AMD's Radeon RX 5700 has been engineered for maximum efficiency, which forced AMD to compromise in terms of performance. We demonstrate how a simple BIOS flash can unleash the card, delivering performance almost on par with the much more expensive Radeon RX 5700 XT.
The ASRock RX 5700 XT Taichi OC+ is the fastest factory overclocked Navi card we've tested so far. We measured it to run almost 2 GHz real clock on average in our real-life, mixed gaming load. Temperatures are good, too, and the cooler includes idle-fan-stop.
Priced at $360, the PowerColor RX 5700 Red Dragon is an amazing factory-overclocked custom design for AMD Navi. Despite its dual-slot cooler, it runs very quietly, with good temperatures, and has idle-fan-stop, too. A second "quiet" BIOS lets you dial down noise levels even further, making the card whisper quiet.
The factory-overclocked ASUS RTX 2080 Super STRIX OC is the company's flagship RTX 2080 Super. It comes with a powerful 10+2 phase VRM and large triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution. Thanks to the dual-BIOS capability, you are free to pick between excellent temperatures or excellent noise.
Sapphire's Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+ is the company's flagship Navi card. It comes with a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that runs quiet and cool. Adjustable RGB lighting and fan-stop is included, too. A unique addition is the ability to control the dual BIOS switch through software.
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.
The XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Ultra THICC II is one of the highest-clocked Navi custom designs out there. It is cooled by a large triple-slot, dual-fan thermal solution that runs quieter than the AMD reference card and includes idle fan stop. With $440, pricing isn't unreasonable, either.
MSI's GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X is a factory overclocked custom-design that's priced only $10 higher than the Founders Edition. It is cooled by a large triple-slot, dual-fan heatsink that has fan-stop and runs cooler and much quieter than the NVIDIA Founders Edition.
EVGA's GeForce RTX 2080 Super Black comes with a dual-slot, dual-fan cooler, which ensures it will fit into all cases. Also included is idle fan stop for the perfect noise-free experience outside of gaming. In terms of pricing, EVGA doesn't charge a premium for their card; it retails at $700.
The PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil is overclocked out of the box and uses a massive triple-slot, triple-fan cooler that delivers outstanding noise levels. It's actually the quietest Radeon card we ever tested, and quieter than all NVIDIA RTX cards except for one custom-design.
The MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Evoke is a completely new line of graphics cards by MSI. Visually, this factory-overclocked board pleases with a champagne-gold cooler and matching backplate. Temperatures of the triple-slot, dual-fan card are excellent, and idle fan stop is included, too.
The Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse is equipped with a factory overclock and features a much better thermal solution than the AMD reference design. The card not only runs a lot quieter as temperatures are better than on any other RX 5700 XT we've tested so far, and idle fan stop is included, too.
The ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT STRIX OC is a huge improvement over the AMD reference design. It comes with an excellent cooler that reduces temperatures and noise levels at the same time, matching NVIDIA's offerings. Idle-fan-stop is included, too, and the factory overclock nets additional performance.
The Palit GeForce RTX 2080 Super White GameRock Premium is one of few graphics cards with a white cooler theme, which definitely makes it attractive to many buyers. The card comes overclocked out of the box and runs quieter than any other RTX 2080 Super card we've reviewed so far.
The EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super FTW3 Ultra comes with a large triple-slot, triple-fan cooling solution that includes the idle-fan-stop feature. Out of the box, the card is overclocked, and the power limit has been raised as well. In our testing, the FTW3 runs cooler than any other RTX 2080 Super we've reviewed so far.
Zotac's GeForce RTX 2060 Super Mini is priced at $400, matching the NVIDIA Founders Edition. As the name suggests, it is a bit shorter than the FE, which should help improve compatibility with smaller cases. Unfortunately, the card isn't overclocked, and its power limit isn't increased either.
The Galax GeForce RTX 2060 Super EX retails for the same price as the NVIDIA Founders Edition, yet comes overclocked out of the box, and features a much better cooler. The card is actually the coolest RTX 2060 Super we tested so far, and it includes idle fan stop, too.
NVIDIA swings to the rescue of its $700 price point by "Super"-charging the TU104 silicon and giving it the fastest memory solution ever. In our testing, the RTX 2080 Super achieves a 16% lead over the RTX 2070 Super, making it a solid choice for 4K gaming that doesn't break the bank.
MSI's GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming X Trio is the quietest RTX 2080 Super card we tested today. It not only runs quieter, but also significantly cooler than the competition. MSI still includes an overclock out of the box, and manual overclocking works very well, too.
ZOTAC engineered their GeForce RTX 2080 Super AMP Extreme with a massively overkill 20-phase VRM. The card also comes with a large overclock out of the box and features an enormous triple-slot, triple-fan thermal solution.
Zotac's RTX 2070 Super AMP Extreme is priced only $10 higher than the NVIDIA Founders Edition, yet offers a much better triple-slot, triple-fan cooler and also includes an overclock out of the box. During gaming, the card stays quiet, yet manages to beat Founders Edition temperatures at the same time.
Palit's new RTX 2070 Super GameRock Premium is the company's flagship, using the RTX 2080 Super JetStream cooler and PCB with a full 10+2 phase power configuration. Thanks to its overclock out of the box, the card is 5% faster than the RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition.
MSI's GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio is the quietest graphics card we ever tested in this performance class. It is whisper quie even when fully loaded with the latest games and runs quieter than many competing cards in idle.
EVGA's RTX 2070 Super FTW3 Ultra uses a strong 10-phase VRM. Coupled with the highest power limit of all RTX 2070 Super cards reviewed today, the card ensures you won't hit the power limiter in gaming or overclocking. EVGA also added the important idle-fan-stop feature the Founders Edition lacks.
MSI's GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming X comes with a factory-overclock, as well as an improved cooler that offers the idle fan-stop feature the Founders Edition lacks. With only 200 W power consumption, the card is a great choice if you have an older PSU.