Why NOT to buy Radeon 5700 XT… Yet – Our Review

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  • Published: 09 July 2019
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    Two new Radeons compliment AMD’s simultaneous 3rd-gen Ryzen launch, but do they have the performance it takes to keep up with Nvidia’s RTX SUPER cards, or are they just hot air?

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  • RevolvingAce
    RevolvingAce  2 hours back

    Im really confuzled.

    • DragonNexus
      DragonNexus  3 hours back

      Anyone else hate that dimple thing in the design?


      It looks like someone dropped it on the edge of a table.

      • Mikael Eriksson
        Mikael Eriksson  1 days back

        Great quality guy .. love him . But need some food thought´s and workout´s , so that the ass and legs won't go for sleep for 1 hour after long toilet visit .. And also you can´t wipe your ass because all is so twisted in agony and you have to move

        • Blin 3
          Blin 3  2 days back

          i've bought the RX 5700 XT 3 weeks ago, no driver issues, perfect gaming experience

          • Blin 3
            Blin 3  2 hours back

            @Ronnie Buchholz sapphire nitro+, I also play codmw, no issues...

          • Ronnie Buchholz
            Ronnie Buchholz  2 hours back

            which version did you get? i got the rog strix on and i keep getting crashes in games and full pc crashes and codmw is unplayable

        • TheOneG36 జ్ఞ‌ా

          Sennheiser HD598 and HD600 does not have the same driver, because 598 shares the driver with 558 both of which are more then 10 years old https://en-de.sennheiser.com/audio-headphones-high-end-hd-558

          • p dub
            p dub  3 days back

            Anthony is like ASMR in my ears

            • Jacob Bayless
              Jacob Bayless  3 days back

              I just love his hand gestures they are so fluid.

              • Mike o
                Mike o  3 days back

                Anthony is my new favourite youtuber

                • Swizzlerz
                  Swizzlerz  4 days back

                  could you do some cross fire tests of 3.0 vrs 4.0 maybe one video card supporting 4.0 and the other running on 3.0 ... what i wonder is if i upgrade will my 1st get 16x 4.0 or will it stay 8 x 3.0 on both.

                  • aka Savage
                    aka Savage  5 days back

                    Glad I bought the XT

                    • moose meat
                      moose meat  3 days back

                      Which 1 did u get? im lookin to buy one aswel

                  • Talk ID
                    Talk ID  5 days back

                    Dude narration is well balanced not too fast and not roo squeaky and high pitchy loud as the other dude

                    • El Gran Sayaman
                      El Gran Sayaman  6 days back

                      00:30 booom ad bomb lol

                      • ardvacadoful
                        ardvacadoful  6 days back

                        Wendell your channel is L1 Techs not LTT

                        • Lemon Tree
                          Lemon Tree  6 days back

                          Pleasant to the ear, not to the eye.

                          • allothernamesbutthis
                            allothernamesbutthis  6 days back

                            in theory could amd make an adapter to convert a single input into 4 outputs for the gcn cards to then accelerate?

                            • omar Hammami
                              omar Hammami  6 days back

                              5:19 <3 <3 <3

                              • FreedZ
                                FreedZ  7 days back

                                Now I'm really confused... I almost bought the RX 5700 XT, before you've shown me the diagramm how it works with Creo, which I use a lot... that doesn't make that much sense to me^^

                                • Rick Sanders
                                  Rick Sanders  1 weeks back

                                  Anthony speaks like an Oblivion NPC. December 2019 is the 5700 worked out the kinks?

                                  • Bayerius
                                    Bayerius  1 weeks back

                                    are there still driver issues with the 5700 series?

                                  • Cristian Zaina
                                    Cristian Zaina  1 weeks back

                                    Anthony is my new favourite reviewer!

                                    • Kyle Calderwood
                                      Kyle Calderwood  1 weeks back

                                      Just curious now that it has been 4.5 months. What are your thoughts now? About to purchase a new GPU on my first ever AMD build (3700X) and torn between the 2070 Super and the 5700XT.

