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Comment reply on Forum Topic "5700 XT for 4K gaming: The card to beat for the price?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

I was actually goong to say the same thing you did and I own a 5700xt. I play at 1440p 90+fps though.

Its a great card for the 1440p territory. But 4k? Nope. Also 4k is a gimmick in my opinion thst really doesnt offer more than 1440p.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Constant game crashes"

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

If it cannot get a regular 3dmark run done with consistancy than I would contact Sapphire and RMA. The chance of a defect if fairly high.

Another option would be to physiclly open the card and inspect the pcb, re apply thermal compound, and re seat the hear sink.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best GPU for a $2k System budget?"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

If you are going to go with a 5700xt choose one of these

  • Nitro+
  • Pulse
  • MSI gaming x
  • Red devil
  • Gigabyte

Ones NOT to get

  • MSI evoke
  • XFX THICC II or III

The evoke has some of the worst memory thermal pads I have ever seen.

The THICC models have more plastic furnishing on them than heat sink material.

If you want to see for yourself, look up Gamers Nexus. They did a very detailed overview of most 5700xt models.

If you want to save on the cpu, get a Ryzen 3700 or 3800. They will preform very well for the task at hand, come with a decent box cooler, and overall easier to cool.

Also make sure your motherboard can support the RAM you pick. Check the manufacturer QVL list for that motherboard. Not all boards can properly support above 3200 speeds.

I dont think a 360 rad AIO will even fit properly in a Mechify C. Great case but its very compact. Keep that in mind.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I know if this GPU is compatible with my MB ?"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point
  1. You can underclock, but the factory settings should be just fine.

  2. There is tools yes for total system usage but most are unreliable. The best way would to get a power meter and see how much power you are pulling from the wall.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I know if this GPU is compatible with my MB ?"

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Morherboard compatability comes down to a few iteams, but as your board is recent, these should not be an issue.

  1. Your top PCI-E slot should be x16, your mobo manual will confirm.

  2. The slot should be PCI-E 3.0 and no reason for it not to be.

  3. Run DDU before you install it. Display driver uninstaller. It gets rid of all display drivers and makes a clean slate for the new device.

I have a 650 watt psu as well and it supports a ryzen 5 1600 and a rx 5700xt so you should be good there.

It probably will produce more heat, but should not be too much more. I dont know the numbers off hand but just look up reviews on that specific model and you will find the details.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Constant game crashes"

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

Its been 11 days since I asked to run a simple graphics test to try and start narrowing things down instead of blindly guessing. I would say the same thing for you. Run a stress test like 3d mark or whatever you think is appropriate, and make sure the card can pass. That will at least narrow things down.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Constant game crashes"

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Run 3d mark TimeSpy for me, idc about score just want it to finish.

I own this exact card and have had zero issues with Destiny 2. Almost 80 hours put in since they moved to Steam

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Drivers for RX 5000 - Are they still bad?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Odyssey is a unoptimized mess of a game.

Red Dead probably will be in a bad place too based on Rockstar’s history with GTAV optimization.

Cyberpunk? Anybody’s guess but will probably be very well optimized.

Anyway I play at max settings, 1440p, 144hz

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Drivers for RX 5000 - Are they still bad?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Currently own a Radeon RX 5700xt Sapphire Pulse using latest drivers as of writing

Before this card, I had a MSI Radeon Rx 580 Armor Oc

My experience has been nothing short of excellent. In the games I play, Borderlands 3, Destiny 2, Warframe, Eve Online, Factorio, and Satisfactory I have had only one major issue, with Borderlands 3’s Bx12 mode. I belive thats a game issue and not drivers

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5700 xt in VR"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I must be one of the lucky ones then, I have been having very few issues with my 5700xt. Games like Destiny 2, BL3, Warframe, etc run properly. I do have issues with Dx12 in BL3 but thats a game implemention issue I believe.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5700 xt in VR"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Red Devil is a good pick, one of the top preformers. I personally have the Sapphire Pulse model because of inventory and I liked it. So why not?

I would avoid the Evoke from MSI and the THICC II from XFX though. Both have had issues

  • Evoke. First released with far too small thermal pads on the memory resulting in overheating. Very simple mistake and no idea if its corrected yet.

  • thicc II. Uses stainless steel as the contact plate....also the card’s size is mostly plastic furnishings. The hear sink is far smaller than it should be visually. Its just an optical illusion to make you think its better.

