Today we have seen the first review of a Radeon RX 5700 XT, in this case it is the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT, something quite curious when there is an NDA ahead, but it seems that AMD would have offered different dates to the manufacturers, so we will have to wait for the already announced August 14.
Until that day comes, we settle for the TechPowerUp review, and unfortunately Asus top-end graphics card disappoints, but if this graphic disappoints, we will be disappointed by virtually any model, because what leaves a bad taste in your mouth it is the overclock of silicon and memory, where the maximum GPU overclock is at 1% (from 2007 @ 2031 MHz), while memory increases by 9% (from 1900 @ 2086 MHz), so performance improvement is virtually negligible, 0.7 percent to be exact.
The improvements of the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT We already knew them, and this means that, based on the tests on this website, silicon decreases its temperature by 15ºC (from 92 to 77 ° C), while the loudness is reduced from 43 to 36 dBA. In terms of consumption, playing, we have 17W extra consumption (219 vs 236W), while peak consumption will be up to 30W extra (227 vs 257W).
With regard to performance, also expected thanks to leaks. 3 to 5 percent faster than the reference Radeon RX 5700 XT, which helps get away from the GeForce RTX 2070but being between 5-9% slower on average than the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER.
Let's what interests, the cost of the SPF. Unfortunately, apparently this graphics card has no official price yet, and for us to get an idea, if it costs more than 470 dollars, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 offers more performance per dollar invested, to which is added that includes dedicated hardware for RayTracing, which in the end is a plus that is being paid in Nvidia.
Except for some 'magical' model that breaks overclocking barriers, the Radeon RX 5700 XT Custom have disappointed in terms of performance, since they will not be able to match a GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER.
Not everything is lost, and is that the best buy will be the cheapest Radeon RX 5700 XT on the market with an improved cooling system, since a Custom PCB does not improve the overclock practically but it does make the graphics more expensive, so, for example, a Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse, which could be the cheapest model, would already offer a notable improvement in the balance between price / performance compared to the GeForce RTX 2070, although yes, without the RayTracing, we repeat that it is a hardware additive that in Nvidia you are paying and in AMD you run out of said plus.