The RX 5700 Red Dragon card implementation from PowerColor does feature a less complex cooling system versus the Red Devil, but manages to keep a more compact form factor. If pushed in intensive benchmarks, we have noticed that the fans start to spin up after the GPU reaches 45 degrees Celsius at very low speeds, maxing out at about 2000RPM at very acceptable noise levels (about 38 dBA). For keeping manufacturing costs low, there is no LED lighting available, but you can always compensate this aspect by using your own RGB setup inside the computer case.
PowerColor is known for their fair pricing of their cards, and the Red Dragon makes no exception; you can find online this model for about 379 Euros, going head-to-head with the Pulse model from Sapphire.
Even if we are dealing with only 2304 stream processors and lower operating clocks versus the XT models, the card does not disappoint at all when running at 1440P. You will be surely able to run most titles at high to ultra-details while getting 60+ framerates on OC mode and if you do aim on playing titles that require little resources such as e-sports games, you can surely boot on the Silent BIOS via the easily available switch.
PowerColor Red Dragon Radeon RX 5700 Video Card is Recommended for:
We would like to thank again to PowerColor for making this review possible!