Overclocked temperatures are not included in the chart above because we changed fan speed and power limit for overclocking, which would make this an unfair comparison.
Just like on other recent AMD cards, the GPU reports a second temperature called "Hot Spot" or "Junction Temperature". While the temperature was at 92°C in the testing above, Hotspot reached 110°C. From what I can tell, the throttle point for Hotspot is set to 115°C in the BIOS.
|GPU Temperature Comparison|
|RX 5700||45°C||79°C||43 dBA|
|RX 5700 XT||48°C||92°C||43 dBA|
AMD's Radeon RX 5700 XT lacks the highly popular idle-fan-stop feature, but the idle fan settings are excellent—the card is whisper quiet and pretty much inaudible unless you put your ear right next to it on an open bench.
When gaming, the picture changes completely, though. With 43 dBA, the card is simply noisy. It's slightly quieter than Vega 64, but the levels are pretty much identical to the Vega 56 and Radeon VII. Considering the card is also running fairly hot, I really have to question AMD's choice for their cooling solution.