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    Amazon Selling Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700XT Gaming OC for $419.99

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    More third-party AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT models are on their way. According to this Amazon listing, the Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700XT Gaming OC will retail for $419.99. The card’s temporarily out of stock but you should be seeing more units available for purchase in the near future.

    At this price point, the RX 5700 XT is actually a fairly compelling product: it’s only $20 more than the reference board. We’re looking at a triple fan Windforce 3X design here, similar to Gigabyte’s earlier G1 Gaming board. Temps on those are quite reasonable and a significant step up from reference cards. The card isn’t exactly compact though. At 279.4mm long, you’ll need ample cabinet space to actually make use of it.

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    As we’ve emphasized several times here, the only thing AMD’s Navi based Radeon RX 5700XT needs to be truly competitive with the NVIDIA Super lineup is a good cooling solution. Earlier fears that AIB boards would cost significantly more seem to have abated now. A $20 premium is a small price to pay for what’s likely a very significant boost to performance. Considering just how poor reference RX 5700 XT temps were (and how the whole “Game Clock/Boost Clock” terminology was just AMD saying “it throttles hard), AIB RX 5700 and 5700 XT variants should conceivably offer almost as much a performance increase over reference models as the Super series offers over first-gen RTX parts.

    We’ve yet to actually test out AIB 5700XT but things are certainly looking brighter for Navi. Problematic Indian pricing could throw a spanner in the works. A $20 hike for AIB parts is worthwhile, but if we’re looking at a price tag of Rs. 37,000 to 39,000, the GeForce RTX 2070 Super would still be a better purchase. We’ll let you know how things pan out.

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