Powercolor Radeon 5700 XT 8GB RAM £359.99 delivered @ Amazon.co.uk
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Powercolor Radeon 5700 XT 8GB RAM £359.99 delivered @ Amazon.co.uk

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Posted 6th Oct
These seem to be getting cheaper by the week! I bought the Sapphire version for around the same price open box, at full price it was £390 just 2 weeks ago! Seems like a bargain.
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This was 349 just last week, as I posted that deal. Decent price but I would personally go with a 5700 for £310 and flash it.
3anana06/10/2019 18:46

This was 349 just last week, as I posted that deal. Decent price but I …This was 349 just last week, as I posted that deal. Decent price but I would personally go with a 5700 for £310 and flash it.


The difference between this and the 5700 is neglible. Did you buy the 5700? What idle and load temps are you getting?
its a blower card, they get toasty
waxsta06/10/2019 18:52

The difference between this and the 5700 is neglible. Did you buy the …The difference between this and the 5700 is neglible. Did you buy the 5700? What idle and load temps are you getting?



Its usually in the mid ot high 70s when i had the blower on, a couple of degrees cooler and a couple db quieter (stock) compared to the XT. Flashed and overclocked they're pretty much the same. The flash is more value with partner models (pulse, red dragon) because of their superior coolers but their pricing in the UK is pretty terrible whereas in the US they are usually close in price to a reference 5700.
Edited by: "3anana" 6th Oct
Carling.Fosters06/10/2019 19:04

its a blower card, they get toasty


I've managed to set higher fan speeds and reduce the temps to around 80 degrees under load. It does get loud but I use headphones. Apparently even if the card hits 100 degrees, it's within spec and functions as per normal.
waxsta06/10/2019 19:20

I've managed to set higher fan speeds and reduce the temps to around 80 …I've managed to set higher fan speeds and reduce the temps to around 80 degrees under load. It does get loud but I use headphones. Apparently even if the card hits 100 degrees, it's within spec and functions as per normal.


its the heat that these blower cards kick out the back of your pc thats the problem, ya dont need a radiator, thes will heat your room up just fine :P
Carling.Fosters06/10/2019 19:22

its the heat that these blower cards kick out the back of your pc thats …its the heat that these blower cards kick out the back of your pc thats the problem, ya dont need a radiator, thes will heat your room up just fine :P


Good thing for the UK winter IMO
Carling.Fosters06/10/2019 19:22

its the heat that these blower cards kick out the back of your pc thats …its the heat that these blower cards kick out the back of your pc thats the problem, ya dont need a radiator, thes will heat your room up just fine :P



I'd like to introduce you to 2x GTX 480. Or if you prefer CPUs, a single 9990XE that uses 500W on its own.
Edited by: "3anana" 6th Oct
3anana06/10/2019 19:51

I'd like to introduce you to 2x GTX 480. Or if you prefer CPUs, a single …I'd like to introduce you to 2x GTX 480. Or if you prefer CPUs, a single 9990XE that uses 500W on its own.


I remember the Fermi architecture well. I used to play Tom Clancy's Hawx with my 480 and heat up the room to toasty levels.
LazybeatX06/10/2019 21:12

I remember the Fermi architecture well. I used to play Tom Clancy's Hawx …I remember the Fermi architecture well. I used to play Tom Clancy's Hawx with my 480 and heat up the room to toasty levels.



A great space heater for winter. How innovative of team green to offer a product that does more than render pixels. The heat was way more useful than raytracing ever will on current RTX.
Edited by: "3anana" 6th Oct
LazybeatX06/10/2019 21:12

I remember the Fermi architecture well. I used to play Tom Clancy's Hawx …I remember the Fermi architecture well. I used to play Tom Clancy's Hawx with my 480 and heat up the room to toasty levels.



Phhhfff, I had a R9 295X2 for a short while.
ollie8707/10/2019 09:11

Phhhfff, I had a R9 295X2 for a short while.


I had the 3DFX Voodoo from back when discreet graphics card were first introduced. Beat that
waxsta07/10/2019 11:28

I had the 3DFX Voodoo from back when discreet graphics card were first …I had the 3DFX Voodoo from back when discreet graphics card were first introduced. Beat that



I've been building PCs since before PCI existed, so yeah, I've also had 3DFX products.

We were very much a PC gaming household growing up.
Edited by: "ollie87" 7th Oct
ollie8707/10/2019 11:30

I've been building PCs since before PCI existed, so yeah, I've also had …I've been building PCs since before PCI existed, so yeah, I've also had 3DFX products.We were very much a PC gaming household growing up.


My first PC was the Amstrad PC, black and white. Then came CGA colors. Then tower PCs. Ah the golden age of PCs
waxsta07/10/2019 11:33

My first PC was the Amstrad PC, black and white. Then came CGA colors. …My first PC was the Amstrad PC, black and white. Then came CGA colors. Then tower PCs. Ah the golden age of PCs



Yeah I used to use an old Amstrad with a CGA screen at my grandad's house, until we built him a 386 to replace it.

The first machine I used with my Dad's Apple ][e, I learnt how to use some very simple BASIC when I was about 4-5(ish). Was good when I got to Primary School and they were still using BBC Micros in the classroom, other kids were in awe. Haha.
Edited by: "ollie87" 7th Oct
ollie8707/10/2019 11:35

Yeah I used to use an old Amstrad with a CGA screen at my grandad's house, …Yeah I used to use an old Amstrad with a CGA screen at my grandad's house, until we built him a 386 to replace it.The first machine I used with my Dad's Apple ][e, I learnt how to use BASIC when I was about 4-5(ish).


I had the Apple too! You are a legend
Thinking about getting one, thank you!
David_F07/10/2019 15:44

Thinking about getting one, thank you!


If you do get it, make sure to set the fan speeds manually as the defaults don't go higher than 40% making the blower fan more or less inaudible however the card gets really hot, like 95+ degrees. Again I don't think this is a problem, but it's unnerving to think that something in your pc is getting close to the boiling temp of water.

I've set mine to start at 20% and when going over 80 degree I've set it to 60%. Under full load I get around 91 degrees.

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Edited by: "waxsta" 7th Oct
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