Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse Review: Thermals, Noise, & Overclocking

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Sapphire's RX 5700 XT Pulse is significantly improved over the reference card. We'll bench temperatures, noise levels, and gaming.
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The Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse is a major improvement over the RX 5700 XT reference design, making 40dBA use under heavy load actually feasible (and at better thermals even than the reference card when left unconstrained/auto controlled). The benchmark almost entirely looks at thermals and noise, as gaming performance is largely unaffected. Pricing is also close to MSRP for reference, making a card like this an easy choice over the original model. The only issues left are driver-side, and some of those have been resolved, although overclocking is still a massive pain when compared to working with NVIDIA cards or older AMD cards. In this review, we'll look at if the Sapphire RX 5700 XT Pulse is worth it, particularly versus the reference 5700 XT. Some mentions of the RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2060 Super are also made, although we do focus mostly on the XT vs. XT comparison.

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Editorial, Testing: Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman


The Trashman

I wonder if GN will do a video on the best aftermarket 5700XTs when they all come out.

1 week ago | [YT] | 763

One Random Guy

Damn all that for only 10$ more

1 week ago | [YT] | 804

Hotrob

Bring us the THICC BOI

1 week ago | [YT] | 144

Danielys

pls review the xfx THICC

1 week ago | [YT] | 809

eMpTy

We need a 5700 XT Vapor-X, I loved that design :P

1 week ago | [YT] | 106

perfpet

I want the R9 2xx look back on sapphire cards.

1 week ago | [YT] | 201

Holo

Positive reviews on tis card: *Exists*
European resellers: I'm about to raise this man's price by more than 10%

17 hours ago | [YT] | 2

Dia

Sapphire doing it right, waiting for Nitro

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 88

Murd3rCrow

Nitro+ model should be a beast.

Waiting patiently.

1 week ago | [YT] | 0

Al R

been expecting the Sapphire one to be reviewed

least it has no dent, that temps tho...

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 209

QuantumTV

Since Pulse (as far as i know) is Sapphire's sort of like lower tier card "brand" will we see Nitro variants of these GPU's?

1 week ago | [YT] | 68

Stasss

Not bad, considering Rog Strix will prob be 100 + more. Lets see how all the AIB models compare

1 week ago | [YT] | 66

Mohamed El Shazly

This looks very good, will buy for sure!
Thanks for the up guys, great work.

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 1

praetorxyn

I'd like a review of the Red Devil, and the Sapphire Nitro+ if they make one.

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 0

HuntaKiller

The issue is there for my rx580 gamingX aswell..the green tint in startup and bsod,wtf amd🤦🏽‍♂️

1 week ago | [YT] | 0

Nathan Gamble

Those fps lows on F1 2018 are insane. It beats the 2080Ti!

1 week ago | [YT] | 0

Matt P

XFX 5700xt thicc boi review would be mint

1 week ago | [YT] | 8

Lightbringer Demon

thanks for the video,i'm looking forward to buy this card

1 week ago | [YT] | 6

Noble Society

Love the upload bro! Stay consistent & keep uploading if you wanna get big on YouTube!

1 week ago | [YT] | 0