GN Changes out Thermal Pads to Get MSI EVOKE 5700XT to Run Even Cooler

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Want your brand new 5700XT to run cooler or maybe just a bit quiter? Well it could be as easy as changing out some thermal pads.

Thermal Grizzly is getting some great publicity this week. Two different product lines showing up on two different sites. Both showing significant performance improvements in cooling. So watch out OEMs as this grizzly is chowing down on heat dissipation and showing everyone how to be cooler.

The latest coverage has come from Gamers Nexus showing how replacing the stock pads on the MSI Evoke 5700XT can decrease both temperatures and noise.


Have to give credit to the guys for going into detail with this. They even provided a 4k video detailing their process so well worth a quick trip over there to view.

After reading the article over at Guru3d earlier this week on thermal cooling paste, their results using a product from Thermal Grizzly, and then this one as well I am beginning to wonder how long until someone releases a Thermal Grizzly Edition Card. Seems like the right combination of products could easily lower temperatures by upwards of 10c. That is enough to help out with any overclocking.

I admit I cant remember reading many articles about changing cooling pads for GPUs but have occasionally seen some posts in threads so go ahead share your stories in the forum. I have, however, changed out bushings on cars and 4WDs to improve handling but that is not quite the same.


Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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