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AMD hid the true power of the Radeon RX 5700… here’s how to unlock it

The full potential of the AMD Radeon RX 5700 has been locked away from users, hidden behind artificial barriers on power and GPU clock speed. But there is an easy, non-invasive way to access the true performance of the second-string Navi GPU, and a way to squeeze almost $500 worth of RTX 2070 Super-level gaming frame rates from this $350 graphics card, and we’re going to show you how.

The RX 5700 has had a bit of a rough ride since its launch in July. Its bigger sibling, the RX 5700 XT, is the one that’s taken all the plaudits for its tempting price and performance practically on par with the significantly more expensive Nvidia RTX 2070 Super. But after the price switcheroo, the “double Jebait” as Scott Herkalman calls it, which saw the price of the RX 5700 XT drop from $449 to $399, and the RX 5700 from $379 to $349, the two Navi cards were suddenly too close for comfort.

The $50 pricing delta between them meant it was tough to realistically recommend the weaker card when the XT version had better specs, was faster, and could overclock further too. The upgrade price was worth paying, and that has left the RX 5700 in a bit of a limbo where it’s struggling for relevance.

But it didn’t need to be so… in reality there is practically no performance difference between the two cards, except for what AMD has artificially created by locking users out from accessing the full potential of the second-string Navi GPU. By default the RX 5700’s GPU frequency has a hard 1,850MHz limit imposed upon it by the WattMan overclocking tool and you shall not pass.

The RX 5700 XT, on the other hand, allows users to push the frequency slide all the way up to 2,150MHz, and provides the option for +50% power where the RX 5700 is only allowed +20%. This all means that the lower-tier Navi GPU has been utterly castrated when it comes to simple overclocking while the XT card gets all the glory.

Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Ed. Radeon RX 5700 XT Radeon RX 5700
GPU AMD Navi 10 AMD Navi 10 AMD Navi 10
Lithography 7nm FinFET 7nm FinFET 7nm FinFET
Compute units 40 40 36
RDNA Cores 2,560 2,560 2,304
Memory 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory bandwidth 448GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s
Boost clock 1,980MHz 1,905MHz 1,725MHz
Game clock 1,830MHz 1,755MHz 1,625MHz
Base clock 1,680MHz 1,605MHz 1,465MHz
Transistors 10. 3bn 10.3bn 10.3bn
Die size 251mm2 251mm2 251mm2
TDP 225W 225W 180W
Price $449 | £429 $399 | £380 $349 | £340

With our reference card we could easily push all the sliders to the max on the RX 5700 and run without any problems, or any particularly impressive performance boost either. That ensured the RX 5700 XT could retain a significant performance lead.

And you can see why AMD needed to impose the clock speed restrictions when you see how the RX 5700 performs without them… it’s easily capable of delivering XT levels of gaming frame rates and does so with a lower peak temperature too. And all for $50 less.

The 256 RDNA core disparity between the two cards’ GPUs seemingly actually makes little to no difference in-game when the clock speeds are on a level playing field.

How to unlock the AMD RX 5700

If you want to unlock the full potential of the RX 5700 there are really two main methods. One is invasive, permanent, and involves completely replacing the VBIOS of your expensive new graphics card, while running the risk of utterly bricking it and rendering it naught but a pricey paperweight. The other is practically risk-free and simply requires a little software wrangling.

Guess which one we recommend…

Now, I love bricking expensive hardware as much as the next human – and I’m pretty damned good at it too – but I’m actually a pretty big fan of AMD’s Navi GPUs and would actually feel kinda bad turning one into so much silicon slag.

Thankfully a community member over at Igor’s Lab, going by the name of hellm, has created the MorePowerTool – download here. It’s a handy bit of software which allows you to change all of the Overdrive features, limits, power, frequency, and fan settings for your GPU. It’s a powerful little tool, which gives you a huge amount of control over your card.

You can dig right in and tweak to your heart’s content, but messing around too much with the settings can lead to some issues, so it’s time for that patented PCGamesN disclaimer time…

Whenever you’re messing around with your tech, and pushing it beyond its default settings, you are going to be swimming in murky warranty water, so if anything goes wrong you might struggle to get it repaired or replaced. You have been warned.

But realistically if you’re careful, patient, and above all not too greedy, you shouldn’t run into any problems using the software. But, y’know, disclaimers, your own risk, and all that.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the MorePowerTool I’d recommend going and grabbing the RX 5700 XT VBIOS from TechPowerUp for ease of use. If you want to go fancy you can even download the 50th Anniversary Edition VBIOS.

Boot MorePowerTool and make sure that the drop down menu at the top is reading your GPU. Click the ‘Load’ button and select the VBIOS you just downloaded from wherever you left it. Then it should show up the new frequency and power limits in the software, giving you a far less restricted GPU to play with.

There are other tweaks you can do to the fan curves, and even push the frequency and power limits even further, but that way lie dragons. Or at least melted silicon.

Then you need to ‘Write SPPT’ to save your new settings and exit the software. You’ll need to restart your PC to have them accessible in WattMan so you can get on with your tweaking.

Access the full potential of your RX 5700

Once you’re restarted your PC you will see the new frequency limits in WattMan. And how do you access WattMan? Well, that could be a guide in itself, such is the way AMD has buried it within the Radeon Settings software…

Click the ‘Gaming’ tab, hit the ‘Global Settings,’ and then the ‘Global WattMan’ tab. Then click the ‘Frequency/Voltage’ switch part way down the column on the left and you’ll be presented with a shiny new frequency/voltage curve. And instead of the 1,850MHz limit to the X axis you should now see 2,200MHz – if you went for the 50th Anniversary VBIOS.

Now it’s just a question of standard Navi overclocking and undervolting.

I like to use the Heaven 4.0 benchmark when overclocking as it’s a free GPU-stressing test that will happily loop in a window on your desktop. Over which you can tweak using either MSI Afterburner or AMD’s WattMan and see the impact of your adjustments on the fly and reset things if you start to see the odd artifact on-screen.

Initially we tried the peak overclock we managed from our reference RX 5700 XT card – 2,130MHz with a voltage of 1,146mV. Predictably it immediately fell over and we had to restart the PC.

If you’re doing it on your own card I’d recommend just making sure that the Heaven test runs happily in a loop with the updated settings cribbed from the downloaded VBIOS before actually going in and changing the frequency curve. Push the frequency up in 5 – 10MHz bumps, applying the settings as you go, and keep an eye on the Heaven window for any flashes of colour, errant pixels, or stars.

When you start to see those you know you’re pushing your silicon too far.

In the end we landed on a 2,005MHz final target for our GPU’s clock speed and set it to a 1,176mV voltage, a solid undervolt on what you’d otherwise see. This is what keeps the GPU temps down and allows our reference RX 5700 to run cooler than the XT.

Compared to the 1,850MHz limit of the default RX 5700 card that’s a decent frequency hike, especially when the stock clocked version only runs up to 1,677MHz in our testing. Our unlocked RX 5700 on the other hand will run in-game at 1,963MHz. It does peak at 83°C under those settings, but that’s well within the means of the Navi GPU, though it does chug down a fair bit of extra juice to get there too.

How fast is an unlocked AMD RX 5700?

With the unlocked overclock in place, and running perfectly stable, we were able to see gaming performance on par with the RX 5700 XT. And in some cases it was actually slightly outperforming what we’d seen in Navi benchmarks.

That’s because even though the XT has more RDNA cores at its heart, our unlocked GPU was running, on average, with a slightly higher frequency. In Far Cry New Dawn and F1 2019 we were seeing the RX 5700 running just a little quicker as those titles are far more excited by higher clock speeds than almost anything else.

PCGamesN test rig: Intel Core i7 8700K, MSI Z390 Gaming Edge AC, 16GB Corsair Dominator DDR4 @3,200MHz, 1TB Seagate Firecuda, Corsair h200i RGB, Philips BDM3275

Assassin’s Creed delivered the exact same GPU performance, while Metro Exodus and Shadow of the Tomb Raider were still ever so slightly behind the XT.

All our testing has been carried out at 1440p with the maximum in-game settings applied, so you can expect an even greater frame rate boost if you were to compare the 1080p default and unlocked frame rates.

Across the board we’re looking at between 10 and 20% performance increase with the unlocked overclock, which completely bridges the gap between AMD cards, and it also reels in the RTX 2070 Super from Nvidia too. That’s a $350 card getting up to $500 levels.

Even then it’s not putting undue stress on the Navi GPU. At 83°C it’s not getting that hot – especially when AMD claims temperatures above 100°C are fine on Navi…

Maximizing Performance With RX 5000 Series GPUs – Chips and Cheese

With 2021’s seemingly endless GPU stock issues, many users are being forced to rely purchasing last generation graphics cards, or—if they are lucky—hold on to what they have, to play the latest games.

A typical experience trying to buy a GPU in 2021: pages and pages of the latest GPUs, all out of stock.

Often using an older GPU means sacrificing visual quality or resolution—trade-offs that many may find to be unacceptable. Overclocking can help of course, but what if you want more?

That, my friends, is what we are here to find out.

Navi 10: 2019’s Best Value Champ

Released in the Summer of 2019, AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 were a breath of fresh air after years of Polaris and Vega refreshes. The first GPUs utilizing AMD’s new RDNA (1.0) architecture, they feature the Navi 10 die. A later addition using the cut-down Navi 10 ‘XLE’, the RX 5600 XT, brought the price of entry even lower.

  • ASRock Challenger D
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The cooling solution used on your card—and your tolerance for noise—may be the limiting factor for squeezing further performance.

Originally targeted to compete with the Turing-based GeForce 2070 and 2060 respectively, they were successful enough for NVIDIA to respond with the Super series of GPUs. Now, nearly two years after their launch these cards have actually increased in performance, are still strong contenders at 1440P and have proven to be good value for those who bought one. What if, however, you are gaming at 4K, or newer demanding titles like Cyberpunk 2077 are bringing your RX 5000 card to its knees?

Today in this article we are going to go over everything related to squeezing the best out of Navi 10, from the basics to the esoteric. First however let’s quickly cover the hardware in use:

OS / Driver Windows 10 20h3 / Radeon Driver 20.2.1
GPU ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 5700
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 R7 2700X *PBO Enabled
MB MSI Gaming Plus Max X470
RAM 2x8GB at 3200C16

Tool Box

For general overclocking, Radeon Wattman will be used. This is the inbuilt tool that comes with AMD’s driver suite. To access it, first launch Radeon Software (found by right clicking on empty space in the desktop). Once in the driver navigate to the Performance tab before going to the header labeled Tuning. You should see a screen that looks much like this after accepting the risks:

‘Radeon Wattman’, the unofficial title for the Tuning section of AMD’s Radeon Software

If all you are doing is basic overclocking, this is all you will need. Indeed, the auto settings are good enough for most users and, if you have a blower style card (a ‘Reference card’), I would recommend leaving everything on auto and/or setting it to undervolt your GPU. You’ll get lower temperatures and slightly higher performance this way, but if you don’t mind the noise and power draw that happens when you turn things up, read on.

The second tool I will be demonstrating the use of is actually a suite of two applications, The Red Bios Editor and the More Power Tool (commonly referred to as MPT). These two allow you to, well, modify your GPU’s BIOS easily and effectively. The software is available and explained by the team at Igor’s Lab here:

https://www.igorslab.de/en/red-bios-editor-and-morepowertool-adjust-and-optimize-your-vbios-and-even-more-stable-overclocking-navi-unlimited/

RBE and MPT article at Igorslab.de

The linked article explains the basics of the tools and gives a tutorial on their use. What’s shown in it is often more useful for cut down Navi 10 GPUs such as the RX 5600 XT or RX 5700 rather than the full die RX 5700 XT, as the latter card usually fails to max out the default limits while the cut down cards usually can. The reasoning is pretty simple; most of the dies used on the 5700 and 5600 XT didn’t make the cut because of yield reasons (faulty hardware such as shaders or logic)—not for clockspeed reasons. The fact that full-die RX 5700 XT’s don’t benefit as much from these advanced tuning methods is telling of how far these chips were pushed by AMD from the factory.

Stage 1 / Beginner: Overclocking

To start off with, overclocking with Wattman is extremely simple for users with the RX 5700 for the reasons listed above. Simply open the Manual settings, enable GPU, VRAM, and Power tuning, and then turn the max settings as high as they can go (VRAM may not be stable, be sure to test if it is by turning it up first and running benchmarks and games before turning up anything else, if it isn’t stable, move the slider back down until it becomes stable).

As this will raise power draw, you may need to touch Fan Tuning also; though this depends on your exact model of GPU. My GPU, for instance, runs quite cool at around 75 degrees with the stock fan curve in this situation, though your mileage may vary. It is worth noting that even though the stock fan curve does well, I do see improved performance by turning the fan speed up.

Once all of that is done, you should see something akin to this:

Ignore the increased limits, those will be gone over later.The default limit of 1860 MHz on the VRAM wasn’t quite stable for me in every case. 1850 MHz was, though.

With these settings and increased fan speed, I saw a power draw increase of 30W, or 19%, and a performance increase in 3DMark’s Firestrike benchmark of 5%. Far from linear, but this is affected by the design limitations of the silicon/architecture. Some users may gain just as much performance with far less power draw (I drew an average of 185W in Firestrike overclocked, 155W stock). A better chip may allow for lower voltage, which would reduce power draw.

Stage 2 / Intermediate: BIOS Flashing

But what if you want more than a mere 5%? What if you want more than a mere 1850 MHz on the core? Well, for owners of the RX 5700 you’re in luck: you can flash an RX 5700 XT BIOS onto your card. This does come with risks: a power outage mid-flash could lead to you bricking your card, and, you have to take care when finding a donor XT BIOS. You need to use the same model of GPU, ie. I have to use the ASRock Challenger D 5700 XT BIOS to flash onto my Challenger D 5700 non-XT. Even then, take care for the revision of your card (if applicable) and try to confirm that the PCBs/circuitry are the same between models. If you accept those risks, you can get more performance… at the cost of power draw:

Your settings would look something like this, though exact clockspeed will vary.

Flashing the BIOS like this gave me another 9% performance ontop of the last result, for a cumulative 14.57% gain over stock. The downside is, of course, massively increased power draw. Over the last result power draw went up a staggering 80 watts, a 43% increase over an overclocked 5700 or an eye-watering 70% increase over stock levels. And that’s without counting power spikes, which reached up to 278W, an 80% increase over stock. Still, it is quite the increase in performance, enough to go from 52FPS to 60FPS, for example.

