AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Overclocking

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Radeon RX 5700 XT Default

As we stated previously, we are using MSI Afterburner for overclocking for various reasons.  It’s less buggy than AMD WattMan, simple to use, and we simply have less trouble with it. It also now allows voltage manipulation on the Radeon RX 5700 series GPUs. 

Default Settings

On the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT we know that the Base Clock is 1605MHz by the spec.  The “Game Clock” is 1755MHz and the “Boost Clock” is 1905MHz.  These are the reference specifications.

In the timeline graph above we are showing you the real-time GPU clock speed while playing a game on the Radeon RX 5700 XT.  The clock speed is a bit more dynamic and frantic on this video card compared to the Radeon RX 5700.  From this graph you can see that the clock frequency hovers mostly between 1795-1855MHz while gaming.  The “Game Clock” is 1755MHz, therefore the Radeon RX 5700 XT is boosting beyond the game clock while gaming. 

This is a positive result and shows that it is not throttling the clock speed.  However, it is not reaching the “Boost Clock” of 1905MHz at all while gaming, this is the peak of what the boost clock is possible of, but it just can’t get there while gaming at default settings.  The average of all this clock frequency while gaming is 1836MHz.  This is definitely above the game clock.    

Above you will see all the settings at default.  The GPU Temperature (which is die edge temperature) is 84c while gaming.  The Junction Temperature, or hottest spot on the die temperature, is 101c.  Also note the default voltage on this GPU is 1.193V.  The default fan speed was 42% on automatic.  System Wattage was 362W.  Ambient temp was 70F. 

Brent Justice
Former managing editor of GPUs at HardOCP for 18 years, Brent Justice has been reviewing computer components since the late 90s, educated in the art and method of the computer hardware review, he brings experience, knowledge, and hands-on testing with a gamer-oriented and hardware enthusiast perspective. You can follow him on Twitter - @Brent_Justice You can sub to his YouTube channel - Justice Gaming You can check out his computer builds on KIT - @BrentJustice

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