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MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Mech OC @ Amzon.fr £353.67 (only £340.00 with a fee free card).
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MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Mech OC @ Amzon.fr £353.67 (only £340.00 with a fee free card).

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Posted 11th Nov
Grabbed one of these last week, but didn't want to post the deal until I had tested it, since it has varying reviews of being better/worse/the-same-as a blower card.

It's a great price, but not the best card for temperatures, build quality seems OK for the cheapest card 5700XT I could find in the world at the time. The fee free price of £340.00 delivered is great.


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It's out of stock right now, but keeps coming back (cancelled orders?) and I figured that given the expected date of 24th November, you can back order one, and if nothing better comes along for Black Friday/Cyber Monday then you are on to a winner.
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Terrible heatsink which runs hot and loud. Better off wtih a reference one. This is almost as bad as the TUF X3.
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Terrible heatsink which runs hot and loud. Better off wtih a reference one. This is almost as bad as the TUF X3.
Don't buy this version. Search for: MSI gaming X, Gigabyte OC, Sapphire nitro+, Sapphire pulse, powercolor Red Devil, Asus strix.
Damix_brak11/11/2019 11:18

Don't buy this version. Search for: MSI gaming X, Gigabyte OC, Sapphire …Don't buy this version. Search for: MSI gaming X, Gigabyte OC, Sapphire nitro+, Sapphire pulse, powercolor Red Devil, Asus strix.



The strix isn't that good either, and more expensive than all the others. The best ones to go for are the pulse, red dragon or gigabyte OC.
3anana11/11/2019 11:14

Terrible heatsink which runs hot and loud. Better off wtih a reference …Terrible heatsink which runs hot and loud. Better off wtih a reference one. This is almost as bad as the TUF X3.


How many did you test vs. the blower? I have to say I've only got the one unit, and vs. the Powercolor 5700XT blower card I compared it against, in an NZXT H500i there was little to no difference in temperatures or noise when gaming, and running Superposition stress test for 6+ hours.
Steer clear of this card, runs hot and unacceptably loud.
If everything is about the same as the reference i'd get one of them as the PCBs are supposed to be better
Uncommon.Sense11/11/2019 11:21

How many did you test vs. the blower? I have to say I've only got the one …How many did you test vs. the blower? I have to say I've only got the one unit, and vs. the Powercolor 5700XT blower card I compared it against, in an NZXT H500i there was little to no difference in temperatures or noise when gaming, and running Superposition stress test for 6+ hours.



Its not the surface temp but the memory and VRMs which run hotter with these, because MSI cheaped out on that part of the heatsink. And DRAM running hotter shortens its lifespan by quite a bit.

I've tried 2 blower XTss and 1 regular, and 1 evoke. This mech is a cut down version of the evoke which I already wouldn't recommend.
Edited by: "3anana" 11th Nov
darynq11/11/2019 11:39

If everything is about the same as the reference i'd get one of them as …If everything is about the same as the reference i'd get one of them as the PCBs are supposed to be better


I agree, in this instance the card need to be 1.) As cheap as possible and 2.) As short as possible in order to fit in the case it was being built into.

I ended up removing the plastic back plate as it wasn't doing anything, and the fan speeds dropped, so it seems MSI put this on purely for aesthetics, and screw the thermals.

At the end of the day it is the cheapest AIB card available, and if you are on a low-mid budget then the £40 cost of a 'better' card could be the difference between a better PSU/Motherboard or other component.
3anana11/11/2019 11:14

Terrible heatsink which runs hot and loud. Better off wtih a reference …Terrible heatsink which runs hot and loud. Better off wtih a reference one. This is almost as bad as the TUF X3.


No youre not better off with reference
Norseg11/11/2019 12:02

No youre not better off with reference


Compared to this version, you are.
Skwoddie11/11/2019 12:03

Compared to this version, you are.


Edited by: "Norseg" 11th Nov
Skwoddie11/11/2019 12:03

Compared to this version, you are.


