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Radeon RX 5700 XT

RTG chose a two piece box design for the RX 5700 XT, similar to what we have seen with the previous GeForce model cards. The red line you see if where the box splits and can be lifted away.


Here we see the RX 5700 XT with the box top removed so you can now show off the GPU.


The 5700 XT is a unique design in that it has a striped appearance with a soft touch plastic feel and a slight groove near the fan opening which appears to be strictly for aesthetic. the housing while it has a plastic matte feel appears to be a metallic shell and includes a mostly full cover backplate with only the GPU bracket and rear SMDs exposed. The top side of the GPU you will normally see has a Radeon naming which is backlit with the card powered on.


Here you can see the rear I/O of the card

  • 3x Displayport 1.4 (with DSC support)
  • 1x HDMI

The outputs on the RX 5700 XT are pretty standard with all digital connections. Should you have a DVI based display you will need to source an adapter separately as there is not one included in the package.


The power for the RX 5700 XT is an 8-pin and a 6-pin arrangement. This gives us plenty of capability to support the 225W board power stated by RTG. This should also give us a little headroom for pushing the clocks as well. Once AMD fixes the WATTMAN issue that exists as of the time of writing.


We wanted to close the overview of the RX 5700 XT with a cool shot, and I settled with the Radeon logo on the backplate as, I dunno, it just looked neat to me. If you don’t like it, well pick another pic, open it up and enjoy it.

Now let’s look at the little brother to the RX 5700 XT, the RX 5700.

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  1. Stauros Scorpion

    Hot and loud and performance is ok but not great.

    • It was truly not very hot or loud in my experience. I have seen some who have reported that issue but my card under gaming loading never got anywhere above expected GPU temps. I do wish it had more headroom, but we will find out as WATTMAN was still pretty sketchy when we got a last-minute driver to test it.

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