                                      • Tristan Franco
                                        Tristan Franco  6 days back

                                        I had a very negative experience with a red dragon 5700xt just one week ago.

                                    • arcos 025
                                      arcos 025  1 weeks back

                                      damn anthony looks like always sleepy

                                      • Yura Re’tord
                                        Yura Re’tord  1 weeks back

                                        Yeah, Ever since Linus was fired (maybe died but that is a rumor) the video quality has been way better. I hope his family is fine.

                                        • TassadarGR
                                          TassadarGR  1 weeks back

                                          in my country for black friday the gpu costs €550 / 605 without discount and say it has 42% discount to sell it for €320 / $352 instead of selling it at €320 and then apply the discount. scumbags. even in black friday i'm unlucky af. this is the only decent thing for PC i find with discount and it's a scam.

                                          • i4y
                                            i4y  1 weeks back

                                            Darn... I've watched this vid at launch but now I'm getting a 5700XT I'm watching it again and find out I didn't give Anthony a big thumbs up on the first time....Damn dude!

                                            • MrTenDollarMan
                                              MrTenDollarMan  1 weeks back

                                              Need help guys! Because im not a tech guy or soemthing and because i didnt understand almost anything from this video, here is the story. Im building a new pc with ryzen 5 3600. Is 5700 XT a good choice ( i read about crashes due to bad drivers, overheating ect). Are these problems solved or should i go with 2060super. Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks !!!

                                              • fatih yener
                                                fatih yener  2 weeks back

                                                5:17

                                                • Kernel Kraken
                                                  Kernel Kraken  2 weeks back

                                                  So _can_ I hook it up to a liquid cooler? I was thinking of a build with 2 AIO systens, one for the CPU (r5 3600) and the gpu (this) but I'm not sure if it would work.

                                                  • Vapingwith MystiQ
                                                    Vapingwith MystiQ  2 weeks back

                                                    i love his Cinematic voice so calming 😊

                                                    • beirch
                                                      beirch  2 weeks back

                                                      I hope the naming suggests a comeback to the glory days of the 5770, 5850, and 5870

                                                      • Luther Burbank
                                                        Luther Burbank  2 weeks back

                                                        Dude looks like jabba the hutt for real

                                                        • Luther Burbank
                                                          Luther Burbank  2 weeks back

                                                          So fat his eyes barely open

                                                          • NWC Pc benchmarks
                                                            NWC Pc benchmarks  2 weeks back

                                                            So what’s more worth the money

                                                            Rx 5700 xt
                                                            Or
                                                            2070 super?

                                                          • Jon de Leon
                                                            Jon de Leon  2 weeks back

                                                            I'm putting together a 3700x & 5700xt build but have a 144hz 1080p monitor. Is a monitor upgrade necessary or will I enjoy just as much on my current?

                                                            • TassadarGR
                                                              TassadarGR  1 weeks back

                                                              it depends what games you play and what you want. if you play games like Fortnite, Apex, PUBG, etc that can get high fps in 1440p then you can upgrade to 1440p/144hz. if you play AAA games that are demanding it's your choice if you want frames or visuals. i don't play Fortnite, etc games and i prefer visuals over fps(when fps is above 60 of course) so i would upgrade to a 1440p monitor even without 144hz option cause now for 1440p/144hz in demanding games you need a gpu like rtx 2080ti or rtx 2080 super, and this isn't budget friendly. when a budget friendly gpu(like $350-400. we have a long way for $200 gpu to do 1440p/144hz) can do both then i don't mind to get it for the 144hz.

                                                            • Jeremy
                                                              Jeremy  2 weeks back

                                                              Hold onto your monitor, if you feel you want to go higher res after the GPU upgrade then do so, if not, no need. What games do you play?