I think that there is a disconnect between people with first hand information and reviews. This card runs at a similar temp and noise level to the reference card(s), but is a good bit shorter (doesn't matter for most), it also boosts a little higher which isn't a bad thing either.

Again if you are on a budget, then saving £40+ on a card for a few dB of noise vs. the next best AIB card is a good option. Obviously there are going to be people who disagree, and that is their prerogative and should they choose a better/more expensive card then you can't really argue since personal preference is subjective after all.

On a side note, when I first tested the card it was on an open test bench, not in a case and it was much hotter/louder that when it was fitted in a case. It would seem that this card really beenfits from the airflow through the case over the heatsink .
Horses for courses, but personally can't recommend any of the MSI 5700 series offerings. Ultimately if you want a good AMD card, powercolor and sapphire are generally the go-to choices.
3anana11/11/2019 12:38

Horses for courses, but personally can't recommend any of the MSI 5700 …Horses for courses, but personally can't recommend any of the MSI 5700 series offerings. Ultimately if you want a good AMD card, powercolor and sapphire are generally the go-to choices.


I agree with this comment fully!
comshoplesce11/11/2019 16:20

https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/8GB-Powercolor-RX-5700XT-Dual-DDR6--Retail-_1327918.html:)


It's an awesome price, but using have to use freight forwarding as no direct shipment to the UK, so it made it cost more than this card.
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comshoplesce11/11/2019 18:31

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Yes, that who I noramlly use, and the cost is ~€20 making it the same price or more as this
Uncommon.Sense11/11/2019 18:35

Yes, that who I noramlly use, and the cost is ~€20 making it the same p …Yes, that who I noramlly use, and the cost is ~€20 making it the same price or more as this



Even at the same price it is a better deal as that is a superior card.
3anana11/11/2019 18:42

Even at the same price it is a better deal as that is a superior card.


I do not disagree, but there is no way to easily return if it is faulty, unlike Amazon as you have to pay shipping to Germany out of your own pocket. If you use Amazon they pay the shipping, if the item is faulty, as you had it shipped to you directly.
Uncommon.Sense11/11/2019 12:22

I think that there is a disconnect between people with first hand …I think that there is a disconnect between people with first hand information and reviews. This card runs at a similar temp and noise level to the reference card(s), but is a good bit shorter (doesn't matter for most), it also boosts a little higher which isn't a bad thing either.Again if you are on a budget, then saving £40+ on a card for a few dB of noise vs. the next best AIB card is a good option. Obviously there are going to be people who disagree, and that is their prerogative and should they choose a better/more expensive card then you can't really argue since personal preference is subjective after all.On a side note, when I first tested the card it was on an open test bench, not in a case and it was much hotter/louder that when it was fitted in a case. It would seem that this card really beenfits from the airflow through the case over the heatsink .


I had one of these. Loud and hot. It died within 3 hours. It was clearly a dud, but wouldn’t go near one. Plenty of other XT options. In face I got a vanilla 5700 and flashed with XT Bios for performance sitting somewhere between the two.
Anyone have any experience returning and getting a replacement GPU sent out from Ebuyer?

Guy on the phone just said my card would be inspected and a replacement sent out asap, wouldn't give me any real idea of if that means 5 days or 15 days...?
Sjbx_0712/11/2019 12:46

Anyone have any experience returning and getting a replacement GPU sent …Anyone have any experience returning and getting a replacement GPU sent out from Ebuyer?Guy on the phone just said my card would be inspected and a replacement sent out asap, wouldn't give me any real idea of if that means 5 days or 15 days...?


eBuyer is 50/50. How long did you own the card prior to returning it?
Uncommon.Sense12/11/2019 13:07

eBuyer is 50/50. How long did you own the card prior to returning it?


