Introduction and a closer look
Advanced versions of the latest video card from home AMD Get to the shelves and one of the top contenders for the optimum model comes under review - Meet Sapphire's RX 5700 XT Pulse
This summer AMD brought us a series of video cards that for the first time pose a real competition against NVIDIA's RTX series In the form of Radeon RX 5700. Many users waited to know what they would get for their money with these video cards.
Admittedly, one slightly problematic obstacle was placed between the user and this video card and is the thermal properties and the choice of cooling available. When these video cards were launched two months ago the only option was Cooling Blower with body Cooling Quite humble. The result is of course extremely high operating temperatures and lots of noise.
AMD promised we would see graphic cards Owners of refrigeration are "very soon", and so after two months the various video cards from various manufacturers come to the shelves.
In this review, we will focus on the new star of none other than Sapphire, the most recognizable manufacturer of video cards AMD. The Pulse is a particularly interesting model mainly because of its price. While the basic official price of Radeon The RX 5700 XT is $ 399, the price of this model with Cooling Advanced is only 409 $ while advanced models by other manufacturers usually start at 419-429 $.
This video card is based on a graphical kernel produced in the 7 nanometer procedure at the Taiwanese TSMC plant. The "RDNA" core of AMD That this video card contains 2560 Processors Unified graphs operating at up to 1925Mhz clock frequency, although the card can accelerate slightly beyond that if its operating temperatures allow. Graphic memories are connected to the core GDDR6 8GB in volume through 256BIT traffic path.
This video card configuration is one with two fans and a body Cooling Below them.
The height of this video card is significantly greater than the default design of AMD And stands at about 13.5 inches. The thickness of the video card is also slightly larger and occupies 2.5 slots compared to 2 only. The display port array has not changed and is about 3 type DisplayPort 1.4 and one type HDMI 2.0. You can connect four screens simultaneously through each.
Its length is two inches shorter than that of the default design and stands at only 25.4 inches. As you can see, the power requirement for power supply connections remained the same with one 8PIN and one 6PIN.
The Pulse of Sapphire Enjoy two bios chips for the graphics core and there is a switch that allows you to choose between two modes, one of which is quieter but warmer while operating, the other more tuned for performance and increases fan speed to achieve better operating temperatures.
The rear aluminum plate card is mainly aesthetically pleasing but there are thermal pads on the back of the card where GDDR6 memory chips are located. These memory chips also emit a decent amount of heat on the back of the card and therefore Cooling Theirs in such a way is a positive thing.
In this review, we will focus primarily on the enhancements of this video card's heat sink compared to the default model of AMD, Since the actual performance difference falls to the standard deviation level as we will present.