largest, fastest, most power-hungry 5700XT on the market at the moment and that's how MSI are marketing it.

Criticising its sheer size makes about as much sense as complaining that monster-truck wheels are too big. This card has the biggest cooler on purpose. If someone is interested in a compact, power-efficient card then they are looking in completely the wrong place!
 
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Then I guess this isn't the card for them. It's the largest, fastest, most power-hungry 5700XT on the market at the moment and that's how MSI are marketing it.

Criticising its sheer size makes about as much sense as complaining that monster-truck wheels are too big. This card has the biggest cooler on purpose. If someone is interested in a compact, power-efficient card then they are looking in completely the wrong place!
Maybe I didn't clarify it before, I'm not just knocking on this card for having a triple slot cooler. I'm just questioning why all the 3rd party card that feature triple slot cooler didn't get that particular detail listed as a con and in my last post, I specify that I'm actually criticizing the 5700XT GPU for being very hot.

To add, just because MSI is marketing it as the largest, fastest, most power-hungry 5700XT on the market at the moment, doesn't mean they get a freebie when it comes to the design and function.

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Another point I'd like to add is that while the 5700XT is behind the performance per power of an RTX 2070 Super, the reference design (read: clockspeed ) card is still relatively efficient compared to some of the other Radeon's offering so it is still quite the power-efficient card when you're looking at it's performance tier and there are markets for people looking for compact but powerful card and/or looking for a Radeon card as well.

By that standard, this MSI card with it's unnecessarily high factory overclock is just a fail in my opinion because the performance improvements are so minuscule (3-4%), yet it increases the power consumption in gaming (average and peak) by 23%. If MSI had kept the reference clock, and work on a dual-slot cooler, I'm sure the temperature while higher than this version, would still be much better the reference blower style cooler of the reference 5700XT.
 
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The best RX 5700 XT so far.
One of the worst. Dont cover upper 2 memory chip with thermalpad poperly.
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Current best RX 5700 XT is PowerColor Red Devil.
 
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I am curious what the hot spot temps are, the review makes no mention of them and they are more important metric than the gpu edge temps. My Gigabyte Gaming OC 5700 XT can have 70C edge temps, but the hot spot can be at over 100C.
 
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Both my PC's use MSI Gaming cards, always best cooling IMO on Nvidia and looks the same now for AMD.

Why is fan stop desirable? Seems crazy when system noise will swamp idle noise of GPU, I'd rather have my GPU at lowest temps all the time. I hope it can be disabled on any of these cards. I'll look at MSI and Sapphire maybe Powercolor too and see how prices vary.
 
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