AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 series forms the backbone of the 1440p gaming GPU market. The 5700 is a great alternative to the RTX 2060 Super while the 5700 XT offers almost the same performance as the RTX 2070 Super. Not in India though. Here all the aftermarket cards are priced like crazy. You’re looking at price tags higher than the GeForce RTX 2070 Super which pretty much makes them redundant. Gigabyte’s Gaming OC model was selling for 36K for a while but that didn’t last long. Just a month after going live, it was increased to 45K for some bizarre reason. Now, ASUS is the first partner to offer an RX 5700 XT at a reasonable price of Rs. 36,999. It’s a few thousand more than the reference model but considering the triple fan design and heatsink, it’ll definitely run cooler.
|Reference RX 5700 XT||ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 XT|
|Base Clock||1605 MHz||1730 MHz (OC)|
|Boost Clock||1905 MHz||1980 MHz (OC)|
|Game Clock||1755 MHz||1870 MHz (OC)|
|Memory||8GB GDDR6||8GB GDDR6|
|Memory Speed||14 Gbps||14 Gbps|
The ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 XT is a factory overclocked model with a much higher operating core clock. The rest of the specifications are the same and both need a 6 pin + 8 pin power connector for juice. The faster clocks seem to be the result of a cooler GPU rather than a higher TDP as is the case with many partner cards. We recently reviewed the Powercolor RX 5700 XT Red Devil and found it to be an excellent overclocker.