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Building the perfect beast: but wait, there's more! Now with triple GPU fans.

Illustration for article titled Building the perfect beast: but wait, theres more! Now with triple GPU fans.

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.

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Illustration for article titled Building the perfect beast: but wait, theres more! Now with triple GPU fans.

Out with the old.

Illustration for article titled Building the perfect beast: but wait, theres more! Now with triple GPU fans.
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I’m a fan (pun absolutely intended) of the more subtle looks on this 5700XT.

Illustration for article titled Building the perfect beast: but wait, theres more! Now with triple GPU fans.

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.

First impressions?

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.

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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.

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