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The title of the topic. 'Thoughts on this card'. It invites a general discussion on the overall quality of the Navi release, 5700XT in this case. But the topic quickly touches on the general driver regime of each camp, because simple enough, its a continuous source of issues for both.You are referring to RX 5600XT. That's different than 5700 when you mention vbios. Topic on hand is 5700xt. Wasn't there also a recent rma done by a member here for a 2070? I seem to recall as such.
Also, like dead gpu problems, driver problems didn't hit everyone. Even less now that the newer drivers are out.
Please be consistent when we post. Let's not derail the topic so it fits someone's narrative. Simple point is, someone asked if the card is good. It is. Someone said don't bother with these cards because of issues and buy RTX cards instead. That post was not consistent as the proof was a mix bag. I pointed that out. Now you bring RX 5600XT to the debate as if it is relevant which it is not.
Not like I care. I dont have a dog in this fight. I just point out fallacies being posted. It isn't my place what someone buys or doesn't. Nor do I have any kind of brand loyalty as loyalty in a company is just silly.
I think simply, the RX 5700 and 5700 XT are great cards. I recommend them as I have built multiple customers machines with such machines and after I tested them for a day or two never faced an issue. Also, no complaints back from said customers. I was pleased with its performance and for the cost, they are great.
Then you come in, with a very blanket statement saying 'driver issues are not as bad as a dead card'... and in that, I beg to differ. You don't have a dog, neither do I. I like cats, myself What it comes down to is the overall feeling of brand A versus B. Its ALWAYS a toss up when you buy a GPU. Your particular one might have a shitty cooler mount. It could have space invaders. Or constant TDRs... or no support for a new game. But the general consensus is that the 5700XT was not quite the smooth launch it should have been, and post launch there were also quite a few problems. And then, the stories like those of a 5600XT don't help in reaching the conclusion that the overall quality of AMD GPUs is fantastic. Or do you disagree with that?
None of this says its impossible to get a perfectly fine 5700XT. But the chances are higher your Nvidia alternative will have less problems today, and likely also in the near future. And if you have to specifically then, buy a Gigabyte GPU... yeah, definitely find a decent Nvidia alternative... or a better 5700XT.