AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

AMD Radeon 5700 and 5700 XT Review

Test Setup

As with any of our testing we always want to be able to compare results as like for like as possible. Naturally for the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT that means testing on our current GPU rig which doesn't utilise PCI Express 4.0. However, given the expected performance of these new Radeon cards we don't think the already fat PCI Express 3.0 bandwidth will particularly influence the results in a negative manner.

AMD Radeon RX 5700
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Intel i7 6850K
ASUS X99 Strix
Corsair ROG Dominator Platinum 3200
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair LX 512GB OS
Corsair LS 480GB x2 Raid0 Games
Corsair H100i V2
Windows 10


Both of the new RX 5700 cards overclock pretty well, although AMD have already given them fast speeds out of the box so there isn't quite the headroom that there might have been in the old days. The RX 5700 can be pushed up to an average clock speed of 1780 MHz, 55 MHz above the stock boost speed.

AMD Radeon 5700 and 5700 XT Review 

The XT can be pushed even harder. We achieved an average GPU clock of 2048 MHz in our tests, 140 MHz above the AMD boost clock speeds the card has by default. Neither of these overclocks are massive, but they should smooth out the performance and give us a nice increase in FPS.

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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2019, 13:15:01

Hot potato !!

Not as bad as I thought it would be though, and at least they put a nice looking cooler on it, rather than the sat on squashed looking one.

Thanks guys, your time is appreciated Quote

07-07-2019, 15:10:37

Not bad, AMD, not bad. Navi looks decent and Zen 2 looks very good indeed. If AIB partners and retailers don't overcharge, a 5700 or XT could be on the horizon.

I don't think I'll bother with anything other than a 3700X. And X570 boards don't seem to offer much considering the huge price increase. Not sure what to do there. Maybe I'll even keep my X370 board. I don't know. It doesn't have enough m.2 slots and I hate the BIOS and memory support, but that could be improved with Zen 2.Quote

07-07-2019, 16:08:44

Are you sure about your results in BF5 ?
Guru3d, techpower 3d and so on have totaly differents results.Quote

08-07-2019, 08:59:18

I'm thoroughly impressed by Navi, they do exactly what they need to, and sit at good price points. I do however think the power consumption is a bit higher than what we were hoping.
Its a bit of a weird time being a Vega 64 owner, 2 cards released and no worth-wile upgrade as of yet. Bring on big Navi I guess!Quote

08-07-2019, 09:23:11

Originally Posted by kardeon View Post
Are you sure about your results in BF5 ?
Guru3d, techpower 3d and so on have totaly differents results.
I'll make sure Tom looks into this. The results do look strange.Quote

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