Other than those two, havent heard many issues of the other models out there.

*My knowladge comes from the following sources

  • my experience with my Pulse 5700XT
  • GamersNexus gpu comparisons -Buildzoid pcb breakdowns
  • Hardware Unboxed gpu comparisons
  • Science Studio gpu comparisons

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which 5700XT?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sapphire Pulse owner here. Love this card

There are some models you should just not to get

MSI Evoke oc - initially came with too small memory chip thermal pads. IF its fixed, its a good option. IF not, avoid

XFX - Thicc II - has fan control problems, and temps are much higher than it should be. Card also uses a smaller heat sink than you would expect, and a stainless steel contact plate which is the worst choice.

Gigabyte, Sapphire, Asus, Powercolor are all wonderful options for their 5700xt’s.

I cannot say yes or no on the Asrock cards as I have not seen one reviewed yet.

What all have in common:

They all preform the same, or similar. This is a limitation AMD put, so overclocking is limited on these cards

What is the difference?

The difference is noise, thermals, and creature comforts like bios switches.

One of the best places for thorough 5700xt comparisons is Gamers Nexus and Hardware Unboxed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5700 custom"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

As a Radeon rx 5700xt Sapphire Pulse owner, I can second this.

Mine gets to its boost clock of 2054 with ease, and maxed its memory to 950mhz ( highest it will let me)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5700 xt in VR"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

VR ready is nothing more than a marketing tag line. It quite literally means nothing.

You want to look at the system requirements for whatever VR implimentation you want to use and use those specification recommendations. If its better then your good.

A 5700xt, especially a high end one like the red devil preforms very close to 2070Super levels.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Radeon 5700 XT vs RTX 2070 Super for 1440p gaming?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thats why I said it the way I did. It could be the game, or drivers, or any combination.

In the end just added it to show both good and bad experiences, trying to be as forthcoming as possible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Radeon 5700 XT vs RTX 2070 Super for 1440p gaming?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I can give feedback as a 5700xt owner.

Exact model: Sapphire Pulse 5700xt System: Ryzen 1600 @ 4.1ghz, 16gb of 3200 ram

Connected to a 1440p, 165hz monitor.

I play currently:

Factorio Borderlands 3 Warframe

In Factorio and Warframe, the card preforms remarkably, usually above 100fps at least.

In BL3, I get 60 to 70 fps at 1440p ultra (motion blur off, dx11 mode as dx12 doesnt like me)

I have crashed twice in bl3, but have no idea if its the driver or game’s fault honestly.

My card also is undervolted by -50mv, kept stock max core clock of 2054, and boosted memory to its max of 950mhz

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD CPU basics"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Aah, oops. Was mostly going off memory of the apu’s. Swore 2400g was 6 core, aah well. Learn and move on

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Ryzen Gaming Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm thats quite rare for that power level, nice then!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Ryzen Gaming Build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $415.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $102.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (White) 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1071.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-08 22:23 EDT-0400

Most B450 micro ATX boards suck, sadly the MSI Mortar is one of the few good ones. This ITX board is quite good even though bit more pricey

Switched you to a rx 5709xt. Cheaper than most 2070 Supers and competes in between a 2070 and 2070 super on the scales

No matter what you do a 550w psu wont be enough. These cards no matter what you pick need two PCI power connectors, most 550w psu’s do not have that. This Corsair rxm unit is the same one I use and it hasnt gone wrong

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Pick Z390 for Some Overclocking?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Motherboard ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $249.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $259.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-08 22:00 EDT-0400

You cant go wrong with the Taichi line

Ooh, sorry forget the fan, was for another recommendation

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is best for future-proofing?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Wait for a deal on a 9900k if you want to go that path, the kf is a scam in my opinion. It gives nothing new but “promised” 5 ghz out of the box. A specification a 9900k already has (with just a few minutes of BIOS tweaking)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "140 mm Fan Opinions Wanted"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Case Fan ARCTIC Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $9.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-08 21:46 EDT-0400

Thats the fans I use and I love them. Not flashy, etc, but work extremely well for my cooling needs. Only con is the cables are short.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can't use expansion slot. Is it the motherboard or the case that aren't sized properly?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use the right mobo standoffs for an ITX board?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Pick Z390 for Some Overclocking?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Just get a normal 9900k. The kf is a ripoff. Vast majority of 9900k’s can hit 5ghz very easily.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which CPU is better for Gaming (AMD or Intel)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to see an example AMD build in use, check out my completed build.

