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Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 8GB GDDR6 Now Available on Amazon

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A few days ago, we posted an article about the Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming OC getting listed on Amazon. Recently, another custom designed Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 gets listed online. Both the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 XT and Pulse RX 5700 8GB GDDR6 are now available to (pre) order on Amazon here and here. Sapphire’s Pulse variant of the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 got several positive reviews from different media outlet who got their hands on the respective graphics cards. They perform similarly, if not slightly better compared to AMD’s reference blower style design. The main advantage of these custom design is that they run (much) cooler and more silent compared to the reference blower design. So, is it worth it to buy the Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT or Pulse RX 5700 over the reference design despite having a tad higher price tag? In my opinion, yes! Unless you plan to water cool the graphics card. You’ll definitely have to buy the reference design if that is the case. Check out more details regarding Sapphire’s Pulse RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 graphics cards below.

Sapphire PULSE RX 5700XT 8G GDDR6

Sapphire Pulse Radeon 5700 Series Graphics cards Now Available

The Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 XT Graphics Card

Let’s talk about the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 XT first, as this is going to be the more interesting graphics card between the two, in my opinion. This graphics card is geared towards 1440p gaming and competes with NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070 Super graphics cards. The RX 5700 XT is generally faster than an RTX 2060 Super, while it’s a bit slower compared to the RTX 2070 Super. However, in terms of price to performance or value, the RX 5700 XT beats both RTX Super cards.

The Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT sports a boost clock speed of up to 1925MHz; has 2560 Steam processors and 8GB of GDDR6 on a 256bit memory interface. It features Sapphire’s Dual-X cooling technology; it’s basically a dual fan cooling solution with a decent sized aluminum heat sink for the GPU, VRAM and VRM components. It also features Sapphire’s Quick Connect Fan, Dual Bios Support and Power Fuse.

Of course, like any other RX 5700 XT, the Sapphire Pulse is also loaded with all the features and technology that comes with AMD’s new RDNA architecture.

The Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 8GB Graphics Card

The Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 8GB basically shares the same cooling design with the Pulse RX 5700 XT. They both have the same cooler design and Sapphire’s Dual-X cooling technology. The main difference is the GPU itself. The Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 features a boost clock speed of up to 1750MHz, 2304 Steam Processors and 8GB GDDR6 memory. Of course, this one is going to be cheaper but slower compared to the RX 5700 XT.

You can check out the rest of their features and specifications from the table below.

Pricing and Availability

Both the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 8GB are now available to (pre) order on Amazon. At the time this article was published, the graphics cards retails for $419.99 and $369.99 respectively. I’m guessing those are the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices as well. You can check out the links below for their latest pricing and availability.

Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT available on Amazon.com here.
Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 available on Amazon.com here.

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5700 Series Specifications

SpecificationsSapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT 8GSapphire Pulse RX 5700 8G
SKU11293-01-20G11294-01-20G
GPURadeon™ RX 5700 Graphics
2nd Gen 7nm GPU
RDNA Architecture
PULSE RX 5700 Graphics
2nd Gen 7nm GPU
RDNA Architecture
Engine ClockBoost Clock: Up to 1925 MHz
Game Clock: Up to 1815 MHz
Base Clock: 1670 MHz
Boost Clock: Up to 1750 MHz
Game Clock: Up to 1700 MHz
Base Clock: 1540 MHz
Stream Processors25602304
Memory Size/Bus8GB/256 bit GDDR68GB/256 bit GDDR6
Memory Clock14 Gbps Effective14 Gbps Effective
DisplaysMaximum 4 Displays
ResolutionHDMI™: 4096×[email protected]
DisplayPort1.4: 5120×[email protected]
InterfacePCI-Express 4.0
Output1x HDMI
3x DisplayPort
BIOS SupportDual UEFI
APIVulkan®
OpenGL® 4.5
OpenCL 2.0
DirectX® 12
Shader Model 5.0
Game IndexExtreme 1440P
Sapphire FeaturesPower Design
Fan Check
Free Flow
VR-Friendly
TriXX Supported
TriXX Boost
Intelligent Fan Control IV
Precision Fan Control
Robust VRM Cooling
Robust Memory Cooling
Dual-X Cooling Technology
Tough Metal Backplate
PCB Layers
Two-Ball Bearing
Fan Quick Connect
Fuse Protection
Dual BIOS
AMD FeaturesRDNA Architecture
2nd Gen 7nm GPU
GDDR6 Memory
Power Efficiency
PCI Express 4.0 Support
Video Streaming up to 8K
Display Port 1.4 (HBR3) / DSC
Radeon™ Software
Radeon™ Boost
Radeon™ Image Sharpening
Radeon™ Anti-Lag
AMD FidelityFx
Async Compute
Radeon™ Rays Audio + True Audio Next
Radeon™ FreeSync™ 2 HDR
Radeon™ VR Ready Premium
CoolingDual-X Cooling
Dual Fan
Two-Ball Bearing
Form Factor2.3 slot, ATX
Dimension: 254 x 135 x 46.5 (mm)
Power Consumption241W187W
OSWindows® 10, Windows® 7 64bit operating system required
System RequirementMinimum 650 Watt Power Supply (Recommended).
1 x 8-pin Power Connector.
1 x 6-pin Power Connector.
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
Minimum 8GB of system memory. 16GB recommended.
Minimum 600 Watt Power Supply (Recommended).
1 x 8-pin Power Connector.
1 x 6-pin Power Connector.
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard.
Minimum 8GB of system memory. 16GB recommended.

Note: Game Clock is the expected GPU clock when running typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP(Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary.

Peter Paul
I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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