After quite a lot of delay, the board partner variants of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT cards finally have a release date. The MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte versions of the card will hit the shelves on September 10th. Initially, the cards were expected to launch in India in mid-August but it seems like there were some issues with Indian customs, as always and you know the rest.
These board partner cards were highly anticipated mainly due to the underwhelming cooling performance of the reference designs which saw temps in the high 90s. AMD gave a clarification for these high temps stating, “Operating at up to 110C Junction Temperature during typical gaming usage is expected and within spec”, which was quite surprising, to say the least. And because of these temps, overclocking the reference cards was impossible. But, hopefully, the dual and triple fan designs from MSI, ASUS
These new cards can be seen on Primeabgb. The MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT MECH OC is a dual fan card using MSI’s TORX Fan 3.0 tech. It can boost up to 1925 MHz which is slightly higher than the reference cards. The ASUS Radeon RX 5700 XT TUF 3-RX5700XT has a triple-fan cooler with boost clocks of up to 1980 MHz. The Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC also sports a triple fan design but the boost clocks are up to 1905 MHz, which is the same as the reference design. It’s safe to assume that the dual and triple fan configurations would ensure lower temps as well as better overclocking headroom.
According to sources these cards will be priced north of the 36K mark, and considering that the ROG Strix variants of the GeForce RTX 20 series cost a fortune, the Asus TUF Gaming version of the RX 5700 XT might be priced close to the RTX 2070 Super. We’ll have to wait and see. We’ll share the prices of the custom Navi cards soon. Cheers!