The first custom designs of the AMD Radeon Navi GPUs RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT will be launched in mid-August. We have listed all leaked and known designs.
Custom designs of the RX 5700 (XT) are coming
With the Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700, AMD recently introduced two new graphics cards. The GPUs codenamed Navi rely on the 7nm structure width and a new architecture called Radeon DNA, or RDNA for short. This is a strong change compared to GCN. In terms of performance, the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT rank above the RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 from Nvidia. The competitor promptly answered this with the Super GPUs.
As usual with AMD, the company unfortunately only relied on versions with radial fans at the start on July 7. The design can be used in all computers, but often has thermal disadvantages. Also the noise development is a thing. AMD has already commented on the design. The company wants to make sure that the advertised performance is also possible in virtually any computer – and that can only be achieved with a blower design. At the same time, however, the company also announced that it might be launching two different designs in the future. In addition, the custom designs of the board partners will soon be launched on the market. In mid-August the time is right. This is also indicated by the board partners, who are publishing more and more custom designs. Other designs also seep through various sources. We have listed all known designs so far.
Only one custom design has been officially confirmed by ASRock at the moment. It bears the name Challenger and is planned for both the RX 5700 XT and the RX 5700. The design comes with a long heat sink, two 100 mm axial fans and a backplate. The backplate will be more responsible for stability than for cooling. ASRock states that the Challenger GPUs should cool better than the reference versions. This also makes a higher clock rate possible. The RX 5700 XT Challenger has a 1,650 MHz base clock, a game clock of 1,796 MHz and a boost clock of 1,905 MHz, which corresponds to a gain of 45 and 40 MHz. The RX 5700 Challenger gets 50 and 40 MHz more. These two GPUs are available in black and silver-grey, yellow accents catch the eye.
However, the designs that ASRock has not yet released are much more interesting. At Computex 2019, the company exhibited three graphics card concepts that could possibly become the new flagships of the Navi series. ASRock continues the Phantom Gaming series with two designs, but also showed a first graphics card in the Taichi design. The manufacturer’s Taichi motherboards are enjoying great popularity, so it was only a matter of time before the design and the name also found their way into the GPUs. Whether ASRock will bring the three designs onto the market at the beginning is hard to say. Possibly these variants will follow later.
For the Radeon Navi generation, Asus relies on already familiar and popular designs, but also on newcomers. For the start, there are a total of five different models in three different designs. Both the RX 5700 XT and the RX 5700 come in the ROG Strix design. Asus relies on the well-known cooler, which is also used for the Nvidia Turing graphics cards. In addition to three axial fans, a 2.7 slot cooler and a backplate, there is also RGB lighting. At the moment Asus is still keeping a low profile on the clock. However, Videocardz has published a complete review kit with all technical data. The base clock of the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT is 1,840 MHz, the game clock is 1,965 MHz and the boost clock is 2,035 MHz. The graphics card is powered by an 11+3 phase design. With a dual BIOS, the fan curve can be changed from a performance mode to a silent mode. All these measures should make the Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT 4.7 percent faster in the 3DMark 11 benchmark.
New for the Radeon GPUs is the Asus TUF Gaming X3 design. This design is associated with the The Ultimate Force series, which has found its way into Asus in many parts in recent years. The graphics card has a relatively simple, angular and black box design. Three fans cool the two slot high graphics card. On the side there is a small RGB strip next to the TUF logo. Everything is completed by a matching backplate. This design is available for both the RX 5700 XT and the RX 5700.
The third design, however, only comes for the RX 5700. The model bears the name Asus Dual Radeon RX 5700 Evo and, as the name suggests, comes with two axial fans. Asus hasn’t published any pictures yet, but it’s probably the familiar design that is also used in the new Nvidia Super GPUs. Therefore Asus uses a 2.5 slot high design with a massive heat sink and a backplate. The GPU convinces with a simple, black design without RGB lighting.
There is also a statement from Asus regarding availability. The first available models are therefore the ROG Strix variants, which will be sold worldwide starting August 16th. The TUF Gaming X3 models will follow on August 23rd, the Asus Dual Radeon RX 5700 Evo will go on sale on August 30th.