Stage 3 / Advanced: BIOS Modding

But maybe even that isn’t quite enough… Maybe you want more? More performance, more options. Or maybe you just really enjoy tweaking with your hardware, tinkering with it, playing with it. Maybe you want to break some records? Maybe, you’re a wild man. This section, then, is for you.

First, using More Power Tool, comes the (obviously) power, clockspeed, and voltage limits. Power Limit Maximum can only be put to +99%, so that’s what should be set. Then GFX Maximum Clock and Memory Maximum Clock can be raised arbitrarily high, though I’d cap it at 2150 MHz Core and 1000 MHz Memory unless you’re using LN2 or have an extremely potent chip (super bin/platinum sample).

The settings in use.

The second section changed should be Voltage. Unless you’re using LN2, I would suggest it all be left alone but for one setting; Maximum Voltage SOC can be turned up to 1200 mV to match the core. This will be important later for the following tweak: raising the SOC Maximum (MHz) to 1350 (the setting is under the Frequency tab). Once finished here, you can save the MPT and, potentially, write the settings to the Soft Power Play Tables (‘Write SPPT‘ in the interface). Reboot your system if you’ve done so, though this may not work for everyone. For those that need to, follow the instructions in the tool’s page to write it to a BIOS file.

If you do wish to modify your BIOS, I would suggest going to VRAM timings and copying the timings in the 1550mhz block down the stack. This improves performance in bandwidth heavy scenes and can improve 1% FPS lows/frame time consistency. Save the BIOS and write it to your GPU before rebooting.

Only one real change was possible for me, and that was the power limit.

This is where we start running out of actual gains, here only gaining 0.37% in Firestrike and half that in Timespy. But we also didn’t lose any performance, which makes the power results particularly interesting considering that power draw itself went down on my system, from 265w average to a mere 250w average, a 5% drop.

But you mentioned Records…

And indeed I did unnamed reader. For that, you must go back into More Power Tool and further raise SOC Maximum Clock. I managed to raise this to 1500 MHz, though others may get it higher still.

In doing so, I achieved a further 0.6% performance gain in Firestrike and, with settings that only passed Timespy a single time, a 9990 Graphics Score in the aforementioned benchmark (even if those settings raised power draw back up to 265w).

There is not, to my knowledge, an air cooled RX 5700 result that is better in Timespy, certainly not at 2150 MHz core and 1930 MHz VRAM. That’s got to be worth something, right?

But how?

To put things simply, we don’t know what SOC Maximum Clock is actually controlling. I had thought it was controlling the Memory Controller to L2 fabric clock, but the memory latency results don’t line up fully with that, certainly not with the power draw going down per clock.

Memory and cache latency in clock cycles, both results are run at 1850 MHz VRAM, blue has the 1500 MHz SOC Maximum Clock change.

That leaves us with few ideas of what it can be controlling, but some answers can only be given by AMD, who don’t comment on overclocking tools or generalities.

Putting it all Together: Full Results

Below is a gallery of various benchmark results. These results are given as is with little extra commentary. The goal of this is to show it is not merely synthetic tests that show gains from changing these settings and to show that not everything will gain the same amount of performance. Your mileage will vary.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Ashes of the Singularity are both CPU-bound at the top-end.

Navi10: 2021’s Value Champ Also?

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, at it’s launch, Navi 10 represented great value for users at the upper mid-range in 2019. With the way things are going, this might also prove true for 2021 (if you already have one).

The squeeze on the silicon industry from the global pandemic and Ethereum’s most recent boom, these cards are still in high demand, but not center stage like 2020’s releases. With RDNA 2 and Ampere GPUs being the hardest to find, slightly older alternatives like the RX 5600 XT, RX 5700 or RX 5700 XT still represent great value almost two years later. If you bought one back in 2019, pat yourself on the back and count yourself lucky. If you just bought one last year or this year, it’s still a great choice.

As we have shown here, with a little tweaking and a bit of hard work the value only gets better with even more performance on the table for your Navi 10. We hope this helps carry you through the storm until you sell or retire your Radeon for something further down the line, like NVIDIA’s rumoured MCM-GPU, Hopper or AMD’s future RDNA 3.

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AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Overclocking — Page 6 of 10

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by Brent Justice

Radeon RX 5700 XT Overclocking

Similar to the AMD Radeon RX 5700 video card, the Radeon RX 5700 XT reference video card has limitations.   In MSI Afterburner the default voltage is at “1191” which allows the default 1.193V the video card operates.  MSI Afterburner allows a maximum of 1.300V, similar to the Radeon RX 5700.  However, the Power Limit can be set much higher on the Radeon RX 5700 XT.  You can set the Power Limit to +50 on the reference Radeon RX 5700 XT video card, versus +20 on the RX 5700. 

On the Radeon RX 5700 XT we did take advantage of some slight overvoltage to obtain a very slight edge on clock speed overclocking.  Because of the higher Power Limit, we could utilize a very small amount of voltage increase to 1.200V versus 1.193V to give us a slight advantage.  However, pushing this above that causes the same problem as the Radeon RX 5700, it actually ends up hurting the clock speed.  Therefore, you have to be gentle with the voltage on the Radeon RX 5700 XT, give it just enough to help, but not enough to hurt.  We also noticed that raising voltage drastically raises temperatures and power.

In the picture above you can see what we found as the highest stable overclock.   Voltage is at 1.200V, Power Limit is at +50 and Core Clock is at 2120MHz and Memory Clock at 910MHz with a forced consistent 80% fan speed.  These settings are at the very fringe of what we could push.

Similar to the Radeon RX 5700 AMD has a hard limit set on the Core Clock and Memory Clock frequencies on this reference video card.  These limits are imposed by AMD.  The maximum Core Clock we could set was at 2150MHz, you cannot go over this setting.  The highest Memory Clock we could set was 950MHz, you cannot go over this setting.  However, this time these settings had plenty of headroom because we were not able to max out the video card at those settings.  We could not push it as far as the settings could go, we had to back off on them.

Voltage and Fan Speed

First, this video card did have a slight clock speed advantage when we were pushed it up to 1.200V.  At the default 1.193V we were only able to set the Core Clock to 2110MHz.  However, by pushing the voltage to 1. 200V we managed to bump the Core Clock up to a 2120MHz.  It’s a very small difference, but we were trying to push every bit of clock speed out of this thing that we could.  On the memory we were only able to get it up to 910MHz, same as the Radeon RX 5700.  We could not max it out at 950MHz. 

The fan needs its own paragraph.  You see, we tried a milder 50% or 60% fan speed.  This worked ok if you were not going to set the voltage higher.  However, once we raised the voltage we noticed the temperatures getting too hot for our tastes.  The only option we had was to raise the fan speed higher, in this case 80%.  At 80% the fan is screaming, it’s loud, it is obnoxious, it is not ideal.  No one in their right mind would leave it like this to be honest.  It’s almost unrealistic, but that’s what it took to get temperatures to a point that we weren’t scared of a meltdown.  This cooler is entirely inadequate for overclocking.

Overclocking Frequency

The overclock is between 2015MHz-2055MHz versus the 1795-1855MHz at default.   What’s even better is that with the improved cooling and Power Limit the frequency is more consistent as well.  Where the default average was 1836MHz, the overclocked average is now 2040MHz.  That is an 11% clock speed improvement.  This is a higher overclock than we got with the Radeon RX 5700.  On the memory side of things, 910MHz equates to 14,560MHz versus the default 875MHz which is 14,000MHz.  That raises the bandwidth from 448GB/sec to 466GB/sec. 

In this graph above we are showing you how the voltage helped us maintain a slightly higher clock speed.  The white line is at 2110MHz at default voltage, and the orange is 2120MHz at 1.200V.  The orange line is averaging 2040MHz while the white line averages 2032MHz.  Well, take it, even if it is only about a 10MHz improvement.  We pushed this card to the utter fringe.   

You can see at 80% fan speed our GPU Temperature is 79c when overclocked, and the Junction Temperature is 107c.   That’s with an 80% fan speed, you can see why we had to increase it from 60%.  Even at 80% that Junction Temp is up there.  This cooler is inadequate, to say the least.  Total System Wattage rose to 447W from 362W.  You can see how massive that is.    

Our Final Overclock we will use in the game testing is:
2040MHz GPU
14,560MHz Memory

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RX 5700 XT Mining Settings (Best Overclock Settings)

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RX 5700 XT mining settings (overclock settings) provided in this article will work with all models of RX 5700 XT no matter which brand’s GPU you are using. The main difference between models and GPU to GPU is the Silicon Lottery.  This means your GPU may perform worst or better based on your luck in the hardware.

Table Of Contents

  1. Quick Overview
  2. Overview About AMD RX 5700 XT
  3. RX 5700 XT Mining Settings (Overclock Settings)
  4. Mining Rig Build With RX 5700 XT
  5. Components used in this rig build and their prices
  6. AMD RX 5700 XT Mining Profitability
  7. AMD RX 5700 XT Thermal Throttling Issue
  8. Some Of The Common Problems With AMD GPUs
  9. Related Content

Quick Overview

RX 5700 XT Review

Frequent Questions:

RX 5700 XT Mining Profitability?

Mining Profitability depends on the current market rates and which coin you are mining that you can check using our mining profitability calculator on whattomine. At the time of writing this article, the most profitable coin using RX 5700 XT is Ethereum and the profitability is $3.98 per day.

Is Rx 5700 XT good for mining?

According to the public statistics from Minerstat, the predecessor based on Navi 10 (Radeon RX 5700 XT) offers around 54.3 MH/s in Ethereum mining. What this means is that RX 5700 XT is around 25% faster in mining than RX 5700 XT.

BIOS Modding

RX 5700 XT BIOS Modding will increase your hashrate from 51-53MH/s to 55-58 MH/s based on how lucky you get with your card.

Overview About AMD RX 5700 XT

Here is some basic information about AMD Radeon 5700 XT Graphics Card

Graphics Card Name AMD RX 5700 XT
Launch Date 07/07/2019
Production Active
Launch Price $399 (To check the current price click on the below buttons)

RX 5700 XT Mining Settings (Overclock Settings)

Overclock settings are different for all mining algorithms we will try to add as much as we can. But It’s not possible to add all the algorithms. But don’t worry you will get RX 5700 XT Mining Overclock Setting for the most profitable crypto coins and algorithms.

If two numbers are provided, the first will be for Windows the second will be for a Linux-based Mining OS.

  • ETH
  • TONCOIN
  • ETC
  • ETH + TON
  • ETH + ALPH

RX 5700 XT Ethash Mining Overclocks.

Recommended miner: LolMiner, TeamRedMiner

Overclock: Low (Will work on most cards)

Core MHz (Absolute core) Memory MHz (Absolute memory) Core undervolt
(Voltage)
MVDD (Memory voltage) MVDDCI (Memory controller voltage)
1380 1780/890 812 1350 850

With these settings, you will get 54. 59mh/s with 135 Watts power consumption on RX 5700 XT.

Overclock: Medium (Will work on many cards)

Core MHz (Absolute core) Memory MHz (Absolute memory) Core undervolt
(Voltage)
MVDD (Memory voltage) MVDDCI (Memory controller voltage)
1380 1800/900 787 1300 800

With these settings, you will get 55.26mh/s with 135 Watts power consumption on RX 5700 XT.

Overclock: High (Will work on some cards)

Core MHz (Absolute core) Memory MHz (Absolute memory) Core undervolt
(Voltage)
MVDD (Memory voltage) MVDDCI (Memory controller voltage)
1280 1840/920 725 1300 800

With these settings, you will get 56. 44mh/s with 125 Watts power consumption on RX 5700 XT.

Recommended miner: LolMiner

Overclock Settings: Medium (Will work on many cards)

Core MHz (Absolute core) Memory MHz (Absolute memory) Core undervolt
(Voltage)
MVDD (Memory voltage) MVDDCI (Memory controller voltage)
1380 875 787 N/A N/A

With these settings, you will get 1.46Gh/s with 121 Watts power consumption on RX 5700 XT.

Overclock: High (Will work on some cards)

Core MHz (Absolute core) Memory MHz (Absolute memory) Core undervolt
(Voltage)
MVDD (Memory voltage) MVDDCI (Memory controller voltage)
1500 875 812 N/A N/A

With these settings, you will get 1. 56Gh/s with 122 Watts power consumption on RX 5700 XT.

Overclock: Medium (Will work on many cards)

Core MHz (Absolute core) Memory MHz (Absolute memory) Core undervolt
(Voltage)
MVDD (Memory voltage) MVDDCI (Memory controller voltage)
1380 890 787 1300 800

With these settings, you will get 54.74Gp/s with 120 Watts power consumption on RX 5700 XT.

Recommended miner: LolMiner

Overclock: Medium (Will work on many cards)

Core MHz (Absolute core) Memory MHz (Absolute memory) Core undervolt
(Voltage)
MVDD (Memory voltage) MVDDCI (Memory controller voltage)
1380 1800/900 793 N/A N/A

With these settings, you will get 55. 03Mh/s and 0.72Gh/s with 112Watts power consumption on RX 5700 XT.

Recommended miner: LolMiner

Overclock: Medium (Will work on many cards)

Core MHz (Absolute core) Memory MHz (Absolute memory) Core undervolt
(Voltage)
MVDD (Memory voltage) MVDDCI (Memory controller voltage)
1380 1800/900 800 N/A N/A

With these settings, you will get 55.17Mh/s and 0.33Gh/s with 118Watts power consumption on RX 5700 XT.

Mining Rig Build With RX 5700 XT

Here we added all parts to make RX 5700 XT mining rig within the minimum budget

As I mentioned here we added all parts to make RX 5700 XT mining rig within the minimum budget. But the main thing that I want to share with you rates of all the components mentioned here are not fixed you may get different rates for all parts at different locations and places of purchase.

Also, you can use different parts for your mining rig if you want it all depends on you. But we always try to mention the best components for the mining rig to get the best profits from your crypto mining rig at the minimum cost possible.