                                                          • Daniel Munch
                                                            Daniel Munch  2 weeks back

                                                            Would an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT be a good fit together? Please help

                                                            • Kurikat
                                                              Kurikat  2 weeks back

                                                              lose weight. i dont want to see you die in a few years

                                                              • Bang Supa
                                                                Bang Supa  2 weeks back

                                                                im waiting for 'X-Super'

                                                                • nicoc77
                                                                  nicoc77  2 weeks back

                                                                  or SUPER-DUPER

                                                              • Muzammil Abubakr
                                                                Muzammil Abubakr  2 weeks back

                                                                Is it worth buying now
                                                                Coz i have a gtx 1070 but it usually underperforms for some reasons
                                                                So should i replace it?
                                                                Plz help thank u

                                                                • Melih Bilgiç
                                                                  Melih Bilgiç  2 weeks back

                                                                  Well, imo its a start for amd. I mean a real start cause i dont remember any cards that much competitive in a long time from amd both in price and performance when they first released and when we consider the fact that these are mid range(more likely high to mid end) the cards like 5800 or 5900(if the naming scheme dont change) can trade blows and bring lower prices to marke, if they wont fail(a 5900 like blazing inferno or with similiar performance with 5700 series...)

                                                                  • Aleksandar Pavlović
                                                                    Aleksandar Pavlović  2 weeks back

                                                                    Anthony's voice is calming

                                                                    • Cobinja
                                                                      Cobinja  3 weeks back

                                                                      1:03 What's with the dent in the casing? Did AMD let Linus hold the prototype? ;)

                                                                      • FlashSlit
                                                                        FlashSlit  2 weeks back

                                                                        Cobinja Ik it's a really dumb design (it's the official design)

                                                                    • Mattt GG
                                                                      Mattt GG  3 weeks back

                                                                      Currently looking for an upgrade to an RTX2060S from my 980Ti but people have recommended the RX5700 TX BUT most of the reviews I've seen have mentioned heat issues and also driver issues. I've been with Nvidia for years and have never had any issues with their cards.

                                                                      Stick with what I know or try Radeon? I have a Ryzen 5 3600.

                                                                      • nicoc77
                                                                        nicoc77  2 weeks back

                                                                        I'm also an nvidia fan but I'm seriously considering the 5700 XT it can compete with 2070S for $100 less and it beats the 2060S in 99% of the games.

                                                                    • Swede Speed
                                                                      Swede Speed  3 weeks back

                                                                      Thank you. Have been looking for a good comparison that a noobie like myself could understand. 👍🏼

                                                                      • Toketildeath
                                                                        Toketildeath  3 weeks back

                                                                        im buying the RX 5700, im having problems figuring out a power supply for it. Newegg says 600w is good but other info is saying something like an 850w. Do you have a rough recommendation for this card with a ryzen 3600 cpu

                                                                        • Rainier
                                                                          Rainier  3 weeks back

                                                                          600W is more than enough

                                                                      • reviewfor thetube
                                                                        reviewfor thetube  3 weeks back

                                                                        Idk who would now when the 2070 is now 399.99 at alot of places I mean the freaking reliability alone makes the 2070 more worth it

                                                                        • voiox
                                                                          voiox  3 weeks back

                                                                          @4:33 mbit != Mbit

                                                                          • 1sheldon
                                                                            1sheldon  3 weeks back

                                                                            My first GPU purchase is the Rx5700. Got it for 289. Wish me luck lol

                                                                            • Johnfuse
                                                                              Johnfuse  3 weeks back

                                                                              Blower design for Gpus is always horrible, same was with the 290. Put a decent customer cooler onto it and that thing runs perfectly fine. But I do see grim times for us gamers when it comes to Gpus. Prices rise and rise while performance increase form series to series gets less and less. If scam king Nvidia gets even more market share and stronger monopol, we will have a new evil overlord. Intel got beaten and now Nvidia rises to steal all of our money for shitty hardware.