More custom Radeon RX 5700XT graphics cards are on the way. This time, astute observers in China spotted a Powercolor Red Devil 5700 XT and, what can we say, it looks phenomenal. The Red Devil line features some of Powercolor’s best cards. In recent history, we’ve got the Red Devil 580, clocked hundreds of MHz above the previous year’s RX 480, stretching the very definition of “rebrand.” High clocks and a well-built cooling solution are what Red Devil’s all about and this RX 5700 doesn’t seem to be any different.
We’re looking at a triple-fan design here with a backplate. This is what you’re going to notice first about the card: It is huge. And I say this as someone who’s owned a Sapphire Fury Nitro. This is an absolutely massive card and the first question you need to ask yourself is: will this fit in my build? There are plenty of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti parts out there that are smaller than the Red Devil 5700XT so this is an entirely valid question. It’s a triple-slot card so you will need that much free space.
Apart from this, it’s evident from the picture that the card will be powered by dual 8-pin power cables. This is both a cause for concern and cause for excitement. The reference 5700XT features a relatively pedestrian 225W TDP and runs off a single 8-pin. The addition of a second 8-pins means that the Red Devil will be able to make use of far more juice, pushing its likely TDP into the 300W high-end flagship range.
We also have shots of the Yeston and XFX board partner cards. The former will be available in a colorful pink shade as well as a blue variant with a very-anime-y look. XFX however, will retain their jet black design with a sweet backplate engraved with the initials XFX. The Yeston cards are expected to come with a dual power 8pin PCIe connector while XFX like the reference model will stick to a single connector.
One potential worry is that these higher-end AIB boards might end up costing a lot more than the reference Radeon RX 5700 XT. Thankfully, this might not be the case. Custom models are set to start at the same $399 price point as the reference card. Of course, there’ll be markups attached to the higher end cards, but a custom 5700 XT will likely be a great deal. Powercolor themselves shared this info in a Facebook post where they mentioned that Powercolor Radeon 5700XT lineup will start at $399.
With modders getting their reference Navi cards up to 2.1 GHz, we expect that a robust AIB card with great cooling and power delivery like this one will really crank up the clock speeds. We’ll update you as soon as we hear more about this.