Gamers Nexus | MSI Listened to Us: RX 5700 XT Evoke Thermal Pad New vs. Old Test


MSI has revised its 5700 XT Evoke OC video card following our earlier criticisms of its thermal pads, having confirmed our findings and working to improve the design.
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We’re revisiting the MSI RX 5700 XT Evoke OC to test the new thermal pads vs. the old design, looking for improvement to GDDR6 memory temperatures. MSI’s original take on the 5700 XT GPU had it running the hottest GDDR6 memory thermals outside of the RX 5700 XT reference card, running dangerously close to over-temperature / overheating protections and GDDR6 TjMax.

The MSI RX 5700 XT Evoke OC original production run can now go back for re-application of new thermal pads, for owners of the existing cards.

Find our round-up of the best RX 5700 XT cards here:

Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC (Amazon):
Sapphire Pulse (Amazon):

Sapphire RX 5700 XT Nitro+ (Amazon):
Powercolor RX 5700 XT Red Devil (Amazon):

MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming X (Amazon):

ASRock RX 5700 XT Taichi X (Amazon):

MSI RX 5700 XT Evoke OC (Amazon):

ASUS RX 5700 XT Strix (Amazon):

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Editorial, Testing: Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman

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