Components used in this rig build and their prices

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Motherboard – Biostar H61B Amazon Amazon
Processor – AMD Ryzen 5 1600 / i3 3rd Gen Amazon Amazon
RAM – Crucial Basics 8GB DDR4 Amazon Amazon
SSD / Pendrive – SanDisk Cruzer Blade 32GB Amazon Amazon
Power Supply – Cooler Master MWE Gold 850W Amazon Amazon
Risers – Pi+ Risers Amazon Amazon
GPU – RX 5700 XT Amazon Amazon

AMD RX 5700 XT Mining Profitability

How much money you can make through mining using AMD RX 5700 XT

AMD RX 5700 XT Mining Profitability depends on multiple things like crypto rates, and mining difficulty. Mining profitability fluctuates every day even every second because crypto rates fluctuate every single second. To check the current profitability of your Graphic card AMD RX 5700 XT use the www.whattomine.com website.

Also, AMD RX 5700 XT Mining Profitability is different for all algorithms that you can check on what to mine website.

AMD RX 5700 XT Thermal Throttling Issue

In AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT you did not face any Thermal Throttling Issues. Thermal Throttling occurs when your GPU heats up too much and reduces performance. And it’s only in 30Serise Nvidia cards To solve the GPU Thermal Throttling or heating issues, you will need to change the thermal pads of the GPU. This process is time-consuming and a little bit difficult because you need to open your GPU to replace the thermal pads.

Some Of The Common Problems With AMD GPUs

Here are some of the common problems which you may face while using AMD GPUs for mining. Also, I want to mention one thing here I am going to talk about problems with AMD GPUs which does not mean that AMD GPUs are bad for mining. AMD GPUs are amazing for doing crypto mining.

Also, every GPU has some problems here I am sharing that because you need to know about those problems and the solution to those problems.

  • Power: AMD Cards cannot measure power draw accurately in the software, so a watt meter is required to assess power draw.
  • Overclocking: Not all cards run at the same settings, so if you are unlucky and cannot run the settings provided, increase your memory clock by 25 or increase your voltage by 5 until you find a stable setting.
  • Drivers: If you keep having problems with instability after troubleshooting your overclock, try a different set of drivers for your GPUs.

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WINDFORCE COOLING SYSTEM

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WINDFORCE 3X COOLING SYSTEM

The WINDFORCE 3X cooling system features 3x 80mm unique blade fans, alternate spinning
fan, 5 composite copper heat pipes, heat-pipe direct touch and 3D active fan
functionality, together delivering an effective heat dissipation capacity for higher
performance at lower temperatures.

ALTERNATE SPINNING

The GIGABYTE “Alternate Spinning” is the only solution that can solve the turbulent
airflow of three fans. The biggest problem with the three fans is turbulence. Since the
fans rotate in the same direction, the airflow direction is opposite between the
fans, which will cause turbulent airflow and reduce heat dissipation efficiency.
GIGABYTE turns the middle fan in the opposite direction, so that the airflow direction
between the two fans is the same, reducing the turbulence
and enhancing the airflow pressure.

ALTERNATE SPINNING

Smooth Airflow

better heat dissipation

STANDARD SPINNING

Turbulent Airflow

worse heat dissipation

UNIQUE BLADE FAN

The airflow is spilt by the triangular fan edge, and guided smoothly through the 3D
stripe curve on the fan surface, effectively enhancing the airflow.

3D ACTIVE FAN

The 3D Active Fan provides semi-passive cooling, and the fans will remain off when the
GPU is in a low load or low power game. It allows gamers to enjoy gameplay in complete
silence when the system is running light or idle.

HEAT PIPES DIRECT TOUCH GPU

The shape of the pure copper heat pipes maximize the direct contact area with the GPU,
enhancing heat transfer. The heat pipes also cover the VRAM through a large metal plate
contact to ensure proper cooling.

COMPOSITE HEAT-PIPE

The composite heat-pipe combines thermal conductivity and phase transition to
efficiently manage the heat transfer between two solid interfaces which increases
cooling capacity.

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With 16.7M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, you can choose lighting effects or
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With 16.7M customizable color options and numerous lighting effects, you can choose lighting effects
or synchronize with other AORUS devices.

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CYCLING

Smoothly cycles through all colors

CONSISTENT

Choose a color for static light

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BREATHING

Choose a color to fade in and out

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EXTREME DURABILITY AND OVERCLOCKING

The graphics card uses the better power phases design to allow the MOSFET to operate at
lower temperature, and over-temperature protection design and load balancing for each
MOSFET, plus the Ultra Durable certified chokes and capacitors, to provide excellent
performance and longer system life.

POWER INDICATOR

The smart power LED indicator alerts the player when any PCI-E power supply is abnormal.

Light on :
power cable disconnected

Light off :
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Blinking :
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PCI-E 4.0 SUPPORT

Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC features PCI-Express 4.0 support, with a throughput
of 16 GT/s and enables two times the bandwidth compared to PCI Express 3.0. With the
PCI-Express 4.0 supported motherboard, and get ready for the next generation
of PC gaming.

FRIENDLY PCB DESIGN

Fully automated production process ensures top quality of the circuit boards and
eliminates sharp protrusions of the solder connectors seen on the conventional PCB
surface. This friendly design prevents your hands from getting cut or inadvertently
damaging components when making your build.

Protection Metal Back Plate

The metal back plate not only provides an aesthetical shape, but also enhances the
structure of the graphics card to provide complete protection.

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The interface and functionality of the software is subject to each model.

AORUS Engine

The cutting edge intuitive interface allows you to adjust the clock speed, voltage, fan
performance and power target in real-time according to your game’s requirements.

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PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil Review

AMD’s Navi GPUs mark the company’s return to the high-performance graphics card market after a multiple-year absence. The Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT offer near-RTX 2060 Super and 2070 Super level performance while costing markedly less.

In this post, we compare one of the premier board partner RX 5700 XT models, the Powercolor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil, and see how it stacks up against the reference model and the competing RTX 2070 Super. We have a look at the gaming performance, thermals, overclocking capabilities and the PCB design of the two cards in detail. Let’s dig in:

Test Bench

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Motherboard: ASRock Taichi X570
  • Memory: Trident Z Royal 16GB @ 3600MHz
  • HDD: WD Black 4TB
  • PSU: Corsair HX1000i

Reference Radeon RX 5700 XT vs Powercolor Red Devil: Specs

GPU Price Shaders Base Clock Boost Clock Memory Clock Memory
RX 5700 XT $400 2560 1605 MHz 1755 MHz 1750 MHz 8 GB GDDR6
PowerColor RX 5700
XT Red Devil
$439 2560 1770 MHz 1905 MHz 1750 MHz 8 GB GDDR6

On paper, the Red Devil has a fat advantage in terms of the boost clock. But let’s not forget. The boost clocks in-game depend on a bunch of factors such as temperature, power draw, and voltages. Still, a base clock 165MHz higher than the reference model is impressive.

Powercolor RX 5700 XT Red Devil

The price, however, is a concern. Most of the other board-partner models 5700 XTs such as the Sapphire Pulse, XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT and the MSI Evoke cost less than $400 while certain variants like the ASRock Challenger is priced as low as $350. Even if it performs the best, paying almost $100 for the same GPU is a hard pass from us.

1440p Gaming Performance

The Powercolor RX 5700 XT Red Devil is just a few frames ahead of the reference model, bridging the gap between the NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super and the latter. Red Dead Redemption 2 sees the biggest boost with the PowerColor RX 5700 XT Red Devil beating both the Reference 5700 XT as well as the GeForce Super by a sound margin.

Thermals and Overclocking

Even at stock settings, there is a quite notable difference between the two cards. Right off the bat, the in-game core clock for the PowerColor Red Devil is notably higher at 1980MHz while the reference model is limited to 1836MHz. Despite running at a higher clock, the Red Devil ran cooler (albeit by just a few degrees) and quieter. You can turn up the fan speed to improve the thermals at the cost of acoustics, but I would recommend sticking to auto.

  • Reference model
  • Powercolor Red Devil

Upon overclocking, most titles saw a healthy boost in performance, pretty much erasing the gap between the 5700 XT Red Devil and the RTX 2070 Super, with the former even coming out on top in some games like Deus Ex.

The memory was overclocked by +25MHz which resulted in an effective memory speed of 1850MHz (up from 1750MHz). As for the core, we were able to get a +50 which pushed the in-game clock to 2026MHz. This didn’t have a notable impact on the thermals or fan speed and both remained more or less the same. The reference model started hitting temperatures as high as 110 degrees upon overclocking, so we didn’t bother. That’s way out of my comfort zone.

PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil: PCB and Heatsink Analysis

ReferenceRed Devil

At first sight, the Red Devil clearly has a superior PCB: a 10+2 phase VRM (10-core, 2-mem) while the reference model has a 7+2 phase VRM.

However, upon closer inspection, things change. The reference model is using superior capacitors, also called (SDM type) film capacitors while the PowerColor Red Devil is leveraging the standard electrolytic polymer capacitors. The former is more efficient in distributing power compared to the latter (Read more here).

Furthermore, the reference model appears to be using Samsung’s GDDR6 memory which is again more expensive and reliable than the widespread Micron memory chips.

Red DevilReference

Turing over the PCB lets you have a closer look at the VRM phases. Turns out the RX 5700 XT Red Devil has a 5+1 phase VRM using doublers to make it into 10+2 phases. While technically that *is* a 10-phase VRM, the reference model is using a 7+2 phase (no doublers here) which is better than the former. So better, capacitors, better VRM, better memory…

What is a VRM: Full Form, Importance, Power Phases and Doublers

Overall, the Reference RX 5700 XT has by far the best board out of all the 5700 XTs. However, courtesy of that blower heatsink that advantage is more or less nullified (unless you decide to stick a water block on it).

Speaking of the heatsinks, while the RX 5700 XT Red Devil is using its signature design, the reference board is once again stuck with its blower-style heatsink. The advantages of the former are quite obvious: more fans and heat pipes result in a quieter and cooler card and the metal built adds to the aesthetics.

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NVIDIA graphics cards in recent years have not spoiled the average gamer with the ability to overclock. Already on the 10-series boards, the automatic GPU clock control algorithms are configured in such a way as to use up most of the performance reserve within the calculated TDP and cooling system capabilities. Accelerators of the Turing family, in turn, finally disappointed overclockers, because even “extreme” devices designed for overclocking under liquid nitrogen, such as the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z, are actually devoid of the software volt mod function. The last reservation in which overclocking still lives is AMD video cards. With «Radeons» on Polaris and Vega chips, you can play enough, and with the opposite intention — in order to reduce power consumption due to undervolting.

The new Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT are also ready for experimentation. The high energy efficiency provided by the RDNA architecture and the 7 nm process technology in itself opens up tempting prospects, and the binding of reference video cards is not so bad as it might seem at first glance. They have a strong VRM with a lot of current, and even the overvoltage of the GPU can be viewed from a positive point of view: there is room for both overclocking and undervolting. Only the cooler let us down, but for now — until the arrival of the first partner video cards in mid-August — we will have to put up with it. In any case, a weak cooling system will not hurt to find out in advance what Navi chips are capable of in the light of the latest achievements in overclocking thought, because for your sake, dear readers, we are ready to endure turbine noise at high speeds.

PowerPlay software tables promise Radeon RX 5700 XT operating frequencies up to 2.3 GHz. Water-cooled tests conducted by our foreign colleagues have already confirmed that if not 2.3, then 2.2 GHz is a completely achievable result. Overclocking the base version of the Radeon RX 5700 looks like a win-win investment, because the card runs at initially reduced GPU frequencies. But let’s not pretend that these lines were written before we ran our own tests. In fact, the conditionally unlimited overclocking of Navi chips turned out to be less practical than we expected — at least this is true for the top model. And the matter is not only and not so much in the quality of cooling and power consumption, which, when overclocked to the limit, is the last thing to think about.

But otherwise, experiments with the new Radeons gave a lot of food for thought — both about the prospects for new GPUs based on the 7 nm process technology, and about the problems that hinder the performance of modern consumer video cards from both manufacturers. As a result, another problem arose: how much can the power consumption of the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT be reduced by undervolting with minimal performance loss (and hence heating along with the noise level)? It turns out that there is much more than it seemed at first.

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Reference graphics card thermal interface: graphite gasket instead of thermal paste

Before we start overclocking, undervolting and subsequent performance measurements of the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT, let’s close one secondary question. It is known that starting with Radeon VII, a graphite gasket is used as a thermal interface between the GPU and the radiator of reference AMD video cards, and not the usual thermal paste. In order to take photos of the printed circuit boards in the initial review of the accelerators, we dismantled the cooling system, and the thermal pad did not survive this, torn into pieces. So why not check how the cooler’s operating parameters have changed after replacing the thermal interface with the proven ARCTIC MX-2 paste.

AMD’s choice of graphite gasket for Radeon VII and Navi is Hitachi TC-HM03, which has an extremely high thermal conductivity of 40-90 W/(m·K) compared to thermal pastes. In comparison, ARCTIC MX-2 has a thermal conductivity of only 5.6 W/(m K), while Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut’s high quality paste has a thermal conductivity of 12.5 W/(m K). Among all the types of thermal interface that are used to remove heat from microchips, only liquid metal has the best characteristics — like, for example, 73 W / (m K) for Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut alloy. However, there are several reasons why materials such as Hitachi TC-HM03 have not yet replaced thermal pastes in any cooling system. Firstly, they are simply expensive, and secondly, the resulting thermal conductivity of the interface is inversely proportional to its thickness, which is obviously larger for the gasket than for thermal paste, provided that the heatsink is adequately and evenly pressed. But they say that it was the flaws in the reference coolers in the last paragraph that prompted AMD to abandon thermal paste, first in Radeon VII, and then in accelerators based on Navi chips.

Be that as it may, the graphite gasket is no longer in our video cards, and this is what it led to. The thermal paste did not affect the noise level and stable frequencies under load at all (they shifted only by 12-37 MHz in the Crysis 3 test), but the GPU temperatures still decreased — in the older model by 3 ° C, but the «simple» crystal Radeon RX 5700 has become colder by all 13! It seems that in the test sample, initially, not everything was in order with the assembly of the cooling system. In any case, now we are convinced that Hitachi TC-HM03 instead of the usual thermal paste is not a problem, but at the same time it is not a miracle cure, without which reference Radeons cannot do. We didn’t even have to increase the pressure with washers on the heatsink screws to compensate for the difference in thickness between the thermal paste layer and the graphite spacer. And even more so, you shouldn’t remove it in order to better overclock the GPU — a frankly weak cooler on reference boards will definitely not fix this.

