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MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Evoke OC Edition tested – butter or margarine on bread? | English Review

The MSI RX 5700 Evoke OC Edition was deliberately placed by MSI below the Gaming and Gaming X models in order to be able to operate significantly cheaper on the market. In and of itself, such an endeavour is also very praiseworthy, whereby of course it always depends on where the manufacturer has set the red pen and has to save in order to really hit the price point customer-effectively. That's exactly what we want to test and question today.

With our tests, I can now finally use the new laboratory, which makes many things easier and better for me. But we will write a walkthrough article in due time. By the way, I would like to point out already at the beginning that I was (and am) in connection with MSI in the course of the tests concerning a modified BIOS with lower fan speeds. But more about that later in the article

In order to make the whole thing a little clearer and to get to the point a little bit more, I have kept the structure of the articles to a large extent, but now I rely more on tables with clear representation of the result values and specifications, which later also guarantee a better comparison of the cards among themselves.



Technical data and picture gallery

This time the design is visually very MSI-untypical, but that's why we have the picture gallery:

Matching the promised overview of the most important features:

Length (outer edge of slot bracket to end of card) 23.5 cm
Installation height (upper edge of PCIe slot to upper side of card) 12.0 cm
Front mounting depth (cooler body to underside of circuit board) 4.5 cm
Rear mounting depth (board to outside of backplate) 0.5 cm
Weight 885 g
Shroud Gold Metallic
ABS injectioning
Connectors 3x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
Special Features none

GPU-Z provides us with an initial overview of the other technical data:

The table gives a nice overview of the remaining technical data of the current and older comparison models:

Data AMD Radeon
RX 5700 XT
MSI RX 5700 XT
Evoke OC Edition
AMD Radeon
Vega 64
AMD Radeon
RX 5700
AMD Radeon
Vega 56
Architecture (GPU) Navi 10 Navi 10 Vega 10 Navi 10 Vega 10
CUDA Cores / SP 2560 2560 4096 2304 3584
(40 CU) (40 CU) (64 CU) (36 CU) (56 CU)
Texture Units
160 160 256 144 224
Texture Fillrate (Gtexels/s) 304,8 331 395,8 248,4 330
Base Clocks (MHz) 1605 1434 1274 1465 1156
Boost Clocks (MHz) 1755 (typical)
1905 (max.)
2069 (max.) 1546 1625 (typical)
1725 (max.)
Memory 8 GB GDDR6
14 Gbps
14 Gbps
14 Gbps
Bus Width (bit) 256 256 2048 256 2048
Memory Bandwidth (GB/s) 448 448 483,8 448 410
Rops 64 64 64 64 64
L2 Cache 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB
TGP/TBP 225 W 250 W 295 W 185 W 210 W
Billion. Transistor
10,3 10,3 12,5 10,3 12,5
The (mm2) 251 251 495 251 486
Node 7 nm 7 nm 14 nm 7 nm 14 nm
Multi GPU DX12/Volcano DX12/Volcano Cf DX12/Volcano Cf


Test system and measurement methods

The test system and methodology are well known, but since I now test independently here in Germany, the test system has also been upgraded again without having to consider the former US colleagues.

The summary in tabular form offers interested readers a quick overview:

Test systems and measuring rooms
Intel Core i9-9900 KF
2x 8GB KFA2 HoF DDR4 4000
1x 1 TByte Patriot Viper (NVMe System SSD)
1x Seagate FastSSD Portable USB-C
Seasonic Prime 1200 Watts, Titanium
Alphacool Ice Block XPX
5x Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 PWM (Closed Case Simulation)
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut (Therma Grease)
Lian Li PC-T70 (modified with shroud)
Modes: Open Benchtable, Closed Case
Monitor: Eizo EV3237-BK
Power Consumption:
Non-contact direct current measurement on the PCIe-Slot (Riser-Card)
Non-contact direct current measurement at the external PCIe power connectors
Direct voltage measurement at the respective connectors and at the power supply unit
2x Rohde & Black HMO 3054, 500 MHz Multichannel Oscilloscope
4x Rohde & Black HZO50, Current Clamps
4x Rohde & Schwarz HZ355, Probes
1x Rohde & Schwarz HMC 8012, Digital Multimeter
Infrared / Thermal Imager:
1x Optris PI640, 2x Xi400 Thermal Imager
Pix Connect Software
Noise / Acoustics:
NTI Audio M2211 (calibrated)
Steinberg UR12
Creative X7, Smaart v.7
Semi-anechoic measuring room, 3.5 x 1.8 x 2.2 m (LxDxH)
Axial measurements, perpendicular, measuring distance 50 cm
Noise emission in dBA (slow) as RTA measurement
Frequency spectrum as graphic
Operation System:
Windows 10 Pro (1903, all Updates)



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Igor Wallossek

Editor-in-chief and name-giver of igor'sLAB as the content successor of Tom's Hardware Germany, whose license was returned in June 2019 in order to better meet the qualitative demands of web content and challenges of new media such as YouTube with its own channel.

Computer nerd since 1983, audio freak since 1979 and pretty much open to anything with a plug or battery for over 50 years.

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