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RX 7800XT Merc or Qick?


New Member
Sep 22, 2023
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Hi, I found reviews for the RX 7800XT Merc but not for the Qick variant and I need your help choosing which one I should get. Aside from the Merc having a bigger, better cooling solution and a LED, how much am I really missing out in terms of performance, temperature, noise-level, and power consumption? So far, my retailer said the Qick variant (~$526 in Thailand) is available but is unsure of the Merc's price and arrival. So, should I wait (hopefully) next week for the Merc or just get the Qick soon?
Oct 4, 2023
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System Name New Desktop/old desktop/laptop
Processor i5-12600k/i7-8700/R7 6800HS
Motherboard ASUS PRIME H670-PLUS D4/MSI Z370-A PRO/Lenovo Yoga Slim 7
Memory 16GB DDR4 4400/16GB DDR4 2666/16GB LPDDR5 6400
Video Card(s) XFX QICK RX 7800 XT/MSI RX 5700 MECH/Radeon 680M
Storage 1TB PCIex4 M2, 512GB PCIex3 M2, 8TB+16TB/1TB PCIex3 M2/512GB PCIex3 M2
Display(s) Philips 27" 4K/LG48"CX 4K/16" 2560x1600
Power Supply Fractal ION+ 560W/Silver Power SP-SS750M/Lenovo 100W
I recently bought the 7800XT QICK variant, and am pretty happy with it. Noise hasn't been a problem, but Norway is colder than Thailand so I don't know how it would perform in heat yet.


The Exiled Airman
Jul 2, 2007
40,435 (6.73/day)
Republic of Texas (True Patriot)
System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF 990FX Sabertooth R2 2901 Bios
Cooling Scythe Ashura, 2×BitFenix 230mm Spectre Pro LED (Blue,Green), 2x BitFenix 140mm Spectre Pro LED
Memory 16 GB Gskill Ripjaws X 2133 (2400 OC, 10-10-12-20-20, 1T, 1.65V)
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon 290 Sapphire Vapor-X
Storage Samsung 840 Pro 256GB, WD Velociraptor 1TB
Display(s) NEC Multisync LCD 1700V (Display Port Adapter)
Case AeroCool Xpredator Evil Blue Edition
Audio Device(s) Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Seasonic 1250 XM2 Series (XP3)
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD
Keyboard Roccat Ryos MK Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro 64
Do you have air conditioning? What are your room temperatures?