There are currently no known Gigabyte custom designs for the Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Navi graphics cards. But this board partner is also very likely planning its own custom designs.
There is currently little information available about the custom designs of the manufacturer HIS. There is only one screenshot which appeared on Reddit. It shows two HIS IceQ X² graphics cards in black design with technical data. This manufacturer also relies on two axial fans. According to the leaked information, however, there is no factory overclocking. Whether the graphics cards will also be available in Europe is still unknown.
MSI has already given relatively detailed comments on which custom designs are coming onto the market. A total of eight models will launch soon. These are four different designs that exist for the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700. The flagship is the already well-known Gaming X variant. Among them are the designs Evoke OC and Mech OC. The Evoke OC design should be aimed at Content Creators. There are several teaser pictures of the graphics card. MSI sent a few pictures to various tech media, which they then published. The cutouts show a matt gold graphic card with probably two black Twin Frozr VII fans with 90 mm diameter.
The Mech OC cards are intended for the middle class. As features MSI names a TwinFrozr cooler with two TORX 2.0 fans and a backplate. For this GPU there is already a picture of MSI which reminds of the Ventus GPUs of the Turing series. The first one is the Air Boost design, which is again a cheap blower variant with radial fan. Technical data for the GPUs are not yet known. The launch will take place in stages at the end of August, the Gaming X models will not start until September.
PowerColor is one of the few AMD-exclusive manufacturers that is especially in the focus of many fans. The Red Devil and Red Dragon models are very popular. The new Red Devil version for Radeon Navi has already been teased by PowerColor itself, and pictures of the graphics card have recently been added. Excitingly, the company is no longer relying on strong red accents this year, but on a black-grey color scheme. Only the Red Devil logo on the fans is still in red. The graphics card comes with a thick three slot cooler and a premiere for PowerColor. For the first time also RGB components are installed. So the logo is illuminated on the backplate. The color can be changed at will. According to Videocardz, the same applies to a RGB lettering on the side.
Also according to Videocardz, the box in which the graphics card is sold is also special. However, the picture was removed again. Striking detail: PowerColor uses two 8Pin connectors. This gives hope for significantly increased clock rates from the factory and good OC potential. Market launch for the Red Devil is August 13th. For other models there are no details yet, but PowerColor wants to offer “very soon” custom designs from $399.
At Sapphire the known information is still sparse. The retailer Overclockers UK had listed the Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse for a short time. This model comes with two 100 mm fans, a 6- and 8-pin power connector and a backplate. The clock rates are still unknown. But there are first pictures. There is still no trace of other models. However, according to earlier information there should be a Toxic version for Navi again. Since Sapphire continues the well-known series, probably also a Nitro or Nitro+ variant comes on the market.
XFX is another AMD exclusive manufacturer. The company’s upcoming graphics cards have recently been accompanied by leaks showing several custom designs. XFX is using the names Black Wolf, THICC2 and RAW2. The Black Wolf model, which PCOnline got its hands on, is a simple variant with two axial fans in black and completely without RGB. The heat sink, on the other hand, looks very thick. On the back there is a backplate with the XFX logo. XFX itself has already uploaded render photos via the company’s official Weibo account.
Videocardz also leaked photos of the XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC2. Here, the manufacturer orientates itself on the popular RX 280X Double Dissipation, which many fans regard as a true icon of its time. The cooler is 2.5 slots thick and equipped with two 100 mm fans. The side looks like the grille of a car. In general, XFX has a car-like design with some chrome accents. On the back there is of course a black backplate with XFX logo. Technical data is not yet known. According to Videocardz the company is planning another model called RAW2, but there are still no photos or information available.
It becomes completely obscure at the manufacturer Yeston, which sells its graphics cards mainly in China and Asia. The company relies on three different models, which are very unusual in the color combinations light blue, pink and white. The photos come from Expreview and show the three unusual models. Two of the models rely on three, the light blue model on two axial fans. Backplates are also used. Technical details are not yet known.