First things first. Asus seems to have ditched their Arez branding in favor of a more plane jane naming convention. The Taiwanese giant will continue launching Radeon cards such as RX 5700 XT with the more conventional “Asus” tag. Well, let’s spill the actual tea now. Review kits have allowed for the Asus ROG STRIX RX 5700 XT to be leaked along with its specs and archaic 3DMark11 reference test.

The card in all its glory.

The ASUS ROG STRIX RX 5700 XT showcases the Navi 10 GPU clocked at 1840MHz (base), 1965 MHz (game) and 2035 MHz for the boost. One of the more important features is the dual BIOS, thereby placing more significance on the BIOS you’re running. As expected we get 2 different modes that impact real-world clock speeds and fan curvature to a certain extent. These modes are the “Performance mode” and the “Quiet mode”.

The dual-BIOS.

Now here’s the real kicker. Asus claims that this new card is 4.7 percent faster than the other reference cards. Guess what these figures are based on? Godamn 3DMark11. After all, 3DMark11 is an ancient testing pattern and it makes no difference whilst testing all the new high-end cards on it.

Asus’s 5700 XT seems to run cooler than the competition.

For those of you looking forward to trying out Asus’s Fanconnect II and Aura Sync, you’re in for a major disappointment. AMD drivers wreak havoc here as well, making this feature a total dud.

Another feature rendered useless by AMD driver problems.

As of now, only a few reviewers have received units for testing. As and when we get our hands on a reviewer kit of our own for the Asus ROG STRIX 5700XT you can count on more updates from our end. Till then stay tuned to TechQuila for more updates from the hardware front!

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