ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 GPU Review: Page 4 of 9

Posted by James Keir on Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 8:00am

A Closer Look

Now that the ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 has been released from its packaging, we get our first hands-on look at the GPU. It follows a similar look as other TUF hardware we have looked at with an army-like design and a black/grey color scheme. We like that the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 excluded the TUF yellow that other TUF components have had, making the GPU easier to match non-TUF builds.

ASUS RX 5700 TUF

Taking a look at the fans, the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 includes a custom triple-fan cooler with each fan being 75mm in size and consisting of 9 blades. To carry on the TUF aesthetic, each fan either has a silver TUF Gaming logo or “ASUS” writing in the center.

ASUS RX 5700 TUF

Turing the RX 5700 to its side, we find that it requires both a 6pin and 8pin PCIe power connectors and includes a small RGB strip on the left of the card. Beside the RGB strip, the TUF theme is continued with a silver TUF Gaming logo as well as some added more silver accents toward the right.

ASUS RX 5700 TUF

Moving to the ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700’s aluminum backplate, the army-design we seen on the front is carried on to the back. It also contains some subtle TUF/ASUS branding that is written in back on both sides on the backplate.

ASUS RX 5700 TUF

The TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 comes with three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors and a single HDMI connector. We like that ASUS went the extra mile and blacked out the I/O plate so that It better matches the aesthetics of the card.

ASUS RX 5700 TUF

Once we installed the ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700, its single RGB lit up with a nice blue/purple gradient.

ASUS RX 5700 TUF

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