MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X Review 44

MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming X Review

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Overclocking

GPU-Z Screenshot for Overclocked Graphics Card


Manual overclocking has gotten a little bit stabler than on AMD's first drivers. We still had to raise the power limit to its maximum to see any meaningful overclocking.

With manual overclocking, the maximum overclock of our sample is 1900 MHz on the memory (9% overclock) and 2128 MHz on the GPU, which increases average GPU clock from 1987 MHz to 2068 MHz (4% overclock). Memory overclocking is now limited by the length of the slider in Wattman, which stops at 950 MHz.

Maximum Overclock Comparison
Avg. GPU ClockMax. Memory ClockPerformance
AMD RX 57001726 MHz1860 MHz101.5 FPS
AMD RX 5700 XT2015 MHz1840 MHz118.1 FPS
ASUS RX 5700 XT STRIX2031 MHz1900 MHz118.3 FPS
MSI RX 5700 XT Evoke2050 MHz1900 MHz119.6 FPS
MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming X2068 MHz1900 MHz120.4 FPS
PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil2000 MHz1900 MHz117.0 FPS
Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse2001 MHz1900 MHz117.8 FPS
XFX RX 5700 XT Ultra2043 MHz1900 MHz118.7 FPS
Testing notes & interpretation
  • Overclocking results listed in this section are achieved with the default fan, power, and voltage settings as defined in the VGA BIOS. We choose this approach as it is the most realistic scenario for most users.
  • Each GPU (including each GPU of the same make and model) will overclock slightly differently based on random production variances.
  • The data in this table shows comparable overclocks, using identical conditions, from previous TechPowerUp Reviews.

Overclocked Performance

Using these clock frequencies, we ran a quick test of Unigine Heaven to evaluate the gains from overclocking.

Overclocked Performance Unigine Heaven

Actual 3D performance gained from overclocking is 3.3%.
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