Ahead of its launch, the press deck for ASUS’s ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT OC graphics card has been leaked to the web, giving us pretty much everything we want to know about the card. Out of the box the card will ship with a 1770 MHz base clock, 1905 MHz “game clock,” and 2010 MHz boost clock. These clocks are very close to AMD’s reference-design boost clocks. There is however a software-activated “OC Mode”, which does require you to install the GPU Tweak software. This will run the card at 1840 MHz base, 1965 MHz game clock, and 2035 MHz boost clock.
You’ll get a dual-BIOS with the card, both offer the same clock speeds, but switching between them will change the fan behavior. Both offer idle fan-stop, but one of them reduces fan-speeds when gaming.
The card features a completely custom PCB design that is larger than AMD’s reference design. It features a 14-phase VRM (11 phases for GPU and 3 for memory). ASUS is using their latest Super Alloy Power II (SAP II) component selection, consisting of chokes that don’t buzz or whine as well as high quality DrMOS. The card will draw power for a pair of 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors and outputs include three DisplayPort and a single HDMI.
The card will also use ASUS’s Direct CU III cooling solution that features a mirror-finish base that makes contact with the GPU. ASUS claims the card will run 18% cooler and 32% quieter than AMD’s reference-design card. It will also be 4.7 percent faster.
The card is expected to be available Friday August 16th. You can see the full press deck below…