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Asus To Launch 5 Custom Navi Cards In August

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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In a post on their website, Asus, confirms they will launch custom Navi 5700 and 5700 XT cards this August.

They specifically cite the blower coolers and how enthusiast cases, “have more than enough airflow to exhaust waste heat without relying on the graphics card cooler for help.”

They continue,

“Our three families of custom Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards take advantage of the favorable thermal environment of enthusiast PCs by using open coolers with lots of heatsink surface area and fans to help Navi perform at its best. The only question is how mild or wild you want your RX 5700-series card to be.”

It looks both the 5700 and the 5700 XT will receive ROG Strix versions with 2.7” slot coolers. In effect, these cards will take up three expansion slots.

“A baseplate with our MaxContact finishing technology allows for better coupling between the underlying silicon and the cooler above, maximizing thermal transfer. We cap off that massive heatsink with three of our latest Axial-tech fans, which are designed with the smallest hubs and longest blades possible for the best performance around. We also wrap those blades with a reinforcing ring to focus airflow. Those three design choices maximize air pressure on the heatsink and enhance cooling power.”

Additionally, the 5700 and 5700 XT will receive TUF Gaming versions, also featuring 2.7” slot coolers.

“A 2.7-slot heatsink design means there’s plenty of metal underneath those fans to eliminate waste heat. On the TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 XT, we use a MaxContact baseplate to move heat away from the GPU as swiftly as possible. The TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 uses DirectCU III technology to bring the heatpipes running through the heatsink into direct contact with the GPU die for optimal thermal transfer.”

Finally, a Dual Radeon 5700 EVO will launch still later in the month, again featuring 2.7” slot coolers.

“Two Axial-tech fans move plenty of cooling air over the Dual card’s heatsink. That fin stack spans 2.7 slots to maximize the surface area available for dissipating waste heat. A DirectCU II contact zone ensures good heat transfer from the GPU silicon to the heatsink above. 0dB fan-stop technology ensures the Dual RX 5700 is a quiet companion under light loads.

With a subtle RGB LED accent on its side, a full-coverage backplate, Auto-Extreme assembly, and a rigorous 144-hour validation program, the Dual Radeon RX 5700 EVO gets you in the game with maximum performance per dollar and a minimum of fuss.”

For full specs, check out the link here.

Pricing and availability are below:

  • The ROG Strix Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 will be available worldwide on August 16, 2019.
  • The ASUS TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 will be available worldwide on August 23, 2019.
  • The ASUS Dual Radeon RX 5700 EVO will be available worldwide on August 30, 2019.

Thanks, PC Gamer.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.