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Overclocking Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT with PowerPlay software tables

Before describing the technique that unlocks the clock speeds, supply voltage and power reserve of video cards based on Navi chips, we will issue a warning. Any overclocking, especially far beyond the standard characteristics, you carry out at your own peril and risk and are responsible for its consequences. No one guarantees the safety of Navi chips and other video card components in such conditions.

Now, if you are ready to take the red pill of overclocking, you can safely download and apply the files published by the German resource igor’sLAB — for the basic version of the Radeon RX 5700 and for the XT. They contain Windows registry keys with PowerPlay program tables that set the starting values ​​​​of the variables of interest to us and the range in which they are allowed to be adjusted. This recipe works because when you install an AMD video card driver, a copy of the PowerPlay table from its BIOS is written to the registry, but on each next reboot, the driver looks in the registry. Thus, boards based on Polaris and Vega chips were overclocked. And Navi — contrary to the fact that AMD promised to cover the loophole — was no exception.

To hack PowerPlay, you need to import one of the reg-files prepared by igor’sLAB into the registry and restart the computer, but first it is advisable to clear the registry of all entries related to video adapters that have ever been in the system using the Display Driver Uninstaller program followed by a clean driver installation. Otherwise, you need to make sure that the reg-file refers to the desired key using the DriverDesc variable, and correct the address if necessary. After importing into the registry, the PowerPlay replacement table will appear inside the PP_PhmSoftPowerPlayTable hexadecimal variable, and in order to restore the settings specified by the board’s firmware, it is enough to delete it from the registry, either manually or using a .reg file.

The most aggressive tables for Navi chips allow you to increase the clock speed of the Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU to 2300 MHz, supply voltage to 1.25 V and power reserve by 90%. Note that the entire circuit that registers power consumption on AMD video cards is tied to the GPU voltage regulator and does not take into account the power consumption of the remaining components of the device, as well as the conversion efficiency (unlike NVIDIA boards, which measure the current on shunts in 12 V lines). As a result, the available power slider in the WattMan program only applies to the GPU: at the standard limit of 180 W, the PowerPlay software tables allow you to expand it to 342.

The base version of the Radeon RX 5700, in turn, will be limited to 2100 MHz core clock, 2. 225 V supply voltage and 285 W GPU power (+ 90%). In both cases, overclocking of GDDR6 chips to 1 GHz is allowed, which corresponds to a bandwidth of 16 Gb / s per bus pin. The only pity is that there is still no way to flash the Radeon RX 5700 with firmware from the older model in order to put them on an equal footing.

The power limits made available to the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT by the PowerPlay software tables look monstrous. AMD itself allows you to increase the GPU appetites of both models only up to 180 and 270 watts, respectively. But oddly enough, reference video cards are quite ready to provide such a high power consumption — at least in terms of the voltage regulator. The VRM of the reference boards includes 6-7 power stages (power stages) ON Semiconductor FDMF3170 with a rated current of 70 A each. So far, such powerful and high-quality components have only been found in the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon VII. For comparison: Founders Edition accelerators based on TU106 chips (GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070) are content with six power stages of 55 A.

Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU voltage regulator (photo by techpowerup.com)

Our warning still stands, however. Voltage regulator MOSFETs are not the only PCB devices that will be stressed. This is especially true for the Navi 10 GPU itself, which requires a very high supply voltage by the standards of chips with 7 nm photolithography to overclock beyond 2 GHz.

In order to set a clock speed of 2160 MHz on the Radeon RX 5700 XT core, I had to use the entire voltage reserve, which in the available PowerPlay tables reaches 1.25 V. And the Radeon RX 590, and even the water-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 (we are talking about chips manufactured at 12 and 14 nm standards) are content with less. We are already calm about the basic version of the Radeon RX 5700: GPU overclocking has reached the limit of 2100 MHz, but to maintain stability, a lower supply voltage is enough than that of the XT at the nominal frequency of 2010 MHz — 1.093 V. According to its operating parameters, the Radeon RX 5700 , processed using the PowerPlay program tables, is actually an XT with simultaneous overclocking, a lot of headroom and undervolting.

Radeon RX 5700 XT — stock settings

Radeon RX 5700 XT Overclocked

But overclocking GDDR6 RAM to the limit of 1000 MHz on both boards turned out to be impossible. In the case of the older model equipped with Samsung K4Z80325BC-h24 chips, we even had to sacrifice the achievements that we received in the main review of new products and be satisfied with the resulting throughput of 14.4 Gb / s. The Radeon RX 5700, on the contrary, allowed to overclock the memory (Micron 9 chipsGA77 D9WCW) is better than before, up to 14.8 Gbps. It seems that this card really had some problems with the installation of the cooling system.

The key to decisive experimentation with Navi chips is enhanced cooling. In the future, AMD partners will solve this issue, but for now, we only have reference video cards at our disposal, we just have to run the turbine at maximum speed — this is the only way to keep the temperature at the hottest point of the core (Junction Temperature), which is guided by the automation of the video card, within 110 °C, after which the emergency reset of clock frequencies begins.

And the RAM under the reference cooler will not interfere with more air. Unlike most NVIDIA accelerators, the Radeon RX 5700 (XT) provides API readings of GDDR6 temperature sensors that can be observed in GPU-Z and overclocking utilities. Even with standard settings, the memory warms up to 78-82 °C, and this is already a fairly high temperature — at least for Micron chips, which are designed for operation in conditions up to 95 °C (we did not find Samsung specifications in the public domain). You don’t have to worry about the voltage regulator. The power stages of the FDMF3170 are so remarkably efficient that temperatures under load don’t exceed 68°C on the XT board and 63°C on the «regular» Radeon RX 5700 — even though in the shared cooling system the GPU actually heats up its own VRM, not the other way around. .

Radeon RX 5700 — stock settings

Radeon RX 5700 Overclocked

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Undervolting

In our initial review of the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT, we already noticed that the GPUs on both boards were running at overvoltage. It looks like AMD again decided to overclock the chips at any cost before launching them on sale and secured itself by overvoltage against the inevitable variability in silicon quality. But back in the days of the Radeon RX 480, the company promised to cut off excess voltage so as not to heat the air in vain. We even have slides from 2016 with these declarations.

Fortunately, what AMD engineers did not do, the buyer of the video card can do on their own. In our first attempts at undervolting the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT, we were focused on not missing a single FPS in games, and even then we achieved a significant reduction in power consumption. But the noise of the reference cooling system encourages to act more actively. To find the middle ground between speed and power, returning Navi to the optimal position of the energy efficiency curve, you need to move down the peak frequencies of the GPU along with the supply voltage. For the Radeon RX 5700 XT, we lowered the core frequency limit from 2010 to 1860, and the supply voltage from 1. 193 to 0.991 V. Of course, certain speed losses are inevitable in this case, but not at all the same as one might expect from peak frequencies — we will have time to make sure of this.

The nominal parameters of the younger version of the Radeon RX 5700 are already close to the comfort zone of the Navi chip, but further optimization is still possible. In order to reduce the GPU supply voltage from 0.979 to 0.839 V, it is enough to stop at the peak frequency of 1700 MHz instead of the original 1750.

Radeon RX 5700 — undervolting

Radeon RX 5700 XT — undervolting

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Load clocks, power consumption, temperature, noise level

Judging by preliminary measurements in Crysis 3 and operating parameters in modern games, the PowerPlay software tables have done their job. From an average GPU frequency of 1864 MHz, which the Radeon RX 5700 XT holds in 12 test games, the older Navi jumped to 2100 MHz, and the instantaneous frequency figure reaches 2141 MHz. The delta of clock frequencies lies between 153 and 305 MHz, depending on the specific application, and in relative terms is 8-17%.

But, as one would expect, all the energy efficiency of Navi with such overclocking went down the drain. The chip almost continuously operates at a frankly frightening voltage of 1.245 V (such a voltage was needed seven years ago to overclock Tahiti GPUs built according to the 28 nm standard), and the power consumption in Crysis 3 reached 325 instead of 222 W in normal mode. It was not in vain that we launched the reference turbine at maximum speed: the temperature of the GPU on the edge sensor even dropped from 80 to 77 ° C, and the temperature of the GDDR6 chips from 82 to 78 ° C. But the hotspot indicator (Junction Temperature) still increased from 92 to 101 ° C — within easy reach of 110 ° C, after which automatic throttling begins.

The noise of the cooling system operating at a speed of about 4500 rpm, although it caresses the ears of a real overclocker, is completely unacceptable for continuous operation. Overclocked to the limit, the Radeon RX 5700 XT clearly needs a more powerful cooler — preferably something with three slots with several fans, and even better CBO. Fortunately, waterblocks for reference boards have already appeared on sale.

Load performance (Crysis 3)
Video card Settings GPU clock frequency, MHz GPU supply voltage, V Fan speed, rpm (% of max.)
Avg. Max. Limit Avg. Max. Avg.
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (2010/14000MHz, 8GB) ARCTIC MX-2 Thermal Grease 1816 1833 2010 1.083 1.193 2100 (43%)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (1860/14000 MHz, 8 GB) UV ARCTIC MX-2 Thermal Grease, -201 mV vCore 1807 1812 1860 0. 993 0.993 1836 (38%)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (2160/14400 MHz, 8 GB) ARCTIC MX-2 Thermal Grease, +58 mV vCore 2100 2106 2160 1.245 1.250 4533 (100%)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (1750/14000 MHz, 8 GB) ARCTIC MX-2 Thermal Grease 1652 1665 1750 0.952 0.981 1535 (32%)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (1700/14000 MHz, 8 GB) UV ARCTIC MX-2 Thermal Grease, -140 mV vCore 1637 1641 1701 0.843 0.843 1263 (26%)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (2100/14800 MHz, 8 GB) ARCTIC MX-2 Thermal Grease, +113 mV vCore 2033 2037 2100 1.093 1.093 4473 (100%)

Note: All parameters are measured after the GPU warms up and the clock speeds stabilize.

The base model of the Radeon RX 5700, thanks to the PowerPlay software tables, overclocked even better, and in terms of other parameters, it looks more viable. Instead of an average stable frequency of 1683 MHz in test games, we got 2053, and the difference in clock frequencies in overclocking and normal mode ranges from 325 to 353 MHz (19-21%). The overclocked RX 5700 clocks above the standard XT level, but the supply voltage is almost the same — 1.093 V. The increase in power from 187 to 250 W is, of course, not good news at all, but if you compare both video cards in overclocking, then the older model wins only 72 MHz at average gaming frequencies, and already consumes 75 watts more. These are the sacrifices each megahertz is given when the crystal operates near its frequency limit. For Navi 10, the zone of rapidly falling profits begins around 2 GHz, and everything above 2.1 GHz is of academic rather than practical interest.

Note that overclocking of NVIDIA video cards also stalls at a level slightly above 2 GHz at a supply voltage comparable to that of the Radeon RX 5700, although Turing chips do not have the same fine photolithography as 7nm Navi. But by the way, the increase in transistor density, which was provided by the new TSMC process, does not mean that the supply voltage (especially outside of typical operating conditions) must always be lower.

Note: m The power of video cards is recorded separately from the CPU and other PC components using the JUNTEK VAT-1050 ammeter. In order to simultaneously measure the current passing through the additional power connectors and the motherboard slot, the video card is connected through a PCI Express x16 hard riser, in which the power lines are broken and brought out to a separate cable.

Enhanced cooling at maximum turbine speeds is not the same urgent need for overclocking the Radeon RX 5700 as in the case of the XT, and it was only necessary for safety net, so as not to definitely encounter throttling. In the Crysis 3 test, the maximum GPU temperature for the edge sensor dropped from 81 to 66 ° C, Junction Temperature remained at 79-80, and GDDR6 chips do not heat up above 72 °C. But although it is not necessary to endure the roar of a turbine rotating at a speed of 4.5 thousand rpm for the constant operation of the overclocked Radeon RX 5700 under the reference cooler, some manipulations with the curve that controls the fan will still be needed (after all, it consumes 14% more power than XT in normal mode). Out of curiosity, we ran Crysis 3 on the Radeon RX 5700 with overclocking and increased power reserve without any changes in the automatic cooling system, but nothing good came of it: the GPU warmed up to 9 pretty quickly0 °C at the edge sensor and up to 107 at the hot spot. The RAM chips went beyond their design limits with a temperature of 98 ° C, and as a result, the operating system hung without the ability to restore the video card driver processes — as is usually the case when the GPU RAM fails.

Both video cards went through undervolting with acceptable losses in clock frequencies. We reduced the core frequency limit in the Radeon RX 5700 XT by 200 MHz, but only in three of the twelve test games did the mid-range frequencies suffer more than 100 MHz. The difference varies between -142 and +11 MHz (sometimes undervolting causes automatic overclocking within the standard TDP), and the average delta is 64 MHz (3% of the nominal level). Only the average peak frequency shifted down immediately by 107 MHz. On the other hand, the power consumption of the video card at reduced voltage and clock speeds was reduced from 219up to 191 watts. It is a pity that this had little effect on the GPU temperature — a difference of 3 ° C, and the fan is still quite loud: at the level of the base RX 5700 model in normal mode.

The undervolting of the Radeon RX 5700 itself is even harder to spot in load clocks than the XT. The average GPU frequency in games decreased by 35-61 MHz (3%), and the maximum — by 43 MHz. But most importantly, the power of the RX 5700 under load in Crysis 3 is no longer 187, but 157 W: even the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER consumes more. Now there are no complaints about the cooling system at all: the GPU temperature remains the same, and the noise level is less than that of the younger Founders Edition video cards.

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Performance after overclocking and undervolting

To evaluate gaming performance, we limited ourselves to tests at a resolution of 1440p: in this mode, the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT are already obviously not limited by the performance of the central processor, but in 4K at maximum quality settings graphics cards of this level sometimes give such a low frame rate that it is impossible to compare the results with the required accuracy. And as you might have guessed from the hints scattered in the theoretical part of the review, the overclocking of Navi chips did not bring the results that you can expect from looking at bare clock speeds.

