SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Review : RTX 2060 Killer!

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT is one of the first Radeon RX 5600 XT cards to ship, and a highly-overclocked one at that too!

Here is our in-depth review of the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT graphics card, including noise and performance comparison of its two BIOS modes!

Find out why we gave it our Reviewer’s Choice Award!

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT In-Depth Review!

 

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT : A Quick Primer!

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT uses the same Navi GPU as the Radeon RX 5700, with 10.3 billion transistors fabricated on the 7 nm process

The Radeon RX 5600 XT is essentially a Radeon RX 5700 with a 192-bit memory bus, instead of a 256-bit memory bus.

It launched with a TGP of 150 watts, 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, and have a PCI Express 4.0 x16 interface. But less than a week before it was made available for sale, AMD gave it a big boost in these respects :

  • Up to 20.7% higher game clock
  • Up to 12% higher boost clock
  • Up to 16.7% higher memory clock
  • Up to 10W higher TGP

All that makes the Radeon RX 5600 XT quite a different beast from what was initially announced, and better positions it against the discounted NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 cards.

Recommended : AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT | RX 5600 : A Quick Primer!

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Price + Availability

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT is available for sale, starting 21 January 2020.

Here are some online purchase options (prices accurate as of 31 January 2020) :

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5600 XT

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) is not only one of the first Radeon RX 5600 XT cards to hit the market, it is a highly-overclocked variant.

But don’t expect fancy packaging. It comes in a simple cardboard retail box, which contains only the card and nothing else.

Sapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT box and card

It boasts a large heat pipe cooler with two 95 mm fans with dual-ball bearings, and Dual BIOS capability – allowing you to easily switch between two performance modes.

Sapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT front

The fans are designed to run quiet, only spinning up when the card gets hot. In fact, unless you are gaming, the fans will remained turned off.

Even when you game though, Sapphire says the fans will stay below 25 dBA – almost completely silent! Our tests show the fans spinning at a maximum speed of just above 1,200 RPM.

Sapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT backSapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT top Sapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT bottom Sapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT left Sapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT right

We like the horizontal heatsink design, which lets the hot air exhaust out the back of the case through the vents above the four display ports.

And case modders will love its solid aluminium backplate, which also functions as a secondary heatsink for the GPU.

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Hand On Experience!

In this 2.5 minute video, we will give you a hands-on tour of the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) graphics card, and a quick overview of its key features :

  • performance power-up
  • Dual BIOS, and the Performance and Silent modes
  • fan and cooler, and display outputs
  • PCI Express interface

Next Page > SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 Key Features + Noise Comparison!

 

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