I am also in the process of upgrading to a rx 5700xt which preforms competitively with a RTX 2070 / 2070S.

And actually there is an error in that reply. Third gen Ryzen is not tied to X570. You can get a Ryzen 3000 cpu to work on any B350/450, X370/470 board as long as the BIOS is sufficiently updated so it can recognize third gen. For example the 3600 has the same power requirements, 65 Watt TDP as the 1600. So, for me as an example, I can just simply update my motherboard’s BIOS and slot in the new processor and have zero issues. The only thing you miss out of not using X570 is PCIe 4.0 which means nothing for many, many, many years. Not even the RTX titan or quadro cards can saturate a PCIe 3.0 16 lane slot yet.

And on the intel side, Z370 is still a viable option if you can find a good deal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5700 or 5700 XT"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand that, what I was trying to convey is if you time it right you have a good chance of grabbing an aib card. They are manufacturing on a weekly basis, but as soon as aib models hit store stocks they are sold quite quickly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD CPU basics"

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Very basics

  • 1xxx is first generation
  • 2xxx is second gen
  • 3xxx is third gen

G stands for an APU unit, they have integrated graphics

X simply means its a better binned chip that should boost slightly easier

Non X are still overclockable, all Ryzen processors are unlocked.

To farther expand,

  • 1200, 1300, 4 core parts
  • 2200G - 4 core APU
  • 2400, 3400 G - 6 core APU’s
  • 1500(x) - 4 core part
  • 1600, 2600, 3600 (x’s) - 6c 12t parts
  • 1700, 2700, 3700 (x’s) - 8c 16t parts
  • 1800(x), 3800(x) - 8c 16t
  • 3900(x) - 12c 24t
  • 3950x, soon to be released 12c 24t part

Aka the higher the number the greater the cores and threads, and newer versions have better clocks than previous versions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5700 or 5700 XT"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Also Sapphire is supposed to release the Nitro+ cards on the 16th. Should be a decent supply then.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2060S vs 2070 vs 2070S"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ray tracing wont be a real, mainstream feature for many, many years. Look at whats already supported.

Minecraft, Quake, full rayteaced. Those are ancient titles by today’s standards though

Shadow OTR, BV5, SWBFII(modern) all use raytracjng but its not even done well. All three titles do it differently and each is only limited to light reflections, which is only a portion of ray tracing.

Also the other RTX feature, DLSS, is virtually dead before it even got any attraction. Virtually no games support it and Nvidia themselves seem to not like it.

Also if your not buying a 2080 or above, the RT cores in the 2060 and 2070 series cards simply are not that good.

Im not saying its bad, but that tech is a long way off of maturity, and great chance that the current turing design may not even be compatible with future raytracing. Nobody can be for certain though.

Tldr, dont count out cards without raytracing just for that reason.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid vs Air Cooling"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

All I can say to the Mugen’s preformance is that is capable of keeping my Ryzen 5 160 cool under extreme stress tests. For example over a year ago I stressed my cpu using PRIME 95 for a full 24 hour period. The hottest the CPU package reached was 72c. Temps recorded with HW Monitor and NZXT Cam. The CPU was operating at 4.1ghz on a 1.3v overclock.

And what made it even more impressive was I could barely hear the fans spinning when I inspected the machine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid vs Air Cooling"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont have the Funa 2, but one of its cousins, the Scythe Mugen 5 rev B. If the Fuma is of the same quality than it will be one of the better coolers out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New AMD PC.. Bottlenecking? Problems. Help. FPS is also capped."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

70c under load is quite good. Keep in mind TJmax ( the max before thermal throttling) is usually 100c for a gpu in general. So you are doing well.

Play around with fan curves, different fan configurations, etc but your in a good place at least.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU overclocking"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What I meant is that a laptop cannot handle the extra heat generated from an overclocked part. Most laptops keep the components cool under load but with zero head room.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New AMD PC.. Bottlenecking? Problems. Help. FPS is also capped."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The psu fan is an intake and should always be face down as long as the case allows it ( in this case it does). This segregates the pau from the rest of the case thermals wise.

I would remove the two top fans. The flow of air should be front to back and since hot air rises, it wants to escape from the top. Thats why there is always a rear fan mount on any case.