The Radeon RX 5700 XT, despite an average increase in GPU clock speed of 13% (and power by 106W), received only 5% additional FPS. And if we analyze the parameters in individual games, then on average only 44% of the theoretical performance that overclocking gave, found expression in the test results. Even worse, the minimum frame rate, as measured by the 1st percentile of the frame time distribution, has even decreased in a number of games. With the overclocking of Navi, something obviously went wrong, but in what, and in clock frequencies, we are sure that it can be seen in power consumption. The main reason that can explain the discouraging results is the lack of RAM bandwidth (PSP), because the performance of the younger model is more closely correlated with clock speeds.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (2010/14000 MHz, 8 GB) AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (2160/14400 MHz, 8 GB) CHECTION OF THE MIDE CCTOCE GPU, MS average frame rate
GPU clock frequency, MHz Max. GPU clock frequency, MHz Avg. GPU clock frequency, MHz Max. GPU clock frequency, MHz
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation 1 801 1913 2 104 2 125 +302 (17%) +2%
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 1955 1970 2 108 2 117 +153 (8%) +2%
Battlefield V 1 893 1919 2078 2 118 +184 (10%) +6%
DiRT Rally 2. 0 1848 1883 2 105 2 131 +257 (14%) +11%
Far Cry 5 1 790 1915 2094 2 115 +305 (17%) +7%
Final Fantasy XV 1 889 2014 2 109 2 141 +220 (12%) +8%
GTAV 1 926 1954 2094 2 111 +168 (9%) +6%
Metro Exodus 1824 1906 2094 2 114 +270 (15%) +5%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1 892 1960 2 106 2 133 +215 (11%) +2%
Strange Brigade 1 865 1 911 2 101 2 114 +236 (13%) +8%
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 1815 1852 2099 2 128 +284 (16%) +3%
Total War: WARHAMMER II 1868 1922 2 107 2 135 +239 (13%) +3%
Max. 1 955 2014 2 109 2 141 +305 (17%) +11%
Avg. 1864 1927 2 100 2 124 +236 (13%) +5%
Min. 1 790 1852 2078 2 111 +153 (8%) +2%

The Radeon RX 5700 achieved a 13% increase in frame rate in overclocking with an average increase in clock speeds of 21% — already 63% of the additional processing power reached the benchmarks. It should be noted that the Micron RAM on the RX 5700 board overclocked better than the Samsung chips in the Radeon RX 5700 XT (14.8 vs. % PSP. Here in Radeon VII, for example, performance grows almost in a 1:1 ratio with GPU clock speeds, because the throughput of four HBM2 stacks is much higher compared to the 256-bin GDDR6 bus, and they overclock decently.

shifts

AMD Radeon RX 5700 (1750/14000 MHz, 8 GB) AMD Radeon RX 5700 (2100/14800 MHz, 8 GB) Change in the average clock frequency GPU, MSC
Avg. GPU clock frequency, MHz Max. GPU clock frequency, MHz Avg. GPU clock frequency, MHz Max. GPU clock frequency, MHz
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation 1672 1696 2026 2057 +353 (21%) +14%
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 1695 1703 2039 2049 +344 (20%) +14%
Battlefield V 1673 1684 1998 2021 +325 (19%) +10%
DiRT Rally 2.0 1687 1695 2033 2039 +346 (21%) +14%
Far Cry 5 1676 1687 2022 2049 +346 (21%) +9%
Final Fantasy XV 1692 1719 2040 2075 +348 (21%) +16%
GTAV 1 683 1695 2026 2038 +343 (20%) +12%
Metro Exodus 1669 1693 2018 2041 +349 (21%) +13%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1690 1700 2036 2046 +346 (20%) +14%
Strange Brigade 1 684 1694 2031 2057 +347 (21%) +12%
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 1678 1691 2031 2 109 +353 (21%) +13%
Total War: WARHAMMER II 1689 1697 2033 2049 +344 (20%) +15%
Max. 1 695 1719 2040 2 109 +353 (21%) +16%
Avg. 1683 1696 2028 2053 +345 (21%) +13%
Min. 1669 1684 1998 2021 +325 (19%) +9%

However, do not mock the Radeon RX 5700 XT and AMD developers because the video card lacks memory bandwidth. If we take data from NVIDIA accelerators of the GeForce RTX 20 family and compare theoretical computing power with gaming FPS, it is easy to see that the larger the GPU, the more gigaflops are wasted. The limited speed of RAM could play a significant role in this, because all models based on TU106 and TU104, with the exception of the GeForce RTX 2060, have the same RAM configuration, and the largest jump in the ratio of theoretical performance and results in games occurs just the same between RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 SUPER: base model has 192-bit memory bus, while SUPER has 256-bit. And it’s not for nothing that NVIDIA has already launched GDDR6 chips with a throughput of 16 Gb / s on the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER boards.

Radeon RX 5700 XT probably only exposed the problem that both GPU manufacturers faced, because no NVIDIA chip can be so strongly overclocked without hardware modifications (except for «elite» boards, for which firmware and software are issued only by special request). However, the share of blame for the tears of overclockers, most likely, lies with the software team of the Radeon Technologies Group. Navi has problems with uniform frame rendering even at stock clock speeds. In addition, RDNA is a completely new graphics architecture, and AMD did not have time to hone the driver before the premiere of the 5000th series, as usual with this company.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (2010/14000 MHz, 8 GB) AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (1860/14000 MHz, 8 GB) UV MST CHECTION OF THE MIDE COMMUNITUTIONA Average frame rate change
Avg. GPU clock frequency, MHz Max. GPU clock frequency, MHz Avg. GPU clock frequency, MHz Max. GPU clock frequency, MHz
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation 1 801 1913 1804 1819 +3 (0%) -2%
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 1955 1970 1813 1826 -142 (7%) −6%
Battlefield V 1 893 1919 1782 1794 -112 (6%) -4%
DiRT Rally 2.0 1848 1883 1 805 1 812 -43 (2%) 0%
Far Cry 5 1 790 1915 1 801 1811 +11 (1%) 0%
Final Fantasy XV 1 889 2014 1 793 1914 -96 (5%) -2%
GTAV 1926 1954 1 796 1 810 -130 (7%) 0%
Metro Exodus 1824 1906 1786 1 805 -38 (2%) 0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1 892 1960 1 805 1 812 -87 (5%) -2%
Strange Brigade 1865 1 911 1 807 1815 -58 (3%) -2%
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 1815 1852 1 799 1 805 -17 (1%) +2%
Total War: WARHAMMER II 1868 1922 1 805 1 812 -63 (3%) 0%
Max. 1955 2014 1813 1914 +11 (1%) +2%
Avg. 1864 1927 1 799 1820 -64 (3%) −1%
Min. 1 790 1852 1782 1794 -142 (7%) −6%

AMD Radeon RX 5700 (1750/14000MHz, 8GB) AMD Radeon RX 5700 (1700/14000MHz, 8GB) UV Average GPU Clock Change, MHz Average Frame Rate Change
Avg. GPU clock frequency, MHz Max. GPU clock frequency, MHz Avg. GPU clock frequency, MHz Max. GPU clock frequency, MHz
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation 1672 1696 1638 1 653 -35 (2%) −5%
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 1695 1703 1650 1658 -45 (3%) +2%
Battlefield V 1673 1684 1629 1638 -44 (3%) -3%
DiRT Rally 2. 0 1687 1695 1641 1 645 -46 (3%) -3%
Far Cry 5 1676 1687 1627 1641 -49 (3%) −1%
Final Fantasy XV 1692 1719 1639 1673 -53 (3%) -2%
GTAV 1683 1695 1639 1650 -44 (3%) -2%
Metro Exodus 1669 1693 1629 1643 -40 (2%) 0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1690 1700 1630 1651 -61 (4%) -2%
Strange Brigade 1684 1694 1642 1653 -42 (2%) -2%
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 1678 1691 1641 1676 -37 (2%) -2%
Total War: WARHAMMER II 1689 1697 1644 1650 -46 (3%) -4%
Max. 1695 1719 1650 1676 -35 (2%) +2%
Avg. 1683 1696 1637 1653 -45 (3%) -2%
Min. 1669 1684 1627 1638 -61 (4%) −5%

But if Navi’s performance in games scales so poorly with clock speeds, the opposite is also true: you can lower the clocks but keep the performance at the same level. As a result of undervolting with reduced peak frequencies, both modifications of the Radeon RX 5700 lost an average of 1-2% FPS, and even in the worst case, only 5%. Such modest losses more than justify the savings of 28-30 watts of power consumption and reduced noise levels.

Radeon RX 5700

Radeon RX 5700XT

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Test stand, test method

GPU Software

Test stand
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K (4. 9 GHz, 4.8 GHz in AVX, fixed frequency)
Motherboard ASUS MAXIMUS XI APEX
RAM G.Skill Trident Z RGB F4-3200C14D-16GTZR, 2 x 8 GB (3200 MHz, CL14)
ROM Intel SSD 760p 1024 GB
Power supply Corsair AX1200i, 1200W
CPU cooling system Corsair Hydro Series h215i
Housing CoolerMaster Test Bench V1.0
Monitor NEC EA244UHD
Operating system Windows 10 Pro x64
AMD
All video cards AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.2
NVIDIA GPU software
All video cards NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 431.36

Game Test
Game (in release date order) API Settings, test method Full screen anti-aliasing
2560 × 1440
Grand Theft Auto V DirectX 11 Built-in benchmark. Max. graphics quality MSAA 4x + FXAA + Reflection MSAA 4x
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Vulcan Built-in benchmark. Max. graphics quality MSAA 4x + TAA Ultra
Total War: WARHAMMER II built-in benchmark DirectX 12 Built-in benchmark (Battle Benchmark). Max. graphics quality MSAA 4x
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition DirectX 11 Built-in benchmark + OCAT. Max. graphics quality. NVIDIA GameWorks off, DLSS off TAA
Far Cry 5 DirectX 11 Built-in benchmark. Max. graphics quality TAA
Strange Brigade Vulcan Built-in benchmark. Max. graphics quality AA Ultra
Shadow of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Built-in benchmark. Max. graphics quality SMAA 4x
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DirectX 11 Built-in benchmark. Max. graphics quality AA High (TAA)
Battlefield V DirectX 12 OCAT, Liberte mission. Max. graphics quality. DXR off, DLSS off TAA High
Metro Exodus DirectX 12 Built-in benchmark. Max. graphics quality. DXR off, DLSS off, Shading Rate 100% TAA
DiRT Rally 2.0 DirectX 11 Built-in benchmark. Max. graphics quality MSAA 4x + TAA
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 DirectX 12 Built-in benchmark. Max. graphics quality AA Ultra (TAA)

In most test games, the average and minimum frame rates are derived from the array of individual frame render times, which is recorded by the built-in benchmark (or the OCAT utility, if not available).

The average frame rate in the charts is the reciprocal of the average frame time. To estimate the minimum frame rate, the number of frames generated in each second of the test is calculated. From this array of numbers, the value corresponding to the 1st percentile of the distribution is selected.

The exceptions to this technique are DiRT Rally 2.0 and Far Cry 5. The DiRT Rally 2.0 built-in benchmark does not record individual frame render times — the result file contains the average frame rate and the minimum frame rate calculated from the maximum frame time. The built-in Far Cry 5 benchmark records the number of frames per second of the test, so the average FPS is calculated based on these numbers, and not on the average frame rendering time.

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Test participants

The following video cards took part in the performance testing:

  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (2010/14000 MHz, 8 GB);
  • AMD Radeon RX 5700 (1750/14000 MHz, 8 GB);
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Founders Edition (1605/14000 MHz, 8 GB);
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Founders Edition (1470/14000 MHz, 8 GB);
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (1480/11000 MHz, 11 GB).

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Radeon RX 5700 (XT) vs. GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 SUPER Overclocked

The modest increase in average frame rate (5%), which was squeezed out of the Radeon RX 5700 XT at the cost of huge power consumption, is not able to change the position of the AMD graphics card among competing products. Even worse, the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, the closest «green» graphics card in terms of gaming performance, overclocks relatively well by the standards of NVIDIA accelerators. When both devices are running in normal mode, the Radeon RX 5700 XT beats the RTX 2060 SUPER by 4% in average FPS, but they are almost equal in overclocking. The AMD graphics card cannot reach the level of the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti even at higher frequencies, not to mention when the RTX 2070 SUPER itself was also overclocked.

However, an inevitable correction must be made regarding the optimization of specific games for the GPU of one or another manufacturer. If we do not take into account Final Fantasy XV, in which NVIDIA accelerators work one and a half times faster than comparable AMD models in terms of overall performance (it seems that this benchmark should already be out of our test methodology), then the overclocked Radeon RX 5700 XT is a stretch, but almost caught up with both the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Again, the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is also not deprived of the possibility of overclocking and still leads in this test with a 10% lead over the Radeon RX 5700 XT.

Overclocking the base model Radeon RX 5700, on the contrary, greatly enhances its competitive advantages — if only because the increased clock speeds level out the differences between the RX 5700 and XT. The younger Navi is inferior to the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER by 7% of average FPS, but when both devices are overclocked, the distance is reduced to 4%. Without taking into account the results in the Final Fantasy XV test, they are almost equal at all. If we continue to compare the overclocked Radeon RX 5700 and NVIDIA accelerators, then even adjusted for Final Fantasy XV, the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is still out of reach for the RX 5700 and shows an advantage of 7 or 14%, depending on whether it was overclocked or not.

