On July 7th AMD did something historic by releasing both Ryzen 3rd generation processors and the highly anticipated Navi RX 5700/5700XT GPU’s which features 7nm technology. Fast forward to a month later and third-party GPU’s started hitting the shelf like ASUS’s new TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700. The TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 features a custom 2.7 slot fan cooler, full aluminum backplate, a 1750 MHz boost clock, and is a member of the TUF gaming alliance. Being a part of the TUF Gaming Alliance, the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 is guaranteed to be compatible with other TUF components and also maintains the TUF aesthetic so it matches other TUF hardware. Like many third-party cards, the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 comes in at a slight premium over reference cards but still remains affordable with an MSRP of $379.
We would like to thank ASUS for sending us the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 to review.
ASUS’s Take on the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700
- Part of the TUF Gaming Alliance
- Full aluminum backplate
- 2.7 slot design
- 1610 MHz (Base clock), 1750 MHz (Boost clock)
- 2304 stream processors
- 14 Gbps memory clock
TUF Gaming Alliance
TUF Gaming Alliance is the collaboration between ASUS and major PC-component manufacturers from brands such as Antec®, Apacer®, Ballistix, Cooler Master®, Corsair®, Deepcool, Enermax, G.Skill, GeIL®, In Win, Scythe, SilverStone, Team Group, and XPG. A TUF Gaming Alliance part guarantees aesthetic harmony as well as compatibility across all certified components. Hardware currently available under the TUF Gaming Alliance includes cases, motherboards, CPU coolers, DRAM and power supplies.