[Test] Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse
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Hi all !
As you most likely know, the new AMD GPUs based on the Navi architecture hit the market last month (see our review). So far only the AMD benchmark design has been available, with the blower-type cooling system not one of its kind. The custom cards are starting to arrive, however, and it is a Sapphire model that has found the way of the writing to pass into our hands, the Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse. Offered at a price of around 450 €, it is 25 € more than the MSRP AMD, let’s see if the increase is worth it!
|Radeon RX 5700||Radeon RX 5700 XT||Radeon RX 5700 50th anniversary||Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Pulse|
|GPU||Navi 10 Pro||Ships 10 XT||Ships 10 XT||Ships 10 XT|
|Engraving fineness||7 nm||7 nm||7 nm||7 nm|
|Base frequency||1465 MHz||1605 MHz||1680 MHz||1670 MHz|
|Game frequency||1625 MHz||1755 MHz||1830 MHz||1815 MHz|
|Boost frequency||1725 MHz||1905 MHz||1980 MHz||1925 MHz|
|Memory quantity||8 Go GDDR6||8 Go GDDR6||8 Go GDDR6||8 Go GDDR6|
|Memory frequency||1750 MHz||1750 MHz||1750 MHz||1750 MHz|
|TDP||185 W||225 W||235 W||241 W|
The card of our test is equipped with the Navi 10 XT RX 5700 XT GPU, it is engraved in 7 nm and displays 2560 shader units. For a more complete overview of the architecture and the GPU itself, read our review comparing the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and Nvidia RTX Super 🙂
The only differences between the Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse and the basic design, at least in terms of specs, are the operating frequencies. Basically, we note an overclocking of 65 MHz compared to the base RX 5700 XT to go up to 1670 MHz, 60 MHz more in game mode with 1815 MHz and 20 MHz in maximum boost for 1925 MHz. Even if it’s an increase, the RX 5700 XT Pulse is still below the 50Th anniversary edition offered directly by AMD.
The TDP announced by Sapphire is 241 Watts, but it would appear that this is the total consumption of the graphics card, and not of the GPU itself, the latter should not exceed the TDP announced of 225 Watts by AMD.