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Results of all game tests

Full screen anti-aliasing AMD Radeon RX 5700 (1750 / 14000 MHz, 8 GB) AMD Radeon RX 5700 (1700 / 14000 MHz, 8 GB) UV AMD Radeon RX 5700 (2100 / 14800 MHz, 8 GB) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER FE (1470/14000MHz, 8GB) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER FE (1590/15750MHz, 8GB) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FE (1605/14000MHz, 8GB) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FE (1705/15500MHz, 8GB) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (1590 / 11900 MHz, 11 GB) Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation MSAA 4x + TAA Ultra 28 / 42 25 / 40 28 / 48 25 / 37 28 / 40 26 / 42 28 / 46 26 / 44 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey TAA High 38 / 44 38 / 45 40 / 50 47 / 54 52 / 60 47 / 59 53 / 64 53 / 60 Battlefield V TAA High 88 / 103 86 / 100 79 / 113 83 / 102 89 / 108 93 / 114 99 / 119 93 / 114 DiRT Rally 2. 0 MSAA 4x + TAA 56 / 66 54 / 64 64 / 75 52 / 66 55 / 72 61 / 79 65 / 84 59 / 76 Far Cry 5 TAA 78 / 87 75 / 86 75 / 95 79 / 88 85 / 97 91 / 101 95 / 108 91 / 102 Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition TAA 10 / 44 9 / 43 12 / 51 51 / 65 54 / 72 55 / 75 62 / 81 57 / 75 Grand Theft Auto V MSAA 4x + FXAA + Reflection MSAA 4x 43 / 59 42 / 58 49 / 66 44 / 68 46 / 74 47 / 76 52 / 81 55 / 81 Metro Exodus TAA 22 / 39 22 / 39 26 / 44 23 / 38 25 / 41 28 / 46 30 / 49 25 / 45 Shadow of the Tomb Raider SMAA 4x 34 / 43 32 / 42 38 / 49 39 / 47 42 / 51 46 / 56 49 / 60 44 / 55 Strange Brigade AA Ultra 80 / 106 81 / 104 95 / 119 95 / 115 106 / 127 110 / 134 119 / 144 99 / 119 Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 TAA Ultra 46 / 53 45 / 52 50 / 60 50 / 57 54 / 62 60 / 69 65 / 75 53 / 61 Total War: WARHAMMER II MSAA 4x 23 / 27 23 / 26 26 / 31 11 / 27 11 / 29 21 / 31 15 / 32 21 / 33 Max. +2% +16% +48% +64% +70% +84% +70% Avg. -2% +13% +8% +18% +25% +34% +24% Min. −5% +9% −12% −5% 0% +10% +5%

2560 × 1440
Full screen anti-aliasing AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (2010 / 14000 MHz, 8 GB) AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (1860 / 14000 MHz, 8 GB) UV AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (2160 / 14400 MHz, 8 GB) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER FE (1470/14000MHz, 8GB) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER FE (1590 / 15750 MHz, 8 GB) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FE (1605/14000MHz, 8GB) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER FE (1705/15500MHz, 8GB) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (1590 / 11900 MHz, 11 GB)
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation MSAA 4x + TAA Ultra 30 / 47 29 / 46 29 / 48 25 / 37 28 / 40 26 / 42 28 / 46 26 / 44
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey TAA High 44 / 54 41 / 51 47 / 55 47 / 54 52 / 60 47 / 59 53 / 64 53 / 60
Battlefield V TAA High 96 / 114 94 / 110 98 / 121 83 / 102 89 / 108 93 / 114 99 / 119 93 / 114
DiRT Rally 2. 0 MSAA 4x + TAA 62 / 74 62 / 74 67 / 82 52 / 66 55 / 72 61 / 79 65 / 84 59 / 76
Far Cry 5 TAA 84 / 96 86 / 96 72 / 103 79 / 88 85 / 97 91 / 101 95 / 108 91 / 102
Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition TAA 12 / 50 11 / 49 11 / 54 51 / 65 54 / 72 55 / 75 62 / 81 57 / 75
Grand Theft Auto V MSAA 4x + FXAA + Reflection MSAA 4x 43 / 64 47 / 64 42 / 68 44 / 68 46 / 74 47 / 76 52 / 81 55 / 81
Metro Exodus TAA 25 / 43 25 / 43 27 / 45 23 / 38 25 / 41 28 / 46 30 / 49 25 / 45
Shadow of the Tomb Raider SMAA 4x 37 / 48 36 / 47 39 / 49 39 / 47 42 / 51 46 / 56 49 / 60 44 / 55
Strange Brigade AA Ultra 93 / 118 89 / 116 99 / 128 95 / 115 106 / 127 110 / 134 119 / 144 99 / 119
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 TAA Ultra 50 / 59 51 / 60 48 / 61 50 / 57 54 / 62 60 / 69 65 / 75 53 / 61
Total War: WARHAMMER II MSAA 4x 26 / 30 25 / 30 23 / 31 11 / 27 11 / 29 21 / 31 15 / 32 21 / 33
Max. +2% +11% +30% +44% +50% +62% +50%
Avg. −1% +5% -4% +5% +11% +19% +10%
Min. −6% +2% −21% −15% −11% -2% −6%

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Conclusions

The PowerPlay software tables really provided the Navi chips with quite serious overclocking. Raising stable clock frequencies sometimes by 300-350 MHz — we have never seen such achievements from a graphics processor, and even with air cooling, in the practice of 3DNews. Thanks to the 7 nm process technology and a powerful voltage regulator, which, as usual, was not stingy with AMD. But from a purely practical point of view, these results do not yet represent anything more than an educational curiosity and a demonstration of the frequency potential of TSMC’s advanced photolithography. That’s why we think so, what can change in the future, and what will change quite soon.

A predictable side effect of aggressive overclocking was a huge increase in power consumption. AMD chips still need a high supply voltage to reach maximum clock speeds, and all the success that Navi designers have made in the fight for energy efficiency is being canceled as a result. However, even though the cooling system of the reference Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT samples is completely unprepared for overclocking, partner video cards with powerful open coolers will not be a novelty, and you can buy a water block suitable for Navi 10 right now.

This is not what puts the overclocking attempts of the Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT under a big question mark. The fact is that while the graphics processor picks up clock speeds and steps beyond 2 GHz, its real performance from a certain moment rests on an invisible limit. They, most likely, became the bandwidth of the memory bus. It seems that GDDR6 with a rating of 14 Gb / s is serious, but Navi clearly needs more, and reference Radeons do not allow overclocking RAM as well as NVIDIA boards to weaken the memory bandwidth factor. In this, we also count on partner devices, and it is best if they immediately adopt new chips with a bandwidth of 16 Gb / s. In addition, the AMD software team still has a lot of work to do on drivers for the new RDNA architecture. In the meantime, all that can be squeezed out of the Radeon RX 5700 XT at the cost of huge power consumption is a measly 5% increase in average speed, which is still not enough to even the odds with the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, because the latter overclocks more efficiently.

However, as bitter as it was to see hundreds of megahertz in overlocking Navi chips wasted due to lack of memory bandwidth (and probably raw drivers), poor performance scaling has a positive side. The younger version of Navi 10 suffers from the same problems, but not as badly, and as a result, the exchange of frequencies for gaming FPS comes at a better rate. The Radeon RX 5700 can easily be converted to its older model for a $50 savings, while the XT itself can only be converted into a boiler. At higher clock speeds, the AMD graphics card competes with the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, even if the latter is also overclocked. And most importantly, unlike the XT, both the power consumption and the GPU voltage of the overclocked Radeon RX 5700 do not go beyond safe limits. All you need is an adequate cooling system to dissipate 250W of heat. It seems that AMD has again managed to release a potential popular hit in the medium-high price range, and we are waiting for its partner modifications with particular interest.

Finally, the power budget of the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT can be cut by reducing clock speeds and voltage at the cost of a negligible loss of FPS. As a result of undervolting, AMD cards consume less than their main competitors — the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER and RTX 2070 SUPER. Even the reference cooling system of the RX 5700 XT runs much quieter after such tuning, and any claims regarding noise are generally removed from the younger model.

Experimenting with the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT, we complete this month’s testing marathon, when NVIDIA and AMD released five new accelerators at once. Compared to what it was a year ago, when the GeForce GTX 1070/1080 and Radeon RX Vega competed on the market, the products of both companies have changed a lot, but some general rules have remained in force. NVIDIA graphics cards are, for the most part, a fixed quantity. It is pointless to look for a treasure of undisclosed performance in them, and this applies doubly to the GeForce RTX 20 series. And on the contrary, AMD has left a lot of room for maneuver in the characteristics of its devices. Let’s see how the manufacturers of video cards of the original design will dispose of them, the first of which we will have at our disposal next month.

Mining on RX 5700 XT and RX 5700. Hashrate, overclocking, settings, profitability, consumption

What can RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 do in mining? Last time we covered mining on the GTX 1080 and 1080 TI in detail. This time we will talk about mining on the Radeon RX 5700 XT and the younger model RX 5700. These video cards show a very good hashrate when mining ETC, ETHW and other coins. At the same time, the cards are incredibly energy efficient. Consider overclocking RX 5700 XT for mining, settings and what is the consumption of RX 5700 XT when mining ether. Consider the topic of RX 5700 XT firmware for mining.

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Specifications for RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 graphics cards

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Specifications for RX 5700 RX 5700 XT
Graphics Card
Release Date: Jul 7th, 2019 Jul 7th, 2019
Generation: Navi (RX 5000 ) Navi (RX 5000)
Graphics Processor
GPU NAME: Navi 10 Navi 10

RDNA 1. 0 RDNA 1.0
Render Config
Shading Units 2304 2560
TMUs 144 160
ROPs 64 64
SM Count 36 40
L2 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Base Clock 1465 MHz 1605 MHz
Game Clock 1625 MHz 1755 MHz
Boost Clock 1725 MHz 1905 MHz
Memory Clock 1750 MHz
14 Gbps effective
1750 MHz
14 Gbps effective
Memory 0061

8 GB 8 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Bus 256 bit 256 bit
Bandwidth 448. 0 GB/s 448.0 GB/ S
Board Design
TDP 180 W 225 W
Power Connectors 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Specs RX 5700 vs RX 5700 RX miner hashrate XT 57020 XT. How much does RX 5700 XT

hashrate RX 5700 XT mine in mining

RX 5700 hashrate and consumption. How many mines RX 5700

Eash

Algorithm Hashrate Consumption (Power) Mining
39 110.00W

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Nicehash fee in the detailed system manual.

For mining with RX 5700 XT graphics card, we recommend Pool Binance. Registration link (lifetime 5% cashback on commissions). As well as the Hive OS operating system. Hive OS registration link (with the InsidePC promo code you get $10 to your account).

For stable operation of video cards in the rig, perform the correct BIOS settings for mining.

Overclocking and tuning RX 5700 XT for mining

With proper overclocking of the RX 5700 XT for mining, the hashrate rises to 53-55 MH / s, and consumption drops to 92-115 watts. Let’s analyze the overclocking settings of this video card in different operating systems.

Even the 6700 XT has a lower hashrate than the previous generation card.

Overclocking RX 5700 XT for mining ETC, ETHW on Windows (Adrenaline 2020)

Overclocking RX 5700 XT in Adrenaline 2020 for mining ether

  • In my case, I tested and tuned MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming. For the optimal hashrate, I lowered the frequencies and voltage.
  • Maximum frequency reduced to 1340 Mhz, voltage 750 mV (millivolts).
  • Memory overclocked to 1833 MHz from standard 1725 MHz, Memory voltage, 750 mV.
  • The card’s power consumption is reduced to 103W (watts) at these settings.

The screenshot shows not the best setting option, be guided by what is written above. Screenshots of work on such settings are below in the section on HiveOS and RaveOS.

Overclocking RX 5700 XT for mining ETC, ETHW in Rave OS

To overclock RX 5700 XT in Rave OS, you first need to register in Rave OS and do simple settings:

1. Go to the Workers tab. Workers tab in RaveOS

2. Go to the worker settings (Edit worker).

3. Go to the Tunning tab.

  • In the Core Clock offset, Mhz field, set the value 1340
  • In the Core voltage, mV field, set the value 750
  • In the Memory Clock offset, Mhz field, set the value 915 Mhz.
  • In the Memory voltage, mV field, set the value 750

4. Press the Save & Apply button.

With these settings, MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming in Rave OS consumes 102W. Overclocking and tuning RX 5700 XT in Rave OS

As a result, we get 52Mh / s at a card voltage of 95-105W. The result of the RX 5700 XT after overclocking and tuning for mining

Overclocking RX 5700 XT for mining ETC, ETHW in Hive OS

Register in Hive OS using the link and promo code InsidePC, and get $10 on your balance, from the second rig, each rig will cost $3 per month. Overclocking RX 5700 XT in Hive OS is not much different than Rave OS overclocking:

1. In the Farms tab (Farms), select the desired farm, where the RX 5700 XT. Hive OS — Farms

2. Select the rig in which the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. and click on the speedometer icon. You can select this icon next to a specific map, or select the speedometer icon with the inscription ALL. Here you can set overclocking settings for all Nvidia or AMD cards. If you have multiple RX 5700 XT, you can apply overclocking to all cards at once.Overclocking RX 5700 XT in Hive OS

4. Next, you need to set 1350 in the + Core Clock Mhz field. Set 800 or 900 in the Memory Clock, Mhz field, set Core Voltage to 900 mV. My Power Limit is 130W (watt). Overclocking RX 5700 XT in Hive OS

With this overclocking, the card gives 52Mh / s, consumes 125W and heats up no more than 56 degrees for the chip and 84 for memory. Ethereum price in rubles, dollars and other currencies.

There are even cooler map settings, as described in the Rave OS section.

  • In the Core Clock offset, Mhz field, set the value to 1340
  • In the field Core voltage, mV set the value 750
  • In the field Memory Clock offset, Mhz, set the value 915 Mhz.
  • In the Memory voltage, mV field, set the value to 750
  • Remove the Power Limit, set it to 0

In this case, the card gives the same values ​​of 52Mh/s, but consumes 25W less.

RX 5700 XT Mining Consumption

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT consumes approximately 180W (watts) while mining. At the same time, it gives out about 50 Mh / s. If you do a competent overclocking, which is written above, the cards will undervolt up to 92-115W, depending on the version.

It is interesting that even the RX 6800 XT cards in mining are not very far gone from the RX 5700 XT.

The site also has a summary profitability of video cards in mining for all models.

RX 5700 XT firmware for mining

After flashing, the RX 5700 XT only shows 4 MH/s better than without firmware. This only makes sense if you have a lot of cards. The procedure is not easy and there is a chance to ruin the card. RX 5700 XT with firmware

In this screenshot, XFX RX 5700 XT is flashed, cards from Sapphire RX 5700 XT are not flashed. The difference is only 4 MH/s. But again, if you have a farm of 8 or more RX 5700 XT cards, this is an additional 32 Mh / s.

Equipment for mining, in particular video cards for mining, can be viewed on our website. A lot of useful information.

RX 5700 XT Mining Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Most Profitable and Reliable RX 5700 XT Mining Pool

At the moment, the Binance Pool for mining ETC, ETHW is the most profitable and efficient pool (when registering through the link, you will receive a 10% discount on all trading fees and transaction fees within the system).

The second option is the NiceHash pool. Here you rent out your power, an option for those who do not want to delve into the essence of the matter at all. Simple, but less profitable. I recommend Binance Pool.

MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming in mining

MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming card shows 52 MH/s, consumes 127W when properly configured. Holds 57 degrees on the chip and 84 degrees on the memory at 34% fan rotation. How to set it up is written above. The room is 22 degrees.

Sapphire RX 5700 XT Nitro+ in mining

Sapphire RX 5700 XT Nitro + shows 52 MH/s, consumes 118W when properly configured. Holds 54 degrees on the chip and 86 degrees on memory. How to set it up is written above. The room is 22 degrees.

Mining on the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700. Overclocking, settings, profitability, consumption

On July 7, 2021, AMD introduced a new line of Navi generation graphics cards of the RX5700 series to the market. Video cards of this model range have three varieties:

  • RX5700;
  • RX5700XT;
  • RX5700XT 50th Anniversary Edition.

They use chips based on the latest 7nm FinFET semiconductor technology and theoretically should show the best energy efficiency when mining due to the reduced size of electronic components and lower current consumption.

The number 50, which is used in the marking of AMD RX5700 video cards, represents the 50th anniversary of AMD, which it celebrates in 2021. For the first time in this series, AMD graphics cards use memory controllers with support for GDDR6 technology.

In this review, we are going to take a look at the AMD RX 5700 XT and AMD RX 5700 mid-range graphics adapters. GPU mining is now in a period of stagnation and the emergence of gpu-devices with innovative architecture was eagerly awaited by both experienced miners and green beginners.

Before you decide to collect a farm from video cards, we immediately note that now it is more profitable to invest in cloud mining services, where you rent the power of the same ASICs, but they are located in a remote data center and are serviced by specialists of this service, those thereby freeing you from solving a bunch of tasks that accompany the mining process, read more about cloud mining here.

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Bandwidth
Cortex 1. 4 h/s 120.00W
CuckooCycle 3.8 h/s 90.00W
Cuckaroo(d)29 3.7 h/ s 90.00W
Cuckatoo31 1.05 h/s 130.00W
Cuckatoo32 0.35 h/s 130.00W
Beam 24.0 h/s 140.00W
Autolycos 100.0 Mh/s 130.00W
Octopus 13.6 Mh/s 110.00W
EquihashZero 30. 0 h/s 140.00W
Zelhash 28.5 H/S 140.00W
Kawpow Navi 10 Navi 10
Architecture: RDNA 1.0 RDNA 1.0
Render Config
Shading Units 2304 2560
TMUs 144 160
ROPS 64 64
SM COUNT 36 40
Tensor Tensor Cores
RT Cores
L1 Cache
L2 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Clock Speeds
Base CLOCK 1465 MHZ 1605 MHZ
Game Clock 1625 MHZ

1755 MHZ
1905 MHz
Memory Clock 1750 MHz 14 Gbps effective 1750 MHz 14 Gbps effective
Memory
Memory Size 8 GB 8 GB
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory Bus 256 Bit BIT
448. 0 GB/S 900 GB/S
Board Design
TDP 180 W 225 W
Suggested PSU 450 W 550 W
Power Connectors 1x 6-pin + 1x 8 -pin 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Specs RX 5700 vs RX 5700 XT

RX5700 XT hashrate can be increased by overclocking

The 5700XT card can have much higher hashrate. It is better to overclock the GPU for mining with the MSI Afterburner program. The interface of the utility is very simple. To overclock the video card, we need two sliders:

  • Core Clock — overclocking the core, increases the frequency of the core;
  • Memory Clock — memory overclocking, increases the frequency of the memory.

You need to change the frequency values ​​little by little. Then test the stability of the work. If everything is fine, then you can increase the frequency even more. If the video card starts to fail or drivers crash, then just reduce the frequency and that’s it. There will be no harm.

Optimal overclocking parameters to increase the 5700XT hashrate:

  • Core Clock +30
  • Memory Clock +900 MHz
  • Power Limit 80%
  • Temp. Limit 70°

5700 XT on NiceHash

With default settings, RX 5700 XT shows 50-52 MH/s. Depends on the performance of the card. With overclocking and settings, the hashrate reaches 53-55 MH / s.

RX 5700 XT in ether mining (ETH)

RX 5700 XT ETH mining statistics for the week.

RX 5700 XT profit in Ether (ETH) mining for the week amounted to about $25 at the Ether rate of about $1200.

Instructions for firmware in HiveOS:

  1. Stop the miner in HiveOS. Download the software for modifying VBIOS here
  2. With the help of PolarisBiosEditor, we prescribe the strap corresponding to your memory in the last 2 lines of your BIOS. Be sure to save the resulting BIOS to a NEW file.
  3. Uploading BIOS to the video card [ Riga page -> Overclocking -> Flash VBIOS ], in the drop-down menu — Download . Can be downloaded to all maps at once. Try each strap from the list to find the best one for your card.
  4. After receiving a notification that the BIOS has been flashed, you need to restart HiveOS.
  5. After the rig is loaded again, you need to try different overclocking and run the card in different modes to find the optimal mode with the minimum % of incorrect shares.
  6. You can return to the stock BIOS by repeating the above operation with the saved original BIOS.

Overclocking and Tuning RX 5700 XT for Ethereum Mining

With proper overclocking of the RX 5700 XT for mining, the hash rate rises to 53-55 MH/s, and consumption drops to 92-115 watts. Let’s analyze the overclocking settings of this video card in different operating systems.

Overclocking RX 5700 XT for mining ether (ETH) on Windows (Adrenaline 2020)

Overclocking RX 5700 XT in Adrenaline 2021 for ether mining

  • In my case, I tested and tuned MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming. For the optimal hashrate, I lowered the frequencies and voltage.
  • Maximum frequency reduced to 1340 Mhz, voltage 750 mV (millivolts).
  • Memory overclocked to 1833 MHz from standard 1725 MHz, Memory voltage, 750 mV.
  • The card’s power consumption is reduced to 103W (watts) at these settings.

The screenshot shows not the best setting option, be guided by what is written above. Screenshots of work on such settings are below in the section on HiveOS and RaveOS.

Overclocking RX 5700 XT for mining ether (ETH) in Rave OS

To overclock RX 5700 XT in Rave OS, you must first register in Rave OS and do simple settings:

1. Go to the Workers tab.

Workers tab in RaveOS

2. Go to worker settings (Edit worker).

3. Go to the Tunning tab.

  • In the Core Clock offset, Mhz field, set the value 1340
  • In the Core voltage, mV field, set the value 750
  • In the Memory Clock offset, Mhz field, set the value to 915 Mhz.
  • In the Memory voltage, mV field, set the value 750

4. Press the Save & Apply button.

With these settings, MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming consumes 102W in Rave OS.

Overclocking and tuning RX 5700 XT in Rave OS

This results in 52Mh/s at 95-105W card voltage.

The result of the RX 5700 XT after overclocking and setting up for mining2870

Register in Hive OS using the link and promo code InsidePC, and get $10 on your balance, from the second rig, each rig will cost $3 per month. Overclocking RX 5700 XT in Hive OS is not much different than overclocking Rave OS:

1. In the Farms tab, select the desired farm where the RX 5700 XT is located.

Hive OS — Farms

2. Select the rig with AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT.

Worker Hive OS

3. Select the desired card and click on the speedometer icon. You can select this icon next to a specific map, or select the speedometer icon with the inscription ALL. Here you can set overclocking settings for all Nvidia or AMD cards. If you have multiple RX 5700 XTs, you can apply overclocking to all cards at once.

Overclocking RX 5700 XT in Hive OS

4. Next, you need to set 1350 in the + Core Clock Mhz field. Set 800 or 900 in the Memory Clock, Mhz field, set Core Voltage to 900 mV. My Power Limit is 130W (watts).

Overclocking RX 5700 XT in Hive OS

With this overclocking, the card gives 52Mh/s, consumes 125W and heats up no more than 56 degrees for the chip and 84 for the memory.

There are even cooler map settings, as described in the Rave OS section.

  • In the Core Clock offset, Mhz field, set the value 1340
  • In the Core voltage, mV field, set the value 750
  • In the Memory Clock offset, Mhz field, set the value 915 Mhz.
  • In the Memory voltage, mV field, set the value to 750
  • Remove the Power Limit, set it to 0

In this case, the card gives the same values ​​of 52Mh/s, but consumes 25W less.

Overclocking AMD Radeon RX 5700

Navi GPUs work with Ethash Claymore’s Miner v15.0, PhoenixMiner 4.9 mining software, as well as with the utilities WildRigMulti 0.19.0, xmr-stak and lolMiner 0.9.7. You need to install one of the latest AMD video drivers (at least 19.9.1). For overclocking, it is recommended to use the OverdriveNTool program.

  • Download the program from the developer’s page https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/overdriventool-tool-for-amd-gpus.416116/
  • Unpack to a convenient disk location.
  • Open settings.
  • Write down the core and memory frequency parameters.
  • Undervolt.
  • Set the cooler rotation mode to the maximum allowable temperature and power limit
  • Save the profile and click Apply.

Now you need to create a bat file in which the r command resets the settings for all video cards, and then the p command applies the profile you saved to them. The executable file must be saved to the OverdriveNTool.exe folder and create a shortcut to it, which we place in Windows startup.

The recommended parameters for ether mining are shown in the picture. You can carefully experiment with overclocking, maybe you will achieve better results.

What can I mine on the RX 5700 XT and how much income does it bring?

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Name(Tag) Algorithm Block Time Block Reward Last Block Difficulty NetHash Est. Rewards East. Rewards 24h Exchange Rate Market Cap Volume Rev. BTC Rev. 24h Rev. $ Profit Profitability Current | 24h 3 days | 7 days
Ethereum(ETH) Ethash BT: 13.31s BR: 3.73 LB: 11,870,297 5,116,361,878M 384. 38 Th/s 0.9% 0.0035 0.0037 0.03597900 (Binance)-1.7% $200,002,777,810 12,119.66 BTC 0.000124 0.000132 $6.60 $6.60 1002% | 100% 100% | 100%
Nicehash-Thash Ethash BT:-BR:-LB:- 17.98 Th/S6.0% 0.000117 0.000123 % —5.3% 0.000117 0.000123 $6.13 $6.13 94% | 93% 94% | 93%
Ravencoin(RVN) KawPow BT: 59s BR: 5,000.00 LB: 1,629.653 60,599.971 4.42 Th/s 1.42 Th/s0061

34.8553 39.1612 0.00000152 (Binance) -4.0% $ 600,226,773 203.11 BTC 0.000053 0.000060 $ 3.69 $ 3.0021 $ 3.61 $ 3.61 $ 3.61 $ 3.61 $ 3.61 $ 3.0021 $ 3 45% 49% | 56%
MWC-CT31(MWC) Cuckatoo31 BT: 1m BR: 0. 25 LB: 661,695 110,048 1.83 kh/s 4.5% 0.2030 0.2122 0.00032262 (BitForex)-1.3% $167,378,217 1.83 BTC 0.000065 0.000068 $3.37 $3.37 53% | 52% 53% | 51%
Nicehash-KawPow KawPow BT: — BR: — LB: — 631.39 Gh/s -7.0% 0.000048 0.000058 0.00238668 (Nicehash)-17.1% 1.94 BTC 0.000048 0.000058 $2.77 $2.77 39% | 44% 46% | 42%

Profitability of RX 5700 XT in mining for February 2021

Mining guide

You can find the original firmware for AMD on the TechPowerUp website.

To become an expert in this utility, watch a selection of video tutorials:

Overclocking rx5500 rx5600. Considered the setting. The program changes settings in rx5500 rx5600 drivers even without their firmware. It’s a pity that he can’t change straps and memory voltage. To do this, you need to use RBE.

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Settings for RX 6700 XT

First of all, let’s lower the minimum voltage. We start with the default driver ranges. And gradually we try settings of ever lower voltage.

Now click on the “Write SPPT” button. Restart your PC. After the reboot, let’s see what we can get.

The voltage range has changed. The lower we set the “Core” value, the lower the voltage. We don’t even have to lower the voltage manually.

By the way, I tried to reduce the voltage even more manually. GPU crashes with ultra low voltage every time.

This is probably the lowest I’ve been able to achieve without lowering the hashrate.

Undervoltage upgrade and overclock for mining on RX 6700 XT for ETH

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Overclock like an adult?! — Studying and testing overclocking on Radeon RX 6900 XT: Users should note that the utility has a voltage relief section that «needs to be used with extreme caution. » In our opinion, this is a tool that only experienced overclockers should try. However, it is clear that MPT can produce impressive results. MPT allows users to overclock their Radeon RX 5500 XT and Radeon RX 69 graphics cards00XT up to 2.8GHz. Each card must be able to operate at 2 GHz and above.

RX 5700 XT firmware for mining

After flashing, the RX 5700 XT only shows 4 MH/s better than without firmware. This only makes sense if you have a lot of cards. The procedure is not simple and there is a chance to ruin the card.

RX 5700 XT with firmware

In this screenshot, XFX RX 5700 XT is flashed, cards from Sapphire RX 5700 XT are not flashed. The difference is only 4 MH/s. But again, if you have a farm of 8 or more RX 5700 XT cards, this is an additional 32 Mh / s.

Cooling system

Let’s start the analysis of the video card according to tradition with its fans. Gigabyte Aorus RX 5700 XT is equipped with 3 massive coolers.

According to Gigabyte, the Windforce 3 cooling system is an all-in-one cooling solution for key graphics card components (the GPU itself, VRAM, and MOSFET), which the company says helps with stable overclocking and extends the life of the card.

All 3 fans are the same size — 95mm

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As for the dimensions of the card, it is quite large. Aorus RX 5700 XT will occupy 3 slots at once! Card dimensions: 290 x 123 x 58 mm.

As for the length of the card, it hangs over the edge of the ATX boards, which means it won’t fit in most SFF systems.

Another feature not highlighted anywhere on the packaging is the dual BIOS, which can be switched to suit your preferences. The BIOS switch function is pretty much self-explanatory, but if you’re not an advanced PC user, it’s best to leave it at the default.

Let’s move on to the backlighting of the card (the RGB zone) — the card has it. There are two RGB elements on the sides of the fan, top and bottom.

There are two more RGBs on top of the card. The first is Aorus branding and the second is «No Fan (Fan Stop)» when the fans are off or the card is running under light loads.

As for the casing itself, it is made of high quality plastic. The card has no flimsy sides.