About 14 hours, it was basically dead on arrival, I spent a day trying every possible method to get it working before giving up and starting a return.
Sjbx_0712/11/2019 14:06

About 14 hours, it was basically dead on arrival, I spent a day trying …About 14 hours, it was basically dead on arrival, I spent a day trying every possible method to get it working before giving up and starting a return.

It should be no issue then as it was effectively DOA. If it was over 28 days they can be a pain, if I were you I'd chase them and ask when they are sending the replacement card.
Uncommon.Sense12/11/2019 14:18

It should be no issue then as it was effectively DOA. If it was over 28 …It should be no issue then as it was effectively DOA. If it was over 28 days they can be a pain, if I were you I'd chase them and ask when they are sending the replacement card.


Yeah, I'm not too worried about them not supplying a replacement, more about how long they might take, I sent them a message yesterday so I'll give them the rest of the day to reply before giving them a call tomorrow, cheers

It wasn't this card in case anyone is wondering, it's the sapphire pulse 5700 xt I've had the issues with.
Sjbx_0712/11/2019 14:36

Yeah, I'm not too worried about them not supplying a replacement, more …Yeah, I'm not too worried about them not supplying a replacement, more about how long they might take, I sent them a message yesterday so I'll give them the rest of the day to reply before giving them a call tomorrow, cheers It wasn't this card in case anyone is wondering, it's the sapphire pulse 5700 xt I've had the issues with.


Fair enough, at least you are on the ball with them.

I had a load of the Sapphire RX580 Nitro's end up being faulty or DOA., many more so than the Powercolor cards, although they were not immune. Let's hope that the next one you get sent lasts well outside the warranty period, and if not pray eBuyer aren't iunvolved in the RMA.
Uncommon.Sense12/11/2019 14:57

Fair enough, at least you are on the ball with them. I had a load of the …Fair enough, at least you are on the ball with them. I had a load of the Sapphire RX580 Nitro's end up being faulty or DOA., many more so than the Powercolor cards, although they were not immune. Let's hope that the next one you get sent lasts well outside the warranty period, and if not pray eBuyer aren't iunvolved in the RMA.


I've never had much luck with gpu's, I think this is the 3rd out of 4 or 5 that I've had to return basically within a week, and I don't even push them with overclocking, not until I've had them for while at least.
Sjbx_0712/11/2019 15:08

I've never had much luck with gpu's, I think this is the 3rd out of 4 or 5 …I've never had much luck with gpu's, I think this is the 3rd out of 4 or 5 that I've had to return basically within a week, and I don't even push them with overclocking, not until I've had them for while at least.


I couldn't even count how many GPU's/Graphics cards I use per year, let alone over the last decade. I have noticed a trend of them seeming to become less reliable in general, but nothing out of the ordinary and nothing I have solid numbers for, you get the odd blip like the hideous amounts of faulty RTX 20080 TI's from last year, but overall I think some people are literally just unlucky, and others more fortunate.

The problem with any analysis of faults when you are not an SI or manufacturer is you only have first hand information, and the odd comment on the internet to go with, and we all know people are way more likely to complain than they are praise when something works.
Uncommon.Sense12/11/2019 15:17

I couldn't even count how many GPU's/Graphics cards I use per year, let …I couldn't even count how many GPU's/Graphics cards I use per year, let alone over the last decade. I have noticed a trend of them seeming to become less reliable in general, but nothing out of the ordinary and nothing I have solid numbers for, you get the odd blip like the hideous amounts of faulty RTX 20080 TI's from last year, but overall I think some people are literally just unlucky, and others more fortunate.The problem with any analysis of faults when you are not an SI or manufacturer is you only have first hand information, and the odd comment on the internet to go with, and we all know people are way more likely to complain than they are praise when something works.


Aye, that's why when the guy offered a different version i decided against changing it, just as much chance one of them will be faulty as far as I know.

I asked the guy if they are getting many back and if any Rx 5700 XT's are looking more reliable than my one but he claimed I'm the first 5700xt return he's had.

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