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ASUS RX 5700 TUF Gaming X3 OC Edition Review

Here, we take a further look at the impact of our overclock, looking at the increased temperatures, acoustics and power draw.



Power consumption


When running with this overclock, we saw an increase in GPU edge temperature from 61C to 66C, while junction temperature rose from 82C to 91C – though this is still 19C less than AMD's official maximum figure of 110C.

Fan speed also increased, from 1850rpm up to 2150rpm (46%), though that wasn't enough to keep memory temperatures rising another 4C, up to 88C. Still, 48dB is definitely getting quite loud so again we are suffering the consequences of the lack of VRAM cooling.

Lastly, power draw rose more than I was anticipating, with our system pulling an extra 70W with the GPU overclocked. It would really depend on your priorities (and electric prices) whether the 6% performance increase was worth this extra power.

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