As we reported earlier, Powercolor has decided to give the same treatment to both the RX 5700 XT and the RX 5700, which will both be available as a part of its Red Devil and Red Dragon series, with the exception of the Red Devil Limited Edition, which is identical to the standard RX 5700 XT Red Devil but comes packed in a premium retail box with bundled RGB mouse pad.
As we wrote earlier, the Red Devil series has been slightly redesigned, and while it still has a hefty 2.5-slot/triple-fan cooler, it comes with RGB lighting and a 1.5mm backplate. The cooler itself has five heatpipes and offers 30 percent more heatsink surface area, which should, and according to reviews, significantly improves not only cooling performance but also lowers the noise as well. Other noted features include a 12-layer PCB design with 10 VRMs using DrMos, high-polymer Caps and a Dual BIOS option with a silent or OC BIOS.
Powercolor's custom RX 5700 series cards come with slightly higher clocks compared to AMD's reference cards so the RX 5700 XT Red Devil works at 1770MHz base, 1905MHz Gaming, and boosts up to 2010MHz for the GPU. On a similar note, the RX 5700 Red Devil runs at 1610MHz base, 1725MHz Gaming, and boosts up to 1750MHz.
There's a similar situation with the Red Dragon series, although coming with a dual-slot/dual-fan solution with 100mm fans and 5 heatpipe heatsink, these come with a slightly higher GPU clock. The RX 5700 XT Red Dragon works at 1795MHz base clock and boosts up to 1905MHz, while the RX 5700 Red Dragon works at 1720MHz base GPU clock and boosts up to 1750MHz.
In case you missed it, the entire series comes with 8GB of 14Gbps GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory interface, leaving it with 448GB/s of memory bandwidth and Powercolor has decided to keep reference clocks for the memory.
Powercolor will also launch another standard custom version of the RX 5700 series, featuring the same dual-fan cooler as the Red Dragon series but we still do not have a lot of information about it.
Powercolor RX 5700 XT Red Devil sweeps the competition
As reported, there are already a couple of reviews online, including one from Techpowerup.com and Igor's Lab, and these have nothing but praise about the cooler on the RX 5700 XT Red Devil as well as the fine-tuned BIOS options.
According to results, this puts the RX 5700 XT Red Devil ahead of the competition, in both cooling performance as well as noise levels, suggesting that Powercolor did a great job.
The premium custom design comes at a price, but some are close to MSRP
What really surprised us is Powercolor's MSRP for these custom cards, as the RX 5700 XT Red Devil will be available at $439/€459/£449, while a limited edition version will go for $449/€449/£439, a mere $10 more. The PowerColor RX 5700 Red Devil will retail at $389/€389. Both of these versions should be available as of today in all usual retail/e-tail shops around the world, like Newegg, Overclockers.co.uk, Mindfactory, and others.
The Red Dragon series is a bigger surprise as these will be even closer to MSRP, available next week with a price set at $409 for the RX 5700 XT Red Dragon, and $359 for the RX 5700 Red Dragon. We have a hunch that even that dual-fan cooler will do better than AMD's reference blower-style solution.