Cerebralbore101 said:
1337 Gamer said:
I still dont have much hope. They look ok, but they are still more power hungry than Nvidia cards and arent much better from a performance/ Dollar view. I want AMD to be competitive, but they arent there yet. Ryzen 3 looks great, but unless they drop the price significantly on the RX 5000 series cards, they are gonna be hurting.

Reviews are out, and the cards are okay. I guess. A 2060 has 160 TDP, while a 5700 has 180 TDP. Not that huge of a difference. Temps and performance seem to be about the same give or take a few degrees/FPS. 5700 has 2GB more of RAM so there's that. But it lacks Ray Tracing which is kind of going to be a big deal eventually. 

What kills it for me right now though is the lack of Fans in any of the 5700 models. Blowers are dumb and noisy. Hopefully some company puts together a fan based model for around $300. The official launch editions of new GPUs are always more expensive than the ones that come later. So with any luck 5700 models with a fan will be $50 less than Nvidia's competition. 

P.S. The new Ryzen CPUs are just flat out better than Intel's CPUs. IMO 2700, or 2700X were great bang for your buck CPUs. New Ryzens are even better bang for your buck, and the 3900X beats Intel's best CPU in most everything. 

In fact, according to Hardware Unboxed, the GPU itself of the 5700 is consuming less energy than the 2060 (non-super) while outperforming the 2060 (non-super) across the board, while the 5700XT chip consumes as much as the 2060 super chip, but goes toe to toe with the 2070 super. But AMD's boards consume considerably more power, making their overall power consumption more even to their direct competitors, namingly the 2060 Super and 2070 Super.

I'll wait for some models with different coolers, as the chip has quite some reserves (Steve was able to get the chip to boost to about 2Ghz simply by setting the fan speed to 100%) and the coolers from Sapphire, Asus and Powercolor are generally more performant yet also much less noisy.