I decided to upgrade my old 1050 TI and thought long and hard on either the 5700 XT or the 2070 Super. For weeks I researched, weighed pros and cons, and even asked around for opinions... then AMD lowered their prices. With the 5700 XT at $450, it was a legitimately tough decision picking one of the two. Since dropping to $400 however, it makes little sense paying a $100 premium for a 2-5% performance bump. I had to go with the 5700 XT, and so far I have zero regrets.
Gaming has been great. I paired my new card with an LG 1440p, 144hz monitor. While I can't quite hit 144 fps on most games, I have been consistently getting to 100, which looks absolutely stunning in games. I'm more than happy with the performance.
Regarding some of the major complaints, I've actually have had very few issues with my card. Drivers haven't been as much of a problem as some people have made them out to be. The fan did ramp up once, and it was decently loud, but definitely not loud enough to be heard through my noise canceling headphones.
Some Random information.
There are a bunch of different brands selling this card, but the only difference is the packaging. Partner cards with custom cooling don't come until August, so unless you want a slick looking box (Sapphire's is the best imo) go ahead and order whichever one is in stock at the moment. If you've had success with a particular brand's customer service, that might also be a good reason to go with one over another (in case you have to do a return or something).
XFX says the card requires a minimum of 600 watts, but I've had zero issues running it on a 550 watt Bronze-rated EVGA power supply. I do only have one mechanical drive however (no CD drive), so my computer is less power hungry than the average PC.
This card doesn't come with any cables (which is normal), but it does include a 6-pin to dual Molex adapter, and an 8-pin to dual 6-pin adapter.
In closing, I would highly recommend this card to anyone that doesn't want to pay an arm and a leg for 1440p gaming. If you really don't like blowers and you must have dual or triple fan style, maybe wait for partner cards. I think the card is good enough to warrant a purchase now though and I'm more than happy with the looks and performance of mine.
Great gaming experiences are created by bending the rules. The all new rDNA powered Radeon Rx 5700 for exceptional performance and high-fidelity gaming. Take control with Radeon Rx 5700 and experience powerful, accelerated gaming customized for you.