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PowerColor announces the 5700 XT Liquid Devil: Navi with an EK Waterblock

The RX 5700 XT is based on Navi architecture. (Image source: PowerColor)
The RX 5700 XT is based on Navi architecture. (Image source: PowerColor)
PowerColor recently announced its RX 5700 XT Liquid Devil, a 5700 XT with an EK Waterblock straight out of the box. Priced at US$599, this liquid-cooled 5700 XT might just give the RTX 2070 Super a run for its money.

PowerColor recently announced the RX 5700 XT Liquid Devil, a specially binned 5700 XT with an EK waterblock strapped on. The Liquid Devil will be available through retail channels from November 25th onwards.

According to PowerColor, the Liquid Devil will reach "record-breaking clocks and performance." A significant amount of custom work has gone into this card. PowerColor uses a new PCB designed for the Liquid Devil, featuring 10 VRMs and capable of handling over 300W of power. Only select, highly-binned 5700 XT GPUs are used to ensure that the Liquid Devil can stably hit higher clocks.

PowerColor has stated that the Liquid Devil's Boost Clock is 2070 MHz. That's 165 MHz higher than the reference design. OC'd 5700 XTs have been known to reach 2.1 GHz in-game. We'd be very impressed if the 5700 XT Liquid Devil's binned GPU can OC past that. 

It's not just about performance. RGB fans rejoice: the Liquid Devil has multiple RGB LEDs around the chassis. It even comes with a multicolored dye pack for the cooling liquid.

Value is a big question. At US$599, the Liquid Devil costs more than most custom 2070 Supers. Going by OC'd 5700 XT benchmarks, it does not seem likely that it'll trump even a stock 2070 Super in most games.

But that's not the point, though. The Liquid Devil is a niche card aimed at AMD buyers who want the best performance possible from Navi. If that doesn't describe you, do yourself a favor and grab a 2070 Super. Or better yet, get hold of a 5700 for $300 and flash it to a 5700 XT for added performance.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2019-11-22 (Update: 2019-11-22)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.