RX 5700 XT Crashes since September

Discussion created by c0mecl4rity on Mar 8, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 17, 2020 by syverus

Hello and sorry for bad English!


There is gone many time since September 2019 when I've posted my first thread (RX 5700 XT Crashes) in the graphics section. So I want to share an update about my issues with the Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT.


After a fresh install of Windows 10 (1909) with the actual driver 20.2.2, nothing has changed for me.

Games still crashes randomly after many hours or a few minutes gameplay.


Games freeze for 1-3 seconds (without a blackscreen ),

the fans start spinning at high rpm, and then the game closes.

This kind of crash occur daily on every game I've played since September. (Even under Linux)


I've tried every driver version since September (19.9.1) and all the mentioned solutions from many users on this forum. Nothing has changed the instability of the card.


My experience with this product is so bad that I will definitely never buy an AMD graphics card again.

And I'm tired of reporting the same issue on every driver release.


Actual System specifications:


  • MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge Wifi (BIOS 7C37v17)

  • 32GB DDR4-3600 RAM (2 Modules, Dual Rank)

  • 650W BeQuiet Straight Power 11 (80 PLUS Gold)

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

  • Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT

  • 2560x1440 @ 144Hz ASUS MG279Q (Connected over DisplayPort)

  • Windows 10 1909 @ 20.5.1


Actual driver settings:


  • Freesync enabled (disabling has no effect)

  • Any other additional driver feature is disabled

  • Maximum frequency: 1925MHz (Reduced from 2035MHz stock settings)

  • Maximum voltage: 1150mV (Reduced from 1200mV stock settings)

  • Fan rpm up to 75% at 80°C

  • Any other tuning settings are unchanged (Changing of powerlimit has no effect)



Update 04.04.20:

  • Updated driver version, nothing changed


Update 08.05.20:

  • Updated driver version, nothing changed


Update 15.06.20:

  • Updated driver version, nothing changed