SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT Review : RTX 2060 Killer!

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT : AoTS Benchmark Results | Our Verdict + Award!

Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

We tested it on three resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the Extreme settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440
  • 2160p : 3840 x 2160

1080p Gaming Resolution

AOTS results 01

At 1080p, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT actually matched the RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700 in performance!

1440p Gaming Resolution

AOTS results 02

It maintained its position between the RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700, even when we kicked the resolution up a notch.

2160p Gaming Resolution

AOTS results 03

Even at 4K, the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT maintained its performance position between RTX 2060 SUPER and Radeon RX 5700.

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT : Our Verdict + Award

The SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) is a gamer’s card. By that, we mean – it has a no-frills focus on what’s important : gaming performance, and absolutely no fluff.

It is a highly-overclocked variant, with a 17.5% faster game clock, 12% faster boost clock and 16.7% faster memory clock – giving it a substantial boost over the Radeon RX 5500 XT.

To keep things cool, it has a large aluminium cooler with four heat pipes, and two large fans. It’s important to note that even though it has excellent cooling performance – the fans are really quiet.

Sapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT diagonal 01

All that overclocking and cooling actually puts the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY) at roughly the same performance level as the Radeon RX 5700, and certainly far ahead of its chief competitor – the GeForce RTX 2060.

Our benchmark results show that the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT is definitely superior to the RTX 2060, and even comes close to the Radeon RX 5700 and yes, even the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, in a number of games.

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This is definitely thanks to AMD’s last-minute RX 5600 XT power-up, which is basically gives everyone a free performance boost on day one.

AMD may have intended the Radeon RX 5600 XT to serve as a premium 1080p gaming card, but the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT (US|UK|AU|SG|MY)) is so fast, it will do quite well as a budget 1440p gaming card!

We are so impressed with the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT, we gladly award it our Reviewer’s Choice Award! Great job, SAPPHIRE and AMD!

Tech ARP Reviewer's Choice Award

 

SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5600 XT : Where To Buy?

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) :

 

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