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ASUS TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5600 XT Review

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Testing Procedures and Test System

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All testing was done with both the CPU and GPU at their stock settings. For the I9 9900K, it was left at its stock speed of 3.6 GHz. Although the base clock is 3.6 GHz, the I9-9900K can boost up to 4.9 GHz. In the case of our I7-9700K, it boosts between 4.7 GHz and 4.9 GHz. Usually, the I7-9700K used in this review runs at a consistent 4.7 GHz. Ambient temperature is kept as close to 20°C (68°f) as possible. When the system was first turned on, it sat idles for about 30 minutes or so before any benchmarks were run, or results recorded. We waited in between each benchmark no less than 30 minutes to give the system time to cool down a bit. Being an open-air system, it does cool down pretty quickly. The I7-9700K used in this review is water-cooled on a custom loop and the GPU used its stock air cooler. The block is the EK Velocity water block. There is a single 360 x 60 mm EK radiator in the loop and a 270 ml reservoir and a D5 pump. The I9-9900k is cooled by a Swiftech H320 X2 Prestige with a Bitspower monoblock for the Maximus XI Apex.

System 1

  • Processor
    • Intel Core i9 9900K (Confidential Processor)
  • Motherboard
    • ASUS ROG Maximus XI Apex
  • Graphics Card
    • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 TI
    • ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 TI in SLI
  • Memory
    • 16 GB of G. Skill Trident Z 3200 MHz CAS 14
  • Storage
    • 1 TB Crucial P1 NVM3 M.2 SSD
  • Power Supply
    • 1600 Watt EVGA SuperNova P2 80+ Platinum
  • Cooler
    • Swiftech H320 X2 (Modified with a Bitspower Monoblock for the Maximus XI Apex)
  • Case
    • Lian Li PC-T70 test bench

System 2

  • Processor
    • Intel Core I7 9700K (Confidential Processor)
  • Motherboard
    • Aorus Z390 Pro
  • Memory
    • Aorus RGB Memory 3200 MHz Cas 16
  • Storage
    • 512 GB Crucial P1 NVM3 M.2 SSD
  • Power Supply
    • 850 Watt EVGA SuperNova P2 80+ Platinum
  • Cooler
    • Custom Cooled
    • XSPC D5 pump
    • XSPC Photon 270 ml Reservoir
    • 360 mm x 60 mm Radiator
    • 3 Fractal Design Prisma Fans
    • 3 EK Vardar Fans
    • EK Vector RGB Waterblock
  • Case
    • Thermaltake Core P5

We do our best to keep our games up to date. So, we recently expanded our in-game testing by added more and newer titles to our suite of games we test. We have also started testing games in other APIs, such as Vulcan, whenever possible. Each game is tested in three resolutions. These resolutions are 1080p, 1440p. Generally, we’d also include 4k benchmarks as well. However, where the ASUS TUF 5600 XT is a more budget-oriented card, designed for 1080p gaming, we are sticking to lower resolutions. Now, is it possible for the TUF 5600 XT to run games in 4k? Yes, however, I wouldn’t recommend it. The benchmarks were run three times and each. Each benchmark run is 180 seconds, or three minutes long. The final result is the average of the three runs. Games are played on a 27″ LG 4K 60 Hz monitor. We have recently updated the list of games we test and we have yet to retest all of our old cards. So, we have included results for the ASUS TUF 5600 XT on both the i9 9900K and the i7 9700K. However, the i9 9900K is the processor used on our standard test bench. The benchmarks were all run with ASUS GPU Tweak II set in Gaming Mode.  As for the games we test and benchmarks we run, they are listed as follows.

  • Assassins Creed Odyssey
  • Borderland 3
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Far Cry New Dawn
  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Hitman 2
  • Metro Exodus
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Strange Brigade
    • DirectX 12
    • Vulcan
  • Wolfenstein Young Blood
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
    • DirectX 12
    • Vulcan

For synthetic benchmarks, we used the following:

  • 3DMark Time Spy (DX12)
  • 3DMark Fire Strike (DX11)
  • VRMARK Orange Room
  • VRMARK Cyan Room
  • VRMARK Blue Room
  • Unigine Superposition
  • Unigine Heaven

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