ASUS Dual Radeon RX 5700 XT EVO OC review

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Final words and conclusion

.final words

Man oh man, it's been a while since we tested a graphics card eh? Well, little has changed as the EVO DUAL performs at that baseline performance, an FPS higher or lower, depending on workload, game, and then deduct anomalies. Overall though even in August 2020, the 5700 XT overall remains to be a feisty graphics card. Now the reason I wanted to test the EVO DUAL is just that, I asked ASUS to not send more expensive STRIX cards all the time, as in the end, we want to test the more affordable products as well. ASUS, of course, is a little cautious of that, as the cheaper product often perform less in thermals, acoustics and performance. But the fact remains, that aside from the fact that this card is a notch more mobile, it's more or less the same overall though. 

The card looks lovely. The model tested we spotted in the EU at a price bracket of € 399,-  and in the USA for a similar amount in USD, however currently prices vary per country massively. The realm AMD is sitting in performance-wise with the RX 5700 series is the Super models 2060 and non SUPER 2070 with exceptions here and there. Then there is, of course, the discussion on how relevant you find hardware-accelerated Raytracing and Tensor support. Most of you don't care at this time, but much like anything in the tech industry, everything will evolve, the soon arriving Radeon BiG NAVI card as well as NVIDIA Ampere are to enforce a shift in the graphics card industry certainly.



The Radeon RX 5700 XT cards show good, in fact, super strength at Quad HD resolutions in that 2560x1440 realm of resolutions. Games like Red Dead Redemption will make you aim, shoot, and smile at 50+FPS at WQHD resolutions with the very best graphics settings. As always comparing apples and oranges, the performance results vary here and there as each architecture offers advantages and disadvantaged in certain game render workloads. AMD has got the right amount of graphics memory applied, the right type this time as well as 8GB GDDR6 graphics memory running over that 256-bit bus at 14 Gbps, is done right. Realistically the XT card makes good sense in the Wide Quad HD space (monitor resolution of 2560x1440) and can even properly handle games at 3840x2160 (Ultra HD). Result vary per game title though. 


The XT overall as a reference product is priced at 399 USD. This custom board is priced the same. You can argue how that is possible a year after release, but well that's the poor shape of the graphics industry right now, as there isn't anything else.

.cooling & noise levels

The cooler certainly is beefy and thick; the acoustics are reasonable at a measured 41~42 DBa, which I consider to be a normal but not silent operating value. If you want total silence, you'll need the STRIX. Temps are fine in the 66 Degrees C range.


The power draw under intensive gaming for this XT we measure to be roughly 230 Watts. That number varies a bit per game title, workload, resolution and even refresh rate of course. It's a severe and substantial wattage, especially compared to the competition's products with the same performance bracket. 



If you like to save a few tenners over the more expensive STRIX models, we can undoubtedly recommend the dual EVO. We doubt you'd notice a performance difference. And other than that it's a solid performing product that runs at pleasant temperatures and only has a slightly higher acoustic eleven compared to the premium products. The advantage here is that the card sticks at the official MSRP, which still a lot of money of course. Should you buy a 5700 XT right now? Well, that is difficult to answer, yes NVIDIA will release their Ampere GPUs soon, but they'll start with the expensive high-end products. The roadmap for AMD isn't any different; we expect Big NAVI to be a premium card at a high cost. The card comes with good looks and not soo much flashy RGB, we see a nice metal backplate, and yeah, this was a regular performing 5700 XT card. There is a bit of tweaking left, you can gain another ~5% extra performance out of the card. If you need a new GPU right now, we can recommend it. However, common sense would be to see how things develop GPU wise in the coming months. But hardware and design-wise, hey a thumb up, this is fine. 

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