Today is launch day Radeon RX 5600 XT, which offer a performance higher than expectations, because they have competed with GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER directly endanger, in a very strange way, GeForce RTX 2060.
The strange thing is that AMD decided to release a new BIOS just four days after launch. this graphics card, and this brings problems, and if it is a genuine BIOS, like a new BIOS, in beta, being the worst of all that happened all the initial charts 10 weeks of validation before going into mass production, validation that will not comply with the graph implemented by the new BIOS, and this is really a problem.
The problem is that all graphics install a cooling system that adjusts to the consumption of the graphics themselves, the current consumption is higher to supply silicon and memory that reach higher frequencies than expected, and that, for example, the maximum consumption graph changes from 135W to 150W, such as frequency, where previously the operating ceiling was at 1725 MHz and now they are in 1820 MHz, so that silicon also experiences an additional stress load.
What does all this translate to? As the LAB igor indicates, there are graphics cards that fail, even cooling system that has "closed"to increase profit margins for GPU sales.
The case in question is PowerColor RX 5600 XT Red Dragonwhere is the company completely remove the copper heat pipe from the radiator deems it unnecessary, while saving money, but after rising from 135 to 150 W, the company has stopped producing GPUs to launch it again, but with rear heat pipeSo now this is a lottery, you can take a coated heatsink or a heatsink that is tuned for the final consumption of the GPU.
Some manufacturers are noted to be stricter with their product testing, such as Full color, you have decided not to overclock the memory, so will offer a 12 GHz and 14 GHz model, and that will involve a different cooling system.
On the other hand we repeat again, BIOS betaand give an example to MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming X system freezes, error messages and even blue screenshots of death occur after installing BIOS. The solution is to reduce the memory frequency to 50 Hz and the GPU is really stable.
Thus, if you buy a Radeon RX 5600 XT, you can risk one of these problems, and There are only two solutions: or wait a few weeks, and even something else to make sure you get a batch GPU2 with a stable BIOS and a cooling system adapted to the new consumption, or buy a GeForce RTX 2060.