Not to get complacent after yesterday’s Ryzen 9 3900X CPU upgrade, UPS brought me a new GPU to pair with it. My old Sapphire RX590 will now enter a state of semi-retirement until I decide what to do with it and the old Ryzen 7 1700.
Out with the old.
I’m a fan (pun absolutely intended) of the more subtle looks on this 5700XT.
A couple of screws and two 8-pin power connectors later, installation was plug and play. I didn’t even have to mess with software, as I already had current AMD and Trixx software on my machine from the old card.
This card seems pretty beastly. Because my new 1440p/144hz monitor hasn’t come in yet, I’ve not done anything yet to actually stretch it’s legs much (and FOH hasn’t given it a WU yet). F12019 with all settings pegged to the max at 1080P benchmarks at 240fps. This should be a fine card for high frame rate 1440p sim racing. It also seems pretty quiet, but that may also be a function of me not having really challenged it yet. Load times are way quicker with the 3900X in the CPU socket.
Since my old 1080p/90hz monitor won’t let me do anything with my card that my RX590 wasn’t capable of, all she wants to do is fold. Now I just need some GPU work units to come my way this evening.