ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi OC+ Overview
When it first picked up the ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi X OC+ I noticed it was quite heavy compared to some of the other RX 5700 series cards we’ve reviewed. This is a good sign that points to a pretty hefty cooling system and quality materials. This card is definitely one of the best-looking that I’ve seen. You have a silver and black design with gold accents.
ASRock is making use of a three-fan cooling solution. There are two 90 mm fans out the outside and a single 80 mm fan in the center. The center fan is clear, but the RGB lighting actually surrounds it, rather then actually be part of the fan. You’ll see this card all lit up in just a little bit. Sitting below the fans is a large heatsink that is separated into two sections that are connected by five 6mm copper heatpipes.
Looking at the card from the side you can see how the heatsink are laid out. For those wondering this is a 2.7-slot card and is 324.35 mm long. The card draws power from two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors, which are located towards the end of the card. ASRock is making use of a custom 10+1 power phase design, whereas the reference card uses a 7+1.
One thing that I noticed about this card is the reinforced metal frame, which is pretty visible from both the top and bottom of the card. This metal frame not only helps enhance the structure of the card, but also helps with cooling. Along the edge of the card you’ll find two small switches. The one towards the end of the card is to turn the LEDs on or off and the one closer to the display outputs is to switch between the OC and Silent BIOS. It is set on OC by default.
Flipping the card over we can get a look at the full-cover backplate. It is one of the best looking backplates that I’ve ever seen on a graphics card. It is a metal backplate and most of it is a brushed black metal. In this section there is a large Taichi logo. Towards the end of the card we have many different embedded gears, which is what the Taichi brand is known for. I just can’t get over how awesome this card looks!
Looking at display outputs we have a whopping six! There are four DisplayPort and two HDMI, so you could essentially connect up to six independent displays to this card. Most Radeon RX 5700 XT’s you’ll see only have three DisplayPort and a single HDMI.