Let’s move on to the back of the video card — the backplate. This model has a backplay.

Note that the backplate itself is metallic. It covers the entire back of the graphics card. The backplate is completely deaf, has no slots and cutouts (for additional air ventilation).

After removing the back cover, we see that several thermal pads are glued to it, which additionally cool: memory, VRM and GPU on the back of the PCB.

Recall that the backplate will not help dissipate heat from the back of the board, but will provide additional rigidity and help protect the card from mechanical damage.

Internal cooling system

Let’s move on to the analysis of the video card itself. Let’s start by tradition with the grille.

GIGABYTE took the overall design of the heat spreader from the more budgetary GAMING OC model, but the card has become much thicker and occupies 3 slots in the case.

The radiator grill itself consists of 2 parts, interconnected by heat pipes.

Plates are attached to the radiator grille, and thermal pads are glued on them, which additionally cool the memory and VRM.

Please note that all 6 copper heatpipes are connected in 1 place and contact directly with the GPU.

After removing the grille, we see a clean PCB. She looks good.

Please note that the backplate, the coolers themselves extend beyond the PCB.

Back side of PCB.

Gigabyte opted for a 7-phase VRM for the graphics processing unit (GPU) and a 4-phase power supply for the memory for the AORUS model.

GDDR6 memory chips are manufactured by Micron and have model number «D9WCW». They are designed to operate at a frequency of 1750 MHz (effective GDDR6 speed 14 Gbps).

Finally, we also see the 251mm Navi 10 GPU located in the middle of the board.

RX 5700 XT Mining Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Most Profitable and Reliable RX 5700 XT Ethereum Mining Pool

Currently, Binance Pool Ethereum Mining Pool is the Most Profitable and Efficient Ethereum Mining Pool (when registered) link, you will receive a 10% discount on all trading commissions and commissions for transactions within the system).

The second option is the NiceHash pool. Here you rent out your power, an option for those who do not want to delve into the essence of the matter at all. Simple, but less profitable. I recommend Binance Pool.

MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming in mining

MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming card shows 52 MH/s, consumes 127W when properly configured. Holds 57 degrees on the chip and 84 degrees on the memory at 34% fan rotation. How to set it up is written above. The room is 22 degrees.

Instructions for flashing in MinerOS:

  1. Stop the miner in MinerOS. Download software for modifying VBIOS here
  2. With the help of PolarisBiosEditor, we prescribe the strap corresponding to your memory in the last 2 lines of your BIOS. Be sure to save the resulting BIOS to a NEW file.
  3. Upload BIOS to the video card [ Riga page -> Overclocking -> VBIOS ], in the drop-down menu — Download . Can be downloaded to all maps at once. Try each strap from the list to find the best one for your card.
  4. After receiving a notification that the BIOS has been flashed, you need to restart MinerOS.
  5. After the rig is loaded again, you need to try different overclocking and run the card in different modes to find the optimal mode with the minimum % of incorrect shares.
  6. You can return to the stock BIOS by repeating the above operation with the saved original BIOS.

NVIDIA overclocking settings

Please note that the power limit expressed as a percentage (%) may differ for different video card models. Not all graphics cards have the same base TDP, so setting the power limit to 80% will not necessarily match the 285W power limit.

How to calculate the power limit for a graphics card in percent?

First, find the TDP (Power Demand) model on your graphics card manufacturer’s page. Example. Follow this formula to calculate the percentage change in power limit:

  1. Reduction of power limit = TDP of the video card — power limit (from the table below)
  2. Reduction of power limit as a decrease in power limit / tdp video cards * 100
  3. Frequences

    Memory Delta

    MH/s

    9005 900

    2070 Super

    125

    9005 +GTX 1080 Ti

    Power Limit (W) Expected Performance (DaggerHashimoto)
    RTX 3090 -300 +1000 285 125 MH/s
    RTX 3080 -150 +900 220 100 MH/s
    RTX 3070 -500 +1100 130 62 MH/S
    RTX 3060 TI -500 +1200 130 62 MH/S
    RTX 2080 Ti -200
    RTX 2080 SUPER -50 +1000 175 44 MH/S
    RTX 2080 -50 +800 -50 +800 150 44 mH/S
    RTX 200061

    -50 +800 44 MH/ST/STS/ST

    -50 +850 125 43 MH/S
    RTX 2060 -50 +700 115 29 mH/s 0 TI

    GTX 1080 TI

    GTX 1080 TI

    GTX 1080 TI

    GTX 1080 TI

    GTX 1080 TI

    GTX 1080 TI

    GTX 1080 TIA

    TIL

    185 49 MH/s
    GTX 1080 0 +700 135 35 MH/s
    GTX 1070 Ti 0 +500 135 29 MH/s
    GTX 1070 0 +450 115 27 mh/s
    GTX 1060 6GB 0 + 80

    0

    0

    0 23 MH/S

    0 23 mH/S

    0 23 MH/S

    0 23 mH/S

    0 23 mh/s 9

    Extreme overclocking of AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT video cards up to 2100 and 2300 MHz respectively

    frequency of the graphics chip, which can be changed manually. But the craftsmen found a way to overclock the first to 2100 MHz, and the second to 2300 MHz. For reference, stock Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards run at 1725 MHz out of the box, and RX 5700 XT — 1905MHz.

    Video cards are overclocked by simply changing one parameter in the Windows registry. How so you ask? During the first start of a computer with a freshly installed RX 5700 graphics card, the operating frequencies and power consumption limits from the BIOS are copied to the Windows registry. The next time you turn on the computer, the main parameters of the video card are loaded from the registry. True, this very parameter that needs to be changed looks like an incomprehensible set of 16-bit values. But ready-made registry files are posted on the Internet, which you just need to run on your computer to make the necessary changes, which can be downloaded from here (for RX 5700, download from the link «Download der SPPT-Dateien für die Radeon RX 5700 (ZIP)», and for RX 5700 XT — Download der SPPT-Dateien für die Radeon RX 5700 XT (ZIP) ).

    Archive for video cards RX 5700 packed files:

    Vanilla5700 — restores factory settings;

    • MorePower5700 — raises the GPU operating frequency to 2100 MHz, the maximum memory frequency to 1000 MHz and allows you to increase the power consumption limit by 50%;
    • EvenMorePower5700 — raises the GPU operating frequency to 210MHz, the maximum memory frequency to 1000MHz, allows you to increase the power consumption limit by 90% and raise the GPU supply voltage to 1225mV;

    The archive for 5700XT video cards contains the following files:

    • vanilla5700XT – restores factory settings;
    • MorePower5700 XT — raises the GPU operating frequency to 2300 MHz, the maximum memory frequency to 1000 Hz and allows you to increase the power consumption limit by 70%;
    • EvenMorePower5700XT — raises the operating frequency of the GPU to 2300 MHz, the maximum frequency of the memory to 1000 Hz, allows you to increase the power consumption limit by 90% and raise the voltage of the GPU to 1225 mV;
    • EvenMorePower5700XT+ — raises the GPU operating frequency to 2300MHz, the maximum memory frequency to 1000Hz, allows you to increase the power consumption limit by 90% and raise the GPU supply voltage to U up to 1225mV;
    • EvenMorePower5700XT++ — raises the operating frequency of the GPU to 2300 MHz, the maximum frequency of the memory to 1000 Hz, allows you to increase the power consumption limit by 90%, increases the power of the video card to 250W and raises the voltage of the GPU to 1225mV;

    Please note that before overclocking your video cards with ready-made registry files, you need to reinstall the video card drivers, first remove the remnants of old drivers, with such a wonderful utility as Display Driver Uninstaller. If you have several video cards or a processor with integrated graphics in your computer, you need to disable / pull them out of the system unit while reinstalling the driver.

    Of course, you ask why the previous step is needed? The thing is that you may have several video cards in your computer or there were other video cards before that. For every video card that has ever been installed on the computer, in the registry key «HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e968-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318» creates its own profile, which stores the settings. The profile is given a name in the form of a set of four digits. Registry edits for overclocking are prepared for the video card with the index «0000», that is, the first video card detected by the system. To ensure that Windows assigns the correct index to your video card, you need to reinstall the drivers with a complete removal of data.

    If something went wrong, roll back to the original settings using the file from the archive or completely remove the drivers with the Display Driver Uninstaller utility.

    Just keep in mind that video cards are not designed for such an extreme mode of operation. So an overclocked RX 5700 XT consumes an average of 250W under load, and at peak the load can jump up to 320W. The cooling system of many video cards is simply not able to properly remove heat from the element base, they will overheat. You can solve the problem by installing water cooling. Also, the power subsystems are not designed for such loads, they will work in extreme mode, at the limit of possibility, getting very hot. It is not known how long video cards will be able to work in such overclocking.

    After overclocking, it is worth slightly tweaking the parameters in the utility that you use for overclocking, the side to reduce the operating frequency of the GPU, operating voltage and power consumption limit, in order to reduce heating. To do this, you need to run a benchmark, monitor the heating of the video card and the stability of work, changing the parameters after each run.

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    AMD RX 5700 XT video card in mining

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    The AMD RX 5700 XT graphics card is great for mining. Next, we will select the optimal overclocking parameters for mining on AMD RX 5700 XT. Let’s find out which drivers to use most correctly and efficiently. Let’s look at the main characteristics and measure the hash rate for popular algorithms.

    Specifications

    The AMD RX 5700 XT was released on July 1, 2019. The average power consumption is 130.0W.

    AMD RX 5700 XT yield

    The current market price and yield of the AMD RX 5700 XT graphics card in mining fluctuates depending on the value of the cryptocurrency. The information in the plate is updated once a day.

    View the complete video card profitability table sorted by price, revenue and payback.

    Price ETH ETC EXP UBQ RVN BEAM Profit Payback

    AMD RX 5700 XT Hashrate

    We have compiled the AMD RX 5700 XT hashrate table for popular algorithms. If you are just choosing a video card for mining, and you already know which coin you will be mining, then you can estimate the approximate performance from the table. And we also have an article about what a hashrate is.

    Coin Algorithm Hashrate
    Ethereum (ETH) DaggerHashimoto ETH

    56. 5 MH/S

    Expanse (EXP) DaggerHashimoto EXP 56.5 MH/S
    Ubiq (UBQ) Ubqhash 56.5 MH/S
    Monero (XMR) RandomX 1090.3 H/S
    Grin (GRIN) Cuckarooz29 4.0 H/S
    Ravencoin (RVN) KawPow 21.0 MH/S
    Beam (BEAM) BeamHashIII 20.5 H/S

    AMD RX 5700 XT Driver

    When installing AMD RX 5700 XT drivers, it is always recommended to uninstall the current drivers first. This way you can be sure that DCH drivers will not be installed by Windows 10.

    You can download drivers AMD RX 5700 XT here. We recommend trying different driver versions. Some driver versions can cause problems during mining. Installing an older version may fix the issue.

    Overclocking AMD RX 5700 XT for Mining

    We will overclock AMD RX 5700 XT for mining with MSI Afterburner. You can find it in Yandex. The program interface is very simple, albeit a little colorful) To overclock the video card, we need two sliders:

    • Core Clock — overclocking the core, increases the frequency of the core;
    • Memory Clock — memory overclocking, increases the frequency of the memory.

    MSI Afterburner — overclocking video cards

    You need to change the frequency values ​​a little. Then test the stability of the work. If everything is fine, then increase the frequency even more. If the video card starts to crash or the driver crashes, then we simply reduce the frequency and that’s it. There will be no harm. Next, we will consider overclocking options for popular algorithms.

    Overclocking AMD RX 5700 XT for Ethereum

    it does not affect mining speed.
    Optimal overclocking parameters:

    Parameter Meaning
    Core Clock +30
    Memory Clock +900 MHz
    Power Limit 80%
    Temperature limit (Temp. Limit) 70°

    Firmware RX 5700 XT for mining Ethereum 55+ Mh/s.

    In the summer of 2019, AMD released new NAVI architecture video cards based on the new 7nm process technology, which show good results in terms of energy efficiency and profitability in mining. To increase the hashrate in Ethereum mining, you need to perform some manipulations with the timings of the RAM of the video card, by flashing the BIOS, followed by overclocking.

    Contents

    1. Specifications for AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT graphics cards.
    2. RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT hashrate table on different algorithms.
    3. Necessary programs for flashing and overclocking RX 5700 for mining.
    4. How to edit the bios of the RX 5700 XT.
    5. Overclocking AMD RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT graphics cards for mining.
    6. RX 5700 XT prices.

    Specifications for AMD Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT graphics cards.

    9001

    9

    1750 1750
    Effective memory frequency (MSC) 1400 1400
    memory bus (GB/SEC) 488 488 488

    488

    488 488

    488 488

    488 488 488

    ) 256 256
    Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
    Power consumption (WATT) 180 225 3. 3 H/S 3.6 H/S
    CUCKATOO 31 1.05 H/S H/S
    MTP 1.8 MH/S

    The efficiency of mining on Navi video cards from different manufacturers can differ by 5-7%. Much depends on the version of the driver and software. The payback of RX 5700 video cards can be calculated using the WhatToMine mining calculator.

    Necessary programs for flashing and overclocking RX 5700 for mining.

    • AtiWinFlash
    • Red Bios Editor

    How to edit the RX 5700 XT bios.

    First of all, we need to unload the BIOS image from the video card. To do this, run AtiWinFlash as an administrator, select the video card we are interested in from the list and click on “Save” . We attribute to the name of the saved file “.rom”.

    Back up the bios image.

    Next, run the Red Bios Editor program and open the BIOS file in it.

    Go to tab “VRAM Timings” and copy the values ​​from 1500 MHz to all text fields below.

    Save the changes, then change the memory type at the top and do the same.

    Although, if you found out what type of memory your video card has using the GPU-Z utility, then this manipulation is unnecessary. Just choose your memory type.

    Save the changes in the BIOS file, open it via ATIWinFlash, click on the button “Program” and wait for the video card BIOS flashing to complete.

    Overclocking AMD RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT graphics cards for mining.

    If we mine under the Windows 10 operating system, then it will be easiest to overclock the video card for mining using the MSI Afterburner program.

    With a memory clock speed of 1830 MHz, it is quite possible to achieve 55.01 Mh/s from an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT video card on Ethereum mining.

    If the miner freezes due to a video card error, then slightly reduce the overclocking of the RAM.

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