Final Thoughts & Conclusion
Being the first Navi card that I have had, I am equally impressed with the strides AMD has made in the GPU market as well as the ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 GPU itself. Out of the box, the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 went toe-to-toe with RTX 2070 and beating RTX 2060 Supers. This is quite impressive since the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 has only an MSRP of $379 with the MSRP’s of the RTX 2060 Supers ranging from $399 - $419 for comparable models.
If you’re an overclocker like me, you will be amazed by how much additional performance you can unlock using GPU Tweak. Once I unlocked all the sliders with “Overclock Range Enhancement”, I was able to achieve a core clock of 2125 MHz, which is well beyond the original boost of 1750 MHz. This gave me a mind-blowing 13.5% increased performance during our Timespy benchmark even with the default memory clock of 1750 MHz. The only issue I ran into was that when I enabled “Overclock Range Enhancement” mode the memory refused to apply clock above 1750 MHz. Once this bug is fixed, we might even able to get extra performance from the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700.
Even though the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 is a member of the TUF Gaming Alliance, ASUS went with a neutral color scheme of black and silver. This makes the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 a possibility for even non-TUF builds since the neutral colors should match most builds. Personally, I really enjoy the army-like design of TUF components and the design used on the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 is no different.
If you’re planning your TUF build or just looking for a GPU that performs great and both 1080/1440p, I highly recommend you give the ASUS TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 a look.
Amazing job, ASUS!