I would do one of two things

  1. Remove the two top fans, call it a day there
  2. Remove the top two fans, but switch the rear most top to exhaust, and relocate the second do the bottom, pushing air up toward your gpu.

The dynamics of how air travels through a case is just as important.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question about thermal pads on GTX 1080 ti Founder's Edition"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://youtu.be/bQ-Y08enNG0

This is a teardown video for the 1080ti. It is from Gamers Nexus, one of the best PC youtube channels out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU overclocking"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What card?

Edit, didnt see laptop. Nvm.

Yes never oc a laptop gpu. It will overheat easy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New AMD PC.. Bottlenecking? Problems. Help. FPS is also capped."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Install MSI Afterburner if you have not and use its fan curve feature to change when fans increase in rpm.

Also look through your system bios. There should be fan curves for system and cpu fans. Adjust accordingly to your needs.

Speaking of case fans, I dont know your setup (forgive me if I missed it) but the best setup is fans pulling air in from the front and exhausting out the back.

The Focus G can support 6 fans total

  • 2 in front either 120 or 140
  • 2 on top either 120 or 140
  • 1 rear 120
  • 1 bottom 120

With that in mind I would recommend populating the front slots with two good quality 140mm fans, 1 120mm in the rear for exhaust, and consider another 120mm on the bottom blowing air directly onto your gpu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New AMD PC.. Bottlenecking? Problems. Help. FPS is also capped."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Your monitor uses freesynch adaptive technology. That feature is what allows you to get over 60 fps usually. You got a few hurdles.

  1. You must use displayport it your are not.
  2. You have an Nvidia card. Freesynch can work with Nvidia but its finiky. ( Nvidia has their own version called G synch)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2060S vs 2070 vs 2070S"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not consider a 5700xt? The board partner models report preformance in between the 2070 and 2070s at around $400 - $420 USD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "good cases that doesn't scratch"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Im a fan of Fractal Design. Id recommend looking into one of their many wonderful offerings

  • Mechify C, compact mid tower
  • Define R6, the flagship with more options than you could count
  • Define S / S2, simplified versions of the R series cases with more focus on water cooling and modularity support

I personally use a Define S in an airflow configuration and love it. Check my completed build for many pictures of the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best RAM for Ryzen 5 3600"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a kit of G skill Flare X 3200 Cl14, or other 3200 CL14 kit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI Motherboard & PSU Warning - Advice Pls."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The extra 4 pin is actually useless. The 8 pin eps that you should be using can handle up to 380 watts of power. You will need a 3900x or higher to even get close, and you would have to have it manually overclocked to the max as well.

The 4 pin is only needed for extreme overclocking. Also the vrm on that board will melt long before you reach the maximums the 8 pin can handle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2060 Super vs RX 5700"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I just picked up this 5700xt for $409 on Newegg. Its out of stock now but far cheaper than a 2060 super, 2070, or 2070 super, and preforms in the middle of a 2070 and 2070 super. And the pulse isnt even the best version Sapphire makes.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $416.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $416.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-06 22:51 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a 1440P Monitor to go with a 5700XT"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.newegg.com/black-qnix-m27eq-real165hz-27/p/3D4-000J-00003

Found this on Newegg. The price is the attractive bit, has all I want, but is TN. On that note, my current monitor is also TN, so at least used to it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will my PSU be enough?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the upgrade will move it to 480, but thanks for the peace of mind :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Got mine for about $50. They could have charged $80 and it would be still worth it. Amazes me how the Mugen 5 competes with the big dogs like Dark Rock 4, NH D15, etc

Comment reply on Forum Topic "B350 Compatability with Ryzen 3000?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, my 1600 runs perfectly, was more out of curiosity than anything else.

Mine runs at 4.1ghz @ 1.3v

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which 5700 XT?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

From my experience, Powercolor and Sapphire do the best job on AIB Radeon cards. And both of their 5700xt cards are very good.

Dont get the evoke from MSI though. Its loud in comparison.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally use the Scythe Mugen 5 rev B on my Ryzen 1600. Its one of the most impressive coolers I have ever seen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's with the 2070 crashing issue people are having?"

  • 8 months ago
  • -2 points

Its gigabyte. Sadly thats your answer. Gigabyte products are cheaper for a reason. They are the lowest end for the most part.

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