[SOLVED] 5700xt Strix vs 2070 Super Ventus

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Right now I'm in a toss up between choosing two GPUs.

After being terribly disappointed with my Vega 64, I've decided to sell it and swap it out for something... quieter.
So these are my two choices I have
2070 Super Ventus OC
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX78037 465.34 usd
RX 5700xt Strix oc
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX79287 419.57 usd

I'm currently running a 3600x on a tuf x570 plus (wifi)

I'm generally team red and I much prefer the aesthetics of the Strix. However in the end I care the most about performance, noise profiles and the cost. I was talked into the 2070 Super by the sales person today but I was assured I could exchange within seven days.
Alas after an afternoon scouring the internet about both cards I could not come to a decision given the price of both cards at the moment. So I came to my favourite computer forums to lurk on as well as post occasionally.
Thanks for any help
 
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Phaaze88

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The guy who helped me in the shop had mentioned that the strix may get louder over time as I use it. Would I be wrong to assume that logic could really apply to any card?
That applies to any card.

Also is the 2070 super really going to be very much quieter with its smaller heat sink and 2 fans?
It's not going to be a significant difference. These are both 200w+ gpus.
To clarify on dual and triple fan gpu models:
-triple fan coolers can provide the same degree of cooling as dual fan at the lower rpm ranges; theoretically being quieter than dual.
-triple fan coolers also cool slightly better than dual... at max rpm... yeah.
-gpus are equipped with over 3000rpm fans, in most cases making them the potentially loudest device in the PC. Whatever fancy-pants blade design a manufacturer may advertise, a fan is only going to be so 'quiet' when it's running over 1500rpm.


The RX 5700xt Strix OC appears to have a problem with power efficiency:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd7bTccL9fo
[Older video, so disregard the mention of pricing.]

The gpu bios update containing the fix is located here: https://www.asus.com/us/Graphics-Cards/ROG-STRIX-RX5700XT-O8G-GAMING/HelpDesk_BIOS/
The fix aside, wouldn't it make more sense to consider a different RX 5700XT?
Although it does have a 'silent mode', it's kinda counterproductive on a gpu with a beefed up VRM(power delivery), higher core and memory factory overclocks, and a beefy cooler(it's a 3-slot card) to accommodate all that - an overclockers dream...
 
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Phaaze88

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However in the end I care the most about performance, noise profiles and the cost.
Performance: 2070 Super - but we're talking less than a 10% difference here...
Noise: 2070 Super
Cost/Value: RX 5700XT

Something else to bring to mind: for awhile now, Nvidia's gpus have had the more power efficient design over AMD.
So on average, the 2070 Super won't pull as much power as the RX 5700XT, so it should the the cooler, and quieter card.

What's your case, by the way?
 
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Performance: 2070 Super - but we're talking less than a 10% difference here...
Noise: 2070 Super
Cost/Value: RX 5700XT

Something else to bring to mind: for awhile now, Nvidia's gpus have had the more power efficient design over AMD.
So on average, the 2070 Super won't pull as much power as the RX 5700XT, so it should the the cooler, and quieter card.

What's your case, by the way?
My case currently is this right here, but green:
https://www.newegg.com/black-red-raidmax-viper-gx-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811156303
I'm planning to switch everything into one of the Lian Li 011 dynamics very soon.
Also is the 2070 super really going to be very much quieter with its smaller heat sink and 2 fans?
The guy who helped me in the shop had mentioned that the strix may get louder over time as I use it. Would I be wrong to assume that logic could really apply to any card?

Edit: Also I now see the Strix has a silent mode, think it'd still be louder if it stayed on that?
 
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Phaaze88

Glorious
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The guy who helped me in the shop had mentioned that the strix may get louder over time as I use it. Would I be wrong to assume that logic could really apply to any card?
That applies to any card.

Also is the 2070 super really going to be very much quieter with its smaller heat sink and 2 fans?
It's not going to be a significant difference. These are both 200w+ gpus.
To clarify on dual and triple fan gpu models:
-triple fan coolers can provide the same degree of cooling as dual fan at the lower rpm ranges; theoretically being quieter than dual.
-triple fan coolers also cool slightly better than dual... at max rpm... yeah.
-gpus are equipped with over 3000rpm fans, in most cases making them the potentially loudest device in the PC. Whatever fancy-pants blade design a manufacturer may advertise, a fan is only going to be so 'quiet' when it's running over 1500rpm.


The RX 5700xt Strix OC appears to have a problem with power efficiency:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd7bTccL9fo
[Older video, so disregard the mention of pricing.]

The gpu bios update containing the fix is located here: https://www.asus.com/us/Graphics-Cards/ROG-STRIX-RX5700XT-O8G-GAMING/HelpDesk_BIOS/
The fix aside, wouldn't it make more sense to consider a different RX 5700XT?
Although it does have a 'silent mode', it's kinda counterproductive on a gpu with a beefed up VRM(power delivery), higher core and memory factory overclocks, and a beefy cooler(it's a 3-slot card) to accommodate all that - an overclockers dream...
 
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That applies to any card.


It's not going to be a significant difference. These are both 200w+ gpus.
To clarify on dual and triple fan gpu models:
-triple fan coolers can provide the same degree of cooling as dual fan at the lower rpm ranges; theoretically being quieter than dual.
-triple fan coolers also cool slightly better than dual... at max rpm... yeah.
-gpus are equipped with over 3000rpm fans, in most cases making them the potentially loudest device in the PC. Whatever fancy-pants blade design a manufacturer may advertise, a fan is only going to be so 'quiet' when it's running over 1500rpm.


The RX 5700xt Strix OC appears to have a problem with power efficiency:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd7bTccL9fo
[Older video, so disregard the mention of pricing.]

The gpu bios update containing the fix is located here: https://www.asus.com/us/Graphics-Cards/ROG-STRIX-RX5700XT-O8G-GAMING/HelpDesk_BIOS/
The fix aside, wouldn't it make more sense to consider a different RX 5700XT?
Although it does have a 'silent mode', it's kinda counterproductive on a gpu with a beefed up VRM(power delivery), higher core and memory factory overclocks, and a beefy cooler(it's a 3-slot card) to accommodate all that - an overclockers dream...
Thank you for clearing all of this up! You asked a great question, why not consider a different RX 5700XT. Something I should've asked myself, hah! I see I can get the Red Devil as well as the Nitro+ at the same price until the 2nd. I think I may go with the Nitro+ because it seems the looks will fit my build better. The reviews seem to say the two are very similar.
 

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